The Porsche will act as the official Safety Car until 2020 and wears a matte black livery with red accents and the WEC logo. The sports car has also been fitted with a light bar on the roof, flashing lights at the front and rear, and all the radio equipment required for a Safety Car. Racing seats with six-point harnesses have also been fitted, as has a monitor to display track signals.
Porsche says that the two 911 Turbo Safety Cars it will fly around the world throughout the World Endurance Championship also benefit from brakes and suspension optimized for long periods on the racetrack.
The automaker’s work with the World Endurance Championship doesn’t stop there. Porsche has also created 11 other intervention vehicles for safety personnel and medics to use.
At the rear, the 911 Turbo Safety Car retains the road-going model’s 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine with the Sport Chrono package. All up, it muscles out 540 hp and 524 lb-ft of torque, allowing the car to sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in three seconds and on to a 199 mph (320 km/h) top speed.
This year’s World Endurance Championship commences at Spa-Francorchamps on May 5.