First ever electric touring car is quicker than most supercars

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A team of bright sparks have created the world’s first electric racing touring car - and the eco-friendly machine is quicker than most supercars.

The Cupra e-Racer, which is built by the performance wing of Seat, will accelerate from 0-62mph in just 3.2 seconds.

It will do 0-124mph in 8.2 seconds and accelerate all the way to a top speed of 167mph - leaving many petrol-powered cars in its wake.

The staggering performance comes from an electric motor which develops the equivalent of around 670bhp.

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