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Cupra Tavascan Extreme-E Concept: deep down the dunes!

He throws this Tavascan Extreme-E Concept ! However, it was not the attraction of the Cupra stand at the Munich trade fair with the presence of the UrbanRebel concept. However, it is quite interesting to analyze its bodywork and some specificities since this electric competition SUV is derived from a production model intended for 2024. The latter will be the brand’s second 100% electric car after the recent Born.

A responsible championship

Cupra knows this championship well, which is inaugurating its first season this year. With his partner ABT Sportsline (team and preparer), the manufacturer engages the ABT CUPRA XE team with the pilots Jutta Kleinschmidt and Mattias Ekström. But the Extreme E, What’s this ? It is a series of races imagined by the same team that created the Formula E championship. Another common point: all electric SUVs are identical and built by Spark Racing Technology.

It is from these rules that the nine teams entered cross the globe up and down for races in the wilderness. The objective is to “alert the population” to climate change. Next Grand Prix (X-Prix) the October 23 and 24 next for the rest of the competition in Sardinia.

A flax fiber body

The Tavascan Extreme E Concept is therefore a stylistic sketch of what the future will look like. SUV racing but above all, standard. Because electricity often rhymes with technological innovation in connection with environmental protection. And racing is often a manufacturer’s laboratory. Cupra

thus announces a body made of linen fiber and a true stylistic signature. Other pieces were created thanks to theimpression 3D. This technology allows them to be built or repaired more quickly. The Cupra livery with copper accents and the headlights / lights are different and new.

No novelty concerning the technical specificities. These racing SUVs are equipped with a battery of 54 kWh and develop up to 680 ch via two electric motors. The performance is therefore very good with a 0 to 100 km / h in 4 seconds while the maximum speed is limited, in particular to preserve autonomy.

“The Tavascan Extreme E Concept represents the next evolution of our all-electric off-road racing car, with even more Cupra DNA and a design that hints at the future direction of the brand. », Dixit Xavi Serra, responsible for the development of Cupra Racing. We announce the color at the Spanish brand!

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