Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance previews EV future

Porsche has followed up its Mission R concept car with a working electric prototype racer, as it prepares to turn the 718 Cayman and Boxster into EVs.

The all-wheel drive 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance packs 735kW of power from its dual-motor powertrain in its most powerful mode, or a more sedate (well, relatively) 450kW in a drive mode designed to allow for 30 minutes of flat-out running.

The battery pack and electric motor are based on those of the concept car, which itself borrowed from the Taycan. Under the skin, however, it’s built on the bones of the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport.

Porsche says the motors and battery pack are oil-cooled to stop performance from tapering during prolonged stints on track.

“With the Mission R, we’ve shown how Porsche envisages sustainable…

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