Continental equips the Extreme E electric SUV with specially developed off-road tyres
Two new types of Continental tyres, designed for the Extreme E off-road electric racing series, were showcased at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. These summer and winter tyres were presented to the public together with the Odyssey 21 electric SUV on which they will tackle the most extreme driving conditions.
Designed for the toughest environments
Continental is a founding partner of the new Extreme E off-road electric racing series scheduled for 2021. All participating teams will use the same set of equipment including tyres developed by the German tyre manufacturer. The first vehicle which will be used in this off-road racing series was presented at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England under the name Odyssey 21.
“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,” said Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Formula E.
To equip this exceptional sports car, Continental has developed high performance tyres delivering very high grip for acceleration and braking, as well as precision handling even in the most challenging situations. “The tyres will be perfectly adapted to the electric SUVs in this racing series, so as to ensure the best possible vehicle control and safety,…”, said Tansu Isik, Head of Marketing EMEA at Continental.