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Cupra unveils new Tavascan Extreme E concept

Cupra has revealed its new Tavascan Extreme E Concept at the IAA Munich International Motor Show.

The all-electric off-road racing car by Cupra is the next stage in the brand’s Extreme E adventure, which also hints at the design language to be used in the future series production Cupra Tavascan.

The Tavascan will be the brand’s second 100% electric model that will be designed and developed in Barcelona and will reach Europe and overseas markets in 2024.

Cupra claims its Tavascan Extreme E Concept integrates a completely new exterior design with a holistic approach to natural material use making it more sustainable, adaptable and easy to repair.

Antonino Labate, director of strategy, business development and operations at Cupra, said: “We strongly believe in the Extreme E project as a whole. Electrification, sustainability, gender-balance and diversity are common values between Cupra and Extreme E. The Cupra Tavascan Extreme E Concept is clear proof of the hard work that we’re doing at Cupra in order to be able to compete next season.”

The Cupra Tavascan Extreme E Concept is equipped with a 54-kWh battery, placed behind the cockpit to optimise rear weight distribution, and can go from 0-62 mph in about 4 seconds to meet the race series’ regulations.

The manufacturer has been part of Extreme E from the outset and was the first automotive brand to announce its participation, joining forces with ABT Sportsline as the team’s main partner.

Thomas Biermaier, CEO of ABT Sportsline, commented: “Almost exactly a year ago, we announced our partnership with Cupra and presented the design of our e-Cupra ABT XE1. Since then, we‘ve generated a lot of attention together – on and off the track. The development of the own bodywork by the designers and engineers at Cupra is the next step in our close and successful collaboration. The Tavascan Extreme E Concept looks simply great, right down to the smallest detail. Now it’s our job to take the first trophies with it soon.”

Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of Extreme E, added: “I am delighted to see Cupra launch the Cupra Tavascan Extreme E concept as it enables it to become the second manufacturer to use its own bodywork for its Extreme E team. This move not only injects added style and personality into the series, but also supports our goals for Extreme E to prove itself as a global marketing showcase for partners, as Cupra prepares to launch this model to consumers in the future. Congratulations to this future-thinking and highly visionary team. The Cupra Tavascan Extreme E is a truly stunning design and I can’t wait to see it make its racing debut in Extreme E.”

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