The racing championship of the future gets a safety car to match.

Formula E is the ultimate manifestation of the radical change we’ve seen in the car world towards electric vehicles. It wasn’t too long ago when electric cars were thought of as slow, impractical, and uninspiring vehicles, and now there is an entire racing championship for them with its own fierce competition and cutting edge innovation.

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Meanwhile, electric cars have taken high performance to the streets, with unheard-of levels of horsepower, torque, efficiency, all while emitting no CO2 whatsoever. The Porsche Taycan is one of these cars, with incredible looks and staggering performance, which makes it a serendipitous candidate to fill the role of safety car for Formula E.

That said, a modified version of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S is set to debut as the Formula E Safety Car in Saudi Arabia, with an added roll cage and bucket seats, along with lights and other features to meet the requirements of a safety car. The performance, however, didn’t need to be changed. The Taycan’s 0-60 time in less than 3 seconds means that while it might not be as fast as the cars that are competing, it’ll be able to get around the track as fast as a safety car should.

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Source: Porsche