Looking at what could be known as a multimedia x-ray, a 3D animation takes us for a journey within the CUPRA e-Racer, our planet’s first fully electric competition touring car.
With 12 months to search before commemorate its debut, we examine the bones with this car and its particular primary ingredients:
– A 450 kg battery, the core element: It is the reason for one third with the vehicle’s total weight as well as being a challenge when developing this model, as explained by the head of engineering at CUPRA, Xavier Serra: “The battery determines your whole design and position from the remaining elements”. It truly is located “as little as possible so the centre of gravity is better the soil and enhances the car’s dynamics”, he indicates. This part consist of 23 panels which includes a total of 6,072 battery cells, generating the same power as 9,000 mobiles connected at the same time.
– Four ‘green’ engines’: These are mounted above the rear axle and deliver 680 hp. “The electric engine is easier, better and less maintenance”, says Xavier. The CUPRA e-Racer provides a single gear that “gives us wonderful acceleration, from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 270 km/h”, explains this engineer.
– No energy is lost; it’s transformed: This car features an energy recovery system that harnesses energy from braking and decelerating. The tire on the CUPRA e-Racer includes a display panel the fact that driver and engineers can monitor and transfer the full collection of vehicle performance data in real time while driving for efficient energy management.
– Temperature control: On the track, the technical team and the driver himself have to know the way to manage the temperature with the components. This car offers a bespoke air conditioning within the radiator, that provides cooling in around Twenty or so minutes. “There are three independent cooling circuits, as each element has different temperature limits:? battery threshold is 60 C, the inverters 90 C, as well as engines 120 C”, points out Xavier Serra.
– Final stretch towards a new racing format: CUPRA engineers and technicians continue to keep try to be getting the most from the car. “This vehicle generates lots of energy and we’re focusing on how to use it efficiently and have good lap times”, explains Xavier. In such a sense, regardless if the motor car gives you an electrical or perhaps a combustion engine, the target is the same: “to are the fastest and cross the bottom line in first place.” Components and strategy work together, a mix that should peak in 2020 should the CUPRA e-Racer competes for the first time inside new ETCR Racing format.