Porsche debuts its Taycan safety car at Le Mans

The Taycan Turbo safety car is in France for the Porsche Carrerra Cup Deutschland race.

Taycan Turbo safety car (Mathieu Bonnevie / Porsche)

This weekend will see the running of the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans race, but before that starts, the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland will run a 45-minute support race. During that event, while the race vehicles will be petrol burning Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars, the safety car is this EV, a Porsche Taycan Turbo.

Apparently featured as part of a celebration around the 50th anniversary of Porsche’s first overall victory at Le Mans, the car didn’t get to the track by truck — it took a road trip across France, hitting various electric recharging stations along the way. As Autoblog notes, this event is just the start of the Carrera Cup Deutschland series, and the 670-horsepower Taycan Turbo will handle safety car duties at each stop.