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    Porsche 99X Electric enters maiden Formula E season

    PORSCHE – With the international premiere of the Porsche 99X Electric, Porsche reached another milestone on the way to the works entry in the 2019/2020 season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

    The digital community was actively involved in the unveiling of the car as part of the live video game Formula E Unlocked on twitch.tv/Porsche.

    Porsche regular drivers Neel Jani and André Lotterer played an active role in the car presentation with players from around the world. They were guided through the Porsche Digital GmbH premises in Ludwigsburg, Germany, by specific instructions from the gaming community, first to find the Porsche 99X Electric and then to unveil it.

    “It was a unique car presentation unlike anything the motorsport world has ever experienced before. It was great fun joining the gamers’ search for the Porsche 99X Electric both virtually and in real life at the same time. It is great that Porsche is breaking new ground and involving the young, digital generation,” said Jani.

    Lotterer said, “A different kind of car premiere; I really enjoyed the fact that Neel and I acted as live players. It is fantastic that we are communicating with the digital target audience as equals and that they were able to be part of it.”

    Porsche 99X Electric. PHOTO: PORSCHE

    Highlights of the Formula E Unlocked video game was unveiled at newstv.porsche.com as of August 29.

    “Today is an important day. With the premiere of the Porsche 99X Electric, we are taking a big step towards the Porsche works entry in Formula E. I am really proud of our team, which has shown a high level of commitment to the Formula E project. Now I am looking forward to seeing the Porsche 99X Electric on the racetrack,” said Vice President Porsche Motorsport and Group Motorsport Volkswagen AG Fritz Enzinger.

    In terms of the design, the traditional Porsche motorsport colours were chosen for the Formula E racing car. From a bird’s-eye perspective, the Porsche emblem is clearly visible around the Halo system. As usual, the naming format is three digits which represent Porsche racing cars and two-door sports cars.

    The highest number, nine, was used twice, to re-emphasise the importance of the Formula E project for Porsche, while the X stands for the forward-looking approach and prototype racing. The Porsche 99X Electric also serves as a development platform for future fully electric production models.

    The development of the Porsche powertrain, the ‘Porsche E-Performance Powertrain’, has played a central role from the start. The Formula E regulations stipulate a standardised chassis and a standard battery, while the drive technologies are developed by the manufacturers. The engineers were able to make use of their LMP1 experience when developing the Porsche Formula E powertrain. With the hybrid technology, the foundations were laid for electric mobility.

    The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team will make its first official appearance in mid-October at the Formula E test at Valencia (Spain).

    “Both Porsche 99X Electric cars will take to the racetrack there for the first time, with Neel Jani and André Lotterer in the cockpit. From an operational perspective, it will be an exciting assignment for everyone involved. A good test before we contest our first Formula E race in November,” said Amiel Lindesay, who is from now on Head of Operations Formula E.

    TAG Heuer, the Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches, is the Title and Timing Partner of the Porsche Formula E Team, which will contest Season Six of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship under the name ‘TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team’.

    The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team will contest its first season in the 2019/2020 ABB FIA Formula E Championship with a total of 12 partners.

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