On the eve of the start of the first championship of the Extreme E, the category of electric SUV that will be presented in remote places on the planet damaged or seriously threatened by climate change, Prodrive announced his alliance with him X44, the english team Lewis Hamilton. Through this agreement the sport management of the team will be in charge of the company founded by David Richards.
“Extreme E is such an exciting and unique concept and I have been fascinated by the project since Alejandro (Agag) launched it almost two years ago. When Lewis announced his interest in a team, it was a great opportunity for Prodrive to help him realize his personal series ambitions. "Richards commented.
The X44 is made up of the French Sébastien Loeb y Cristina Gutierrez, who in the events will alternate in driving the electric prototype ODYSSEY 21 what produces 400 kW (550 hp) and is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in 4,5 seconds.
The championship will begin this weekend in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia, and includes a presentation to be held at Land of Fire, in Argentine territory, in November.
Prodrive is one of the most successful motorsport companies in the world. The company has won six World Rally Championship titles, six Le Mans titles, five British Touring Championships and is the current FIA Manufacturers and GT Drivers World Endurance Championship champion with Aston Martin Racing.