Porsche promises the production version of its Mission E concept will truly be worthy of the brand and way more special than Tesla’s models.
Tesla’s success seems to have stirred a lot of envy within the automotive industry. At the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche brought in front of worldwide audience the Mission E concept, claiming the production model of its first fully electric car will revolutionize the segment and will be more technologically advanced than Tesla’s Model S. A Porsche engineer not working directly on the project has praised the upcoming model by recently telling Automobile magazine that the Mission E will be “something special” and the automaker is really putting hard work into the development process to make it “a true Porsche through and through.”
Another brand’s employee pushed the discussion a little bit further. “It’ll be something entirely different than any of its competitors, across the board” a product manager from Porsche added. Nothing out of the ordinary so far. However, he continued by throwing some poisoned arrows towards rival Telsa by saying “the thing about Ludicrous mode is that it’s a façade. Two launches saps the whole battery. That won’t be the case with the Mission E. You’ll be able to run it hard, over and over; the battery will not overheat, the power control module will not overheat, and the seats will not suck.”
Porsche is expected to launch its “special” electric sports model no sooner than 2019. The production version is said to keep the overall design of the concept and a similar powertrain, meaning it should remain in line with the 600 horsepower of the prototype developed by two electric motors and enough to push it to 62 mph in about three seconds.