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luglio 27, 2018 - Cupra

Maiden dynamic test of the CUPRA e-Racer with Jordi Gené at the wheel


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he Castellolí (Barcelona) circuit was the backdrop where race driver Jordi Gené truly tested the limits of the e-Racer, the first ever fully electric competition touring car, which #cupra is developing with his help. After enjoying several successes in the WTCC series and his prior experience as a F1 #test driver, Gené’s expertise and the work carried out by the #cupra technical team aim to enable the e-Racer to have its own electric touring car category, the eTCR, in the championship in 2020.

Following the battery tests carried out recently on the Grobnik track in Croatia, these new dynamic tests were used to verify the maximum output of the engines, power management with regards to the temperature of all the elements, especially the batteries, and its driveability, by closely examining accelerator response, the brake system and energy recovery.

The goal of these sessions is to continue making adjustments and maximise the performance and reliability of every component. During the next round of testing in September, engineers and technicians are going to focus on reducing the lap times of this electric completion touring car, which aims to unseat all current TCRs on the track and take home the championship win.