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    DB Schenker’s clean logistics supports 40,000 kilometre world tour of new Porsche GT4 e-Performance Prototype

    DB Schenker provided clean, green logistic solutions to transport the new Porsche GT4 e-Performance electric race car across the globe, with the latest stop in Australia

    Porsche Motorsport is showcasing the possible future of racing, with its new GT4 e-Performance race car prototype, capable of accelerating from 0-200 kilometres an hour in 5.6 seconds.

    Showing this latest innovation to the world involved a complex logistics journey, spanning 40,000 kilometres and multiple countries, managed by global logistics and freight experts, DB Schenker.

    The logistics of the global tour was organised by DB Schenker’s head office in Germany, and as it came time for the car to visit Australia in March 2024, DB Schenker Australia and New Zealand took over this leg of the journey.

    DB Schenker has a specialised Fairs, Events, and Special Logistics division which has significant experience in projects such as this, and was able to help ensure a smooth journey.

    “Our team really went above and beyond to make this tour as successful as possible, and worked to overcome any logistical challenges, from documentation, to quarantine, to being flexible to adapt quickly to evolving situations, such as changes in routes,” said Craig Davison, CEO, DB Schenker Australia and New Zealand Cluster.

    Making hearts race around Australia 

    There have been two stops on the Porsche GT4 e-Performance Demo Tour in Australia. The first was at the Porsche Centre in Alexandria, where writers and media were invited to discover the unique design and capabilities of the electric racing car. The second was at the 2024 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, with motorsport enthusiasts able to see the vehicle for themselves during the action-packed event. 

    At the Sydney Showroom, Porsche Motorsport Project Manager for the GT4 e-Performance, Björn Förster, lifted the bonnet to reveal one of the three batteries, and went on to explain that they are cooled by a special cooling liquid that eliminates thermal derating, and allows the prototype to achieve maximum output for the entire duration of the battery’s charge.

    “Underneath the elegant exterior, the GT4 e-Performance harnesses the potency of a breathtaking 1,088 hp (800 kW) in qualification mode, alluding to its race-derived roots and Porsche Motorsport's commitment to cutting-edge technology,” explains Förster.

    Porsche Motorsport Project Manager for the GT4 e-Performance Vehicle, Björn Förster, presents at the Sydney showcase in Alexandria, NSW.

    “It seamlessly switches to a consistent 603 hp (450 kW) during a 30-minute race, aligning lap times and top speeds with the formidable 992-generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup,” he adds.

    “The GT4 e-Performance follows Porsche’s overall vehicle electrification strategies. It also showcases a number of ground-breaking technologies relevant to motor sport, many of which could potentially make their way to future Porsche road cars.”

    About DB Schenker

    With around 72,700 employees at more than 1,850 locations in over 130 countries, DB Schenker is one of the world’s leading logistics service providers. The company operates land, air, and ocean transportation services, and it also offers comprehensive logistics and global supply chain management solutions from a single source. Aiming for a sustainable future of the logistics industry, DB Schenker continuously invests in innovative transport solutions, renewable energies, and low-emission products for its customers.


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