Video: Watch Ken Block Drift In A 622bhp Electric Fiesta
American race car driver Ken Block demonstrated the potential of the Ford Fiest rally sports car for the Projekt E, which acts as the opening act for the FIWorld Rallycross Championship. The car is equipped with three electric motors with a total capacity of 622 horsepower.
Ken Block tested an electric car at a circuit in Sweden. According to him, the behavior of an electric car is significantly different from cars with an internal combustion engine. So, for example, the extra weight added by the traction battery forces you to slow down a little earlier before turning.
- Despite this peculiarity, Block calls the electric Fiest more suitable for stunt driving than cars with internal combustion engines, due to the insane power plant.
- The Ford Fiesta, like other Projekt E support vehicles, is equipped with a Stard electric powertrain with three electric motors - one at the front and two at the rear. A special feature is two independently operating transmissions for the front and rear electric motors.
The power plant develops a cumulative 622 hp. and 1002 Nm. Acceleration to 97 km / h (60 mph) takes 1.8 seconds. The maximum speed is about 240 km / h.