GMC Hummer EV Chip Ganassi Racing EV.R Extreme E: Live Photo Gallery0
The Chip Ganassi Racing team just clinched their maiden victory in the all-electric Extreme E off-road racing series last month, taking the win in the Sardinia E-Prix following a 30-second penalty handed down to Johan Kristoffersson and Rosberg X Racing. Now, we’re taking a closer look at the GMC Hummer EV-backed Chip Ganassi racing machine in the following GM Authority Live Photo Gallery.
Captured on the floor of the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the Chip Ganassi Extreme E racer was seen parked next to the GMC Hummer EV SUV, showing off the spec silhouette racer lines and styling alongside its production inspiration.
For those readers who may be unaware, GMC signed a multiyear sponsorship with Chip Ganassi Racing in 2021 to support the latter’s first all-electric racing venture. The Extreme E series is quite new, launching its inaugural season in 2021, with competitors going wheel-to-wheel in a variety of of off-road sessions throughout each race weekend.
The racing vehicles themselves are based on the Spark Odyssey 21 electric SUV. Manufactured by Spark Racing Technology, the same all-electric performance company that constructs the Formula E race car, the off-roaders source motivation from a Williams Advanced Engineering battery and incorporate a niobium-reinforced steel alloy tubular frame. Peak output is rated at 540 horsepower, while weight is set at 3,640 pounds, yielding a 0-to-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds.
While the competitors are closely matched thanks to the spec underpinnings, the Chip Ganassi Racing team flies the GMC Hummer EV flag thanks to silhouette racer-style bodywork. This includes the iconic horizontal front end treatment, where we see a bright fascia that boldly displays the Hummer logo. GMC badging is also seen in select locations across the unique bodywork.
With the Chip Ganassi team finally securing its maiden win in the GMC Hummer EV Extreme E racer, hopes are high that the team can build momentum for further successes in the future. Rest assured GM Authority will be on hand to capture the results.
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