Extreme E La Cupra fields Kleinschmidt and Al-Attiyah in the second season

A sensational shot by the Cupra which, for the second season of Extreme E, the full electric SUV championship conceived by Alejandro Agag, has hired two top-class drivers as crew, Jutta Kleinschmidt and Nasser Al-Attiyah. Together, the couple of drivers add up five victories in the Dakar, one for Jutta, to date the only woman to have won in the toughest rally-raid (in 2001), and four for Nasser (in 2011, 2015, 2019 and a few weeks ago, with the Toyota Hilux pickup). With the arrival of Al-Attiyah, from the first race scheduled for February 19 and 20 in Neom in Saudi Arabia, a challenge at the highest level between great champions will be proposed, given that in the specialty there are S├ębastien Loeb and Carlos Sainz ( eleven world rally championships in two, of which nine won consecutively by the French champion).

The car. The crew will alternate at the wheel of the e-Cupra Abt XE1, an electric SUV equipped with a 54 kWh battery capable, like the competitors, of sprinting from 0 to 100 km / h in less than four seconds. The cars involved in this category have similar characteristics, but can be modified in some aesthetic details to be customized and to do this the Cupra was inspired by the aesthetic language that will characterize the future Tavascan, an electric SUV expected for 2024. In particular, they are Details in the rear part and in the optical groups have been changed: the front ones, Led, have the shape of three triangles that recall the formal language of the brand. Many parts are 3D printed, to be quickly replaceable following the frequent contacts that characterize these races and to be able to be 3D printed in just six hours. The two drivers, who know each other well having already participated in the same editions of the Dakar, said they were confident of being able to aspire to the top step of the podium: the car will be managed, as in the previous season, by the Abt team, already a partner of Audi. also in Formula E.

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