Continental reveals Extreme E off-road racing tires

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Continental has unveiled two new tire types, specially developed for the off-road racing series Extreme E.

Designed for tough driving conditions, the new tires with summer and winter tyre technology were presented alongside the electric sports utility vehicle that they will be fitted to.

“The Extreme E-SUV Odyssey 21 is unlike anything else in motorsport. The cutting-edge technology, and the tire 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,” said Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of Formula E.

“We are providing the drivers with very high grip for acceleration, braking and precision handling on what will be very demanding tracks and trails,” said Tansu Isik, head of marketing, EMEA, at Continental. “The tires will be perfectly adapted to the electric SUVs in this series, so as to ensure the best possible vehicle control and safety.”

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