Spy Shots: First Look at the 2025 Porsche Boxster EV
The highly anticipated next-generation Porsche Boxster has been under surveillance for quite some time, and our spy photographers have finally managed to capture a prototype with the final lighting elements. Despite the heavy camouflage, it’s clear that the headlights boast the signature four-point LED design, while the rear showcases a pair of wide parallel lines. However, one peculiar aspect that Porsche insists on including is a fake exhaust tip positioned in the center of the bumper.
In terms of its appearance, the Boxster without a combustion engine still seems to be a work in progress, as evidenced by the mixture of old and new body parts on the prototype. Notably, the vehicle showcases massive brakes both in the front and rear, further emphasizing its performance-oriented nature.
Last month, our spies were able to catch a different prototype, which provided a glimpse of the all-new interior featuring a dual-screen setup and capacitive-touch controls. While the dashboard layout shares some similarities with the 911, it is exclusively tailored for a two-seat configuration, rather than the 2+2 layout found in other Porsche models.
According to Porsche, the next-generation Boxster is expected to hit the market around 2025, meaning we are approximately two years away from its debut. In a recent interview with Road & Track, Porsche’s R&D boss, Michael Steiner, hinted that the arrival of the electric Boxster might not immediately mark the end of internal combustion engines (ICE). He suggested that both EV and ICE models could coexist for a certain period, similar to how Porsche plans to concurrently sell the gasoline-powered Macan alongside its electric successor for several years. Steiner mentioned that this strategy may vary depending on different markets, but he hopes the ICE Boxster/Cayman will continue to be available in the European Union, despite stricter emissions regulations.
As for the all-electric Boxster, spy shots have revealed the inclusion of a front trunk and a charging port positioned above the rear license plate. The upcoming EV is anticipated to offer both rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations, featuring single- and dual-motor setups, respectively. So far, only the electric Boxster variant has been spotted, raising the possibility that its coupe counterpart could be introduced at a later stage.
Porsche has already demonstrated its ability to develop a relatively lightweight electric sports car with the Mission R concept. This conceptual electric Cayman, based on the outgoing model, weighed around 3,306 pounds, just 187 pounds more than the hardcore Cayman GT4 RS. It even boasted dual-motor all-wheel drive, implying that a single-motor rear-wheel drive variant could be even lighter.
Following the launch of the Macan EV in 2024 and the Boxster/Cayman EV in 2025, Porsche has plans to introduce a next-generation Cayenne and a larger electric SUV in the second half of the decade, consolidating its commitment to electric mobility.
With the upcoming release of the highly anticipated next-generation Boxster EV, Porsche enthusiasts around the world eagerly await the continuation of the iconic sports car lineage. As the brand embraces electric powertrains, it remains to be seen how the Boxster EV will perform alongside its ICE counterparts, and whether it will live up to the legacy of its illustrious predecessors.