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World premiere of Extreme E electric SUV with Continental tyres at Goodwood Festival of Speed

05/07/2019

  • The Extreme E electric SUV shown to the public for the first time ever at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
  • Revolutionary electric car is fitted with special Extreme E tyres engineered by Continental for off-road terrain
  • Continental is a founding partner in the Extreme E off-road electric racing series

Two new Continental tyre types, specially developed for the off-road racing series Extreme E, made their global debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed. Designed for the world’s toughest driving conditions, the new tyres with summer and winter tyre technology were presented to the public along with the unique electric sports utility vehicle on which they are to tackle some of the most extreme locations across the globe. Attendees at this highlight on the motorsport calendar were given an exclusive live glimpse of the electric SUV which will be the driving force behind the new competitive racing series from 2021.

“The Extreme E-SUV ODYSSEY 21 is unlike anything else in motorsport. The cutting-edge technology, and the tyre design that Continental has developed has resulted in a stunning car capable of the highest performance in the toughest and most varied environments on the planet. Whether it’s in the Arctic, Himalayas, Amazon, Sahara or on Indian Ocean Islands, this car will showcase the ability of E-SUVs, not only to motorsports enthusiasts, but also to consumers who are looking to make their own difference to the planet by choosing an electric SUV,” says Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Formula E.

Tansu Isik, Head of Marketing EMEA at Continental, together with Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky and  Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Formula E

“With our high-performance tyres for the Extreme E series we are providing the drivers with very high grip for acceleration, braking and precision handling on what will be very demanding tracks and trails,” says Tansu Isik, Head of Marketing EMEA at Continental. “The tyres will be perfectly adapted to the electric SUVs in this series, so as to ensure the best possible vehicle control and safety, even at the ragged edge.”

Located in the parkland around Goodwood House in West Sussex, England, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is a celebration of motorsport and car culture. This is where fans can see powerful cars and bikes as they take on the Hillclimb track and can enjoy access to vehicles ranging from classic to cutting-edge. With an eye on the glories of the past, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is the perfect location to unveil the promising future of motorsport with Extreme E.

All Extreme E teams must use the same set of standardized equipment, created and assembled by motorsport manufacturer Spark Racing Technology, equipped with a battery manufactured by Williams Advanced Engineering and Continental tyres. 

Prototype testing of the electric SUV has now begun in earnest, with substantial tyre technology contributions from Founding Partner Continental. Each Extreme E team will receive two sets of summer and winter tyres, optimized for every conceivable facet of performance and safety required by their electric SUVs.

Further details can be found at: www.EngineeredForTheExtreme.com  

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Cordula Ressing
Cordula Ressing

Head of Communications/ Public Relations Passenger & Light Truck Tires (PLT)

Continental AG l Division Tires

Büttnerstrasse 25

30165 Hannover, Germany

+49 (0) 511 938 2615

+49 (0) 511 938 2455

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Klaus Engelhart
Klaus Engelhart

Press Spokesman Passenger and Light Truck / Two-Wheel Tires

Continental AG l Divison Tires

Büttnerstrasse 25

30165 Hannover, Germany

+49 (0) 511 938 2285

+49 (0) 511 938 2455

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