The next Porsche Cayman will reportedly go fully electric
The Porsche Cayman has been the pure sports car standard since it was released back in 2005. It combines great handling with astonishing mid-engined performance. Over the past decade Porsche have refined their entry-level sports cars with a variety of engine options, trims, and special editions.
Over the years the car has shifted from Porsche's iconic flat-6 engine, to a more economical 4-cylinder turbo. The car has also been seen in various performance trims to up its performance. However, Porsche have always been adamant on differentiating the entry-level Cayman from its older brother the 911.
This is evident in the fact that Porsche have said the 911 would only become a hybrid-vehicle, and not a pure EV. Unlike the upcoming Cayman, which will likely feature an all-electric platform developed by Rimac.
Rimac will reportedly be involved in the development of the all new Cayman and Boxster following Porsche’s decision to increase its stake in the Croatian company to 15.5%. There is also a chance that the new cars will share a platform with the electric Macan SUV.
However, although Porsche's CEO has publicly stated that an electric Cayman/Boxster replacement may be in the works, the decision is not yet final. Porsche say they will decide whether or not the Cayman platform should electric within the next 12 months.