Performances like this are both awesome and sad. Seeing how fast the new Porsche GT4 e-Performance is on track is amazing, and it shows off just how good electric vehicles have become in a short space of time. On the flip side, it’s also a signal that the internal combustion engines we love so much have a limited lifespan. We only hope the new battery power really is better for the planet than the dead dinosaur-consuming things we love so much. But lithium mining is a debate for another time. The all-electric GT4 e-Performance headed on track in front of more than 90,000 Porsche fans at one of the world’s biggest dedicated Porsche gatherings. The electric Porsche was properly fast on the famed Californian circuit, and what’s impressive about that is the car is not only capable on circuits but because of the way EVs can be set up, the car can do sprint races, hillclimbs and even drift events with minors changes. All this new digital technology allows for real-time tuning where the power output can be adjusted during the race to help the car perform at its optimum. The race car will continue to enable close links between physical and virtual racing. A versatile racecar is something that should appeal to many motorsport fanatics out there, well the ones who can afford a Porsche EV as a weekend toy. While the car was there to show off, it was also a chance for Porsche engineers to gather valuable data from the car in race conditions.
Take a look at the YouTube video showing the Porscge GT4 e-Performance concept racecar putting in some laps at the famed Laguna Seca circuit during the 7th instalment of the massive Rennsport Reunion event that celebrates all things Porsche. EVs certainly are the ay of the future if this is anything to go by, it's just a pity about the car's lack of a soundtrack: The GT4 e-Performance takes on Laguna Seca Raceway | Rennsport Reunion 7 | Porsche
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