The WSC Know-how subsidiary behind the E TCR idea has revealed the electrical touring automotive class will launch as a collection in 2020.
The idea and early automotive specs have been first revealed in March by WSC Know-how, a subdivision within the WSC Group that initially developed TCR laws, however few further particulars have been launched since.
E TCR was formally launched on Sunday at Barcelona – which is internet hosting the season finale of TCR’s flagship regional collection, TCR Europe – with WSC revealing a standalone collection will likely be created for 2020.
WSC additionally confirmed the collection will likely be multi-make, and mentioned it’s “the primary international multi-brand electrical touring automotive racing idea”.
“Within the wake of the worldwide success achieved by TCR and being conscious of the automotive market’s present pattern in the direction of a brand new and accountable mobility, two years in the past WSC Know-how launched into this formidable undertaking with the purpose of teaching the motorsport neighborhood in making contact with these new applied sciences that symbolize the long run actuality,” mentioned WSC head Marcello Lotti.
“It’s already attracting the curiosity of various automotive producers that additionally regard it as a instrument to revive the function of motorsport as a platform for analysis and improvement that may switch expertise and improvements to the usual merchandise.”
Cupra, SEAT’s efficiency model, is at the moment the one producer to have developed a automotive to E TCR laws, which is able to utilise the identical “chassis idea” at the moment utilized in TCR.
Its e-Racer, which is powered by two twin-electric motors situated over the automotive’s rear axle and is able to delivering a peak energy degree of kW (equal to 680 bhp), was offered at Barcelona.
SEAT was additionally closely concerned within the unique improvement of the TCR idea with WSC.
“We wish to spotlight the deep involvement of CUPRA within the total undertaking from a technical viewpoint,” added Lotti.
“The cooperation between WSC and SEAT started from the inception of the TCR idea and has now taken an additional step ahead throughout this undertaking with the event of the primary racing automotive inbuilt compliance with the E TCR technical laws.”
Occasion format particulars and a 2020 calendar will likely be revealed at a later date.