At the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, Porsche announced that they will put their Mission E concept into action by investing in the design of an electric car for all environmentally conscious sports car lovers. The new car has been spotted in the cold weather near the Arctic where it has been taken to test its performance to the max.
At first glance, the test car appears to look like a second generation Panamera, but its real identity is found in the details. It is taller than the Panamera thanks to the battery which rests on the floor and can be clearly seen from some angles. In addition, it has a smaller wheelbase, which is due to the shorter doors.
Porsche ‘Mission E’ Prototype Car Gives us a Glimpse into the Future
Since this is an electric car, it has less cooling requirements than an internal combustion vehicle. That is why many cooling openings have been sealed, making the front face of the vehicle more smooth and streamlined. There is one concealed port located behind the front wheel on the passenger’s side to hide the charging dock which will keep this concept car going.
The Mission E currently has four doors with the look of a large coupe. No one is sure what the final model will look like, but many experts suggest that a sedan might be the way to go since it will make the car more appealing to a larger sector of customers.
The E concept is equipped with motors for both the front and rear wheels delivering about 600 horsepower. The car is reported to speed from 0-62 mph in an unbelievable 3.5 seconds and to 124 mph in less than 12 seconds. The impressive battery will travel for 300 miles on a single charge and will charge to 80% capacity in less than 15 minutes, making this e-car a revolutionary addition from the leading sports cars manufacturer.
With prototypes still under lock and key, we are all waiting for the new Porsche family member to hit the showroom. To get the latest updates on the Mission E, subscribe to The Auto Gallery’s email newsletter.