Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars to run on eFuel at one-make race

Up to 32 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars will race on Porsche 911 Mobil 1 Supercup

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup eFuel

The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars competing at the upcoming Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will be powered by electro-fuel (eFuel).

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  • Where is Porsche sourcing the eFuel for the 2024 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup?

    The carmaker is sourcing its eFuel for the 2024 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup from the Haru Oni plant in Chile.
  • Where will the first race of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup take place?

    The first race of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will take place at Imola, Italy.
  • According to the German carmaker, the cars competing at the Porsche one-make race series will run on fully synthetic fuel produced using renewable energy. Initially formed as eMethanol, it is then converted into synthetic raw gasoline.

    Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup eFuel 1

    The Haru Oni pilot plant in Chile uses wind power for the abovementioned process. Located in Patagonia, the said facility takes advantage of the plentiful and inexpensive wind.

    The carbon dioxide currently comes from a biogenic source.

    In the future, it will be extracted directly from the atmosphere in an environmentally friendly manner using an innovative direct air capture process (DAC).

    Porsche Michael Steiner

    “The Supercup is also a beacon for us when it comes to eFuels. Motorsport has always been a driver of innovation – now also in terms of fuel. Through this project, we are taking further steps towards achieving our decarbonization goals,” Porsche Research and Development Board Member Michael Steiner noted.

    “If you look at the entire value chain, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup racing cars can race with eFuels in a potentially almost CO2 (carbon dioxide)-neutral way. Here, the new fuel is used under the toughest conditions. To slow global warming, it is essential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions — this also applies to motorsport,” he added.

    The near-carbon-neutral fuel will power the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup vehicles when the first race of the series kicks off from May 17-20 at Imola, Italy. During the season, the total fuel requirement for up to 32 Cup vehicles is around 50,000 liters.

    According to the Stuttgart-headquartered company, the race cars that will run on the said eFuel will be equipped with manually programmed engine control units and will have a newly adapted software version.

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