SEAT unveils 670-horsepower Cupra e-Racer – and wow

SEAT, under the wing of parent firm Volkswagen, has announced the all-electric Cupra e-Racer – and it’s a looker, to say the least.

The best way to look at the Cupra e-Racer is as a standard Cupra Leon TCR that’s had all of its gas-guzzling components stripped out and replaced with heavy-duty batteries (think: Tesla). But that hasn’t taken a toll on performance: the e-Racer produces 402HP of continuous power and an eye-watering 670HP at peak.

But the best bit is the design. The Cupra e-Racer is one of the best-looking touring-class vehicles we’ve seen to date, with a low-bearing splitter headlining the front and massive spoiler dominating the rear. As you’d expect, however, all the firm’s in-car tech – including the Digital Cockpit – has been removed to save on weight.

SEAT will showcase the Cupra e-Racer at the Geneva International Motor Show 2018, which is scheduled to run from March 8 through March 18, alongside the Cupra Ateca and Cupra Leon R ST. It will also demonstrate a slew of new in-car advancements, including the upcoming integration of Amazon Alexa and Shazam.

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