CUPRA is set to take the racetrack by storm with its all-electric CUPRA e-Racer and CUPRA Leon Competición touring race car.
The two race cars embody the CUPRA brand – dynamic design, advanced technology and sophisticated performance – ready to take on the racetrack.
“CUPRA has always had a pioneering role in motorsport and were the developer of the first TCR platform, and with the CUPRA Leon Competición and CUPRA e-Racer we are continuing to break new ground,” said CUPRA Racing Director Jaime Puig. “Both vehicles have been designed to compete at the highest level and bring a competitive edge to the teams running them, having been developed specifically to meet TCR and ETCR technical regulations and requirements.”
Electric powertrains are at the core of CUPRA’s racing strategy, and the brand’s engineers have developed the first E-TCR (electric touring car racer) to integrate the powertrain technology of the future. The high-performance racing car is based on the MQB Evo platform and underlines the advantages of a pure electric powertrain.
The CUPRA e-Racer is one of the world’s first all-electric racing touring car. A liquid-cooled 65kWh battery pack provides power to four, single-speed motors to deliver 670HP (500kW) of peak power and 960Nm of torque to the track.
This sees the e-Racer accelerate from standstill to 100km/h (62mph) in just 3.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 270km/h (169mph).
Aerodynamic design has sculpted the shape of the CUPRA e-Racer. A lower and wider stance provides both mechanical and aero stability in the corners, while an innovative bumper and bonnet design – integrating the upper grille due to the differing cooling requirements of an electric vehicle – encourages smoother air flow circulation around the vehicle, a prerequisite for the track.
From 2021, the E-TCR championship, a race series designed specifically for electric touring cars, will take place. The format, race duration and driver, team and fan experience will highlight how different pure electric racing competitions are, emphasising the intensity and excitement the technology can produce.
|Motors||2×2 axial flux|
|0-100km/h (0-62mph)||3.2 secs|
|Maximum speed||270km/h (169mph)|