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Porsche is now testing the technology components of the Mission R with this new 1,073bhp 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance.

06 Jun 2022 | International News : Germany


Porsche has moved one step closer to producing an all-electric racer.

The firm has now shoehorned the entire electric motor and battery technology from the Mission R into the platform of a 718 Cayman to create this: The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance.

Porsche states the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance can deliver a steady 603bhp for up to 30 minutes
The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance thus gets an electric drivetrain that generates a peak maximum of 1,073bhp. Porsche additionally states that the vehicle the vehicle can push out a steady 603bhp for 30 minutes, which will allow it to last the duration of a Carrera Cup race.

In terms of lap times and top speed, the 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance is said to be on par with the performance of the current 992-generation 911 GT3 Cup.

The car also gets direct oil cooling of the e-motors and battery pack designed to directly counteract thermally induced derating. This, coupled with the drivetrain's 900V technology, means the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance can be charged at maximum speed from 5% to 80% state of charge in just 15 minutes.

The car still remains under wraps from now, although Porsche does state that it is 14cm wider than a 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport.

The car sports close to 6,000 parts that have been designed from scratch, and comes with a body made of natural fibre composite materials, which reduces its carbon footprint compared to other synthetic materials.

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance also sports flared fenders compared to the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport, allowing it to utilise wider 18-inch racing tyres from Michelin. Renewable materials are said to make up a particularly high proportion of the tyres.

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