Reach the 100 km / h in 3.2 seconds, exceeds 270 km/h and its engine exceeds 12.000 revolutions. Its about Cupra e-racer, the first electric competition model of the new Cupra brand (a subsidiary of Seat). A vehicle that runs on batteries, but with the power of a car with a combustion engine:
The Cupra e-Racer is based on the chassis of the Seat Leon. To this structure security elements are added, such as the tubular structure to adapt it to the competition.
A CAR WITH 6.072 BATTERIES
The battery in this electric car is as powerful as 9.000 mobile phones connected at the same time. A total of 23 paneles, 264 load units each one is the source of energy for this vehicle. To fully recharge this model you need 40 minutes.
A HALF TON BATTERY
Their 450 kilos They represent a third of what the entire car weighs. It is so big and heavy that its volume was spread over the entire underside of the car to preserve its balance and functionality.
FOUR ENGINES FOR ONE CAR
This model wears four engines located on the back that make it reach the 12.000 revolutions, compared to 6.500 for a competition vehicle with a combustion engine and all with a single gear ...
A WINNING DESIGN
The Cupra e-Racer stands out for having a great aerodynamic development. For that reason mirrors, for example, were replaced by mini cameras, so that the car has more dynamism. The driver visualizes everything that happens around him on a large screen integrated into the dashboard.
A PARTICULAR ROAR
The sound of this vehicle is also something new: Unlike a traditional vehicle, this electric makes a sound similar to the buzzing of a mosquito.