Goodbye 919 Hybrid, hello 99X Electric. Porsche's tilt at Formula E glory is getting ready to roll.
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Porsche has revealed its latest racer, the car that forced it to drop its highly-successful LMP1 World Endurance Championship program. And it's electric.

The 99X Electric will make its competitive debut in the 2019/20 Formula E Championship, but will first officially hit the track at the Spanish pre-season test in October.

As with the wider Formula E grid, the 99X will output 250kW from its electric motor and have a 52kWh battery pack.

That means a 100km/h sprint of just 2.8 seconds, and a top speed of 280km/h – not that there are many straights on the Formula E grid long enough to explore that top speed properly.

"In hindsight, we laid the foundations for Porsche’s future involvement in Formula E during the LMP1 project. We used the insights gained during that time in the development of the Porsche Formula E powertrain," said Malte Huneke, Porsche technical project leader, Formula E

"We focused on building a highly effective powertrain with the highest level of efficiency."

When it lobs on the grid, Porsche will go head-to-head with a raft of big European brands looking to burnish their electric credentials.

Audi and BMW already have factory-backed operations, while Mercedes-Benz will join next year. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Mahindra have been on board since day one, too.

The Formula E championship kicks off in Saudi Arabia on November 22. Check out the video below for a closer look at what the fast-growing category is all about.