In 2015, we asked yourself out loud whether Porsche’s Goal R idea was an end-run around teasing all-electric variations of its 718 Boxster and also Cayman. Well, we can all quit asking yourself. Porsche verified today that it is checking a 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance utilizing electrical powertrain parts from the Goal R idea, and also it fasts– 911 GT3 Mug automobile fast. Porsche really feels the system would certainly be a possible jumping-off place for a brand-new spec auto racing collection à la the existing Carrera Mug.
” In substitute auto racing, a stable 450 kW (612 PS) is offered for 30 mins, i.e. the period of a Carrera Mug race. In regards to lap times and also full throttle, the 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance gets on the same level with the efficiency of the present 992- generation 911 GT3 Mug,” Porsche’s news claimed.
” The 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance currently shows that this vision functions remarkably on the racetrack,” claimed Porsche GT auto racing automobile task supervisor Matthias Scholz. “We’re extremely delighted concerning the feedback, since a one-make mug with electrical auto racing autos would certainly be a crucial enhancement to our existing consumer auto racing program.”
Aside from utilizing four-wheel drive instead of the basic GT4’s RWD configuration, the GT4 ePerformance has a fair bit alike with the existing 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. The powertrain was raised in its totality from the Goal R (revealed over), which can generate upwards of 1,000 horse power in its most performance-friendly setup. The GT4 ePerformance model has to do with 5 1/2 inches (14 centimeters) bigger than the Clubsport, Porsche states, and also needed the manufacture of about 6,000 one-of-a-kind repairs.
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