Last year, we contemplated out loud whether Porsche’s Mission R idea was an end-go around prodding all-electric adaptations of its 718 Boxster and Cayman. Indeed, we can all quit pondering. Porsche affirmed for this present week that it is trying a 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance utilizing electric powertrain parts from the Mission R idea, and it’s speedy — 911 GT3 Cup vehicle fast. Porsche feels the stage would be a possible leaping off point for another spec dashing series à la the current Carrera Cup.
“In reproduced hustling, a consistent 450 kW (612 PS) is accessible for 30 minutes, for example the term of a Carrera Cup race. As far as lap times and maximum velocity, the 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance is comparable to the presentation of the ongoing 992-age 911 GT3 Cup,” Porsche’s declaration said.
“The 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance presently exhibits that this vision works amazingly on the course,” said Porsche GT hustling vehicle project chief Matthias Scholz. “We’re extremely amped up for the reaction, in light of the fact that a one-make cup with electric dashing vehicles would be a significant expansion to our current client hustling program.”
Aside from utilizing all-wheel drive as opposed to the standard GT4’s RWD arrangement, the GT4 ePerformance shares a considerable amount practically speaking with the current 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. The powertrain was lifted completely from the Mission R (displayed above), which can deliver upwards of 1,000 torque in its most execution agreeable setting. The GT4 ePerformance model is around 5½ inches (14 centimeters) more extensive than the Clubsport, Porsche says, and required the manufacture of roughly 6,000 one of a kind new parts.
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