Monday, 20 June 2016

New: Porsche "Mission E" Stomping other auto mobile

Porsche Mission E Concept front three quarter
How much better, though? A Porsche engineer not working directly on the project tells us that the Mission E will be "something special," and that a crazy amount of work is being done to make sure it's "a true Porsche through and through."

"It'll be something entirely different than any of its competitors, across the board" a Porsche product manager told AUTOMOBILE. "The thing about [Tesla's] Ludicrous mode is that it's a facade. Two launches saps the whole battery. That won't be the case with the Mission E. You'll be able to run it hard, over and over; the battery will not overheat, the power control module will not overheat, and the seats will not suck."
Based on what we've seen on the Mission E concept, the production version will benefit from technology derived from the 919 hybrid race car. The concept makes more than 600hp using two electric motors, sending it off silently into oblivion in less than 3.5 seconds. Thanks to patented Porsche tech like all-wheel steering and torque-vectoring, it'll lap the Nurburgring in less than eight minutes.
While a 600-hp version may be offered at the top of the range, Porsche will likely offer two lower tiers making 500hp and 400hp as well, according to AUTOMOBILE European bureau chief Georg Kacher. 
From what we've heard, the biggest hurdle is the Mission E's range. The concept version was estimated at 310 miles, and it recharges using an integrated capacitive charging technology in the underbelly, with wireless charging capability, that can reach 80 percent of a full charge in 15 minutes.
There's still no word on when exactly the Porsche Mission E will reach production, but our initial reports indicated the provisional launch date was set for 2019. We'll have to wait and see until at least then just what Porsche is cooking up, but we have a feeling the juice will be worth the squeeze.