Renault Zoe to go Andros Trophy ice racing in 2020
The Trophée Andros is a racing series taking place on ice tracks in the Alps. Simply put, it’s a mix between rallycross and Rally Sweden. Earlier in the year, the championship’s organisers announced that it was set to go fully electric from the 2020 season.
It’s been quite a long time since any news on the series has emerged but today, Renault has officially said that it will be joining in. In fact, after giving the Renault Zoe a facelift for the 2020 model year, Renault has allowed the electric hatchback to take to the ice starting from this season.
The Zoe that is set to compete in the challenging championship has been extensively modified both visually and technically. Based on renders created by the car’s developers, the car looks well and truly mean with massively extended wheel arches, a lifted stance and rally-spec wheels and tires.
Obviously, the drivetrain has been adapted to survive the extreme mountain-top conditions. The circuits are created around some of Europe’s best ski resorts sometimes reaching altitudes of 2,000 metres leading to temperatures dropping below -15 degrees Celsius.
The first team to commit to the new Andros Trophy Renault Zoe is DA Racing. Thanks to the talented French driver, Jean-Baptiste Dubourg, they have an impressive four titles and will surely be hoping to add a fifth titles to its resume. The team isn’t going to waste any time as it will start developing the new car in just a few weeks.
This year’s season will kick off at the world famous Val-Thorens ski resort on the 7th and 8th of December.