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The Next Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster Will Be Electric. Here’s Everything We Know

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Porsche has been testin new 718 EV prototypes

What will the Porsche electric sports car look like?

The Porsche 718 EV should be similar proportionally to the combustion 718. According to Autocar, the two vehicles will be built on the same production line using new “flexline” technology.

The 718 EV should also use an “E Core layout” that positions the batteries behind the driver but ahead of the rear axle. This should mimic the current Cayman and Boxster’s weight distribution. It would also allow the driver to sit lower than in a flat skateboard platform and improve the car’s aerodynamics and performance. Porsche offered a preview with the Mission R concept.

How much power will Porsche’s electric sports car have?

We don’t know yet. The Mission R packed all-wheel-drive with 643 horsepower on the rear axle and 429 horsepower up front to propel the car from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. We suspect that the production 718 replacement won’t hit those extremes, both for cost-based and not-overshadowing-the-911 reasons. Porsche could offer a base rear-wheel-drive and an upgrade AWD version that approximate the current power range in the 718 lineups from around 300 to 400 horsepower.

Expect the 718 replacement to be capable of serious fast-charging

The Taycan packs 800-volt charging tech, which is more capable than the 400-volt charging that Tesla and most other manufacturers use. Porsche has been teasing even faster 900-volt charging tech in its electric sports car concepts. The Mission R concept had enough power to do a half-hour race and recharge from 5 to 80 percent in just 15 minutes. We can presume some of this tech will end up in Porsche’s new sports car.

When will Porsche’s electric 718 arrive?

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