Opel is taking the 2017 Ampera-e racing. After a third and ninth place finish at the North European E-Mobile Rally, Opel will descend upon the Silvretta E-Auto Rally beginning today in Austria.
The Silvretta Rally will feature a “classic meets future” motif, as classic cars from across Europe arrive to do battle in the 260 kilometer (161 mile) long rally. Of course, the Ampera-e can dispatch this with ease; the electric car is rated at 520 km on the New European Driving Cycle. Realistically, the often-liberal cycle equates to more like 416 km (258 miles).
The rally also offers a chance to show the Ampera-e’s versatility in various sea level and altitude changes; passes will take drivers through the Alpine region in Vorarlberg and Tirol and up to 2,000 meters (6,561 feet) above the ground.