Ken Block make a show in Las Vegas driving electric model Audi S1 Hoonitron Specially made for him by Audi Sport. To create it, the German manufacturer Audi S1 Pikes Peak drew inspiration from the past. The American driver led along a road created within the city streets ”,Drift near the famous replica of the Eiffel Tower, amazing jump from a hotel or donut car park along the famous Las Vegas strip in front of “Le Mans Legend” Tom Christensen“.
The performance of the American driver driving the electric prototype is included in the first video of the new series electricana Which was created after a collaboration agreement between Ken Block and the House of Four Rings that we’ve talked about many times.
In addition to the Audi S1 Hoonitron, the main protagonist of Electrikhana, some famous models of the four rings appear in the video such as the Audi 90 quattro IMSA-GTO (1989), the Audi 200 quattro Trans Am (1988), the Audi Sport quattro S1 E2 Pikes Peak (1987), Audi quattro A2 Group B (1984), Audi R8 Sport and Audi R18 e-tron quattro.
For the electric prototype, Audi didn’t want to add any particular technical details. The German brand confirmed that it did just that two electric motorsElectric all-wheel drive and carbon fiber body. In addition, the car complies with the safety standards of the International Automobile Federation. Oliver HoffmanA member of the Technical Development Board at AUDI AG commented:
With the Audi S1 Hoonitron, we broke a new path in Audi. Building a complete electric prototype of the Ken Block was an exciting challenge. It is great to see the application of “Vorsprung durch Technik” to a whole new context.
Ken Block fans are used to admiring his stunts on special heat-sucking cars. In the new Electrikhana series, the protagonists will be electric cars. The American driver, as we know, was chosen by Audi as the face of its electric cars to dispel some myths that battery-powered cars aren’t very fun to drive.
This Las Vegas video shouldn’t be Electrikhana’s only video. Therefore, all that remains is to wait for any new episodes of this special electric series.