The Porsche Mission E surprised everyone in Frankfurt
Porsche’s all-electric four-seat sports car has landed, and it was dubbed as the Porsche Mission E Concept. Clearly designed to rival the Tesla Model S, this electric sports car was one of the most impressive concepts unveiled at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, looking close to perfection even when standing still.
The Mission E features two permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM), which develop a total of over 600 hp, with the battery pack allowing a driving range of more than 500 km or about 310 miles. Featuring all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering, this beauty will easily do 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 3.5 seconds and 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in less than 12 seconds.
But the most impressive feature of the Mission E concept is that this electric supercar only needs 15 minutes to reach an 80 percent charge. This was possible by fitting the industry’s first 800-volt drive system onto the vehicle, which represents double the voltage of today’s electric vehicles..
Mission E’s lithium-ion battery is part of the car’s underbody, running the whole length of the car, right between its axles. This means a uniform weight distribution, as well as an extremely low center of gravity. And if you want to hear something truly amazing, you should know that according to Porsche, the Mission E laps the Nürburgring Nordschleife in under 8 minutes. Now, that’s impressive!
The Mission E had to be sophisticated inside the cabin, as well. Featuring instruments operated by eye-tracking and gesture control, with holograms part of the interior, this car’s dashboard is divided into three-dimensional structuring layers that look like they came straight from the future.
The upper layer integrates the driver’s display, with a holographic display that extends far into the passenger’s side. This allows individually selected apps to access primary functions such as media, navigation, climate control, contacts and vehicle. Your move, Tesla.