There are details about the new versions of the Porsche Boxster and CaymanApril 24, 2019
Cars of the current generation will receive hybrid or plug-in hybrid versions. So far, nothing is known about the composition of more ecological power plants.
It’s probably just a matter of time when Porsche electrifies its main sports car 911. Not only that, it seems that the duo of the Boxster and Cayman models can also get electrified versions. According to reports of our foreign colleagues from the Autocar publication, the management of the German brand is going to present hybrid modifications for entry-level sports models.
Porsche Chairman of the Board of Directors, Oliver Blum, said in an interview with Autocar that the company is already testing fully electric prototypes of the Model 718, while also working on its hybrid performance.
He also noted that they had not yet decided whether the vehicles would receive hybrid or hybrid installations with a plug-in module, but it was decided that buyers would be offered both electric and hybrid versions of these two models at the same time. Fully electric models are expected to switch to a new Porsche PPE platform, while hybrid / plug-in hybrid versions are likely to be built on an updated version of the same platform as now. Porsche is going to do the same for the Macan compact crossover.
Little is known about the Boxster and Cayman’s hybrid versions, but it looks like the cars will have a gasoline 4-cylinder engine, while the 911 hybrid is expected to get a 6-cylinder engine.
It is expected that the pinnacle of efforts to electrify the Porsche model range will be the new hypercar, which will be the successor to the 918 Spyder, which in itself was a hybrid. According to insiders, it should be submitted in the middle of the next decade.
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