Nitro Rallycross is set to expand in a big way, announcing a full championship series comprising five races in 2021. In 2022, NRX will go even bigger with a 10-stop global championship with races in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. The new championship will also feature a revolutionary electric vehicle supercar class, which will be introduced in 2022.
“Since day one, I have truly believed that Nitro Rallycross has the potential to be the most exciting motorsports series on the planet. When we built the first NRX course in Utah we knew we had something special — from the drivers’ genuine smiles to the astonished fans as cars flew side-by-side over 100-foot jumps,” Travis Pastrana says. “Now, as we get ready for the next chapter of NRX, I’m more convinced than ever that this will bring top drivers from all disciplines to challenge themselves as their teams push the envelope in vehicle development. It’s going to be a hell of a ride and this is only the beginning.”
The electric competition will run in parallel with the internal-combustion competition in 2022. NRX organizers have worked closely with several top manufacturers such as Ford, Volkswagen, and Subaru, among numerous others to develop the body for a ground-breaking vehicle platform with extraordinary performance abilities. The result of this collaboration is the innovative FC1-X, an all-new vehicle developed in partnership with First Corner, composed of leading electric mobility company QEV Technologies and long-time rallycross team operator Olsbergs MSE.
The FC1-X is now fully developed and primed to begin testing in February. While based on an electric SUV platform, it is a pure racing machine through and through. The highest performing vehicle ever in the sport, it produces 1,000-plus peak HP with all-wheel drive, is capable of three Gs of acceleration, and can rocket from zero to 60 mph in under 1.5 seconds.