Porsche joins the race car line-up with its spectacular 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport and will also provide a fleet of electric vehicles for the drivers & VIP courtesy transport.
The lightweight 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport boasts 425HP and is sure to be a favorite of drivers as they take on the fastest, widest ROC track in the event's thirty-year history.
The GT4 will join an equipment line-up to include the new electric FIA RX2e Championship Car and the SuperCar Lite rallycross cars, running on 100% fossil-free biofuel.
An all electric fleet of vehicles, including the Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo, as well as the Cayenne E-Hybrid and Panamera E-Hybrid, will be used for the transportation of drivers and VIPs during the event.
The 2022 ROC World Final on Snow & Ice event is working toward carbon neutral operations.
Drivers already confirmed include Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen; reigning FIA World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristoffersson; current American Rally Association front-runner, Travis Pastrana; FIA World Rally and Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg; and rising WRC star, Oliver Solberg.
Porsche has become an "Official Car Partner" of the 2022 ROC World Final event in Pite Havsbad, Sweden and will provide the most powerful entry yet to the growing line-up of race cars, the new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. Additionally, the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport will also be used in the ROC Celebrity race which will run as a support race during the ROC weekend. The list of participating celebrities will be announced at a later date.
Lightweight (1320 kg) and producing 313kW (425 bhp) of power, the GT4's stock performance tops 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds and make this entry from Porsche perfectly-suited to the wide-open racing. “This high performance car is a beast, and will be enjoyed by the drivers. Porsche and Race Of Champions both stand for the highest levels of performance and work towards a sustainable future," said ROC President Fredrik Johnsson. "We are proud to be evolving ROC into a showcase for sustainability, and providing companies like Porsche an environment for innovation."
Porsche will also provide electric vehicles, including the Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo, as well as the Cayenne E-Hybrid and Panamera E-HybridCayenne for all drivers and VIP transportation services. “Race Of Champions is a world-class racing event," said Raine Wermelin, Director, Porsche Sweden. “We look forward to a rich collaboration where we are involved in developing both some of the new competition elements and unique experiences for existing and new Porsche customers around the Race Of Champions arena.”
“Porsche’s partnership with Race Of Champions is a natural part of our growth strategy. With a broader product range and models such as the all-electric Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, Porsche is aiming for new target groups and customers who enjoy an active lifestyle," Wermelin concluded.
As the largest event to ever take place in the Norrbotten region, the 2022 World Final event is striving for carbon-neutral operations. ROC's promoters and its host venue are committed to setting a high bar with regard to sustainability in motorsports. "The cars are obviously an important issue, in terms of us making a strong environmental statement, and Porsche's rich history in racing combined with its EV ambitions make them the perfect fit for us," said ROC President, Fredrik Johnsson.
“As part of a region that is at the forefront of green transition, we want all our events to be characterized by and take responsibility for environmental and sustainability issues. We are very proud that 95% of Pite Havsbad is heated by waste heat from local industries, but of course we continue to work on developing these issues further,” said Tobias Lindfors, chairman and owner of Pite Havsbad Group.