Audi RS3 turned into a 1200-hp electric supercarMay 29, 2018
German engineering firm Schaeffler used the charged sedan Audi RS3 as a basis for the construction of the electric prototype 4ePerformance. For the car developed a new aerodynamic body kit with extended wheel arches, and the stock 2.5-liter turbo engine was replaced by four electric motors from the Formula E.
The show car uses motors from the ABT Schaeffler FE01 racing car, which participated in the 2016-2017 season. They are installed in pairs on the front and rear axles. The yield of each is 299 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque. The total capacity of the installation is 1196 forces.
Up to 200 kilometers per hour 4ePerformance can accelerate in less than seven seconds – faster than, for example, the Ferrari 488 Pista.
Both pairs of electric motors are equipped with a single-speed transmission, but each one is connected to the wheel through a straight gear. This solution allows the vectorization of torque. Electric motors are powered by a battery pack with a capacity of 64 kilowatt-hours.
In the spring of last year the company Renault has equipped with two electric motors from a car a compact hatchback Zoe. The total output of the power plant charged Zoe e-sport was 465 horsepower and 640 Nm of torque. From a stand to 100 km/h the prototype is capable of accelerating in 3.2 seconds.