The Porsche 718 GT4 is one step closer to building an all-electric sports car with ePerformance. A combustion-engineered 718 Cayman GT4 ClubSport is a fully powered dual-motor, all-wheel drive electric prototype, a test for both the future One-Make Race Series and the 718 Boxstar and Cayman EV Road car that will land in 2025. .
E-Performance takes the story further from last year’s mission and concept. The 1,073 hp (1,088 PS) R gave us clues as to what the next generation of roads and race cars would look like and outlined the type of powertrain they could use. But even though it was a working concept, the reporters tested R and it was limited to about 80 mph (128 km / h). E-performance, however, was created to thrash without limiting how hard it is.
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Like the Mission R, the GT4 ePerformance is all-wheel drive thanks to an electric motor attached to each end of the vehicle. They offer a maximum output of 800 kW (1,073 hp / 1,088 PS), although Porsche delivers maximum power in qualification mode at 735 kW (986 hp / 1,000 hp), and says drivers can expect 450 kW (604 hp / 612 PS). Constant power for 30 minutes during racing. In terms of lap time, Porsche says the e-performance is as fast as a gas-powered 911 GT3 Cup car.
Anyone who has driven an EV quickly knows how to break the correct pedal driving limit, but Porsche says drivers can hold that power for 30 minutes before the battery is up. That top-up, or 5-80 percent fill, takes 15 minutes to be precise, thanks to 900 volt charging technology. Which, of course, made the video an overnight sensation.
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Although based on the ePerformance 718 GT4 Clubsport, it has 6,000 parts designed form scratch. The body is made from natural fiber composite material, and is 5.5 inches (140 mm) wider than the stock car to accommodate 18 people for Michelin racing tires made using partially recycled materials.
E-Performance in Action videos reveal that it’s far from silent in full load, and if you’re at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June, you’ll be able to see and hear it for yourself by climbing 1.2 miles (1.9 km). Hill, which started in Europe before hitting the demo tour, hit the United States in early 2023 and ended in Asia in 2024. During this time Porsche should be ready to show us a production EV Racer, and more importantly, the brand new Boxster and Cayman electric sports cars you will be able to buy in 2025.
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