Porsche, of all automakers, offers a number of electrified vehicles. It has yet put a pure EV into production, or base on on the 718. But that's just what we have here. It's the Cayman E-Volution, and it's part of Porsche's display at the Electric Vehicle Symposium in its home town of Stuttgart.
The prototype appears to be based not on the new 718 Cayman (internally dubbed 982), but on the previous 981 model. Only instead of a boxer six (or the newer model's turbo four), the E-Volution is all-electric.
Don't think that means it's slow, though: in fact, with a 0-62 time quoted at 3.3 seconds, it'll beat any gasoline-powered Cayman to date off the line – quicker than the 4.2 seconds it takes for either the previous Cayman GT4 or the new 718 Cayman S to come up to speed.
It'll also travel for 200 kilometers (124 miles) on a full charge, which is a fair bit better than most EVs you can buy. Unfortunately the Cayman E-Volution won't see production, but Porsche is working hard at bringing its Mission E concept to market – with an even better range.
The manufacturer says the production Mission E electric sports car will boast a range of 500 kilometers (310 miles), putting it right in Tesla territory (the Model 3 offering the same, and the Model S up to 335). With the new accumulator-based charging network Porsche is working on installing across Europe (together with Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and Ford), it'll also charge up from empty to 80 percent of capacity in just 15 minutes.