The Spark Odyssey all-electric SUV features Bcomp’s natural fiber ampliTex™ and powerRibs™ in the bodywork, designed by Spark Racing Technology. The properties of the flax fiber will be tested in the immoderate conditions of the inaugural Extreme E Championship over five weekends covering four continents from Saudi Arabia to the arctic.
Bcomp’s powerRibs™ reinforcement grid in combination with its ampliTex™ fabrics, create sustainable bodyworks with the same stiffness and weight as carbon fiber. If the material breaks, it results in blunt edges instead of sharp pieces, improving driver safety as well as safety for race teams and spectators. Damping properties are improved by 250%, lowering noise levels and vibration, also benefitting drivers by reducing fatigue.
The Spark Odyssey weighs only 1,650 kilograms, measures 2.3 meters wide, boasts 550 hp, and can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds.