Here at FlatSixes we are extremely excited about the future of electrified Porsche tech, and that’s why we’re working together with a crew of awesome individuals to bring the next generation of car culture into the here and now with an electrified automotive festival called Autopia 2099. The whole idea here is that we’re optimistic about the future, and there’s no better way to celebrate that than with a car show. A car show celebrating the future, a brighter and better future. Autopia 2099 is that show. A shining beacon on the hill to light our way forward into a more optimistic future.
One of the first cars to ever carry the Porsche name on its engineering design was electric. It just took a bit of time, and a whole lot of technological advancement, for Porsche to build a mainstream sports sedan that was ready for daily transportation as well as weekend canyon runs. The company has proved time and time again that electricity can be used to either augment or replace gasoline internal combustion. Not only has Porsche experimented with hybrid and battery electric race cars with the 911 GT3 R Hybrid, the 919 Hybrid LMP1, and the current 99X Electric Formula E racer (Nissan, the title sponsor, is bringing its Formula E car to the event – Ed.), but the company has been putting electrified performance in dealer showrooms for over a decade since the launch of the Cayenne S Hybrid in 2010. The pinnacle of hybrid hypercar performance came just a couple years later in the form of the 918! These days you can order up a Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid that will do 0-60 in under 3 seconds, or a Taycan Turbo S that will do it in around 2 seconds.
This isn’t your average everyday car show. No parking lots or golf courses. No uppity suit jacket and mint julep crowd, just a gathering of electric car appreciators. All electrics and hybrids are welcome, but FlatSixes wants to see a whole scad of Porsche models there. Whether you have a deliver-mile 918 hypercar or you EV-swapped your old 914, you’re welcome at Autopia 2099. Enjoy the future of optimism, folks. We’re all friends here.
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Here are all of the details.
- Where: Optimist Studios, 5431 West 104th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90045
- When: Dec. 4, 2021
- Where do I find out more: Check out Autopia 2099 on Twitter and Instagram for announcements as they become available.
- What’s eligible: Anything powered by electricity. Your home-built projects, your brand-new Taycan Cross Turismo, your experimental hydrogen fuel cell in-line skates, or your kid’s Power Wheels, it’s all welcome. Whether you’re a hyper-miler or a racer or anywhere in between, if you have an appreciation for electric propulsion, Autopia 2099 is where you want to be.
- What else: Retro-futurism is the name of the game with this show. We’re throwing it back to bring it forward. Buck Rogers, Atomic Age, world’s fair, Eames chair, mid-mod, ray gun type stuff. Dress it up, dress it down, bring a good attitude.
- Where do I buy tickets: Check out the Eventbrite page here.
- Our credentials: You might want to know who we are. Autopia 2099 and the future of optimism itself, has been set into motion by Bradley Brownell (Radwood co-founder and FlatSixes editor), Jeff Glucker (Hooniverse EIC), Ethan Tufts (Hello Road), Chad Kirchner (EV Pulse EIC and FlatSixes editor), and Kevin McCauley (world-renowned artist behind Capturing The Machine). We have decades of automotive and event planning experience between us, so get ready for the best experience we can conjure.
Tickets are just $5 for spectators, and if you want to bring your electric-powered ride, it’s $15.
Nissan is the event’s title sponsor, and expect cool rides from them, some of the event’s other great sponsors, and even from some of the local EV tuning shops in the Los Angeles area.
For more information and updates, check out the Autopia 2099 website!