#AlconEquipped: Cupra takes to the track with all-new electric Cupra E-Racer & Cupra Leon Competicion

CUPRA is set to take the racetrack by storm with its all-electric CUPRA e-Racer and CUPRA Leon Competición touring race car.

The two race cars embody the CUPRA brand – dynamic design, advanced technology and sophisticated performance – ready to take on the racetrack.

CUPRA e-Racer

Electric powertrains are at the core of CUPRA’s racing strategy, and the brand’s engineers have developed the first E-TCR to integrate the powertrain technology of the future. The high-performance racing car is based on the MQB Evo platform and underlines the advantages of a pure electric powertrain.

The CUPRA e-Racer is one of the world’s first all-electric racing touring car. A liquid-cooled 65kWh battery pack provides power to four, single-speed motors to deliver 680PS (500kW) of peak power and 960Nm of torque to the track. This sees the e-Racer accelerate from standstill to 100km/h (62mph) in just 3.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 270km/h (169mph).

Aerodynamic design has sculpted the shape of the CUPRA e-Racer. A lower and wider stance provides both mechanical and aero stability in the corners, while an innovative bumper and bonnet design – integrating the upper grille due to the differing cooling requirements of an electric vehicle – encourages smoother air flow circulation around the vehicle, a prerequisite for the track.

From 2021, the E-TCR championship, a race series designed specifically for electric touring cars, will take place. The format, race duration and driver, team and fan experience will highlight how different pure electric racing competitions are, emphasising the intensity and excitement the technology can produce.

Motors 2×2 axial flux
Battery 65kWh
Max. Power 680PS
Max. Torque 960Nm
0-100km/h (0-62mph) 3.2 secs
Maximum speed 270km/h (169mph)


CUPRA Leon Competición

Whether you want to compete in TCR series around the world or Endurance racers the Cupra Leon Competición has been engineered to compete no matter what the track throws at it.

Based on the new road-going CUPRA Leon, reinforcing the link between the road and the track, the CUPRA Leon Competición incorporates revised bodywork that brings significant aerodynamic efficiency improvements to increase downforce.

The heartbeat of the Competición race car is a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 340PS (250kW) at 6,800rpm and 410Nm of torque across the rev range. This engine is linked to a six-speed sequential racing transmission and can reach 100km/h (0-62mph) in just 4.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 260km/h (162mph).

The chassis structure and geometry can be tuned to a wide range of racing conditions. Both axles use lightweight components to better distributes weight across the vehicle. The Competición incorporates front MacPherson struts with adjustable height, camber, toe, caster, Ackermann steering angle and track, while the multi-link rear suspension allows for changes to the height, camber, toe and track. Front and rear roll-bars can be set and adjusted also. A CUPRA racing-specific electronics architecture reduces weight, is more robust, customisable and modular, ideal for the variety of racing disciplines the Competición can compete in.

The CUPRA Leon Competición is available to pre-order online – the first touring race car to offer this service. All pre-booked race cars will be delivered exclusively at CUPRA’s headquarters from April.

Engine 2.0 TFSI
Cylinder/Valves 4-cyl – 16v
Displacement 1,984cc
Transmission Hewland six-speed sequential
Max. Power 340PS
Max. Torque 410Nm
0-100km/h (0-62mph) 4.5 secs
Maximum speed 260km/h (162mph)


CUPRA has always had a pioneering role in motorsport and were the developer of the first TCR platform, and with the CUPRA Leon Competición and CUPRA e-Racer we are continuing to break new ground. Both vehicles have been designed to compete at the highest level and bring a competitive edge to the teams running them, having been developed specifically to meet TCR and ETCR technical regulations and requirements.
Jaime Puig, CUPRA Racing Director