Electric Cupra e-Racer Makes Its Debut On Track With 670HP

Cupra, Seat’s performance sub-brand, has completed the first shakedown of the e-Racer on track and released the first figures of its upcoming electric racing car.

The rear-wheel drive, Leon-based Cupra e-Racer, features a 65kWh battery pack with 6,072 cells, which is equivalent to 9,000 mobile phones, and makes 402hp (407PS) of continual power and 670hp (680PS) of peak power.

According to Cupra, the electric touring racecar can sprint from 0 to 62mph (100km/h) in 3.2 seconds and to 124mph (200km/h) in 8.2 seconds.

Cupra took the e-Racer for its first real-world dynamic debut at a track in Zagreb, Croatia, testing the operation of the electrical components, the battery pack and the cooling and propulsion systems together for the first time.

The company said that the first results are very optimistic, especially considering the high temperature conditions at the track.

The race car’s chassis is based on the existing Cupra Leon TCR that competes in the World Touring Car Cup. The e-Racer is the first touring car that complies with the rules in the new E TCR series, the first electric multi-brand touring car championship.

“With the CUPRA e-Racer we want to bring racing to the next level. We believe we can help reinvent motorsport and achieve success. Motorsport is one of the pillars of CUPRA, and we are proud of the team that is making this electric touring racecar possible”, read Seat’s official press release.

 

  • sidewaysspin

    Cupra aka volkswagen, as if the spanish could be this competitive if they weren’t using german technology.

    • Matt

      Um yeah we know that. In other news, water is wet.

    • Dude

      Seat was competitive in motorsports before VW bought them

    • Balcis

      cupra aka seat aka vag.

    • alexxx

      You mean Croatian technology…. It’s been developed by Rimac…

  • Mr. EP9

    Makes you wonder why those people trying to make that Electric GT series didn’t just join E TCR instead.

    • E GT exists way before eTCR initiative started, just to remind you how old that they try to pitch E GT.

  • fabri99

    An electric TCR is something I would watch, but I’d definitely be more interested in an electric rallycross championship.

    • Vassilis

      That will happen in 2020 I believe but really? I was sad when I read it.

    • I actually interested more in eTCR, I mean FE has giving us some close, touring car like actions.

  • Now there is no reason for Tesla not to make Model III eTCR no?

    • Matt

      Are Tesla interested in motorsport though? I didn’t think it fitted their image.

      • Well they have ambiguous attitude to Motorsport, Elon said he is interested as long it helps the development of road car, that’s why he didn’t go for FE.

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