The rear-wheel drive, Leon-based Cupra e-Racer, features a 65kWh battery pack with 6,072 cells, which is equivalent to 9,000 mobile phones, and makes 402hp (407PS) of continual power and 670hp (680PS) of peak power.
According to Cupra, the electric touring racecar can sprint from 0 to 62mph (100km/h) in 3.2 seconds and to 124mph (200km/h) in 8.2 seconds.
Cupra took the e-Racer for its first real-world dynamic debut at a track in Zagreb, Croatia, testing the operation of the electrical components, the battery pack and the cooling and propulsion systems together for the first time.
The company said that the first results are very optimistic, especially considering the high temperature conditions at the track.
The race car’s chassis is based on the existing Cupra Leon TCR that competes in the World Touring Car Cup. The e-Racer is the first touring car that complies with the rules in the new E TCR series, the first electric multi-brand touring car championship.
“With the CUPRA e-Racer we want to bring racing to the next level. We believe we can help reinvent motorsport and achieve success. Motorsport is one of the pillars of CUPRA, and we are proud of the team that is making this electric touring racecar possible”, read Seat’s official press release.