THE Subaru is one of several traditional automakers that are starting to develop their electric vehicles, and now, during the Tokyo Auto Salon, the automaker has unveiled its new concept cars. Two models were presented by the company during the event, with the main one being a electric racing vehicle which promises to present a very competitive performance.
As reported by the portal electrek, the new STI E-RA Concept is the company’s track car of the future, using its four engines Yamaha, one for each wheel, it is capable of generating up to 1,073 HP of total power. The model also features extensive downforce along with all-wheel drive, which is coupled with a “unique” torque vectoring system that maximizes grip and stability.
It is expected that the new Subaru STI E-RA Concept perform on the track very competitive in relation to competitors. The automaker hopes that the model will be able to make a lap on the Nurburgring in 6 minutes and 40 seconds, which should be faster than the 7 minutes 35 seconds of Tesla Model S Plaid, but a little slower than the 6 minutes and 5 seconds of ID.R gives Volkswagen.
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One of the points that draw a lot of attention in the company’s new electric racing vehicle is its battery, which is a small one with a 60kWh capacity. However, the manufacturer claims that this will not be a problem and that it will do well on the tracks, testing the model should begin at the end of 2022.
Solterra STI Concept
During his presentation at Tokyo Auto Salon The Subaru also presented the concept of its new electric crossover Solterra STI Concept. The company didn’t go into much detail about the new vehicle, but the model features a few changes from the previously shown version, coming with a roof spoiler, skirt spoiler, and a few other performance-focused modifications.
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As pointed out by the portal Engadget, The STI E-RA Concept primarily serves as a ‘statement of intent’ of the Subaru in the electric vehicle market. The website points out that the manufacturer lags behind other traditional automakers such as VW, mercedes and GM and it may have to act more quickly with its plans to launch electric models.
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