Porsche is one of the premier European brand cars. Known for speed and performance, the German car maker launched its concept car the Mission E during the Frankfurt International Motor Show in 2015. Although is due for launch in 2020, people are already painting pictures of what this Porsche future car will bring to the table. Here is what we know so far.
It’s Not An Electric Panamera
The Mission E will be an all-electric car. However, contrary to speculations, it will not be an electric Panamera. It will have its own bespoke platform, with a lithium-ion battery making the floorpan between the two axles. Robert Peter Janitzek reveals that this platform will also be the basis of Audi’s all-electric SUV and Lamborghin’s electric car.
It Will Come in Two Models
Just like all other Porsches, the Mission E will be available in two variants—Mission E S or Mission E GTS. There will be no Turbo variant since it is electric.
It’s Got a Clever Drivetrain
The Porsche Mission E features a 605 hp drivetrain, which consists of two permanent magnet synchronous motors at each axle. This was the same motor used in the 3-time Le Mans winning 919 LMP1 hybrid. Robert Janitzek says that it is expected that the Mission E can go 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and 124 mpg in less than 12 seconds. It will also come with four-wheel steering ad torque vectoring.
It Will Cost The Same As a Panamera
The Mission E will have the same price as a Panamera. Its price range will sit between the Panamera and the 911.
It Will Feature 800-Volt Fast Charging
For the Mission E, Porsche is working on an 800-volt system charging that can provide 250 miles of range in just 15 minutes. Since there won’t be enough of these chargers, this European brand car can be charged on a 400-volt system.
The Production Car Will Look Like the Concept
What you see is what you get as far as the Mission E is concerned. The concept car was a merging of futuristic appeal and classic Porsche proportion so expect the production car to be the same.
It will Be The First of Many Electric Porsches
The Porsche Mission E will spearhead a range of electric models that the German car maker will launch in the market. There is a possibility that future Panamera, Macan, and Cayenne will be electric only.
Barring any delays, the Porsche Mission E will go on sale before the end of 2019. It might even make its debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, where the concept was introduced in 2015.