CUPRA’s objective is to redefine the future of racing: creating a new, cleaner and more efficient way of competing, where technology and connectivity play a key role. The CUPRA e-Racer anticipates this future, opening the door for a competition between fully electric cars in 2019.
Featuring an incredible 680 horsepower and up to 500kW peak power that can be maintained for 10 seconds, the CUPRA e-Racer engines can reach 12,000 revs using a single reduction ratio of 1:5:6. That's right, CUPRA e-Racer is a real racing car.
270km per hour, from 0 to 100 in just over 3 seconds, 4 engines, 6,072 batteries that recharge in only 40 minutes – and all this in almost complete silence and in a much cleaner and environmentally friendly way. Other advantageous features include the electric engine that is simpler than before, requires less maintenance and above all, is much more efficient as it practically uses all of the supplied energy whereas a combustion engine only uses up to 30% of its fuel energy, at best. In addition to this, kinetic energy is harnessed to recover power during braking and deceleration.
Plus, as if that wasn't enough, acceleration is drastically improved as an electric car has its maximum torque available from the moment the accelerator is pressed. This means that no longer is it necessary to reach a certain number of revs per minute in order to achieve maximum performance which means a gearbox is no longer necessary. Because of this, e-Racer is equipped with only a single gear and Torque vectoring with rear wheel traction.
This new racing car concept, based on the petrol-powered Cup Racer, paves the way for a new driving experience and to a new definition of racing.
Three new mini cameras replace the traditional rear-view mirrors, in turn delivering much greater aerodynamics with an integrated screen on the dashboard that allows the driver see exactly what is going on around them at all times. Safety hasn't been compromised. A central touchscreen also allows you to monitor and transfer relevant data related to the electric system and e-Racer's overall performance in real-time.