Porsche Taycan Turbo GT The New Formula E Safety Car

BY Vivek Max R

Two Taycan Turbo GT assumed the role of safety cars in the all-electric world championship.

At the double header in Berlin on 11 and 12 May, the most powerful production Porsche of all time, the Taycan Turbo GT, assumed the role of safety car in the all-electric world championship. Two variants will be the car on duty and the substitute car respectively, with different features and in different colours.

“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," said Thomas Laudenbach, Head of Porsche Motorsport.

Thomas Laudenbach

Thomas Laudenbach

"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.”

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 0-100km/h in 2.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 305 km/h.

The Attack Mode, with temporary boosts of up to an extra 163hp, is based on the technology of the Porsche 99X Electric, the current world-championship-winning Formula E car.

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 colour 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 as a four-seater.

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 the 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.

Photo Credits: Porsche