That’s it. Electrics are here to raise even more energy prices. Probably an intermediate step to hydrogen or other more practical alternatives. At the moment we can drive this redundant vision of Porsche in our electrically powered simulator.
Electrification is coming to iRacing for the first time with Season 4 in 2022, as iRacing and Porsche have teamed up to bring the Porsche Mission R concept car to the world’s leading motorsport simulator with construction next week. The car will be available for purchase by all iRacing users immediately upon the release of the new build and will be playable in Public, Hosted, League, Time Trial and Test Drive modes.
One of the leading brands in the automotive industry moves into the future with the Porsche Mission R, the first all-electric GT race car from Porsche and the first-ever electric car to come to iRacing. Designed to match the established Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in terms of performance, the Mission R offers a glimpse of what the future of customer motorsport will look like as the racing industry continues to evolve in the wake of electrification efforts.
With more than 800 kilowatts of power from its two electric motors, the car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 60 mph) in under 2.5 seconds. Its fast-charging capabilities allow the car to charge up to 75% of its battery life in just 15 minutes between races. And in perhaps its most relevant innovation to the world of sim racing, the Mission R’s self-contained monocoque driver cell can be used outside of the car as a simulator, giving drivers the ability to test in the virtual world in the same environment they use in real use.
iRacers can get their first taste of the Porsche Mission R during Season 3 Week 13 next week where it will be featured in the Shiny New Shakedown series. The fixed-setup Mission R Challenge series will debut as part of Season 4 in 2022. crack draftsight 2019
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