Porsche has revealed the Cayman e-volution, a one-off electric sports car based on the 718 Cayman at the at the Electric Vehicle Symposium, the world's largest industry gathering on the topic of e-mobility, in Stuttgart, Germany.
The one-off Porsche Cayman e-volution offers a range of 201 kilometres and can sprint from 0-100kph in just 3.3 seconds, which is just over a second quicker than the 718 Cayman S, currently the most powerful version of the sports car in production.
The new Cayman e-volution features the Porsche's new Turbo Charging system which accumulator-based fast charging system that can charge up to a capacity of 320kW per vehicle and has a charging voltage of 800V. The system can also charge two cars simultaneously providing them with 160kW of power each.
The Cayman e-volution gives the automotive world a glimpse of what to expect when the Porsche Mission E electric sedan arrives in 2019 with four doors and a range of around 500 kilometres per charge and the ability to restore 80 percent of charge to its battery pack in around 15 minutes.
The new Porsche Cayman e-volution shows how electric cars can be sporty despite being weighed down by batteries. The Cayman e-volution though is a precursor to the main event, the Porsche Mission E electric sedan which will arrive in 2019 and is expected to make use of Porsche's new turbo charging system.