#Extreme E

An extreme race requires extreme tires

Building a new kind of tires for a new type of race

The CrossContact Extreme E at the garage

Extreme E is the most extreme racing series the world has ever seen. Scorching heat or blistering cold; muddy, sandy or icy – no matter how extreme the conditions, the contestants and their vehicles need a reliable tire that provides grip, traction and excellent performance at every stage of the race. The optimized tires are not just built for extreme conditions, but also for the unique requirements of the competing pure electric SUVs. These electric SUVs are much heavier than usual and they require an extra kick when it starts and accelerates which means extra special tires are imperative.

Made for the most challenging conditions: the CrossContact

The new tire developed for Extreme E is a well-balanced touring tire with a specially designed tread to enhance traction and stability on practically any surface. We further refined its strengths to create two brand new tires especially for the needs of Extreme E. The CrossContact will help contestants safely reach the finish line of the world’s most extreme racing series.

  • This tire features an all-terrain pattern consisting of big blocks and an off-shoulder design which makes it perfectly optimized for hot and soft surfaces like sand and gravel.
  • It also incorporates a “stone bumper feature” to bump out the stones that sometimes get stuck in the tire.
  • To finish off the summer edition tire, it has a colourful print which gives both a 3D effect and resembles the texture of a lizard’s skin.

How cutting-edge technology is elevating Continental sidewall design 

Continental Extreme E test driver and racing super star, Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky, spoke to the creators behind Continental’s Extreme E sidewall designs. Discover how an innovative inkjet rubber printing technique has created the unique designs for the CrossContact and CrossContact Ice tires!

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