Cupra e-Racer hits the track

Cupra recently tested the e-Racer on a track in Zagreb (Croatia), confirming the specifications of the electric powertrain.

The e-Racer is based on the Leon TCR racecar but instead of an internal combustion engine it is fitted with an electric motor, delivering 300 kW (408 hp) of continuous power and up to 500 kw (680 hp) at its peak.

The fully electric touring racecar launched earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, as the first car to comply with the requirements for competing in the E TCR series (multi-brand electric touring car championship).

Power is transmitted to the rear wheels through a single gear with torque vectoring technology while the battery pack consists of 6,072 round cell batteries, which is equivalent to 9,000 smartphones.

The car can reach a top speed of 270 km/h, accelerating from 0-100 km/h  (0-62 mph) in 3.2 secs, and from 0-200 km/h (0-125 mph) in 8.2 secs.

According to Cupra, 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.
The fully electric e-Racer is distinguished from the Leon TCR thanks to the new aerodynamic package which emphasizes on downforce and features less air intakes due to the absence of an internal combustion engine.

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