More electrified than ever, Automobile Barcelona does not renounce passion and also allows you to look closely and admire some cars related to the world of competition. It should not be forgotten that the races, in their different modalities, are always excellent testing and research fields to subsequently apply improvements to street cars.
Cupra is a leading brand in this edition of Automobile Barcelona. The Tavascan and the Raval have taken center stage, but their two competition models are also on display. Designed for the racetrack, the UrbanRevel Racing Concept is a 100% electric vehicle that has racing in its genes. Its 100% electric propulsion system delivers 340 CV (250 kW) of continuous power and reaches a maximum power peak of 435 CV (320 kW). It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds.
The representation of Cupra among the competition cars is led by the spectacular single-seater that represents the Spanish brand in the Formula E ABB FIA World Championship. The ABT Cupra team competes in this benchmark electric competition, with two drivers, the Dutchman Robin Frijns and the Swiss Nico Müller.
One of the great attractions of Automobile Barcelona for rally fans is the presence of the QEV Zeroid X1: the model developed by the company QEV Technologies for the World Rally Championship in the electric RX2e category.
To verify its extraordinary performance, visitors can watch displays by professional drivers such as Pablo Suárez, official driver of the RX2e Championship with the Zeroid X1.
Ebro exhibits a 100% electric prototype, a light SUV with which it participated as a "zero car" in the 2022 edition of the Dakar Rally. Refounded as Ebro Automotive Corporation, Ebro returns to the market with a spectacular pick-up and the legendary Spanish brand does not hide its passion for competition.
Baptized as the Ebro SxS Dakar, it is a competition side-by-side format vehicle, it has a power of 150 kW (201 CV) and 390 Nm of maximum torque, with a range of 200 km, which is why Halfway through each stage, he had to change his batteries to complete the course.
Returning to the exciting rallies, Hyundai shows its weapons in the Superchampionship of Spain of the specialty. The Korean brand has a powerful team that participates behind the wheel of the spectacular Hyundai i20 N Rally2.
This vehicle is equipped with a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine combined with a five-speed sequential gearbox, this car has a power of the roads has a power close to 300 HP. Hyundai fights for victories and podiums in all the races and is currently the Spanish champion in the specialty, thanks to the team made up of Pepe López and Borja Rozada
Far from eradicating high-performance proposals, the irruption of electric cars creates the possibility of enjoying very powerful street cars. At Automobile Barcelona it is possible to see in detail a couple of high-performance models, such as the Baltasar Revolt, the BYD Seal and the Kia EV6 GT.
The Baltasar Revolt is the first model of the Barcelona company Baltasar Cars. It is a two-seater sports car with a totally radical approach. Made with ultralight materials, its total weight is 770 kg, its mechanics yield 500 CV of power and 1,000 Nm of torque and it is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds. Its price is also exclusive, around 230,000 euros.
The BYD Seal is a 100% electric sedan that has a version equipped with two electric motors, one per axle, capable of offering a total combined power of 530 CV. Its acceleration capacity is enormous, going from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. This vehicle is equipped with a battery with a capacity of 82 kWh.
Another of the most surprising models, in terms of performance, is the new GT version of the Kia EV6 crossover. The propulsion system combines a shaft motor to achieve a combined power of 585 PS and a torque of 740 Nm. Its acceleration capacity is very brilliant, with a record from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 260 km/h.