Lordstown Motors has unveiled a rendering of the race truck they plan to enter in the San Felipe 250 off-highway race in April. We’ve viewed them tests the skateboard that underpins the pickup, but this is the to start with glimpse at what the concluded race truck will search like.
The solution, not surprisingly, is a little something quite similar to a Lordstown Endurance pickup, but beefed up to deal with the unpaved terrain of Baja California, Mexico. Whilst it will not search all that distinctive at to start with glance, closer evaluation reveals a several substantial modifications. Amid them are the four strong driving lights filling the place in between the headlights and DRLs. It’s a pleasant built-in search that delivers lumens with no requiring a gentle bar across the grille or roof. The wheel arches have also been modified with broad fender flares to accommodate wheels and tires substantially larger sized than inventory. Whilst we’re not lovers of black cladding on, say mall-crawlers, these search the part on an off-highway race truck.
The truck sits higher than inventory as properly, this could be since of off-highway shocks and springs, additionally the chunky off-orad tires. Other concessions for racing involve the removing of side mirrors and windows, a stripped-out interior with roll cage, and a pair of racing seats.
The truck will be the to start with EV to compete in the San Felipe 250, which is actually 290 miles. That big difference just isn’t a large deal for a gasoline motor vehicle but a manufacturing 600-horsepower Endurance has a assortment of 250 miles, and which is presumably when it’s not getting supplied the entire e-beans for a sustained period of time. So, as we’ve outlined, either they’re going to want to charge the truck mid-race or add forty miles’ really worth of battery capacity.
Lordstown CEO Steve Burns calls the chassis “possibly the most robust skateboard at any time conceived or developed” so the race will be a superior exam of the assert. A person issue we can say is that the Endurance seems rather superior as a race truck. It could not be a terrible thought to provide it with the styling selections and carry viewed in the rendering when it goes on sale in September.