Cupra has just announced a Seat-Leon-based e-Racer with rear-wheel drive, 402 continual horsepower, peak 670 horsepower, and a 65 kWh battery pack. Further details have yet to be released, but It will be unveiled to the world in all its glory at the Geneva Motor Show in just a few days’ time.

It appears to be based, quite heavily, on the Cupra Leon TCR that we are expecting at the World Touring Car Cup later this year

Fresh off the heels of news that Cupra would serve as the first to get SEAT’s newest technology, comes this funky little e-Racer. It appears to be based, quite heavily, on the Cupra Leon TCR that we are expecting at the World Touring Car Cup later this year, but it has its own little differences too. After all, we’re talking about rear-wheel drive, and as much as 670 horsepower on demand (in short bursts, of course.) What Cupra plans for the e-Racer after its debut remains to be seen, but the most likely expenditure would be to participate in a one-make EV series much like the i-Pace Trophy or Model S Electric GT series that we keep hearing about.

For what it’s worth, it’s quite likely we’ll see this baby in action sometime in the near future. Seat boss, Luca de Meo, called the e-Racer a “true motorsport car,” and even said the brand wanted to send an “important message” to the racing world: “We thought racing should be efficient and clean, and by introducing 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.”

Cupra Shows Off its New 600+ Horsepower E-Racer Before its Debut at Geneva
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Seat boss, Luca de Meo, called the e-Racer a “true motorsport car,” and even said the brand wanted to send an “important message” to the racing world

As of now, that’s about all we know, but you can certainly expect Cupra to call all out at the Geneva Motor Show. As a new brand it needs to draw as much attention as it can and, with models like the Cupra Ateca and this new e-Racer, it’s not going to have to work too hard to get it.

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