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CUPRA’s Tavascan Extreme E concept hints towards future EV model

CUPRA’s Tavascan Extreme E concept hints towards future EV model

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CUPRA has revealed a new concept car that could preview what one of its upcoming models could look like.

CUPRA has revealed a new concept car that could preview what one of its upcoming models could look like. 

Called the Tavascan Extreme E Concept, it’s said to hint at what the upcoming and road-going CUPRA Tavascan could look like when it enters the market in 2024. When it does so, it’ll arrive as CUPRA’s second fully electric model, following on from the CUPRA Born. 

The concept, however, uses a variety of next-generation technologies in its construction. Its lighting, for instance, is set into frames made from 3D printing. In the event of these parts getting damaged, they can be re-manufactured in just six hours. 

Xavi Serra, head of technical development at CUPRA Racing, said: “The CUPRA Tavascan Extreme E Concept is the next evolution of our all-electric off-road racing car with even more CUPRA DNA and a design hints at the brand’s future direction. But it also delivers technical advancement too.

“The CUPRA Tavascan Extreme E Concept uses flax fibres throughout the bodywork to improve sustainability and 3D printed elements that can be quickly recreated to keep the racecar out on the track.”

Flax fibres are a way of making the car as sustainable as possible. By using this material, it means CUPRA doesn’t need to use as much carbon fibre in its construction, therefore lowering the impact on the environment. The two can be worked and utilised in much the same way, too. 

Utilising an electric motor and 54kWh battery, the Tavascan Concept can go from 0-60mph in under four seconds, while the battery itself has been placed behind the cockpit for improved weight distribution.