With the full and official introduction of the car early next year, Porsche’s testing of the electric version of the Macan on public roads over the past nearly two years will finally come to an end. However, you don’t have to wait until Porsche reveals its all-electric SUV to see how it looks; a fresh collection of spy images reveals a model in prototype form with hardly any exterior concealment.
This view of the Macan EV is by far the best we’ve had so far, and it exposes the front fascia with headlights reminiscent of the Taycan. The front end is essentially undetectable save from a little amount of black tape covering the lighting clusters. the bottom part of the fascia features a trapezoidal-formed bumper with the shape extending into the lower bumper diffuser. Above that, in the two corners of the bumper, there’s a pair of additional lights that seem to have cornering function.
Porsche Macan EV spy with no camo
More black tape is used to disguise the taillights on the back, which appear to be joined by an LED bar in the center. The phony exhaust pipes underneath the bumper are still gone, but there is also some black camouflage on the bumper. Rear wheels that steer in the opposite direction from the front ones are plainly visible in some of the photographs.
Under its exterior, the Macan EV is mechanically identical to an Audi electric SUV of a same size. The electric version of the Macan will have up to 603 horsepower and more than 738 pound-feet of immediate torque in its most powerful form, coming from a dual-motor setup. If you don’t like electrified Porsches, you’ll probably be pleased to learn that hear the combustion-powered Macan will stick around longer than initially planned.
Porsche plans to make the full presentation of the electrified Macan in 2024. The actual launch date won’t be known for a few more months, but we anticipate the Macan EV to go on sale somewhere in the middle of 2019.