SEAT has unveiled its Cupra e-Racer, the world’s first 100 percent electric touring car, with WSC Ltd. also announcing its E TCR platform.
The car is part of the Spanish manufacturer’s new Cupra brand and will be officially revealed at the Geneva International Motor Show next week.
It produces 300 kW of continuous power and up to 500 kW of peak power, although few other details have been released so far.
“Can you, for example, imagine a 100 percent electric motorsport touring car?” asked SEAT President Luca de Meo during the online launch. “We at Cupra could.
“This is a true motorsports car, and it is the first electric racing touring car in the world.
“Racing should be efficient and clean, and by introducing a new and revolutionary car like this, we want to send to the racing world an important message.
“It is possible, it is spectacular, and it is also a lot of fun. That’s the message.”
TCR Organizer Launches E TCR Platform
In addition to the car launch, the E TCR platform has also been announced by WSC Technology Ltd., a subsidiary of TCR organizer WSC Ltd.
The concept is set to become an electric touring car racing series in the future with promotional and media events planned in 2018 ahead of a launch.
The Cupra e-Racer is the first car built in total compliance with the E TCR technical regulations.
More details on both the car and series are expected next week.