The world of competition is closely linked to the technological evolution and mobility of street cars. More and more models have opted to incorporate all the novelties in this sector. In recent years seat has been set to create a high-end and competition line such as the Cupra. Since its appearance in the world of competition, Cupra has been synonymous with success and safety on the circuits. Now, it has been reconfirmed thanks to its commitment to sustainability and electrification.
CUPRA took its first steps at the Autodromo de Terramar, considered the first permanent circuit in Spain and one of the oldest in Europe. At that time he presented the Cupra TCr, the beginning of the history of a revolutionary model where reliability and high performance, achieving a total of 70 victories. Racing has traditionally been the most advanced test bed in the automotive industry. Many innovations that are part of the daily life of drivers today have been born in racing.
Extreme E, a commitment to ecology
Cupra in 2020 opted for a new type of electric competition, as is the case with Extreme E. Only a few months later, the event began in Saudi Arabia, with Mattias Ekström and Claudia Hürtgen at the wheel of the e-CUPRA ABT XE1, an SUV of no less than 400 kW (550 hp) of power. It was a year of apprenticeship with Mattias, Claudia and Jutta Kleinschmidt, the only female Dakar winner, who became the team’s official driver from the second race.
In this competition we find a CUPRA Tavascan XE, which keeps the spirit of the championship firm. We find an electric SUV that has a 54 kWh battery and has an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h of about 4 seconds. Cupra’s ambition in the championships in which it officially participates, the FIA ETCR and the Extreme E, is to achieve victory by being the reference and keeping the DNA intact.