When the distinctively designed Taycan pulls out of the pit lane and onto the racetrack in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, it will quickly take the lead. Porsche’s first all-electric sports car is the new safety car in the innovative electric racing series this season. The vehicle will celebrate its racetrack debut at the opening round of the Formula E season on 28/29 January in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Designed to be more than just the Formula E safety car, the Porsche Tycan Turbo S` striking paintwork flies the colors of all eleven teams competing in the Championship, as well as the colors of the FIA and Formula E. It symbolizes the commitment of everyone involved in Formula E and the common path towards the future of all-electric motor racing. At the same time, it gives a visual expression of social values such as diversity and community. The number 22 acknowledges the performance of the 22 drivers who contest the series this season.
The Taycan offers outstanding driveability and safety. In addition, it has an output of up to 560 kW (761 PS). The high-performance Taycan Turbo S is the ideal choice in the critical role of a safety car in the only all-electric motorsport World Championship. Races are in the heart of iconic world cities including London, Mexico City, New York City, Berlin, Monaco, and Seoul. Moreover, with Launch Control, the flagship model of the Taycan range accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds. It also reaches a top speed of 260 km/h.
The conversion of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S into a safety car required the installation of a roll cage. That’s in addition to racing bucket seats with six-point seatbelts. Also, wire harnesses for the safety car lighting and the Marelli Logger System. Flashing lights were integrated into the bumpers. The new workplace of Bruno Correia (Portugal), the long-standing FIA Formula E safety car driver, was also equipped. That’s with a fire extinguisher and a high-tech communication system. As a result, the safety vehicle meets all requirements for service in a highly competitive series. Like the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.