Wed, 09 August 2023
Renowned sports car manufacturer Porsche has collaborated with Austrian Frauscher Shipyard to develop an exclusive electric sports boat. Equipped with the drive technology of the future Porsche Macan electric, the 8.67-metre-long daycruiser based on the Frauscher 858 Fantom Air offers excellent driving characteristics.
The Frauscher x Porsche 850 Fantom Air is based on the Frauscher 858 Fantom Air daycruiser, whose 8.67-metre long and 2.49-metre wide hull it is taking over practically unchanged. Porsche has optimised and further developed its drive technology designed for road vehicles for use on the water. This enables the use of the state-of-the-art automotive drive technology of the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) on which the future all-electric Macan will be based as the first Porsche model. The technology includes the lithium-ion high voltage battery with a total capacity of around 100 kWh, a permanently excited synchronous electric motor (PSM) of the latest generation, and the related power electronics.
Porsche aims to be a leader in sustainable mobility. And this ambition is not to be limited to racing and road cars alone in the future. The collaborative electric yacht intends to set standards on the water with its typical Porsche E-Performance. Delivery of a first edition of 25 units is set to begin in 2024.