Today, September 11 2020, exactly one week before the debut of the world’s newest all-electric competition car, STARD reveals the Citroën C3 ERX new livery and further details.
The C3 ERX will race in the Projekt E Series alongside the FIA World Rallycross Championship, and was recently granted FIA International Series status. French driver Cyril Raymond, a double RX2 International Series winner and World RX driver, will give the C3 ERX its debut at Riga in Latvia where Austrian Rally legend Manfred Stohl drove the Projekt E development car in front of specators for the very first time last year.
The C3 ERX is the world’s first R5-based electric competition car, developed and built by STARD in Austria, in congruity with Citroën Racing. It uses STARD’s REVelution electric powertrain kit, which has been designed specially to be incorporated into R5 based chassis, and can easily use mass production road car electric motors.
The world-wide unique STARD REVelution RCR3b motorsport EV powertrain uses three motors transversally mounted (two rear and one front), a VCU with STARD developed software and an independent two-speed transmission front and rear. The four-wheel-drive system produces 450kW combined power and 1002 Nm torque.
The striking livery applied to the C3 ERX’s composite bodywork has been designed to incorporate links to Citroën’s successful off-road motorsport history, while its clean lines have synergies with the move into the future with state-of-the-art technology, as one of the world’s first ever customer-available electric motorsport cars.
Around 80% of the R5 rolling chassis components from the successful C3 R5 have been retained, including the core bodyshell, brakes, suspension system, dampers, steering system, body package, but in some cases have been adapted to suit the EV requirements of using the REVelution powertrain and competing in Projekt E.
The C3 ERX is suitable to race in Rallycross, hillclimbs and sprint events, and parts will be available directly from the Citroën Racing Boutique.
The event in Latvia next week is the second round in the Projekt E Series. The first round in Sweden just a few weeks ago at Höljes was won by American Ken Block.
The STARD Citroën Racing C3 ERX is yet another milestone in our mission to pioneer road car based electric customer motorsport. We believe that combining a state-of-the-art manufacturer developed R5 chassis package like the C3 with our FIA approved STARD high performance electric powertrain delivers the perfect combination of high performance, cost efficiency and reliability. We think the new livery looks fantastic and we can’t wait to see the car in action ion Riga next week with Cyril Raymond at the wheel.Michael Sakowicz, STARD CEO and founder