- porsche painted three 2020 taycan electric sport sedans in historic racing liveries and brought them to the amelia island concours last weekend.
- they are the no. 23 salzburg red, no. 23 pink pig, and no. 59 brumos-porsche liveries.
- the taycan is porsche's first electric car, and it launched to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds during our testing.
porsche brought these three 2020 taycans, adorned in historic porsche racing liveries, to the amelia island concours d'elegance in florida. the three electric sports sedans are decked out in salzburg red, pink pig, and brumos-porsche liveries.
the 2020 taycan is porsche's first electric car, so these three cars pay homage to porsche's storied racing history as well as the company's future. whether you like them or not is up to you, but remember: the taycan is a serious car. it's now the third-quickest car c/d has ever tested from zero to 60 mph, reaching that speed in an absurdly quick 2.4 seconds—a tenth of a second quicker than the tesla model s performance when we tested them against each other.
porsche got its first overall victory at the 24 hours of le mans in 1970 with the salzburg red 917 race car. the red and white (for the austrian flag) no. 23 car was driven to victory by hans herrmann and richard attwood. this 2020 taycan, missing only the shell sponsorship, has three white stripes, starting at the headlights, and the no. 23 with porsche written at the bottom.
in 1971, just after porsche's first win at le mans, the 917 race car was aerodynamically modified and widened, giving the car's designers the idea to paint it pink and put markings of cuts of meat on it and the nickname "the pink pig." logical, right? this 2020 taycan has it all, from the pink paint, the number 23, dotted lines representing cuts of meat, and we think it looks mighty good with the white-rimmed 21-inch mission e design wheels.
the brumos motorsports team from jacksonville, florida, dominated at daytona endurance races with four overall wins. but in the 1950s and '60s, the brumos porsche cars were distinctively yellow and orange. it wasn't until the name change to brumos racing that the cars became red, white, and blue. here, the taycan sports those red and blue stripes and the number 59.