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Racing News: Nitrocross Unveils the Nitrocross NEXT EVO to Foster Sustainable Innovation in Racing

By SEMA News Editors

Nitrocross, the American rallycross racing series created by global iconNitrocross NEXT EVO Travis Pastrana, has introduced the Nitrocross NEXT EVO, the latest vehicle in the series' dynamic development ladder. With a sustainable design integrating components from existing NEXT series vehicles, the Nitrocross NEXT EVO serves as an ideal platform to nurture the next generation of champions.

Developed by First Corner, the NEXT EVO is based on the company's FC2 concept and upcycles components from existing NEXT cars. The vehicle also significantly reduces costs for teams by also offering teams the opportunity to gain a return on their investment via an investment reduction program, where redundant components are resold via a dedicated online portal, the first of its kind in motorsport.

This latest model combines the existing Nitrocross NEXT series' chassis, transmission and differentials with all-new state-of-the-art bodywork, a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, enhanced suspension and chassis reinforcements, ensuring heightened performance and reduced operational expenses, all generated from First Corner's FC2-Kit approach.

"Through the refurbishment of existing cars, we are meeting all the targets set by the series at a fraction of the cost. These upcycled cars are set to become one of the most intriguing developments in this tier of motorsport, and I anticipate witnessing the next generation of talented drivers competing in these highly capable vehicles," said Chip Pankow, general manager of Nitrocross.

The new internal combustion engine generates 450 hp, which can be boosted up to 550 hp using Nitro Boost push-to-pass technology. Notably, it runs exclusively on 100% eco fuel, aligning with Nitrocross's commitment to sustainable practices. The fossil-free fuel emits 80% less CO2 than conventional fuel and contains zero ethanol.

For more information, including steering and suspension upgrades, visit the Nitrocross announcement or visit

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