Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Auto Shows & Events Geneva Auto Show 2018: The SEAT CUPRA E-Racer

Geneva Auto Show 2018: The SEAT CUPRA E-Racer

CUPRA, which was once a trim for sportier SEAT (pronounced say-at) models such as the compact Leon, has now been spun off into its own performance brand. Its first production model will be the Ateca, a high-powered crossover. The specs are very interesting: The Ateca will sport a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine that is good for 296-horsepower and will be paired to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. An AWD system and adaptive suspension will also be included in the mix.

If you think the above reads like the Golf R’s specs, you’d be on the right track as SEAT is one of VW’s many holdings. The CUPRA e-Racer however, is not like any other, anywhere.

As CUPRA will take on all Motorsports responsibilities from SEAT, they thought they’d show off a little. Based on the petrol-powered Cup Racer, CUPRA has completely done away with the old powertrain and in its stead replaced it with one rear mounted electric capable of many things. Namely, it features torque vectoring, 400- sustained horsepower to play with and a peak boost of 680-horsepower.

This kind of power enables the CUPRA e-Racer to reach 100 km/h from a standstill in only 3.2 secs, 200 km/h in only 8.2 secs, on its way to a top speed of 270 km/h.

The CUPRA e-Racer 100% electric race car is only a concept but if this is the future of touring car racing as early as 2019, we just might become fans once more.

Trending Now

The Nissan Z Is Dead, But Only Temporarily

As we know, an all-new Z car is expected later this year. There will be no 2021 370Z, the 2020 model year car...

Under Stellantis, Alfa Romeo Will Get Another Chance

The Italian automaker has been part of many revival plans under Fiat and FCA. Alfa’s new CEO wants to find a way for...

Volvo Could Give Away $2m in Vehicles in Safety Sunday Contest

Doubling their giveaway from last year's game If one team scores a safety at the big game, Volvo's giving away a fleet Volvo is...

Mercedes-Benz EQA Adds Electric Power to Compact Luxury Class

EQA 250 offers single motor, near 500 km range Launches as front-drive, AWD and longer ranges coming Mercedes-Benz has just launched the first compact...

Bugatti Tech Boss Moving to VW’s Compact Division

From 300 mph to three cylinders After four years with Bugatti, engineer moves to something a little more sedate Where do you go after...
Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.