Cupra has realised its first test drives in Zagreb (Croatia) with its electric E-Racer, with 680 horsepower and 0 to 65mph acceleration in 3.2 seconds and 0 to 125mph in 8.2 seconds, testing the integration of the electric battery pack with the rest of the vehicle. This CUPRA e-Racer was the first touring car produced that complies with the requirements for competing in the new E TCR series, the first ever electric, multi-brand touring car championship.
All electrical, battery, cooling and propulsion systems had previously been tested individually, but this time the elements were integrated and their operation tested together on the track, with very optimistic results for the CUPRA team.
During the testing, the high temperature conditions of the track confirmed that the CUPRA e-Racer is ready to tackle the challenges of competition. The initial tests yielded very positive conclusions.
The battery pack on this fully electric touring racecar is made up of 6,072 round cell batteries, which is equivalent 9,000 mobile phone batteries. With these figures, the range of the e-Racer makes it perfectly compatible to compete on the new E-TCR (Electric Touring Car Races).
The data compiled in these tests will be used to continue adjusting the systems, enabling the next step to focus on the vehicle’s performance.
SEAT Vice-president for Research and Development, Dr. Matthias Rabe, said: “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.”
CUPRA is a special brand for unique people designed to captivate customers looking for what the new brand has to offer: Uniqueness, Sophistication and Performance. The time has come for car lovers to get involved with a new brand that meets their expectations. Along with the launch of new models, CUPRA will also keep the motorsport and racing spirit alive by participating in the TCR series. The CUPRA world is alive and ready to conquer a new group of enthusiasts in more than 260 specially selected SEAT dealerships all across Europe