There is all the heart, design and identity of CUPRA in the CUPRA Tavascan Extreme E Concept: the 100% electric off-road racing vehicle that will be presented at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich in these days and will then be developed in the coming years in Barcelona, arriving on the European and international market starting from 2024.
CUPRA Tavascan Extreme E Concept: a new way of thinking
Holistic approach and use of natural materials, for total sustainability in design and adaptability: “We strongly believe in the Extreme E project and as a whole”, ha affermato Antonino Labate, Director of Strategy, Business Development and Operations at CUPRA, “Electricity, sustainability, gender equality and diversity are common values between the worlds of CUPRA and Extreme E. With this product we will have to be ready to compete on the market in the near future”.
The characteristics of the vehicle
Compared to the Extreme E’s past, there is a noticeable difference with the vehicle’s front and rear design and lighting, facilitated by LED headlights and 3D technology, which gives it a more impressive caliber.
“CUPRA Tavascan Extreme E Concept is the evolution of our off-road racing cars. It’s even more identitarian, even more technical. ” says Xavi Serra, CUPRA Racing’s technical development manager, “Flax fibers, carbon fibers and 3D printed elements have been used for the bodywork that can be quickly recreated, even in the event of damage, to help the car compete in track races.”
CUPRA Tavascan Extreme E Concept: the challenge of racing
An off-road vehicle so excites the imagination: track races but also extreme races, as it could be in deserts or on ice. Jutta Kleinschmidt, CUPRA driver, said he can’t wait to try racing this new car, which is also equipped with a 54 kWh battery, positioned behind the cockpit to produce true rear weight distribution, and to produce 0-100 km / h acceleration in about 4 seconds while respecting the racing series regulations.
“Almost a year ago – says Thomas Biermaier, CEO of ABT Sportsline – we announced our partnership with CUPRA and presented the design of our e-CUPRA ABT XE1. Since then, we have generated a lot of attention together, on and off the track. The development of the bodywork by CUPRA’s designers and engineers is the next step in our close and fruitful collaboration. The Tavascan Extreme E Concept is simply fantastic, even down to the smallest detail. Now our task will be to bring the first trophies soon ”.
Finally, concludes Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of Extreme E: “I am delighted to see CUPRA launch the CUPRA Tavascan Extreme E concept, which allows it to become the second manufacturer to use its own bodywork for its Extreme E team. This not only adds style and personality to the series, but also goes to support our goals for Extreme E: to prove to be a global marketing showcase for partners, with CUPRA itself preparing to launch this model to consumers in the future as well. Congratulations to them and a good debut ”.