Rimac, the all-electric hypercar manufacturer now partly owned by Porsche, confirmed that it is behind the electric powertrain of the all-electric racecar of SEAT’s new brand CUPRA: the CUPRA e-Racer.
The vehicle is presented as “the first completely electric touring-class race car.”
Rimac is best known for its all-electric hypercars, especially the Concept_One, arguably the first all-electric hypercar, and more recently the new Concept_Two.
The company is also emerging as a supplier for electric vehicle components. They’ve already got a thriving business supplying some OEMs, like Koenigsegg and Aston Martin.
The relatively small Croatian company recently received a significant investment from Porsche and confirmed that it is now collaborating with the German automaker on electric powertrains.
Now they are also working with SEAT.
Mate Rimac, Founder and CEO of Rimac Automobili, commented on the partnership in a press release yesterday:
“Our story started with racing and we have always felt a strong connection to the motorsport world. More than anything, our aim is to prove that electric cars of the future are fun, fast and exciting. The opportunity to collaborate with CUPRA on the e-Racer and introduce a whole new E TCR category in e-Racing is a great responsibility for Rimac. This exciting project in our portfolio will challenge us to meet the performance and safety expectations of race cars pushing us to the very best of our technical capabilities.”
Rimac confirmed some of the specs of the vehicle, including 300 kW (402 HP) of continuous power and up to 500 kW (680 HP) at its peak, with one single gear capable of torque Vectoring and with rear wheel traction.
In terms of speed and acceleration, they think the CUPRA e-Racer can reach a top speed of 270 km/h, accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.2 secs, and 0 to 200 km/h in only 8.2 secs.
CUPRA and Rimac have now taken the e-Racer to a race track in Zagreb, Croatia to test-drive the vehicle for a first time: