1088 HP: Subaru’s first electric supercar

1088 HP: Subaru’s first electric supercar


At the Tokyo Motor Show, Subaru demonstrated the STI E-RA electric car. Its four electric motors develop a total of 1088 horsepower.

This is reported by RBC-Ukraine Auto with reference to the press service of Subaru.

The concept of an electric racing car was created with the aim of gaining experience in creating new motorsport technologies in the fight against climate change. The Japanese automaker’s immediate goal is to have the STI E-RA lap the Nurburgring’s famous Nordschleife in less than 6 minutes and 40 seconds. This is indicated by the very name of the E-RA concept – Electric Record Attempt. But this will not happen so soon, in 2023 – after extensive testing of the electric vehicle throughout Japan.

Subaru STI E-RA is equipped with four electric motors and a built-in inverter from Yamaha. The power plant with a capacity of 1088 horsepower (800 kW) is powered by a 60 kWh lithium-ion battery.

The sports car is also equipped with sophisticated torque vectoring technology that receives signals from wheel speed, steering angle, g-force and yaw rate sensors to determine the optimal traction and braking parameters for each wheel.

From the outside, the car is not much different from the prototype racing cars familiar to our eyes: headlights with LED daytime running lights, a pronounced front splitter, holes in the front wheel arches for improved aerodynamics and cooling, a large air intake on the roof, a massive rear wing and large diffuser.

At the Tokyo Motor Show, Subaru unveiled yet another EV: the Solterra STI Concept is based on the current production model and features a new roof spoiler, as well as red accents on the front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser.

In addition, Subaru has a number of other cars on display at the show, including the Levorg STI Performance Concept, WRX S4 STI Performance Concept, BRZ STI Performance and the racing BRZ GT300.

Recall that the Subaru Forester has been significantly updated. In addition to fresh looks, the full-size crossover also received several new active safety systems.

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