The Spanish manufacturer Cupra has presented its electric sports car Cupra el-Born, which should hit the roads in 2021 with a range of no le...
The Spanish manufacturer Cupra has presented its electric sports car Cupra el-Born, which should hit the roads in 2021 with a range of no less than 500 kilometers.
Having become a brand in its own right in February 2018 - following the example of Polestar at Volvo or AMG at Mercedes-Benz - the former sports branch in Seat under the Cupra name is unveiling its electric performance car Cupra el-Born. Based on the Seat el-Born concept, which was inducted at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the vehicle was the subject of an official press release.
500 kilometers range
For the occasion, the Iberian firm assures to have "continued to develop the vehicle in order to give it an even sportier character" than before, it says. "The CUPRA el-Born shares all the genes of the brand. We've taken the original concept to the next level by creating a new, sporty and modern design and rethinking the technological content," says CEO Wayne Griffiths.
The published document does not, however, reveal its full technical specifications. It barely mentions its acceleration: 2.9 seconds to reach 50 km/h, but also its 77 kWh battery giving it a respectable range of 500 kilometers. In addition to this, it is compatible with the quick charge to recover 260 kilometers in only thirty minutes.
Commercialization in 2021
The cousin of the VolkswagenID.3 logically shares the same modular platform, i.e. the SEM of the manufacturer from the other side of the Rhine, but benefits from a DCC Sport (Dynamic Chassis Control Sport) controlled suspension specially developed for the occasion.
Inside, users will benefit from a head-up display with augmented reality, sports bucket seats, a new steering wheel and recycled materials, without specifying which ones. Manufactured at the Zwickau factory in Germany, the el-Born Cupra is expected to be available in 2021.