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Watch an Audi RS3 with 4 Formula E electric motors make ‘the hottest donut ever’

As we reported a few months back, Schaeffler has built a crazy new all-electric vehicle by adding a battery pack and 4 Formula E electric motors to an Audi RS3 in order to create an 880 kW all-electric racing car.

They have now let German race driver Daniel Abt drive the machine and make ‘the hottest donut ever’.

The German engineering and manufacturing group was already familiar with the Formula E motor through its involvement with Audi’s Formula E team.

But they went to a whole new level by putting four of them in a single car, each of which provides a power output of 220 kW.

It is also equipped with two battery packs with an overall capacity of 64 kWh for a modest range, but it’s enough for Schaeffler to perform its tests and blow away any driver or passenger.

Schaeffler invited Daniel Abt, a German race driver competing in Formula E, to test the vehicle.

He released a video about it and it is fair to say that he was really impressed. It also resulted in some pretty insane footage of the vehicle’s performance.

Here’s the video (it’s kind of long if you don’t understand German but I’ve linked it to start at the cool part):

Here are some specs that Schaeffler released about the vehicle:

  • Motors from the Abt Schaeffler FE01 Formula E racing car (season II)
  • Integration of four electric motors with a power output of 220 kW each (Pmax)
  • Overall power output of 880 kW (approx. 1,200 PS)
  • MGU with 320 Nm of peak torque
  • From 0 to 200 km/h in less than 7 seconds
  • Selective wheel drive
  • Battery capacity: 64 kWh
  • Concept and overall vehicle design: Schaeffler Technologies
  • Overall design and manufacturing of the gearbox: Schaeffler Engineering
  • Vehicle design: Schaeffler Technologies & ABT Sportsline
  • Motor and gearbox efficiency of approx. 95 percent under full-load conditions

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