In addition to being a manifesto of the electric future of Porsche, the Mission R concept car would in fact anticipate the fate of a particularly popular model from the Zuffenhausen house: the 718 in its Boxter and Cayman body variants. According to new rumors from Stuttgart, the Porsche 718 will have an electric version on the road in 2025, with the debut of the coupé and roadster already by 2024. The battery-powered version of the German model will be inspired by the prototype unveiled at the IAA Mobility in Munich, with the road version that will have to meet certain criteria that will give work to the technicians of the sports brand.
The new electric 718 will be born on the new PPE platform, exploiting a shortened variant of the future architecture shared by Porsche and Audi and on which the full electric version of Macan will also be born. The first problem to be faced will be to keep the weight of the car contained, with the indications of Stuttgart that would be those of stay at 1,655 kilograms, increasing the current balance of the endothermic version by only 300 kg. Another important point will be autonomy: in Zuffenhausen the idea is to make the 718 electric as a battery car with a lower price than the Taycan, thus allowing a part of the current clientele to approach sustainable mobility.
For this it will be necessary, according to the Stuttgart technicians, an autonomy of at least 400 km so as not to transmit that recharge anxiety that still constitutes a brake on the purchase of electric. From a powertrain point of view, the electric Porsche 718 should be offered in two variants, with one or two engines. In the first case there would be a layout with the unit positioned on the rear axle while in the second case a solution with one motor per axle and all-wheel drive. The total system power should be between 450 and 500 hp. If the rumors coming from Stuttgart are confirmed, the 911 will remain the last endothermic bulwark for the German brand.