Since Seat decided to get into electrification of their performance segment, they found a powerful partner. Croatia’s super car maker Rimac Automobili will drive the technology behind the Cupra e-Racer in order to “introduce a whole new E TCR category,” says CEO Mate Rimac.
Rimac Automobili is taking this responsibility seriously. After all, they see this partnership reaching for nothing less than an EV racing revolution, resulting in what they call the “first completely electric touring-class race car”.
Volkswagen’s Spanish child Seat only recently decided to set up the CUPRA performance brand. It will be home to their electric developments, first and foremost the e-Racer. The electric vehicle is going to compete in the recently announced touring race series E-TCR.
Rimac so far confirmed the initial spec from Seat. Thanks to four electric motors generating 300 kW and a peak of up to 500 kW, the CUPRA e-Racer is able to accelerate to up to 270 km/h and to do the sprint from 0 to 100 kph in 3.2 seconds.
The newly weds have now brought the electric car to a race track in Zagreb to take it through its paces.
For Rimac Automobili it is the latest high level cooperation as they move from building their own super cars into becoming a top notch EV component supplier. Porsche took a stake when buying a 10% minority share this June. The Germans got themselves a development partnership that may go beyond their Mission E that will be sold as Taycan.
Rimac also expanded to China. There they will start building electric motors and batteries with the Camel Group reportedly. The facility under construction will have the capacity for 50,000 units per annum. Rimac mainly inputs technology and know-how and says that the rest of its production of electric car components will remain in Croatia.