Porsche reveals 99X Electric Gen3 Formula E race car

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Porsche’s Formula E race car, the 99X Electric Gen3, recently made its debut in the Porsche Experience Center in Franciacorta, Italy.

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  • Where did the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 race car make its world premiere?

    The Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 race car made its world premiere at the Porsche Experience Center in Franciacorta, Italy.
  • When will the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 race car make its Formula E debut?

    The Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 race car will make its Formula E debut on January 14, 2023 at the Mexico City E-Prix.
  • According to the Stuttgart-based automotive brand, the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 will be fielded by the Tag Heuer Porsche Formula E Team in the ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB) Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Formula E World Championship for the 2023 season.

    “We’re delighted to be able to present the new Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 to the world. Our development team in Weissach has invested a great deal of work, experience, heart, and soul into this race car. They can all be truly proud of the result. Like the all-new Formula E generation, the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 represents a technological milestone in all-electric racing. For Formula E and also for Porsche, campaigning these new cars from season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is a significant step into the future of motorsport. We’re looking forward to the start of the season and a new era,” said Porsche Motorsport Vice President Thomas Laudenbach.

    The new Formula E Gen3 cars, such as the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3, are said to be the fastest, lightest, most powerful, and most efficient electric racing cars ever built. They have been specifically designed for gripping wheel-to-wheel duels on tight city circuits in fascinating major cities of the world where Formula E traditionally contests its races.

    The overall concept of the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 and the other vehicles of the new Formula E generation, the German automotive brand explained, constitute a major evolutionary step. The vehicles have shed weight and feature a shorter wheelbase and narrower track. While the battery has shrunk in size, it is now more powerful. The proportion of recuperative energy has also grown. In addition, the aerodynamics and design have also undergone modifications. All in all, the new vehicles are more agile, which also improves performance on the racetrack.

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    “There’s a sense of excited anticipation as we head into the new ABB FIA Formula E World Championship season. Our team and our drivers António Félix da Costa and Pascal Wehrlein still have a lot of work to do ahead of the first race with our new Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 in Mexico on January 14. However, we’re confident that we’ll make further progress before the start of the season and that we will be in a good position when the cards are reshuffled amongst the teams with the arrival of the new cars. The new Gen3 vehicles, including our Porsche 99X Electric Gen3, will hopefully make the races even more spectacular for fans and give the popularity of Formula E worldwide even more of a boost,” said Formula E Motorsport Factory Director Florian Modlinger.

    The Mexico City E-Prix on January 14, 2023, will be the first race for the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3. The arrival of the third vehicle generation at the start of next season heralds a new era for the world’s first electric racing series.

    “We’re experiencing exciting times as a team at the moment. During the tests with our new car, I had a good feeling right from the start. We gained a lot of insights and made great progress. At the very beginning, it was about getting the car running, but very quickly it became just as much about performance. And, of course, efficiency, which will also be a key to success with the new generation of cars. These were incredibly exciting experiences for me. We still have some time before the season starts. We’ll use that to become better acquainted with the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 and put the puzzle pieces together so that we’re optimally prepared for the start of the season-opening race in Mexico,” commented Porsche works driver Pascal Wehrlein.

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