The Mission E prototype – as the name implies – is not just for show, but we already know that. But Porsche is trying to tell us it – one classic German manufacturer – is ready to go for the electric future.
And it all started with the Mission E concept that was brought in front of the worldwide audience for the first time during the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show – and believe it or not the prototype is actually functional as it deployed components from the 2011 Boxster E prototype. And after doing the rounds of the rumor mill on numerous occasions, we already know the production version – Porsche’s first ever all electric vehicle – would be very close to the concept, with the company officially tipping the majority of design and technical specs will carry over. The footage released by Porsche walks us through the design process – which kinda’ looks like a Panamera two generations from now – and as such looks gorgeous in the metal.
The suicide doors of the prototype will not be present on the production version but Porsche claims it will bring something “very close” to the concept. Additionally, the overall design of the car “will be very similar.” The output should remain in line with the 600 horsepower (440 kilowatts) of the prototype deployed via two electric motors. That’s enough to rocket to 62 mph (100 km/h) in about three seconds and reach 124 mph (200 km/h) in under 12 seconds. The battery pack is holding enough to last for about 310 miles (500 kilometers) and the automaker also added the Turbo Charging system of the prototype will make the trip to the production version – giving it a jolt to 80 percent in about 15 minutes for a theoretical range of approximately 248 miles (400 kilometers).