The new Porsche GT4 ePerformance made its first public demonstration of its performance prowess at the Festival of Speed in the south of England
The new Porsche GT4 ePerformance made its first public demonstration of its performance prowess at the Festival of Speed in the south of England, kicking off its world tour with a full gallop on the 1.9-kilometre Goodwood estate hill climb circuit.

The GT4 ePerformance packs a lot of technology from the Mission R concept car, with a maximum output of 1,088 PS (800kW) in qualification mode. Over the next two years, the innovative test car will tour Germany and beyond, presenting customer racing teams, partners and decision makers in the racing world with the potential of top concept cars and the possibilities of related events.

The GT4 ePerformance features many technologies from the Mission R concept car. First unveiled at IAA Mobility at the 2021 Munich Motor Show, the concept car depicts a vision of a future where all-electric GT cars will be raced by customer teams, both built on the proven 718 GT4 Clubsport chassis.

The electric motor and battery technology are derived entirely from the same concept car, with a maximum output of up to 1,088 PS (800kW) in qualification mode. In the simulation test, the power system can maintain a stable output of 612 PS (450 kW) for more than 30 minutes, which is equivalent to the total time of a Carrera Cup event.

The lap times and top speed of the GT4 ePerformance rival the 911 GT3 Cup of today's 992 generation. Thanks to 900-volt technology, the battery charges at full power, increasing from 5% to 80% in only about 15 minutes.

Richard Lietz, the Austrian Porsche factory driver who drove the pure electric prototype at Goodwood, said: "The Carnival of Speed is really impressive, not only a big event for fans, but also a unique racing mecca in Europe. Having an in-depth understanding of GT4 ePerformance, it is not only very fast, but also fun to drive, which is exactly what I imagined customer teams to race in the future with electric cars. Since electric power must be ensured for the entire race, it is enhanced through aerodynamic design Energy consumption. The GT4 ePerformance is more manageable on a regular track than on a hill climb like the Goodwood type. This time the second place was 45.50 seconds, which was in line with our expectations.”

Oliver Schwab, GT4 ePerformance Project Manager, said: "GT4 ePerformance opens up a new path for Porsche customer racing cars to be purely electric. We will be presenting this innovative concept to our global partners, while working with drivers, teams, organisations, governments and others interested in Together with our partners, we will gather more ideas for future Porsche racing formats.”

Following its world premiere at the Goodwood Carnival of Speed, the GT4 ePerformance embarks on a world tour, visiting locations around the world, each with a specific theme.

The first stop will be the world-renowned Carnival of Speed, an event in West Sussex, England, which is closely related to Porsche's racing history; the second stop will be at the Porsche factory in Leipzig, celebrating the establishment of the factory on August 20.

For the anniversary, there is a 3.7-kilometer track in the factory, which integrates the characteristic stages of many well-known tracks in the world. During the trip to the Saxony factory, a commercial model of this pure electric racing prototype will be shown.


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