July 21, 2024
Electric & Hybrid Cars

Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster rumored to cease production in October 2025

Porsche has officially confirmed that the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman will make the switch to electric power by the mid-2020s. This move aligns with Porsche’s “Flexline” capability, allowing for both internal-combustion and EV vehicles to be produced on the same line. The transition is set to take place in 2025, maintaining a similar strategy to the Macan and Macan EV overlap.

A leaked document from the Porsche dealer portal indicates that production of the current 982 models, referring to the 718 cars, is planned to end in October 2025.

According to the leaked information, Porsche is prioritizing sales of manual transmission units due to limited availability of the PDK dual-clutch gearbox.

The upcoming generation of the 718 cars will be built on Volkswagen Group’s new SSP (Scalable Systems Platform) architecture, replacing the current mix of EV-specific platforms. The SSP Sport variant will be versatile enough to support a range of power outputs, from city cars to supercars.

Recent spy shots of the prototypes undergoing winter testing reveal design cues taken from the 2021 Mission R Concept, including Mission R headlights. The cars also feature a full-width LED taillight and a centrally located charge port. The test cars showcase aero wheels with deep-dish rims and partial covers for added range.

FAQ

When will the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman make the switch to electric power?

The transition is set to happen in 2025.

What platform will the next generation of 718 cars be built on?

The new SSP (Scalable Systems Platform) architecture from Volkswagen Group.

What design cues have been spotted on the prototype cars?

Design elements inspired by the 2021 Mission R Concept, such as Mission R headlights and a full-width LED taillight.

Conclusion

The transition of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman to electric power marks an important milestone for Porsche. With the upcoming SSP Sport platform and innovative design features, the future looks promising for these iconic sports cars.

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