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Porsche and Frauscher Unveil Revolutionary Electric Sports Boat, Inspired by Future Macan EV

Porsche and Frauscher, an Austrian shipyard, have announced a collaboration to build an all-electric 28.4-foot sports boat with the same powertrain as the future Macan EV. As part of the announcement, the next-generation electric crossover appears in an official sketch issued by the two firms.

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Spy images of the world’s first zero-emissions Macan are nothing new, since we’ve seen numerous mules, including during winter testing, but this new sketch adds something new, at least in terms of style.

The digital drawing depicts the new crossover from the side, and the rear appears to be considerably more sloped than it is on the current-generation vehicle, all while mimicking the Panamera and Taycan profiles.

The rear lights appear to be identical to those on the Taycan, with a continuous beam of red light running over the width of the car.

We previously knew that Porsche’s forthcoming model will be powered by the new PPE architecture, which employs 800-volt technology, as well as a 100-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. This was confirmed once more in the official announcement detailing the relationship between the German vehicle manufacturer and the Austrian shipyard.

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Based on the Frauscher 858 Fantom Air day cruiser, the Frauscher x Porsche 850 Fantom Air will incorporate everything from the permanently excited synchronous electric motor and the 800-volt architecture to the high-voltage battery and related power electronics.

The statement does not specify how much power the boat has, but we already know that the most powerful version of the Macan will feature an all-wheel drive arrangement capable of providing up to 603 horsepower and more than 738 pound-feet (1,000 Newton-meters) of torque.

In terms of charging, it has been rumored that the zero-emissions crossover would be able to receive more than 270 kW of power from a suitable charger, theoretically allowing for faster top-ups than the Taycan, which can accept up to 270 kW.

The Fantom Air, like the all-electric Macan, will make its premiere in 2024, with an exclusive first edition of 25 cars produced in Ohlsdorf, Austria.

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