Opel declassified the first rally electric car long before the official debut

Opel declassified the first rally electric car long before the official debut

August 22, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The future Corsa-e sports car will take part in races already in 2020. The characteristics of the rally modification are not disclosed. The debut of the civilian version will take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year.

Opel decided to fly into the electric car segment by introducing a rally version of the Corsa-e electric car. Its civilian version will only be presented in September this year. Moreover, a sports car will take part in official competitions as early as next year.

Judging by the photographs presented, the model will be significantly modified for the harsh racing conditions. Unfortunately, there are no images of the interior, but inside you can expect the absence of any civil interior, a spatial safety frame, “buckets” of the driver’s and navigator’s seats, as well as five-point seat belts.

Technical characteristics of the rally version are not disclosed. The civil Opel Corsa-e will receive a 136-horsepower electric motor, capable of developing up to 260 Nm of torque. Acceleration to 100 kph will take about 8.1 seconds. The power source will be a battery of 50 kW * hours.

Next year, the manufacturer plans to build 15 copies of the rally car, which will perform in the 2020-2021 season.