The famous Swedish pilot Mikael Alin-Kottulinsky was selected as a test pilot tire developed by Continental for Extreme series E, the first season of which starts in the winter of 2021. New race series for cars that run on electricity will take place in the most extreme climatic conditions and the most exotic places on the planet and will be linked with the problem of climate change – melting glaciers, deforestation of the Amazon and so on.
“This is a great project, I am very pleased to have the opportunity to pilot a prototype SUV with electric drive and hope to increase my knowledge about global climate change – said the first woman, who managed to win the race of the Scandinavian Touring. Look forward to the start of the tests of tires Continental Extreme series for E, which can be monitored online. It will be an incredibly exciting adventure to the start of the first race of the series E Extreme”.
Recall that the Continental group is the official premium partner and provider of new tires for the racing series Extreme E whose presentation took place on 31 January 2019 in London. Racing prototypes Extreme series E will be outwardly similar to the production cars. The objective of the tire manufacturers Continental will ensure a perfect adhesion with any type of surface, be it the Himalayas, the Indian ocean, the ice of the Arctic, the desert or the tropics.
Extreme race held in these unique and difficult circumstances requires tires of a new type. Continental engineers have carefully studied the requirements of the racing series Extreme E and created sverhvysokoproizvoditelnye bus, which meets the requirements of the participating teams. At the same time, optimized in terms of performance tires are designed not only for extreme conditions of the venues for the series, but also to meet the unique requirements of environmentally friendly electric SUV prototype.
Racing tires for Extreme series E was created on the basis of the existing model Continental, CrossContact LX, which is a well-balanced all-season touring tire with the original tread design that increases the level of traction and stability on virtually any surface. The engineers at Continental have managed to further develop the strengths of the basic model and create two brand new tyres designed specifically for the Extreme series E. New racing tire called Continental CrossContact Winter Xtreme and Xtreme Summer Continental CrossContact will help participants safely get to the finish of the most extreme racing series in the world.