2018 Geneva: Cupra e-Racer Kicks Off with Impressive Sprint and Crazy Looks

The 2018 Geneva Motor Show is considered the year`s most important auto event, with plenty of high-end carmakers releasing their latest creations, high-tech concepts, amazing SUVs and exquisite racers.

Speaking of which, Cupra has arrived with an astonishing built in the shape of the e-Racer, a high-performance model with an impressive sprint from standstill to 100 km/h.

The Cupra e-Racer is not only incredibly fast but it is also a good looker, showing off with a radical design. Xavier Sera, technical director of the Cupra e-Racer has recently explained that the goal of such design “was to improve aerodynamics”.

On the other hand, the raw sound of the racer was also described as being “similar to a mosquito”, and even if Sera didn’t quite succeed in achieving that, the engine soundtrack is pretty much amazing.

Just like other high-end racers, the interior of the Cupra e-Racer has been enhanced with carbon fiber components, which shed-off significant weight. It does make it faster. We are dealing here with a custom-built steering wheel, carbon roll cage and three separate displays.

Besides the lightweight characteristics inside, the car`s chassis, which is a Seat Leon in fact, has been also customized to such extend that it is now “suitable for competing” and tackling other high-performance racers.

As Xavier also declared, “one of this vehicle`s most surprising aspects has to be its power”, as “the Cupra e-Racer can reach 12,000 revolutions, compared to the 6,500 of a petrol powered racer car, and all with a single gear.”

Let`s elaborate – the Cupra e-Racer packs no less than four electric motors which churn out a total of 670 horsepower, meaning that it can “fly” from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds, at a top speed of 270 km/h. This means that the e-Racer is as fast as the Huracan LP610-4 from Lamborghini.

You can find out more about the making of the Cupra e-Racer and its impressive power in the video below! Also, don’t forget to check out the impressive media gallery with the fast racer!

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