The next-generation Porsche 718 Boxster EV has been spotted, giving us a detailed look at its cabin. The photos reveal a large, possibly curved, instrumentation display in the cockpit, along with a round steering wheel and physical buttons on the spokes. The centre of the dash features a wide touchscreen, a row of piano key-style buttons, rectangular air vents, and USB-C ports. There is also a piano black panel along the centre tunnel that houses the climate control system, a rotary dial, flick switches, and capacitive touch buttons. Behind the air conditioning system is a large paddle to operate the transmission.
The exterior of the Boxster EV remains disguised, with plastic coverings hiding key details such as the shape of the headlights, front air intakes, and tail-lights. It is expected that the headlights will be similar to those used on the revised Taycan, and a full-width lighting bar may be present at the rear. The car’s charging port is concealed by a plastic panel on the rear bumper.
The Boxster EV is said to have its batteries mounted in a vertical stack between the seats and the boot in order to maintain its mid-engine handling profile. Details about the drivetrain have yet to be revealed, but it is speculated that the Boxster EV may not follow the traditional two-motor all-wheel drive layout. Previous Porsche EV concepts, such as the Mission R and the 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance prototype, featured powerful dual-motor systems with oil cooling for the motors and battery pack to ensure consistent performance on the track.
It is important to note that, despite the introduction of the Boxster EV, Porsche will continue to offer the existing petrol-powered 718 Boxster model alongside its electric counterpart.