The Cupra e-Racer facilities adult to 670bhp of power
The e-Racer looks to be formed on a existent Cupra TCR racing car
Seat trainer Luca de Meo described a e-Racer as “a loyal motorsport car” and called it a initial entirely electric furloughed car
Jaguar has formerly suggested a racing chronicle of a I-Pace SUV, that will contest in a possess one-make array alongside Formula E from 2018/19 onwards
Seat’s new Cupra code has reliable specifications of its all-electric 670bhp e-Racer, that has usually finished a initial shake down on track.
The Leon-based rear-wheel-drive e-Racer facilities a 65kWh battery with 6072 cells (equivalent to 9,000 mobile phones) and creates 402bhp of continual power, with a rise of 670bhp available.
Cupra pronounced it’s capable of dashing from 0 to 62.5mph in 3.2secs; it can hit 125mph in 8.2 secs.
The car’s framework is formed heavily on a existent Cupra Leon TCR furloughed automobile that races in this year’s FIA World Touring Car Cup and other championships. The e-Racer is designed to showcase a new E TCR electric category, that will be launched by difficulty promoters during Geneva. No date has nonetheless been given for when a difficulty will begin.
Seat vice trainer for investigate and development, Matthias Rabe, said: “With a Cupra e-Racer we wish to move racing to a subsequent level. We trust we can assistance reinvent motorsport and grasp success. Motorsport is one of a pillars of Cupra, and we are unapproachable of a group that is creation this electric furloughed racecar possible.”
Seat trainer Luca de Meo described a e-Racer as “a loyal motorsport car” and called it a initial entirely electric furloughed car. The usually mainstream EV racing championship now handling is a single-seater Formula E series.
Jaguar has formerly suggested a racing chronicle of its I-Pace SUV, that will contest in a possess one-make array alongside Formula E from 2018/19 onwards. A non-works electric GT array for converted Tesla Model S highway cars is also starting after this year.
De Meo added: “We suspicion racing should be fit and clean, and by introducing a new and insubordinate automobile like this, we wish to send an critical summary to a racing world. It is possible, it is fantastic and it is fun.”
The launch of an electric racing automobile judgment ties in with skeleton by Seat bosses to use Cupra as a ‘technological figurehead’ that will move electrified powertrains and other new record into a Seat range.
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Seat’s third-generation Leon is appealing and capable, though it can’t utterly strech a benchmark set by a despotic Volkswagen Golf
Now build a bl**dy sportscar!
Even if it hardly breaks even (heresy). Sticking spiky badges on Seats ain’t adequate (unless we usually wish to be a homogeneous of John Cooper). Now go behind and dirt off a Tango and Salsa afterwards give us a 2018 iteration…
Yes, Diesel competition cars could
Yes, Diesel competition cars could be fun too, some-more torque during reduce revs, cheaper to run….
And after all those years Diesel is about to die and not one noted diesel competition automobile comes to my mind.
Certainly creates a Golf demeanour wimpy, doesn’t it….?
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