There’s been no shortage of talk in recent days about the new Porsche Taycan, the first all-electric product to carry the Porsche badge. We also know that the company intends to transfer the Macan to an electric platform when it renews that SUV.
Now we hear that the 718 could be next in line to get an electric variant. Porsche’s vice-president Lutz Meschke told Auto Express magazine that the model would be a logical choice, sidelining in the process the possibility of the 911 being the potential next EV to join the Porsche roster.
Meschke said electrifying the 911 would be too complicated right now, especially as the model has just been renewed. On the other hand, “for the 718 I think that it would be a very good step for the future and it would be on a completely new platform that we can discuss and share with other brands."
Interestingly, this comment comes a few weeks after Tetsuyo Tada, lead engineer for the new Toyota Supra, said that Porsche would be his first choice as a partner were Toyota to bring back the MR2.