Automotive & Aftermarket Information / Motorsports

Posted by OnAllCylinders Workers
on April 29, 2021 at 1:19 pm

(Picture/NHRA)

Large information! The NHRA has created an all-new, all-electric automobile racing class to compete within the Summit Racing Sequence. “We’re thrilled for this new alternative for our NHRA rivals,” says NHRA President Glen Cromwell. “NHRA Drag Racing is about efficiency and innovation, and we stay up for seeing how these autos will carry out in 2022.” 

To handle the rising reputation of electrical autos and their racing capabilities, final yr the NHRA launched an EV Race Automotive Initiative that explores the potential of electrical autos in drag racing. The NHRA has pursued the viability of EV drag racing for fairly a while, as producers have launched all-electric race automobiles just like the Ford Cobra Jet 1400 and Chevy eCOPO Camaro.

Ford’s all-electric Cobra Jet 1400 has already wowed racing followers with its 8.27-second/168 quarter-mile ETs. (Picture/Ford)

And the automotive aftermarket trade has stepped as much as the EV efficiency celebration too. “We’re able to assist the EV market in the identical method we assist the interior combustion engine market, by main the way in which in choice, service, and technical assets,” explains Al Noe, Summit Racing Gear Chief Advertising and marketing Officer. “It doesn’t matter what the powerplant, we’ll proceed to assist racers push the bounds of energy and efficiency.”

Right here’s the all-electric powerplant within the eCOPO Camaro. Chevy says the motor delivers the equal of 700+ horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque. (Picture/GM – Isaac Brekken)

So whereas the NHRA hasn’t launched the total guidelines on the brand new drag racing class simply but, we’re nonetheless excited to see (and listen to!) what this all-electric drag racing will deliver. The NHRA assures us that these particulars are coming quickly, in order that racers can have loads of time to prepare for the 2022 NHRA drag racing season.

You will get extra data on this announcement in the official NHRA Press Launch right here.

Tags: electrical autos, motorsports, NHRA, Summit Racing

NHRA Announces New All-Electric Vehicle Racing Class for 2022 NHRA Summit Racing Series