Electric Porsche Boxster Spied

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Porsche has already said the 718 Boxster and Cayman are going electric.

Now a prototype has been spotted out on the road.

Autoblog has the shots, which are claimed to have captured the car on a test circuit. It looks to be an early-stage prototype.

We'll second AB in noting that, as per usual with prototypes, camouflage is being to good use to disguise the looks, though the car is still clearly a Boxster.

The spy shots do seem to show that the Boxster will gain in both wheelbase and overall length, and the rear taillight appears to be a full-width unit. There's a center exhaust cutout that is almost certainly a fake-out to try to get observers to think they aren't seeing an EV. Other observable details include wide tires -- there were actually two testers spied, and one appeared to have summer tires and the other winter -- and large, drilled brake rotors.

Other specs remain a mystery at this time.

[Image: Porsche]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Master Baiter Master Baiter on Nov 08, 2022

    I'll bet it weighs 4500 lbs, goes 200 miles on a charge, and costs $100K. In other words, a fail.

  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Nov 09, 2022

    At least the drivetrain will be more reliable.

    • Doug Dye Doug Dye on Dec 11, 2022

      I owned three Porsche Boxsters; a 2000 S, a 2007 Boxster, and a 2009 Boxster. In over ten years of ownership and many miles, the only failure was an alternator on the 2000 Boxster S. If you are handy, they are actually fairly easy to work on, as well.