Cupra unveils e-Runner race car electric

The seat of the new Cupra brand will present its all-electric 670bhp e-Runner race car at the Geneva motor show.

The Leon is based on the rear-wheel drive, e-Racer has a 65kWh battery and made 402bhp permanent power, with a peak of 670bhp available.

The car’s chassis appears to be heavily based on the Leon Cupra TCR car that will race this year in the FIA World Touring car Cup and other championships.

Seat boss Luca de Meo describes the e-Racer as a “real motorsport car”, and has called the first fully electric passenger car. The only major EV racing championship currently in operation is the single-seater Formula E series.

Jaguar has previously revealed a racing version of its I-Pace SUV, which will compete in its own one-make series alongside Formula E to 2018/19 from. A non-electrical work of the GT series to convert them into Tesla Model S road cars, is also expected.

Meo added: “We thought that the race should be efficient and clean, and by the introduction of a new and revolutionary car like this, we want to send an important message to the racing world. It is possible, it is spectacular and it is fun.”

The launch of a concept race car electrical links with plans by the Seat of boss to use the Cupra as a technological figurehead’ that will bring to the electrification of powertrains and other new technologies in the Seat range.

The brand’s bosses have not yet been seen in the e-Racer will start the competition or what series he will take part. The most likely option would be a one-make series, similar to the next j’-Pace Trophy.

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