The all-new, fully-electric Porsche 718 will arrive in 2025
Is anyone surprised?
Porsche is ready to revolutionize its entire line-up. Every existing model in the range will be electric, starting with the Macan and including the 718, but the company is also determined to keep using internal combustion for the 911 until 2030 and beyond.
The all-new 718 will debut in late 2024 as a 2025 model and it‘ll be “the most advanced [Porsche] ever”. It’ll also be the first AWD 718 ever, because one of the available variants will have two electric motors, one at each axle.
The 718 will still be available as a convertible (Boxter) and as a coupe (Cayman) and it’ll be loosely based on the recently unveiled Mission R. By the way, the Boxster will retain its fabric top.
One of the biggest technical issues with EVs is that they’re heavy - the Taycan, for example, weighs a whopping 2,000+ kg (4,400 lbs) and that’s why Porsche is developing an entirely different platform for the 718, based on the PPE architecture that the Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo use.
It’ll be a miracle if they pull it off (but I guess they will), because they want the new 718 to tip the scales at 1,500 kg, which is nigh on impossible with powerful EVs, because batteries are heavy.
What about the petrol-powered 718? It’ll be probably be sold alongside its electric sibling after 2025, before being permanently retired, presumably by 2030.