Driving the electric beast behind XE's off-road crusade
In October, Autosport headed to the South of France to sample the ODYSSEY 21 - the titanic 550bhp machine underpinning Alejandro Agag's latest electric venture. But, for such a big beast, it's a nimble machine that should provide spectacular entertainment
For decades, World Rally Championship and Dakar Rally teams have used the easily accessible Chateau de Lastours facility in the South of France as the roughest of proving grounds to put fledgling competition creations through their paces. Think Ford Focus WRC, Hyundai i20 WRC and Peugeot 2008 DKR to name but a few. Those machines have gone on to succeed in some of the harshest terrains on the planet, after first going through this very development school.
It's therefore fitting that the major initial running of the new ODYSSEY 21 E-SUV - the spec car that will be campaigned in the nascent all-electric Extreme E off-road racing championship - has been undertaken on those same gravel roads.
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