Here is a Porsche of tomorrow – a car that has taken performance, which is green, to a next level with design philosophy of a sports car.
It seems that electric cars are the hot topic at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. After Audi, it is Porsche that has decided to throw its hat in the ring by unveiling the Mission E – a car which will take the blend of performance and efficiency to next level.
Say hello to the first ever completely electric four-door Porsche. This four-seat sports car has over 600 horses under its hood and can do over 500kms in a single charge. The battery of the Mission E can be charged almost 80% in just 15 minutes, and has the potential to reach the 100km/h mark in just 3.5 seconds. Two electric motors generate enough power to make the car propel to 200km/h in under 12 seconds. The all-wheel system along with torque vectoring helps in distributing power to all the four wheels according to the need resulting in precise steering and more control over the car at high speeds.
The body of the Porsche Mission E has been made of aluminium, steel and carbon-fibre polymer. To keep the weight low, all the wheels are also made of carbon and are 21” at the front and 22” at the rear. The doors open counter wise and allow easy access to the seats which is also helped by the fact that the B pillar is missing in this car. Another highlight of the car’s design is the absence of the conventional rear view mirrors. The lower corners of the windshield act as the mirrors which are supported by cameras mounted on the front wings.