The new Formula E safety car is…. the Porsche Taycan Turbo GT

The Porsche Taycan Turbo GT will be the new Formula E safety car. At the doubleheader in Berlin on 11 and 12 May, the most powerful production Porsche of all time will assume the role of safety car in the all-electric world championship. The new Porsche Taycan model was presented in February. The Turbo GT will now be the successor of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S of 2019, which served as the previous Formula E Safety Car. Two variants will be the car on duty and the substitute car – with different features and in various colors.

Taycan Turbo GT – Formula E safety cars

Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President Porsche Motorsport: “Sustainability and electrification are of great importance to Porsche, which is reflected in our motorsport activities – including the deployment of the Taycan Turbo GT as a safety car. This is symbolic of the fact that we learn from motorsport for series applications. In Formula E, this is especially true of our electric sports cars, for example in energy management. This is another reason why the Taycan has improved in almost every discipline recently.”

Taycan Turbo GT with Attack Mode

The new Taycan has more power with a greater range and charges faster and more robustly. The Turbo GT has been at the top of the range since March. With record-breaking laps at the Nürburgring and Laguna Seca, it showcased its consistent circuit configuration. With the optional Weissach package, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 305 km/h. The Attack Mode, with temporary boosts of up to 120 kW of extra power, is based on the technology of the Porsche 99X Electric, the current world-championship-winning Formula E car.

Taycan Turbo GT and Taycan Turbo GT with Weissach package

Design foiling with series colours

For the first time ever, two versions of the electric world championship’s safety car will lead the way: The Taycan Turbo GT in the exclusive exterior color Purple Sky Metallic will be performing its duties with the Weissach package and therefore without any rear seats. The second car in Shade Green Metallic will be in action without the added performance boost (four-seater).

Like the concept of the Porsche 99X Electric, the Taycan was also developed at the Porsche research and development facility in Weissach, operating on a net carbon neutral basis. The Porsche specialists at Manthey based at the Nürburgring will continue to look after the vehicles. These experts are also responsible for installing any necessary modifications. These modifications include elements such as warning lights and related electrics, high-tech communication equipment, and fire extinguishers. The experienced Portuguese driver Bruno Correia will remain at the wheel of the safety car.

Warning light switches in the Taycan Turbo GT Formula E Safety Car

Edited Porsche Factory Press Release
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