For the first time among Porsche cars in climbing the hill at Goodwood will participate electric sports car. This debut is one of the three demonstration trips prototype of the first electric sports car Porsche Taycan, which is due to take place on three continents in three weeks. In the race at Goodwood behind the wheel of the prototype was mark Webber, and on the roof of the car – the UK flag.
“The incredible power of the engine of the prototype Taycan impressive”, – says an experienced pilot of Formula 1. – “Two years ago, I participated in this race behind the wheel of the car Porsche 911 GT2 RS, so I know the power and grip with the road surface is the most important. Even such an experienced pilot like me, what is striking is how the prototype Porsche Taycan accelerates and takes turns,” said Webber.
Last week driving Taycan sat Chinese pilot Li Chao. The race Porsche Carrera Cup held in Asia, has seen a prototype Porsche Taycan on the track of increased complexity, which is in the center of the test Porsche vehicles in Shanghai. And Neil Jani took the wheel of the prototype Taycan in the finals of Formula E, which was held July 13-14 2019 in new York. In General, the prototype Porsche Taycan will visit China, the UK and the USA – one of the largest markets, which will sell the first fully electric sports car Porsche.
Porsche Taycan will be presented in September, and in Ukraine it will appear in the 1st quarter of 2020. For convenient daily use all-wheel drive Porsche, the capacity of which is over 600 HP, should have the ideal performance of the power supply circuit and the function of multiple acceleration. This is what has been able to achieve the developers Porsche Taycan.
Driver: Mark Webber
Professional pilot Merk Webber (42) the last time participated in the world championship endurance race team Porsche driving a Porsche 919 Hybrid in the LMP1 category. In November 2015, the Australian pilot became the champion of endurance racing, along with the pilots Timo Bernhard and Brandon Hartley. Webber participated in Formula 1 from 2002 to 2013, and his achievements over the years are impressive: participation in 215 races, nine victories, 42 ascent to the podium, 13 pole positions and 19 records the fastest route. Mark Webber was the Ambassador of the brand Porsche since November 2016.
Event: the rise of the hill, the Festival of speed at Goodwood
The edition of the Sunday Times once described legendary the rise of the hill at the Festival of speed as “a cross between races of Monaco Grand Prix and the race to Escortscom the race.” Every year about 200 000 racing fans come to this unique event, which takes place in West Sussex in the South of England. Narrow, uneven and fenced straw bale route length of 1.87 km is challenging for cars and drivers. It passes through possessions around the Goodwood estate, the residence of Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, the 11th Duke of Richmond, who is a big fan of racing, founded in 1993, the Festival of speed at Goodwood.