Porsche’s GT4 E-Performence Electric Race Car has already attracted attention from the racing world. The car has a 986 horsepower electric motor that uses direct oil cooling. The company is planning to show the vehicle off at various race events around the world over the next year. The car is expected to be competitive against its combustion-engined counterpart, though racetrack owners will need some time before they will be ready for EV racing.
The GT4 e-Performance electric race car is similar in performance to the current Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. The battery cells are charged in the race car using 900-volt technology, which makes it suitable for EV driving. The car is able to run on a battery for about 30 minutes, which is enough for sprint races in Porsche one-make cups.
The car’s chassis has been modified to accommodate 82 kWh of batteries. These batteries are split among three packs, the largest one behind the driver. The second pack holds around 20 kWh. The battery packs power two electric motors, the front motor is mostly used for regenerative braking.
Porsche is hoping to launch a fully electric GT race car for customer motorsport in 2021. It has already built an all-electric concept car called the Mission R as the first step. While the Mission R is not ready for production, the GT4 ePerformance is designed to perform at high speed, and Porsche is aiming to make it as affordable as possible. It will debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in late June.
The GT4 ePerformance will be similar to the Mission R in design. The electric powertrain, which is derived from the Mission R concept, can produce up to 800 kW or 1,073 horsepower. It is capable of up to thirty minutes of performance in race mode. Its battery can be charged quickly, from five to 80 percent in 15 minutes.
The GT4 E-Performance Electric Race car has been developed in collaboration with Mission R technology. It will act as a test vehicle to demonstrate the electric powertrain. It will also help Porsche to create more environmentally friendly cars for their customers. However, it will never become a production car. The company aims to become CO2-neutral by 2030.
The GT4 E-Performance Electric Race car will be a test car for Mission R technology. It is a prototype of the next generation of all-electric customer GT cars. It uses the GT4 Clubsport chassis and features a twin-motor electric powertrain. It is intended to lap the track at a speed comparable to the 911 GT3 Cup racer. It is being built as a test vehicle for Mission R and the Porsche Mission R Concept.
The Porsche GT4 E-Performance Electric Race car has a 900-volt battery that can be charged in just 15 minutes. It’s also wider than the 718 GT4 Clubsport, allowing for larger 18-inch Michelin slicks. It has an aggressive design by Porsche Style’s Grant Larson and uses natural fiber composites for its body.