SEAT announced that the participation of the E-Racer model in some of the TCR events during the 2018 season is currently being considered, with the aim of evaluating its potential compared to the petrol powered TCR racing cars.
The ultimate goal is to achieve the best possible fine-tuning that will lead the E TCR to become a self-contained championship in 2019.
This CUPRA e-Racer is the first touring car that complies with the requirements for competing in the new E TCR. The engines are located over the rear axle and deliver up to 500 kW (680 horsepower), which is 242 kW (330 hp) more than usual on the petrol fuelled CUPRA TCR version, and it is also equipped with an energy recovery system. Compared to the conventionally powered CUPRA TCR, despite weighing 400 kilos more, it features excellent performance and 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in 3.2 seconds and 0 to 200 km/h in 8.2 seconds.
SEAT Vice-president for R&D Matthias Rabe said: “We are committed to the E TCR because we are convinced that the future of competition is in electric motors. Just as the SEAT León Cup Racer laid the technical foundations of the TCR category, once again we are blazing trails in this new experience. We encourage the other car manufacturers to join us in this amazing adventure.”