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 Taycan (2020): a “track record” in the USA

Porsche Taycan (2020) a track record in the USA

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S set a benchmark time on the Road Atlanta circuit in the United States.

The Road Atlanta circuit, located in Georgia in the United States, is only a stone’s throw from Porsche’s American headquarters in Atlanta. The German manufacturer has taken advantage of this proximity to achieve various lap times on the track in recent years, notably breaking the production car record with the latest 911 GT2 RS. Continuing this momentum, he took his Taycan electric sedan there on November 3.

At the wheel of a Turbo S version, driver Leh Keen completed a lap in 1’33’88, at the same time establishing a reference time for electric cars, in the absence of a record since it is the only model “zero emission” whose stopwatch on this track is public. Discover his performance in video!

A few seconds away from super-sports

The Taycan Turbo draws 625hp from its two electric motors, or even temporarily 761hp thanks to a “boost”. It has all-wheel drive and the engine installed on its rear axle benefits from a two-speed gearbox. Rear steering wheels and optional active anti-roll system were part of the equipment of the used car. In addition to its height differences, the Road Atlanta circuit is winding and therefore requires responsiveness and agility, which makes the performance of the German all the more remarkable as it weighs a little more than 2.3 tonnes empty.

According to Fastest Laps , the time of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S places it around 8s in front of a Porsche Cayman GTS (type 981) and around 4s behind a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C7). The ball is now in the court of other electric vehicle manufacturers if they are to do better than the Stuttgart sedan.