Porsche Teases Mission E Electric Sports Car
Oodles of battery-powered shove to bring Porsche into the futureby Jonathan Lopez, on
Back in 2015, Porsche unveiled the Mission E concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Folks went gaga over the futuristic styling and impressive specs, but the Stuttgart automaker has been playing it close to the chest ever since. Now, it looks like we’re getting a small peek at things to come as Porsche just issued a slew of official images teasing the up-and-coming performance machine.
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Taking a close look, we can see that the Mission E is shaping up to look quite a bit like the original concept car.
While an official debut is still likely at least another year in the making, it looks like Stuttgart is ready to show off the progress its made thus far on the 2020 Mission E all-electric sports car, giving us five official images showing what appears to be the Mission E in pre-production form.
While short on technical details, the images still give us a decent idea of what the Mission E will look like when it finally hits the road in late 2019 or early 2020.
Taking a close look, we can see that the Mission E is shaping up to look quite a bit like the original concept car. We also see a good deal of the Panamera in its overall shape and profile, with a relatively centrally placed cabin and a somewhat extended hood line, plus there’s that requisite 911-esque front end.
The Mission E is expected to provide seating for four in the cabin, with high-end materials and the latest infotainment goodies throughout.
Porsche will be bringing it’s A game in terms of powertrain tech, evolving the technology pioneered by the hybrid 918 Spyder and LMP1 919 race car.
Most importantly though, Porsche will be bringing it’s A game in terms of powertrain tech, evolving the technology pioneered by the hybrid 918 Spyder and LMP1 919 race car into a full-fledged all-electric performance system.
We’re expecting output levels of 600 horsepower, which, when laid down by four individual electric motors in the corners, will propel the four-door to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. Range-per-charge should slot in just above the 300-mile mark.
It’s also rumored that Porsche will offer a base model making around 400 horsepower and a mid-range trim with 500 horsepower.
All told, the Mission E will look to take on the venerable Tesla Model S in the high-end electric segment.
Look for the Mission E to debut next year at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with sales kicking off shortly thereafter for the 2020 model year. Pricing will likely slot in at around $85,000 for the base model.
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