Lordstown Motors has uncovered a rendering of the race truck they prepare to enter in the San Felipe 250 off-road race in April. We have seen them screening the skateboard that underpins the pickup, but this is the first glimpse at what the concluded race truck will search like.
The reply, not shockingly, is anything quite similar to a Lordstown Stamina pickup, but beefed up to tackle the unpaved terrain of Baja California, Mexico. Though it does not search all that distinct at first look, nearer examination reveals a couple of considerable modifications. Among the them are the 4 effective driving lights filling the room among the headlights and DRLs. It is really a good built-in search that gives lumens with no necessitating a light bar across the grille or roof. The wheel arches have also been modified with vast fender flares to accommodate wheels and tires substantially more substantial than inventory. Though we are not lovers of black cladding on, say shopping mall-crawlers, these search the section on an off-road race truck.
The truck sits greater than inventory as well, this could be since of off-road shocks and springs, plus the chunky off-orad tires. Other concessions for racing contain the elimination of aspect mirrors and windows, a stripped-out inside with roll cage, and a pair of racing seats.
The truck will be the first EV to compete in the San Felipe 250, which is basically 290 miles. That variance just isn’t a big deal for a gasoline car but a creation 600-horsepower Stamina has a assortment of 250 miles, and that is presumably when it is not getting specified the whole e-beans for a sustained period. So, as we’ve stated, both they’ll need to have to cost the truck mid-race or add 40 miles’ really worth of battery capability.
Lordstown CEO Steve Burns phone calls the chassis “likely the most robust skateboard at any time conceived or created” so the race will be a great check of the declare. A person matter we can say is that the Stamina seems to be pretty great as a race truck. It may possibly not be a terrible strategy to market it with the styling selections and elevate seen in the rendering when it goes on sale in September.