Well, the cat's out of the bag, we now know what Porsche's car will look like and friend, it's incredible. The brand unveiled its , the online streaming platform, on Wednesday.
Perhaps the most notable aspect of the car's styling is its rear end, which manages to fall somewhere between a fighter jet and the Mean Machine from Wacky Races. We love it. Other design cues that we love are the way the halo -- complete with LED lighting to denote the car's power mode -- is integrated into the driver's area and the almost full-coverage front fenders.
The 99X is going to be campaigned by the Porsche Tag Heuer Formula E team starting in November. The electric drivetrain from the 99X was informed pretty substantially by the hybrid system that Porsche developed forand also shares some design with the drivetrain of .
"Today is an important day. With the premiere of the Porsche 99X Electric, we are taking a big step toward the Porsche works entry in Formula E," Fritz Enzinger, Vice President Porsche Motorsport and Group Motorsport Volkswagen, said in a statement. "I am really proud of our team, which has shown a high level of commitment to the Formula E project. Now I am looking forward to seeing the Porsche 99X Electric on the racetrack."
Porsche intends to use its participation in Formula E to help it refine future electric vehicle technology for its production vehicles -- something it's done in other racing series with much success. That's how Porsche's PDK gearbox was developed and eventually brought to production.