Porsche Mission E
Last updated on November 15th, 2015 at 12:07 pm
Take a look into the year 2018. Not much has changed but Porsche have dropped an all-electric sports car that pumps out 600bhp Porsche sports car and goes from 0-62mph in under 3.5 seconds.
This beauty in question is the Porsche Mission E and it was revealed at Frankfurt last week, and if they can pull it off, this could be Porsche’s greatest achievement since the 911 fifty odd years ago!
The Mission E will don four doors, four full-size seats and four-wheel drive, but Porsche also claim it will also have a range of over 300 miles and will get an 80% charge in just 15 minutes thanks to a world-first 800V architecture.
While these numbers, as well as the 600bhp and speeds, are obviously all purely theoretical at the moment, it’s hard not to get a little excited at the thought of a real potential competitor to Tesla.
Porsche aim for the Mission E to weigh less than 2000kg but still maintains the low profile of the 911. In fact, it stands at exactly the same height of 129cm, while at 199cm wide, it’s 18cm broader than the Porsche icon.
We love the look of the Mission E. It’s undoubtedly Porsche with a roofline, windows and sizeable arches that we’re all accustomed to. But there are also some fresh ideas too with the rear-hinged rear doors, 3D headlamps and clamshell bonnet which are all something new.
The interior is also suitably futuristic too. The coolest part is the Mission E contains a camera that focuses on the driver’s face. When the driver looks at one of the many dials on the dash, the camera recognises which one you’re looking at and highlights it for you. Stuff of the dark arts, if you ask us!
The Porsche Mission E will take two to two and half years to make if they decide the demand is there. We absolutely love it, but then we’re also not sure we could afford one! A starting price of around £100,000 has been rumoured, which will mean it’ll be in the BMW i8 and Tesla Model S category.