Cupra DarkRebel concept previews all-electric halo sports car

A two-seat all-electric Cupra halo sports car will arrive by the end of the decade, today previewed by a radical digital concept.

Shown off as a hologram concept as part of the brand’s Tavascan launch – its second electric car – the DarkRebel previews a Toyota Supra-like sports car that will top a four-car electric lineup.

The concept features a slick, low-to-the-road design which Cupra describes as “the athletic proportion of a sports car combined with a shooting brake architecture”. 

Easily the most radically designed Cupra yet, key design elements include a light bar incorporated into the rear of the car, triangular LED rear lights and an illuminated Cupra badge. The DarkRebel’s cabin features a 2+2 layout with bucket seats and a ‘gamifying’ steering wheel.

“It is mysterious and stands out from the crowd,” boss Wayne Griffiths told reporters in Berlin.

“After 5 years of building the brand Cupra in today’s world, it is time to think about the next step. Our next dream. The CUPRA DarkRebel is the ultimate interpretation of our vision.”

Few details were revealed about the car, such as what powertrain, battery or electric range it features, or when exactly we might see it in production form. 

It’s expected though, given the model’s proportions and the sporting character of the previously revealed Cupra Urban Rebel, that it will feature a high-performance powertrain, and likely be Cupra’s most powerful model yet. 

The Tavascan, meanwhile, also revealed today, features an 82kWh battery (77kWh usable), which offers around 341 miles of range. Power for the electric SUV stands at 335bhp.

Click here to read more about the new Cupra Tavascan


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