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Citroën has announced it will join the new all-electric Projekt E support series to the FIA World Rallycross Championship. This makes them the second manufacturer in the series, alongside Ford. Citroën Racing will develop and support the new Citroën C3 ERX vehicles and they’re the first manufacturer to use the Rally2 (former R5) rolling chassis as a base for the electric-powered cars. Using the C3 Rally2/R5s as a base, they’ll also be equipped with the REVelution electric powertrain kit, supplied by the series founder STARD. “I celebrated my best World Rally Championship seasons and podiums behind the wheel of highly competitive PSA cars from Citroen and Peugeot," Manfred Stohl, Stohl Group President, said. "PSA Motorsport is one of the best automotive competition departments in the world, in particular when it comes to rally and rallycross cars. “Our FIA certified STARD EV powertrain system is unique globally and offers an unchallenged ratio of cost to performance, with minimised running costs. Installing this into a Citroen Racing C3 R5 rolling chassis results in a very powerful combination in terms of performance.” The C3 ERX cars will be fitted with three of electric motors that, combined, produce 450kW (613bhp), 1002nM of instantaneous torque and can reach a top speed of 240km/h. The cars will be using a two-speed transmission that is fitted on each of the car’s axles.
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