The Porsche EV journey continues to push ahead with the German manufacturer hinting a new design study that will premiere at this year’s IAA in Munich. The image used to portray its new project depicts a headlamp embedded into a curiously designed panel.
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The caption attached to the Instagram post states “For more than 70 years now, motorsports have been the toughest testing grounds for engineering innovations on their way to series production. Porsche has followed this path consistently over the years and continues to do so. At IAA Mobility, Porsche is now looking to the future – with cutting edge technology combined with breath-taking design.”
This strongly suggests that the brand is preparing to further its investment into electrified motorsports, with it already having an established footing in Formula E. This would be the first fully electric racing car from the German manufacturer. More will be revealed at next month’s IAA.
This doesn’t mean that Porsche is a stranger to electrified motorsport. Just after ending its tenure in the WEC, the brand set its 919 Hybrid Evo out on the racetracks of the world to prove its capabilities if the rulebooks were thrown out.
Piloted by German-born Timo Bernhard, the 919 Evo completed a full lap of the ‘Ring in 5 minutes 19,55 seconds, crushing the previous record held by the late Stefan Bellof, who lapped the course in 6 minutes 11,13 seconds behind the wheel of a Porsche 956 C some 35 years ago.