Porsche’s 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance Race Car Is A Heart-Pumping EV

The first indication that the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance is far from an ordinary race car comes during the safety briefing.

The stakes are high, and they paint a picture of the car’s electrifying power, as if we were provoking the wrath of Zeus himself.

The second clue lies in the sound. Starting as a muted whir, the noise intensifies into a high-pitched shriek the moment our driver

Unlike the sonorous flat-six of the regular Cayman, the GT4 ePerformance features two electric motors that propel the car with an exhilarating surge as we tackle the first corner at the Porsche Experience Center in Franciacorta, Italy.

Introduced as a prototype after the futuristic Mission R concept we tested earlier, the Cayman GT4 ePerformance serves as a test platform for Porsche’s electric powertrain advancements.

Though its design may resemble its gasoline-powered counterpart, the GT4 ePerformance conceals a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive system capable of delivering up to 1073 horsepower.