Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance challenges gas with electrons

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Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance challenges gas with electrons

The most powerful Porsche on the road or track today is the 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance prototype. Built to show off what an unfettered electric race car can do, its performance is nothing short of thrilling. Porsche quotes up to 1,070 hp (800 kw) of output in qualifying mode, and a continuous 600 hp (450 kw) for the 30-minute duration of a Porsche Carrera Cup race.

How fast is it? Its top speed and lap times match those of today’s 911 GT3 Cup racers. No EV on the market today can claim that.

Built like a race car, the GT4 ePerformance is hard to get into, especially as a passenger. After donning a Nomex fireproof suit, a helmet, and a HANS device, I found the best means of entry was to insert my left leg into the passenger compartment until it rested on a black metal box in the footwell. I then folded my helmeted head under the top bar of the roll cage, wiggled my torso across the bottom bar, and dropped into the seat. The last step was to raise my right leg, bending and flexing it enough to get over the sill and past the cage’s front bar.

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