Porsche Mission E
Mission E is a sports car that covers over 500 kilometers with superb performance.
Starting in as low as $90,000 and over $130,000 for higher trims.
Mission E speaks to what’s to come. A conceivable future. An intriguing future. Porsche guideline as far as execution, eco-friendliness, driving elements, and ordinary common sense—in light of progressive innovation. Also, obviously with an ageless, rich, stylish structure. At the end of the day, it is the 911 of e-autos. Mission E doesn’t simply own one expression, yet a few on the double.
More than 440 kW (600 hp) accelerate the e-Porsche from 0 to 100 km/h in under 3.5 seconds.
What is Porsche’s Mission in different verticals?
- Mission-Performance: “Our core area of expertise lies in complex, efficient, and high-performance powertrains—just look at the 918 Spyder or 919 Hybrid.” (Stefan Weckbach, Mission E project head)
- Mission-Driving: “The dynamics of driving straight ahead are simple. To appreciate the essence of the sports car concept, look at the curves.” (Stefan Weckbach)
- Mission-Everyday Life: “Fifteen minutes is an acceptable amount of charging time. And with 800 volts, it’s also feasible.” (Stefan Weckbach)
- Mission-Design: “The designers’ dream is for the Mission E to acquire a status similar to that of the 911.” (Michael Mauer, Porsche design head)
- Mission-Cockpit: “The concept for the controls is a good indication of how Porsche will view connectivity and infotainment in the future.” (Michael Mauer)
It’s a sports car. There’s no doubt about that. But it’s not the sports car you might expect. Its powertrain is completely new, but, like that of every Porsche, is based on technology tested in motorsports. Two permanent magnet synchronous motors (PSMs), similar to those in the 919 Hybrid that won Le Mans, propel the car and recover energy when braking. One of them powers the rear axle, the other the front axle. With a combined output of more than 440 kW (600 hp), they catapult the MissionE to 100 km/h per hour in less than 3.5 seconds, and to 200 km/h in less than 12 seconds.
Mission E can corner even faster and more precisely, while remaining more stable during high-speed lane changes. Derived from the 911 chassis, the active suspension system shares the brand’s famous ability to combine sportiness with comfort. This makes the Mission E suitable for the race track. It is expected to lap the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring in less than 8 minutes.
Charging time and the range of a car are key topics in electromobility. Porsche is breaking new ground with the Mission E by doubling the standard charging voltage to 800. This results in shorter charging times as well as less weight, because power can be transmitted by thinner copper wires. The size of the lithium-ion battery enables the car to drive more than 500 kilometers on a single charge. It needs only 15 minutes to recharge for another 400 kilometers of range. Just enough time for a coffee break.
The classic elements of the Mission E clearly evoke its iconic heritage. The arrow-like front is reminiscent of the 918 Spyder, interwoven with the lines of famous race cars. Distinctive front fenders and extremely flat hood lines and side windows show the genes shared with the 911. As on the 911 GT3 RS, a pronounced, broad recess runs from the overlapping front hood up and over the roof.
Driving pleasure is guaranteed. So is feedback—the face-tracking system reflects this pleasure by displaying the corresponding emoticon on the instrument; this can be saved and shared along with further data.
The dashboard is brimming with new ideas as well. Based on the cockpit design of the very first 911, a broad holographic display can be activated with a wave of the hand. The driver or front passenger can then operate the radio, navigation system, climate control, phone, and individual apps in touch-free form. Intuitive gestures, detected by sensors, do the trick.
The Mission E can also be configured externally via Porsche Car Connect. Using “Over the Air and Remote Services” allows owners to modify the car’s functions from their smartphone or tablet. A simple update via the integrated high-speed data module is all it takes to save new infotainment features or engine and suspension settings. Yet another way of charging the car.
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