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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-13-2018, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Golf GTI will be turned into electric racer

It looks like we'll be seeing a Golf GTI converted into an electric racer for this years Romanian Rally Championship. The Kaufland e-Rally Team will be swapping out the 2.0 liter turbocharged powertrain for an electric motor. There was no confirmed details on what kind of battery and power output we can expect, but it will be demonstrated during the Rasnov Rally later this month. Looking forward to seeing what this model is capable of.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-16-2018, 11:12 AM
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Wonder why they wouldn't just start with the e-Golfs platform if they we're looking for an electric powertrain. I guess that model is hard to come by, and they are looking for performance over efficiency. Curious how much this conversion is going to cost them.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-17-2018, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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A VW has never won this rally before, so it makes sense that they are trying something different. It looks like Peugeot and Ford have been taking the title for the past several years. Do we know what the rules and regulations are for this event in terms of performance and modifications?
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