Porsche Cayman and Boxster: the next generation 100% electric?

Porsche Cayman and Boxster the next generation 100% electric

Launched in 2016, the current Porsche Cayman and Boxster should be renewed in 2023. On this occasion, they could well take the turn of the all-electric …

Porsche boss Oliver Blume said in an interview with British magazine Auto Express that the brand had not yet decided whether the Porsche Cayman and Boxster were going to go 100% electric, while specifying that this hypothesis was quite likely .

According to Blume, “We’re still waiting a few months before making a choice. But I think there is potential for that to happen, and if we make an electric 718 it should be able to be driven like a 911 and all of our stuff. other sports. ”

Porsche Cayman and Boxster: a new generation is well planned

The boss of Porsche added that, despite the fact that many manufacturers are abandoning the sports market, Porsche will not draw a line on the Porsche Boxster and Cayman , which will know a new generation , and this, whether they are driven by thermal or electric motors: “You cannot compare combustion engines to electric motors, but there are a lot of advantages in electrification, because of the torque and the acceleration that you can offer the car” .

Despite everything, the Stuttgart firm will continue to offer thermal engines in its range, which will always be useful for equipping hybrid traction chains, which will be found in particular on the Porsche 911 . As for the future of the future Porsche Cayman and Boxster, regardless of the nature of the engine that will drive them, Oliver Blume assures us that they will be “100% Porsche” …

 

Porsche 550one (2008): another secret concept unveiled

Porsche 550 one (2008) another secret concept unveiled

The hitherto secret concept car revelations continue at Porsche with the presentation of the 2008 550one.

Porsche recently unveiled several concept cars kept secret over the past 15 years with the publication of the book Porsche Unseen. But the German manufacturer does not seem to have revealed everything about this period. The 550one concept “The Little Bastard” from 2008, never shown to the public until now and absent from the book cited above, is indeed presented to us today.

We owe this surprise to Walter De Silva , an Italian designer who worked for several years within the Volkswagen group . The 550one, as the name suggests, pays homage to the 1950s Porsche 550 Spyder.

A modernized 550

The car was designed by Walter de Silva with Peter Wauda, ​​Christian Felske and Romi Rost at the request of the late Ferdinand Piëch, heir to the Porsche family and long boss of the Volkswagen group.

The 550one is based on the same technical basis as the Volkswagen BluesSport concept . This is a small mid-rear engine roadster with manual gearbox. The round front lights are reminiscent of the 911 while the rear light units have a unique shape. Besides the general silhouette, the most obvious nod to the original 550 is on the side of the rear hood vents. Like supercars, Porsche has visibly increased studies of speedsters and roadsters in recent years. Certain design elements experienced on these concept cars probably influence the evolution of the 718 Boxster .