Motorsport is part of the Porsche DNA and is integrated in the company like no other. It offers the best opportunities to test new technology and then transfer it into series production. And then there it is: motorsport technology on the road.
It's usually all in the details. Sometimes, it’s the air intakes at the front of the car, the special aerodynamics – how the air stream nestles around the body of the vehicle, offering it hardly any surface area to attack. Or state-of-the-art technologies inside the vehicle that lead to more PS, more kW and even more precise instruments. There's motorsport in every Porsche. Many technical refinements were developed for the racetrack: for Le Mans, for the Nürburgring – for GT and LMP1 – and now for Formula E. Since the end of 2019, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team has been competing in Formula E with the Porsche 99X Electric – the first all-electric Porsche race car. One that represents a completely new technical development. Almost at the same time – in autumn 2019 – another all-electric Porsche was launched: the Taycan. A car made for the roads of today, with the technology of tomorrow. One for the race track, the other for the road. Which begs the question: how much of the Porsche 99X Electric has gone into the Taycan?