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Porsche Taycan is the brand new Method E security automobile | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S has undergone a number of modifications to make it appropriate to be used as a security automobile.

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S will do responsibility because the Method E world championship’s security automobile for the 2022 season. It replaces the Mini Pacesetter and BMW i8 Roadster.

  • Will get a roll-cage, racing bucket seats and extra mods
  • To make its debut on the 2022 Diriyah E-Prix

Porsche Taycan Method E security automobile modifications

The brand new Method E security automobile will take to the monitor in a multi-colour livery representing the colors of each workforce on the grid, in addition to the colors of the championship and the FIA. It is going to additionally put on the quantity 22 as a nod to the variety of collection entrants this yr. 

The Taycan Turbo S is Porsche’s flagship EV, with its 761hp twin-motor, four-wheel-drive powertrain propelling it from 0-100kph in simply 2.8secs. A number of modifications like built-in flashing lights on the entrance and rear bumpers, together with a outstanding gentle bar on the roof, have been made to make it appropriate to be used as a security automobile.

Inside, the rear seats have been changed with a roll cage, whereas racing bucket seats with six-point harnesses are used within the entrance. A ‘high-tech’ communication system, a Marelli knowledge logger system and a fireplace extinguisher convey it according to FIA circuit security necessities.

“We’re proud that Method E has entrusted a Porsche with this activity – one that’s essential for the security of its drivers,” stated Thomas Laudenbach, vice-president of Porsche Motorsport. “With the Taycan Turbo S because the official security automobile, we’re making an essential contribution to trace security and in addition underlining the significance of Method E for Porsche Motorsport.”

He added, “The distinctive design illustrates our dedication to the profitable way forward for this progressive racing collection. Though we’re rivals out on the monitor, we’re spreading this message to the world collectively. What’s extra, we hope that this additionally allows us to enchantment to a youthful target market who should not but motorsport followers.”

2022 Method E season

The Taycan security automobile will make its debut on the 2022 Method E season’s opening spherical in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on January 28-29. The 16-race calendar would be the longest season in Method E historical past.

This season would be the championship’s final with the present Gen2 automobiles, earlier than the Gen3 period kicks off. The {hardware} is homologated (locked in spec), however groups can proceed unlocking efficiency by means of software program updates. Season eight may also function fairly just a few adjustments, together with an all-new qualifying format, whereas energy will enhance from 200kW to 220kW.

Only recently, Method E signed a Letter of Intent with the Telangana authorities and clear power firm Greenko, asserting Hyderabad as an official candidate to host a Method E race subsequent season. Whereas this doesn’t assure Hyderabad a spot on the Method E Season 9 calendar, organisers are hoping for affirmation within the coming months.

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