The Porsche Taycan safety car for Formula E is equipped with a fire extinguisher and a high-tech communication system.
Porsche’s first fully electric sports car Taycan in a modified livery is the new safety car for the Formula-E electric racing series this season. The vehicle will make its racing debut at the opening round of the season on January 28 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The safety car is based on the Turbo S variant of the Porsche Taycan.
The Taycan’s eye-catching paintwork features the livery of all eleven teams participating in the championship, as well as the livery of the FIA and Formula E. Most importantly, the vehicle symbolizes the teams’ commitment to the future of all-electric. car racing. In addition, the number 22 on the safety car recognizes the achievements of the 22 drivers who will compete in the series this season.
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To convert the Porsche Taycan Turbo S into a championship safety car, the company equipped the vehicle with a roll cage and racing bucket seats with six-point seat belts, as well as wiring harnesses for the safety car lighting and the Marelli Logger system. Flashing lights were integrated into the bumpers of the car. The vehicle is also equipped with a fire extinguisher and a high-tech communication system.
The Porsche Taycan safety car will be the new workplace of Bruno Correia, who has been the FIA Formula E safety car driver for many years. The safety vehicle meets all the requirements for service in the electric racing series – ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
The powerful electric car delivers power of up to 560 kW, making it the ideal choice in the critical role of a safety car as it will serve in cities around the world including London, Mexico City, New York City, Berlin, Monaco and Seoul. The Taycan Turbo S comes with Launch Control, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 260 km/h. “We are proud that Formula E has entrusted this task to a Porsche, a task that is important for the safety of its drivers,” said Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President Porsche Motorsport.
Date of first publication: Jan 19, 2022, 11:00 AM IST