The Porsche Mission E is a concept car designed to preview what
the next-generation of electric-powered Porsche sports cars might
The exterior design of the four-door, four seat Mission E bears many
references to the 911, and also the more recent Porsche
918 Spyder supercar. But at the same time it's a much bolder and
more adventurous design than any recent Porsche. It is also fantastically
good looking from almost every angle.
The Mission E is based on a newly developed platform conceived specifically
around its electric drive system. However various elements of the
Mission E's chassis, including the suspension, have been sourced from
the next-generation Panamera. The floorpan is made from aluminium,
high-strength steel and carbon-fibre reinforced plastic - a combination
Porsche says will be reflected on the production version which could
arrive in 2018.
Two electric motors - similar to the ones used on the 919 Hybrid race
car - develop more than 600 horsepower and send their power to all
four wheels via a clever torque vectoring system. It's performance
is startling. 0-62 mph in just 3.5 seconds, and a driving range of
310 miles on a full charge. However Porsche's groundbreaking 800-volt
quick-charge system, which can provide an 80 percent charge in 15
minutes, is good for 250 miles.
The lithium-ion batteries have been mounted low down in the car's
chassis to reduce the center of gravity and improve stability. To
improve the car's handling even further, the Porsche Mission E also
features four-wheel steering.
On the inside, the instruments are intuitively operated by eye-tracking
and gesture control, some even via holograms which are oriented toward
the driver by automatically adjusting the display's angle to the driver's
|Engine / Drivetrain