The electric 2025 Porsche 718 Boxster has been spied once again, this time with what appears to be production-ready headlights and tail lights.
The headlight signature, with its four separate elements, is very similar to that of the electric Porsche Taycan.
Down back, there’s tape along the centre section of the rear which could indicate a full-length LED light bar.
The prototype also rides on distinctive new 10-spoke alloy wheels.
The new 718 could be revealed during 2024.
The next-generation 718’s interior was revealed in spy photos published in September. It features a large digital instrument cluster and infotainment touchscreen.
It’s unclear how much battery range will be offered when the vehicle is released however these photos show a 55 per cent battery percentage and 125km of range.
A charge port is located at the rear, though unusually there’s what appears to be a centrally mounted exhaust outlet.
In order to keep the car’s mid-engine handling profile, as well as to allow the driver and passenger to sit as close to the ground as possible, the Boxster EV is said to have its batteries mounted in a vertical stack between the seats and boot.
Porsche has yet to confirm the powertrain for its all-electric 718 Boxster, but there’s a possibility it will eschew the dual-motor all-wheel drive layout favoured by high-performance EVs thus far.
The current internal-combustion powered Boxster is rear-wheel drive.
Frank-Steffen Walliser, vice president responsible for the Porsche 911 and 718 model lines, told CarExpert an all-wheel drive 718 Boxster is “interesting”, but pointed to weight, packaging, and weight distribution as reasons a dual-motor setup might not be right for a compact electric sports car. At the moment, it’s a “clear maybe”.
That said, the 2021 Mission R concept had 320kW motor up front, and a 480kW motor at the rear delivering a total of 800kW in qualifying mode or 500kW in race mode.
Then there was the 2022 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance prototype, which also had a dual-motor system, this time cranking out 735kW in its most powerful mode, or a more sedate 450kW for 30 minutes of flat-out driving.
Both vehicles had an oil cooling system for the motors and battery pack so that performance wouldn’t taper during prolonged stints on track.
Like the upcoming Macan EV, Porsche will continue to offer the existing petrol-powered 718 Boxster model alongside its EV relative.
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