O CUPRA Tavascan Extreme Concept E was unveiled at the Munich Motor Show and is nothing more than a reinterpretation of the e-CUPRA ABT XE1, the Spanish brand’s bet for Extreme E, a specific all-terrain competition for electric vehicles, somewhat in the image of Formula E.
The redesign and choice of the Tavascan name brings this competition model closer to future Tavascan production. It will be the second electric car from the Spanish brand to enter the market after the Born, although we have to wait until 2024.
Not long ago we went to Barcelona to meet “around” – and recently with Jutta Kleinschmidt as a driver, the “only” first and only woman ever to win the Dakar – in this all-terrain competition in its previous iteration, the video can watch or to review:
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It is the front and rear of the new Concept Tavascan Extreme E that stands out more in relation to the model we already know, after getting the new signature of the front light in LED, consisting of groups of three triangles. The solution that we first saw in Urban Rebeland which promises to mark the next CUPRA.
Still on the new light signature, the frame in which the three LED triangles fit was produced using 3D printing technology.
Using additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing, makes it faster to make any necessary changes – just send it to be published… – such as in the event of an accident or adjustment of the lamp position.
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In addition to being electric, the theme of sustainability is also reflected in the materials that are made. Much of the bodywork is made of flax-based fibers – in a solution similar to that used by Porsche on the Mission R, also unveiled in Munich – to replace the more familiar carbon fiber, thus reducing the environmental impact.
The electric and competitive area is equipped with a 54 kWh battery, placed at the back of the cabin, deliberately to give it a mass distribution with a strong emphasis on the rear axle.
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CUPRA announces 4.0s from 0 to 100 km/h for the Tavascan Extreme E Concept and, as we know it as e-CUPRA ABT XE1, it announced 550 hp and 920 Nm.
Now all that’s left is to see him in action on the Extreme E Series.