At more than 1000 horsepower (BHP), the new all-wheel-drive FC1-X produces 3G of acceleration and 0-100kph in less than 1.5 seconds.
Race Of Champions adds the new FC1-X to a stable of electric and 100% fossil-free bio-fuel vehicles for the upcoming ROC Snow + Ice WORLD FINAL, to be held in Sweden February 4-6, 2022.
The FC1-X is being produced by the builders of the SuperCar Lites and FIA RX2e rally cars that will also be featured at 2022 ROC event.
The 2022 ROC Snow + Ice WORLD FINAL – the biggest motorsport event ever held in Norrbotten –v is working toward carbon neutral operations and an overall commitment to sustainability.
A field of 16 FC1-X vehicles will be featured in the Nitro RX series, launching its global championship in March 2022.
Designed by First Corner, LLC, a division of the Olsbergs MSE (OMSE)—renowned builders of SuperCar Lites and the RX2e rally cars — the new FC1-X produces a staggering 820kw (1170 HP). "Our future goal is to break all kinds of records with this platform. We can today do 0-100 km in less than 1.5 seconds," said OMSE CEO, Andreas Eriksson. "The car will make a mark on history and perhaps change the way we look at motorsport. ROC is the perfect launch pad for the FC1-X."
For 30 years, ROC has provided drivers and global audiences a singular, winner-takes-all format that gives competitors from every discipline of racing the opportunity to test their talents against competitors they would never typically encounter. ROC racing is famously close and the pace of the sudden-death heats a favorite for live and broadcast audiences. Over the years, the event has been hosted by venues including Beijing's Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium; Paris’ Stade de France; and London’s iconic Wembley and Olympic Stadiums. "ROC is about equalizing the course and the equipment so that driving talent alone can determine the outcome," said ROC President, Fredrik Johnsson. "The cars play a big part in the unique challenge we create and we are very excited that Race Of Champions will be the first competition where drivers will get a chance to race in the phenomenal FC1-X.”
"We belong to a region that is at the forefront of the green transition and we also want all our events to be characterized by and take responsibility for environmental and sustainability issues. Pite Havsbad, which is the Nordic region's largest tourist and conference facility, is heated by waste heat at 95%. This is something we are very proud of, but of course we continue to work on developing these issues further and electric cars is part of this", says Tobias Lindfors who are also looking forward to experiencing the brand new FC1-X up close.
Scheduled for early 2022, the inaugural ROC Snow + Ice event will feature some of the best drivers from the most important international series. Past rosters have included superstars from all of the premier leagues in global motorsports including Formula 1, Le Mans, Nascar, IndyCar, World Rally and Rallycross—legends like Michael Schumacher, Tom Kristensen, Sebastian Vettel, Sébastien Loeb, Petter Solberg, Mattias Ekström, Colin McRae, David Coulthard, Marcus Grönholm, and Jenson Button; along with other international stars like Nascar champions Jimmie Johnson, Kurt and Kyle Busch, and Jeff Gordon; Ryan Hunter-Reay and Josef Newgarden of IndyCar; Formula E Champion Lucas Di Grassi; Legendary Extreme sports star Travis Pastrana; and Indy 500 champs Helio Castroneves and Juan-Pablo Montoya.
The February event in this remote setting in Sweden is being regarded as a return to ROC's roots, after spending 15 years in stadiums. The move signals a fresh focus on exotic locations and wider, faster tracks on natural terrain. It also marks a sincere commitment to excellence in sustainability in the competition equipment as well as in all event operations. The areas of focus include carbon reduction; waste management; and full community engagement, with gender equality being paramount. "As an annual, ultimate event it is important that ROC is always pointing to the future," Johnsson continued. "We did that when we moved to big stadiums in 2004 and again by making eSports an important feature of our event. ROC was co-founded by Michele Mouton, the only woman to win World Rally Championship events and our organisation have always featured highly qualified women in many key positions. Now, it is essential that ROC be a showcase for new sustainable technologies and event operations."
The FC1-X, which will be presented to the media for the first time in Phoenix this weekend, joins another innovation in EV technology at ROC, the RX2e rallycross car. The RX2e provides instant torque and power, lightning-quick acceleration, excellent balance and stability, and cutting-edge on-board features. Building it around a spaceframe chassis, the car's designers incorporated two independent powertrains alongside a 30kWh battery. The RX2e has already been successfully tested on the snow and ice in Pite Havsbad.
SuperCar Lites have been a favorite for ROC fans and drivers since 2017. For 2022, this rallycross platform has been updated for performance and sustainability. It will now be powered by a revolutionary 105 octane 100% fossil free fuel developed in partnership with OMSE and P1 Fuels. The powerplant takes the updated Supercar Lites from 0-100km/h in 3.85-4.10 seconds depending on the grip.
Schedule for the 2022 event:
Saturday 5th of February 2022, 12:00 – 15:00 CET: ROC Nations Cup (to Crown the World’s Fastest Nation)
Sunday 6th February 2022, 12:00 – 15:00 CET: Race Of Champions (to Crown the "Champion of Champions")
Additional drivers will be announced in the coming weeks and leading up to the event. A limited release of general admission tickets for the 2022 ROC "Snow + Ice" WORLD FINAL is available at Tickster. Event organizers will comply with any COVID restrictions in effect. Organizers and local officials will be providing updates with regard to any additional ticket sales and any restrictions affecting travel and local services due to COVID.