The new Porsche GT4 ePerformance showcased its power for the first time to the public at the 2022 Goodwood Speed Festival. West Sussex in southern England also served as the launch of the GT4 ePerformance World Tour. Over the next two years, the innovative test car will travel to more places in Germany and beyond. The aim is to demonstrate the capabilities of the modern car concept and the potential for related race structures for automotive sports customer teams, partners and decision makers in the automotive sports area.
The GT4 ePerformance incorporates technological features Porsche Mission R. At IAA MOBILITY 2021 in Munich, a conceptual study identified a vision of a fully equipped GT race car for future customers. Both are based on the 718 GT4 Clubsport certified model chassis. The whole technology of electric motor and battery also comes from the concept car launched at IAA, which in the qualifying mode results in a maximum output of up to 800 kW (1,088 hp). In imitation races, a constant power of 450 kW (612 hp) is available for 30 minutes, the duration of the Carrera Cup race. In terms of rotation time and high speed, the GT4 ePerformance is comparable to the performance of the current Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 992. at full charge capacity from 5 to 80% for approximately 15 minutes.
“Speed Festival is very interesting. It’s a great festival for car enthusiasts and mecca for car racing like no other in Europe. I already knew the GT4 ePerformance from test drives. It’s very fast and very fun to drive – how I imagine a car of its future electronic race.Her aerodynamics is designed to be efficient because the vehicle must be able to maintain the full distance of the race. are in line with our expectations. »said Porsche company driver Richard Lietz of Austria, who ran the entire electric model in Goodwood.
Porsche has redesigned approximately 6,000 parts of the GT4 ePerformance. Under the direction of architect Grant Larsson, a team from Porsche Style came up with a car model. The body consists of, among other things, composite materials based on natural fibers, and production intended to produce less production than comparable synthetic materials. Restored carbon fibers are also used for experimental purposes. Thanks to its flaming wings, the race car is 14 inches wider than the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. This leaves more space for the 18-inch Michelin race wide tires, of which the recyclable material makes up the bulk.
“GT4 ePerformance paves the way for Porsche customer racing and electric cars. As a first step, we will unveil this concept to our international partners. Along with drivers, teams, organizers, authorities and other interested participants, we also collect Porsche race design ideas in the future. »said Oliver Schwab, GT4 ePerformance project manager.
Visit GT4 ePerformance
Following its first world show at the Goodwood Speed 2022 Festival, the Porsche GT4 ePerformance will suspend other international activities. Each area follows a specific coin. The world-famous athletics festival in the south of England was dedicated to the Porsche racing tradition. The next step on August 20, 2022 at the Porsche factory in Leipzig is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the plant. The center has a 3.7-kilometer stretch that includes some of the world’s most famous landmarks. In the capital city of Saxon, the model capabilities of the electric race will be presented as an economic model.
Michelin race tires are made of 53% sustainable material.
Michelin offers race tires for 100% Porsche GT4 ePerformance 100% electric, 53% of which are made from bio-sourced or recycled materials. The raw materials available in a sustainable way also include natural rubber and soot, which are obtained from used tires through a special processing method operated by the shareholder Enviro. Other materials are based on orange and lemon peels, pine resin and sunflower oil as well as the remaining iron waste.
The race wheels, which Michelin developed specifically for the Porsche GT4 ePerformance, are expected to minimize environmental impact throughout life, ranging from development, production, transportation and use to recycling. By 2050, Michelin aims to repair all of its tires from sustainable material. By 2030, the production percentage of a group of companies should reach 40%.