Despite Porsche’s R&D Director, Michael Steiner, saying numerous times that the possibility of an electric 718 won’t occur anytime soon, early 2022, the company announced that the 2025 Porsche 718 Boxster EV was actually on the way.
The first 2025 Porsche 718 Boxster EV Concept will be unveiled shortly, and a production version will be revealed in 2025, making Porsche’s third electric car after that of the Taycan as well as Macan. Macan EV. It will be based on and be inspired by the Mission R Concept, and it appears that the prototypes are currently being tested in the harsh winter conditions in the Arctic Circle.
2025 Porsche 718 Boxster EV Futures
The model that we saw today is merely A mule to test the electric powertrain. It does not have anything in common with what we’ll see in 2025. Porsche did its best to make it sound like a car, and it even included an untrue exhaust system however, our spy photographers claimed it did sound like a battery-powered car. While the design isn’t known for the moment, you can anticipate the 718’s next model to be a redesigned version of the model that is currently available.
This model will operate on a separate platform, however, it will take certain design elements of the model currently in use. The recently released Mission R will also serve as an inspiration source however, you can be expecting only some tweaks on the surface, as the production version will not be as aggressive. The Taycan can also be an inspiration source as evidenced by the headlights of the prototype – as will the next Macan EV.
Porsche’s initial hesitation about introducing the electronic 718 was attributed to its weight. The small sports car has excellent performance, primarily because it’s currently extremely light with a weight of less than 3000 pounds. The electric version could make it heavier due to the batteries. But, Porsche has until 2025 to figure out a way to keep the vehicle’s mass within the same range of 3,000 pounds. Its Mission R which will inspire the next 718 EV weighs 3,306 pounds – which is around 200 weights heavier than the present Cayman GT4 RS.
What is the power source for the 718 EV It’s undetermined at the moment however, it is expected that the final version of this model will be available in various levels of power – similar to the 718 model currently in production. Porsche has proven that it is capable of creating strong electric vehicles. For instance, the Mission R, for example, runs on two electric motors, one for each axle.
The system produces 671 horsepower when racing and 1,085 horsepower when in qualifying mode. In the second version, it is said that its Mission R goes from 0 to 60 mph in under 2.5 seconds, and it can achieve an average speed of 181 miles per hour. However, don’t expect the same speeds in the 718 electric but it must at least be just as robust as the model currently in production. The power ranges from 393 to 493 horsepower on the Cayman GT4 RS version.
2025 Porsche 718 Boxster EV Revealed
With a debut scheduled to take place in 2025, we are expected to find out more about the electric 718 over the coming few months.