Porsche has taken a step closer to producing an all-electric sports car with the 718 GT4 ePerformance. Internal combustion engine 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport transformed into a fully controlled electric prototype with two motors and all-wheel drive, it is a testing ground for both the future single-production racing series and for the 718 Boxster and Cayman EV road cars, which will land in 2025.
ePerformance moves history out last year’s Mission R concept. 1,073 л. But even though it was a working concept, the journalists who tested the R were limited to about 80 miles per hour (128 km / h). ePerformance, however, was created in order to be beaten without limits on how hard it is.
Like Mission R, The GT4 ePerformance is all-wheel drive thanks to the presence of an electric motor mounted on each end of the car. They provide a peak power of 800 kW (1073 hp / 1088 hp), although Porsche gives the maximum power in qualifying mode as 735 kW (986 hp / 1000 hp), and says that drivers can expect 450 kW (604 hp / 612 hp) of constant power for 30 minutes during the race. As for lap times, Porsche says ePerformance is as fast as a 911 GT3 gas-powered cup car.
Anyone who behind the wheel EV quickly knows as a strong push of the right pedal reduces power reserve, but Porsche says drivers can count on this power, which lasts 30 minutes before charging the battery. This recharge, or, to be exact, a charge of 5-80 percent, takes 15 minutes thanks to 900-volt charging technology. Which is definitely not going to put any pit stop records compared to gas cars, but suggests that the charging time of road cars could drop quickly.
Although ePerformance is based on 718 GT4 Clubsport, it has 6,000 parts designed in the form of scratches. The body is made of composite materials made of natural fibers and 5.5 inches (140 mm) wider than a standard car, which allows you to accommodate 18 wider Michelin tires, which are partly made of recycled materials.
Video ePerformance in action show that it is far from silent at full load, and if you are at the Speedwood Festival in Goodwood in June, you will be able to see and hear it for yourself when it climbs a hill 1.2 miles (1.9 km) ahead how to board a world demo tour that begins in Europe, comes to the US in early 2023 and ends in Asia in 2024. So far, Porsche should be almost ready to show us the serial EV racer, and more importantly, the brand new Electric Sports Cars Boxster and Cayman you will be able to buy in 2025.