august 05, 2020 - Projekt E

Citroen all electric racecar joins Projekt E

STARD is excited to launch the #citroenc3erx, the world's first R5-based electric racecar, developed with support from Citroen #racing.

Utilising the #c3r5 rolling chassis, one of the international references of the Rally2 category (previously R5), and equipped with STARD's REVelution powertrain kit as used in the FIA World Rallycross Championship's official electric support category, #projekte, the C3 ERX ensures the pinnacle of customer motor sport chassis technology has been electrified by adopting the highest level in customer electric racecar concepts available on the market.

Adapted to incorporate the REVelution powertrain at STARD's base near Vienna in Austria, the C3 ERX uses three electric motors, producing 450kW (613bhp) combined power and 1002Nm of instantaneous torque with a top speed of 240km/h, using a four-wheel drive system and two-speed transmission fitted to both axles.

Since making its rally debut at the end of 2018, Citroen Racing's #c3r5 has participated in more than 270 competitions on three continents, claiming 136 podiums and 58 victories, with 60 cars delivered to customers.

The C3 ERX retains around 80% of the rolling chassis components from the #c3r5, and conforms with all #projekte technical regulations. It is supported both technically and commercially by Citroen #racing. C3 ERX customers will be able to purchase spare parts directly from the world-renowned Citroen #racing Shop.

Designed to be used for rallycross, and other disciplines such as hillclimbs, city races, sprint rallies and #racing, the C3 ERX will make its competitive debut in the opening round of the 2020 #projekte series at Holjes, Sweden on August 22-23. The driver for the car's debut will be revealed in due course.

STARD recently confirmed that its unique in-house developed battery system – used in the REVelution powertrain – had passed the FIA's HV battery system crash test, joining a very small group of elite companies to have done so.

The C3 ERX is already available for purchase for a turn-key price of €374.000. More details will be released in due course.