The battery is made up of 23 panels with a total of 6,072 battery cells, generating the same power as 9,000 mobile phones connected at the same time. These are mounted over the rear axle and deliver 680 hp. The CUPRA e-Racer has a single gear that “gives us wonderful acceleration, from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 270 km/h”, explains Xavier.
SEAT’s new race car features an energy recovery system that harnesses energy from braking and decelerating. The steering wheel of the CUPRA e-Racer has a display panel that the driver and engineers can monitor and transfer a full range of vehicle performance data in real time while driving for efficient energy management.
Regardless of whether the car is equipped with an electric or a combustion engine, the goal is “to be the fastest and cross the finish line in first place”. The new CUPRA e-Racer will compete for the first time in the new ETCR Racing format in 2020.