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Old 27 Oct 2018, 17:13 (Ref:3859456)   #31
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It uses a spec powertrain:

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ETCR cars will use spec powertrains supplied by the series organizers with manufacturers using their own car designs and chassis, it has been confirmed.

WSC Technology will supply a common kit including motor, inverter, battery, ECU and cooling system, according to CEO Mauricio Slaviero Campos.

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“[The powertrain] will be supplied from WSC to the manufacturers,” Slaviero Campos told e-racing365. “It’s going to be an ETCR electric kit.

“Everything but the powertrain, battery and cooling system is from [manufacturers].

“The full car, it’s completely different cars, different chassis, different designs and everything, different suspension as well. All this is totally free for them.”

The format is effectively the reverse of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, in which manufacturers develop their own powertrains to fit in a spec chassis.

He explained that the plan is to open up some of the restrictions to manufacturers at a later date, allowing brands to produce their own powertrain parts.

“The idea, is after three years, to start to open some of the parts of the kits to the manufacturers for their own development,” he said.

The powertrain used in the Cupra e-Racer was a joint project between WSC and SEAT subsidiary Cupra, with the Spanish brand having been part of the ETCR platform since its launch.

Croatian electric hypercar manufactuer Rimac is also involved in the development, having formed a technical partnership with Cupra.

The car has two twin-electric motors on the rear axle, producing 500 kW (680 bhp).

It weighs 400 kg more than the standard Cupra TCR but is more powerful and accelerates 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds.

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Manufacturers Could Convert Existing TCR Cars for ETCR

Slaviero Campos says he expects manufacturers to generally use different cars for ETCR than their TCR programs, in order to fit in with each brand’s road car EV marketing strategy.

However, modifications could be made in order to convert a gasoline-powered TCR car to ETCR specifications.

“They could use the same base,” he said. “There are some modifications that they need to do, not only on the combustion side but the chassis as well.

“The battery is on the floor so you have to have a lot of support on the floor, different support to you have in a regular car, to sustain the battery.

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Additional manufacturers are set to confirm programs within the next month, while Slaviero Campos expects between four and six brands to commit to the series.
https://e-racing365.com/e-tcr/etcr-t...e-car-designs/
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Old 27 Oct 2018, 23:33 (Ref:3859506)   #32
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Additional manufacturers are set to confirm programs within the next month means VW, Audi and Skoda. Right?
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Old 28 Oct 2018, 06:50 (Ref:3859553)   #33
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Peugeot surely
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Old 29 Oct 2018, 10:36 (Ref:3859716)   #34
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Sounds incredibly expensive.
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Sounds incredibly expensive.
Isn't new technology always expensive though? The more common it becomes, the more affordable.
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Old 29 Oct 2018, 11:38 (Ref:3859730)   #36
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Sounds incredibly expensive.
Not for the manufacturers. They'll have a far easier time to get their boards to fund this rather than ICE based racing.
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Old 29 Oct 2018, 18:32 (Ref:3859820)   #37
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By using a spec powertrain it's maybe technically less interesting for manufacturers but a cheap way to get involved in "green" racing.
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Old 30 Oct 2018, 11:55 (Ref:3859938)   #38
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Sounds incredibly expensive.
Cheaper than a GT3 car... So not too bad for cutting edge tech.

It would be great to see in Australia. I thought the video of "Formula E new car testing sounds" was comical (sounds like a dentist's office) but cutting edge electric racing may be just the ticket to get young people interested in motorsport, literally motor sport too! None of that engine nonsense.

Hmm, I wonder if they need to use a diesel generator out the back of the pit garages to charge the things, owing to lack of three-phase power outlets in pit garages... That would be amusing. lol

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Hmm, I wonder if they need to use a diesel generator out the back of the pit garages to charge the things, owing to lack of three-phase power outlets in pit garages... That would be amusing. lol
I believe Formula E generators use some form of bio/green oil which is therefore a renewable
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Hyundai confirm ETCR programme with Veloster N TCR model
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Jordi Gené describes new CUPRA E-Racer as ‘brutal’

Interesting feedback by Jordi Gene
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