Porsche Taycan Styling Translates Well To A Future, Electric 718 Cayman

Fresh off the Porsche Taycan making its long-awaited debut, designer Kleber Silva has rendered what a future 718 Cayman could look like if it were to take design inspiration from the new all-electric sedan.

Making the Taycan immediately stand out from all other Porsches are the uniquely-shaped headlights that have been nicely incorporated into the bodywork. The 718 rendered features exactly the same headlights and they actually look pretty good.

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The current 718 Cayman and Boxster sport oval-shaped headlights similar to those on the 911. The fitment of lights more similar to those from the Taycan would represent a radical departure and inevitably trigger a lot of debate if Porsche ever updated its mid-engined sports car to look like this.

The Taycan-inspired theme continues at the rear, with a similar LED light bar stretching across the back. The light isn’t totally straight, however, making for a rather wonky look, but nevertheless, this photo gives you a good idea of how the EV’s taillights translate to the Cayman.

A few days ago, Porsche indicated that electric versions of the Boxster and Cayman are a good idea for the future. If such vehicles were to see the light of day, they wouldn’t use the same PPE platform as the Taycan and upcoming Audi e-tron GT but a new architecture, meaning they wouldn’t launch until 2022 at the earliest.

  • Nordschleife

    Why wouldn’t it. Most Porsche’s look similar.

  • TheBelltower

    Yes! Do it

  • Gustavo Adriano

    Good idea, horrible front end…

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  • SteersUright

    Not good. Just ok. Not sexy and desirable, just different and retains the car’s already good proportions. The next gen Cayman blessed with the proportions of a mid-engine car has a chance to be even more beautiful and it should be. This rendering is not bad, just rather generic.

  • Bash

    I did not notice the anything wrong with the render until I actually read the heading.

  • Matteo Tommasi

    This render’s quality is inexistent, but the idea works fine. In the end, the Taycan looks like a Porsche.

  • Porkopolis

    2020 MR Spyder Coupe.

  • Toronado_II

    No, please don’t !

  • nastinupe

    Because when you ask a Porschephile what they desire in their perfect Porsche, their answer is one with an electric motor that’s as quiet as the buzz from a fly zipping past.

  • botornot387

    this actually looks really good, however, i think the proportions would be a little different in keeping with the flexibility of an electric drivetrain. Also, i would figure that the taillights would be more distinctive in following with the evolutionary styling the cayman and boxster will keep

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