The Porsche Taycan Turbo S safety car will debut with the start of the Formula E season, on January 28 and 29, in Saudi Arabia. During this season, Porsche's first all-electric sports car, the Taycan Turbo S, will be the new safety car in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The Porsche Taycan Turbo S will debut with the start of the Formula E season on January 28 and 29 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
The attractive and eye-catching décor of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S Safety car includes the colors of the eleven championship teams and those of the FIA and the organization, symbolizing the brand's commitment to Formula E, to all participants, and the shared path to the all-electric future of motorsport. In addition, Porsche also reflects different social values such as diversity and community in its vehicle. Finally, the number 22 refers to the 22 drivers who will compete this season.
Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President of Porsche Motorsport, said: "We are proud that Formula E entrusts Porsche with this important task for the protection of drivers. With the Porsche Taycan Turbo S as the official safety car, we are making an important contribution to track safety and highlighting Formula E's importance for Porsche Motorsport. The striking design represents our commitment to this innovative racing series; it is the message we carry to the world, united even if we are competitors on the track. In addition, we hope to attract younger target groups who are not yet motorsport fans."
The Porsche Taycan Turbo S meets the best conditions to be the safest vehicle of Formula E thanks to its ease of driving, its stability, its power of up to 560 kW (761 hp), its ability to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds and its maximum speed of 260 km / h. To turn the Taycan Turbo S into a safety car, the company had to install anti-roll bars, competition seats with six-point harnesses, wiring for safety lighting (integrated into the bumpers) the Marelli registration system. In addition, the vehicle equips a fire extinguisher and a high-tech communication system, so it meets all the requirements for use in races as competitive as those held in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.