Video: Former Head Of Porsche Motorsport Prepares A Racing Championship With 670-horsepower Electric Crossovers
The first season of the Supecharge racing championship kicks off in 2022. Its essence is races on 670-horsepower racing electric crossovers on tracks with artificial obstacles. The idea of creating the championship belongs to the ex-head of the Porsche Motorsport division Max Welty and the former head of the motorsport department of IMG Rob Armstrong, according to Autocar.
- The championship will be open to all car manufacturers. A prerequisite for participation in it will be the use of a special SC01 platform with two electric motors, which provides acceleration to hundreds in 2.5 seconds.
The companies will be able to modify the body structure to make the cars look like their production electric crossovers. So, the sample on the published sketches vaguely resembles the Ford Mustang Mach-E. Racers will also be able to use their 40 kWh batteries.
- Two races are planned for 2022 in Europe, two in the Middle East, two in Asia, one in China and one in the United States. Each of them will pass on a track about a kilometer long, and as obstacles there will be a 2.5-meter springboard, a zone of reduced road adhesion, an elongated "joker circle", obligatory for each team, and a section with a wet surface.
- The championship will consist of 12 heats of 6 laps, two semi-finals and a final. This, like the joker circle, makes the series look like the World Rallycross Championship.
- In August 2020, Hans-Werner Aufrecht, co-founder of Mercedes-AMG, announced the creation of another unusual championship - the HYRAZE Legaue. It will combine races on virtual racing simulators and on 800-horsepower hydrogen supercars. The start of the series is scheduled for 2023.