The next electric car sports car platform for the VW group will be developed by Porsche.

The new SPE architecture will be the company’s third purpose-built EV platform.

According to a report from Automotive News Europe, Porsche will take the lead in the design of the new platform for fully electric supercars and sports cars. Inside the Volkswagen Group, Porsche has had the most success with electrified supercars in the past. The company’s 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid had a 279 horsepower boost from its electric motors and saw sales capped at 918 units. It sold out six months before production finished.

That’s much better than the similar attempts from Audi with electric versions of the R8. The first R8 e-tron failed to make production in 2013, as the 10 prototypes were limited by then-current battery technology. In 2015, a second attempt saw sales of fewer than 100 units. The production R8 e-tron used two electric motors to provide rear wheel drive and 456 horsepower. Range was 280 miles.

The report said that a VW group executive confirmed Porsche had received the assignment to build a two-door electric vehicle platform. The first vehicles built on the platform are not expected to arrive before 2025.

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The new platform could then be used for new electric Audi sports cars, but also by Lamborghini if that brand is persuaded to move away from naturally aspirated V12s.

The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept could foreshadow the shared platform being developed by Porsche.

Porsche’s first fully electric car, the Mission E sedan due next year, will be built on an existing platform. After that, Porsche and Audi are working together to develop a PPE electric platform that will underpin the brands’ sedans. This new supercar architecture will come after that.

Porsche leads the VW group for electrification. The company has said that nearly 60-percent of buyers of the brand’s Panamera sedan have chosen the e-hybrid version since¬†the introduction of the new model last year.

The Volkswagen Group has previously announced plans to introduce more than 80 new electrified models by 2025.

Automotive News Europe

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