Spy photos of the electric 2025 Porsche 718 Boxster – UPDATE

Spy photos of the electric 2025 Porsche 718 Boxster – UPDATE
Spy photos of the electric 2025 Porsche 718 Boxster – UPDATE

Spy photos show the next-generation 718 Boxster will be battery powered, with all-wheel drive also reportedly in the works.

UPDATE, 8 August 2023: The electric 2025 Porsche 718 Boxster has been spotted again, this time as a prototype vehicle was recharging while out on road tests.

German charging company Next Move posted images of the electric Boxster on its social media accounts, revealing the convertible’s charging point to be at the top and centre of the car’s rear.

Since spy photos were taken of an early electric Boxster prototype in late 2022, Porsche has added perspex over the tail-lights, while retaining the fake centre exhaust in an effort to disguise its electric propulsion.

According to Next Move, the car’s charging rate indicated the Boxster has an 800-volt system – just like the electric Porsche Taycan.

The original article continues unchanged below.

9 November 2022: The 2025 Porsche 718 Boxster will be purely electric, and these are the first images of the new zero-emissions sports car before its expected unveiling next year, or in 2024.

Porsche engineers have been busy trying to disguise the new-generation 718 Boxster, removing the full-width tail-lights and hiding some key body lines – but it’s the fake centre exhaust pipe that actually provides the greatest clue to the car’s electric propulsion.

The prototype appears to have active aerodynamics at the front, with large air intakes in the bumper appearing to house flaps which can open or close to aid with downforce and cooling of vehicle components.

The German carmaker has previously confirmed it was moving the 718 range to battery power with the new generation – referred to internally by its codename ‘983’ – with reports from early 2022 also hinting at all-wheel drive for the Boxster convertible and its Cayman coupe sibling.

MORE: Electric Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster confirmed for launch

Previously leaked information from Porsche dealerships in the US to publication Car and Driver point to at least 400km of claimed driving range, with a target of approximately 1650kg for the new model.

While Porsche previewed the future of the 718 range with the Mission R – a battery-powered racing car concept with peak power of 800kW – it’s unlikely the production models will offer anywhere near that level of performance.

The company is said to be working on replicating the praised driving dynamics of the mid-engined 718 range, positioning the heavy batteries behind the occupants to replicate the weight distribution of the current car.

“It’s the same reason why a lot of super-sports cars today have a mid-engine design, with the engine behind the driver,” Porsche development boss Michael Steiner told the UK’s Autocar in 2021.

MORE: 2024 Porsche 718 Cayman imagined with Mission R electric power and style

“With today’s battery cell technology, the batteries are the biggest and heaviest part of the car … so we developed what we call the e-core battery design,” he said.

“Packaging-wise and centre of gravity-wise, it’s more or less a copy of a mid-engine design.”

The electric 2025 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman are expected to be unveiled within the next 18 months, with deliveries likely to begin in 2024 or 2025.

The post Spy photos of the electric 2025 Porsche 718 Boxster – UPDATE appeared first on Drive.

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