The new Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 for Formula E is celebrating its world premiere

The new Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 for Formula E is celebrating its world premiere


The first race of the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 is the Mexico City E-Prix on January 14, 2023. Using the third generation of cars at the start of the season, a new era begins for the world’s first electric racing series.




99X Lightning Gen3

New Gen3 cars like the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 are the fastest, lightest, most powerful and most efficient electric racing cars ever built. They were specially designed for the thrilling wheel-to-wheel battle on the tight road circuits in the spectacular capital cities where Formula E traditionally holds its races.

The overall concept of the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 and other new generation Formula E cars is a major step in development. Cars have become lighter, the wheelbase is shorter and the track is narrower. The battery is smaller and more powerful at the same time. The ratio of recovery energy is increased. Aerodynamics and design have also been revised. All in all, the new cars are more agile, which also improves performance on the race track.

99X Lightning Gen3

The exciting new look of the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 was inspired by Porsche’s brand purpose “Driven by Dreams”. It is characterized by individuality, differentiation and a forward-looking, progressive personality who also attracts a younger audience.

Comment on the world premiere of the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3

Thomas Laudenbach, Head of Porsche Motorsport: “We are delighted to be able to present the new Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 to the world public. Our development team in Weissach has invested a lot of work, experience, passion and life into this racing car. Everyone involved can be proud of the result. As with the entire generation of Formula E , the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 represents a technological milestone in fully electric racing. Formula E and also for Porsche, these new cars will be used from the 9th season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship an important step into the future of motor sports. We are looking forward to the start of the season and a new era.”

Thomas Laudenbach, Head of Porsche Motorsport, 2022, Porsche AG




Thomas Laudenbach, Head of Porsche Motorsport

Florian Modlinger, general project manager Formula E: “We look forward to the start of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Season with excitement and anticipation. Before the first race with our new Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 on January 14 in Mexico, there is still a lot of work ahead of our team and our drivers António Félix da Costa and Pascal Wehrlein. However, we are confident that we will continue to make progress between now and put ourselves in a good position if the use of the new Gen3 cars shuffles the cards among the teams before the start of the season. The new Gen3 cars, such as our Porsche 99X Electric Gen3, will make the competition more attractive to spectators and thus make Formula E even more popular around the world.

Florian Modlinger, General Project Manager Formula E, Circuit Mallorca, Spain, 2022, Porsche AG




Florian Modlinger, general project manager Formula E

António Félix da Costa, Porsche driver works: “Our new car is a big step forward. It is lighter than its predecessor and more powerful – that alone makes a racer happy. As a newcomer to the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team, I have spent the last few weeks getting to know the engineers and mechanics and finding my place in the team . The team made it very easy for me. I felt good from the start. I also get along well with my teammate Pascal, with whom I have previously competed in various racing series. We have one goal, which is to bring Porsche forward. Porsche is a brand that stands for victory. We want to deliver this as soon as possible with the new Porsche 99X Electric Gen3.

António Félix da Costa, active Porsche driver, 2022, Porsche AG




António Félix da Costa, Porsche driver works

Pascal Wehrlein, Porsche driver works: “We are going through exciting times as a team. During testing with our new car, which I had a good feeling about from the beginning, we gained a lot of knowledge and made a lot of progress. At the beginning it was about getting the car to run, but then very quickly it was also about performance. And, of course, about efficiency, which will also be the key to success in the new generation of cars. These were very exciting events for me. We still have time before the season starts. We will use this to understand the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 better and put the pieces of the puzzle together in such a way that we are fully prepared for the opening race in Mexico.

Pascal Wehrlein, Porsche works driver, 2022, Porsche AG




Pascal Wehrlein, Porsche driver works

António Félix da Costa, Porsche driver works: “Our new car is a big step forward. It is lighter than its predecessor and more powerful – that alone makes a racer happy. As a newcomer to the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team, I have spent the last few weeks getting to know the engineers and mechanics and finding my place in the team . The team made it very easy for me. I felt good from the start. I also get along well with my teammate Pascal, with whom I have previously competed in various racing series. We have one goal, which is to bring Porsche forward. Porsche is a brand that stands for victory. We want to deliver this as soon as possible with the new Porsche 99X Electric Gen3.

The third generation of Formula E: new standards in motorsport

The use of the new Gen3 vehicles is intended to set new standards in motorsport in terms of performance, efficiency and sustainability. That is the declared goal of the world motor association FIA and Formula E. For its fourth season in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, Porsche has created the new Porsche 99X Electric Gen3, which – like other Gen3 cars – has been improved in many ways. places stands out from previous cars. Main differences:

Performance: The performance of the new Gen3 vehicles has increased from 250 to 350 kW (476 hp).

Drivetrain: An in-house development of the Porsche Motorsport company with a maximum driving power of 350 kW on the rear axle and thus 100 kW more than the previous car generation (Gen2).

Brake: The new front powertrain boosts the rear’s 350kW by a further 250kW, allowing for energy recovery and output of up to 600kW – more than double the Gen2 cars. Additional friction brake controlled by a “brake by wire” unit.

Efficiency: The car’s energy efficiency is around 95 percent compared to around 40 percent for efficient internal combustion engines. More than 40 percent of the energy used comes from brake recovery energy.

99X Electric Gen3, 2022, Porsche AG




99X Lightning Gen3

Load capacity: The high-speed charging capability of the Gen3 cars is said to be 600 kW of additional power during the race. This means that the new generation Formula E chargers will be almost twice as powerful as current commercial models. In addition, the fast charging technology should ensure consistently high battery performance.

Sustainability: The battery cells in the new Gen3 vehicles are made from sustainably sourced minerals, according to component manufacturers. After each racing season, the battery cells are meant to be reused or recycled. According to the manufacturer, carbon fiber recycled from previous generation cars is used to build the carbon fiber body. This should reduce CO₂ emissions by more than ten percent. In order to identify measures that can help reduce environmental impact, the carbon footprint of new Formula E cars is measured from the very beginning of the design phase. All avoidable emissions should be remedied as part of Formula E’s zero CO₂ commitment.

Partners

With the support of a total of 15 partners, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team enters its fourth season and is delighted to have two new partners driving the world premiere of the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3. Cato Networksprovider of the world’s leading cloud platform SASE, and a Swiss wealth management group Julius Baer appear as official partners on the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3. Swiss luxury watch manufacturer, Day, this yearwho has supported the team since the beginning as a crown and time partner, is like a Swiss energy and automation technology group. FIG and simulation software specialist ANSYShe is still in the race car. ExxonMobil and its brand Cell phone as a technology partner with the global brand and technology company Henkel and its brand LOCTITEfashion company congratulations boss and a sports lifestyle company puma an estimated group of 9 car partners.

Porsche in Formula E

With a one-two win for Pascal Wehrlein and André Lotterer in the Porsche 99X Electric, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team celebrated its biggest success to date on 12 February 2022 in Mexico. In 2023, the team will participate in its fourth season in the world’s first electric racing series, using the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3. Since 2014, Formula E has been bringing exciting, electrifying sport to people in major cities around the world. With the Taycan Turbo S, Porsche is also offering an official safety car in 2023, underscoring the importance of Formula E for Porsche Motorsport.