The Spanish, Volkswagen-owned carmaker Seat has now announced its Cupra e-Racer, which will be formally unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. The manufacturer calls it the world's "first 100 percent electric racing touring car", which it might well be. The car, based on the Cupra Leon TCR touring car, will serve to start off a new E TCR category.
The power output is notable, as the Cupra e-Racer can deliver 300kW (~400 hp) of continuous power, with peak power of 500 kW or 670 hp. The racing car will probably function as a halo car of sorts for the newly spun-off Cupra brand, that will serve as Seat's sportive arm. Cupra will also take over Seat's entire motorsport and racing division, which was earlier under the Seat Sport moniker. Seat's tweet speaks much of their intentions for the Cupra brand as well as the e-Racer:
It didn't come here to play games. It's coming strong. And coming to stay. Discover CUPRA's launch at https://t.co/RW2yM88LCi pic.twitter.com/F1vfqrByqi
— SEAT Official (@SEATofficial) 23. helmikuuta 2018