Stuttgart/Chichester. In the past three weeks, the test prototype of Porsche Taycan will visit China, Britain and the United States one after another. Pay attention to. A few days ago, a Taycan prototype drove into the test track of the Shanghai Porsche Experience Center, opening the first track driving experience in China. At the second stop, the Taycan prototype, driven by Mark Webber, appeared in the legendary British car event – the Goodwood Festival of Speed with the “Union Flag” roof paint. Taycan fully meets the market’s expectations for the Porsche brand. It is equipped with four-wheel drive technology and has a system power of up to 600 PS. Porsche’s first pure electric sports car Taycan will enter China in 2020.
Veteran racing driver Mark Weber said: “The power delivery of the Taycan is excellent. I was also involved in a similar event two years ago with the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, so I know the importance of power and traction. Even a professional like me Racers, too, have been amazed by the Taycan. Even though it’s just a prototype, it’s no slouch when it comes to acceleration from the start and exiting corners.”
A few days ago, Taycan was driven by Li Chao, a Chinese driver from the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, and successfully completed the first experience of China’s track test drive on the test track of the Porsche Experience Center in Shanghai. On July 13-14, factory driver Neel Jani will also drive the Taycan prototype to New York to participate in the final round of ABB’s FIA Formula E.
Driver: Mark Webber
Mark Webb (42), professional racer. Before retiring, he drove a Porsche 919 Hybrid and represented Porsche as a factory driver in the LMP1 category of the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC). In November 2015, the Australian won the World Endurance Championship with teammates Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley. Mark Webber participated in Formula 1 between 2002 and 2013 and created a series of amazing results: 215 races, 9 victories, 42 podiums, 13 pole positions and 19 Fastest lap time. Mark Weber has been a Porsche brand ambassador since November 2016.
Track: Goodwood Hill Climb
The “Sunday Times” once described the legendary Hill Climb at the Goodwood Speed Festival: “It not only embodies the competitiveness of the Monaco Grand Prix, but also combines the noble elegance of the Royal Equestrian Championship.” Every year, nearly 200,000 motorsports Fans come to West Sussex in southern England to watch this one-of-a-kind event. Surrounded by straw piles, the 1.87km track is narrow and uneven, which is a big challenge for drivers and cars. The track runs through the entire Goodwood estate, and the owner of the estate, Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, the 11th Duke of Richmond, is a loyal motor sports enthusiast. He founded the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 1993.