Electric Sports Car Prototypes Spotted at Tesla Station
We have already had the chance to catch a glimpse of quite a few photographs featuring test-driving prototypes of the Porsche 718 EV, despite that the real production version isn’t expected to be made available until 2025. Emanating from the need to substitute both the turbo charged flat-four and naturally aspirated flat-six with an electric motor and a battery is the requirement for an entirely new platform designed specifically for this halo electric sports car. Despite the evident raw form, the excessive camo still seems to be masking the car.
Although the iconic crest is nowhere to be seen on the front or the wheels and there’s no “PORSCHE” lettering either, the black brake calipers still have the company’s name written out in white. A few spy shots have revealed the charging port in all its glory, placed above the license plate. Despite Porsche’s attempts to deceive us by adding a fake central exhaust tip, it’s clear that this is no ordinary 718 Boxster.
Spy snapshots taken in the evening display mock-ups at a Tesla charging area, wherein one of the testers was utilizing the vehicle’s front compartment. It will be enthralling to determine whether the Electric Vehicle (EV) will likewise have a back trunk like its Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) ancestor or if Porsche will utilize that space to arrange the hardware more optimally. In other photos which have been given to us from car photographers, we have the extraordinary experience of witnessing at least four prototypes being put through their paces together.
The slyly hidden test automobiles apparently apply a single-motor system featuring rear-wheel drive, though a plausible double-motor, AWD-fit variant could show up further in the life cycle. Porsche has alluded to fresh foundations for the upcoming electric Boxster and Cayman heirs; nevertheless, some elements might be taken from existing models. An enlightened guess could be to reuse some aspects of the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) framework that is set to support the forthcoming, all-electric Macan due in 2024.
No prototypes of the electric Cayman have been showcased yet, indicating that Porsche desires to introduce the Boxster EV first. Subsequent to the release of the Macan and 718 without any type of traditional engines, a three-row SUV and the upcoming Cayenne will reportedly be available as electric vehicles.
By the close of the 10-year period, Porsche estimates over four-fifths of their yearly revenue will be derived from electric vehicles.