Porsche Taycan dresses up for Formula E Safety Car duty

The Porsche Taycan has been assigned the role of Formula E’s safety car for the upcoming season. The all-electric sedan in Turbo S guise will celebrate its track debut on January 28-29 when the inaugural round is scheduled to take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. It makes perfect sense for a high-performance electric car to lead the pack since the zero-emission car from Zuffenhausen is one of the fastest EVs in the world.

Naturally, the Taycan Turbo S is wearing a special Formula E livery along with roof lights and “22” logos to denote the number of drivers competing this year. The competition is entering its eighth season and Porsche will take its Safety Car all over the world during the 16 rounds planned for 2022:

RaceDateCountryLocation
128th Jan.Saudi ArabiaRiyadh
229th Jan.Saudi ArabiaRiyadh
312th Feb.MexicoMexico City
49th Apr.ItalyRome
510th Apr.ItalyRome
630th Apr.MonacoMonte Carlo
714th MayGermanyBerlin
815th MayGermanyBerlin
94th Jun.IndonesiaJakarta
102nd Jul.CanadaVancouver
1116th Jul.USANew York
1217th Jul.USANew York
1330th Jul.UKLondon
1431st Jul.UKLondon
1513th Aug.South KoreaSeoul
1614th Aug.South KoreaSeoul
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Changes to the car have been inside where the speedy EV was fitted with racing bucket seats featuring six-point seatbelts. In addition, there is a roll cage in the back, along with the wire harnesses necessary to control the extra lights on the outside, including those mounted in the front bumper. The purpose-built Taycan Turbo S comes along with a communication system and a fire extinguisher in case something goes wrong.

As a refresher, the range-topping Taycan has dual electric motors and all-wheel drive as standard. It packs up to 751 horsepower and runs to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds en route to 162 mph (260 km/h). It’s not the fastest EV (excluding hypercars) in the world since the Tesla Model S Plaid can now do 175 mph while the Lucid Air Dream Edition maxes out at 168 mph (270 km/h).

Source: Porsche

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