This is the first observation of a Porsche Mission E wearing near-production bodywork and he suggests that the final car will look largely unchanged from the concept, it is inspired by.
Photographed outside of the Porsche research and development center in Weissach, on the outskirts of Stuttgart, the car can be seen sporting exhaust exhaust, but this are fake and is equipped to hide the car’s identity.
Previous Mission E observations, shown in the gallery, have been a Panamerachassis mule testing in the Arctic Circle. The car development is led by Stefan Weckbach, who has already led the product strategy and, more recently, has been responsible for the development of the Boxster.
The future Tesla Model S rival is on one of three new electric car platforms developed in the Porsche of the parent company, the Volkswagen Group. The J1 structure is described as being different in the construction of the C-BEV platform scheduled to underpin the sister company of Audi, ahead of the production version of its E-tron quattro concept SUV.
“The J1 has a low floor, while the C-BEV is built differently with an upper floor which is suitable for an SUV,” said the president of the company Oliver Blume.
Despite the differences in their construction, Blume has also confirmed that the production version of the Mission of the E and E-tron will be a similar feature lithium ion battery technology.
The Mission E the battery pack is able to provide the car with a range of over 330 miles. In combination with two electric motors, the elegant four-door promises 590bhp and a 0-62mph in just 3.5 seconds, The car production to stick with the 800V charging system used on the Mission concept.
The details are scarce, but Porsche is rumored to collaborate with the Japanese electronics company Hitachi on the system, which Blume describes as the key to ensure that the batteries of the production of the Mission with an 80% charge in just 15 minutes.
Blume has also confirmed that Porsche plans for the Mission E to get Level 4 driving technology autonomous (self-driving in almost all situations, with the driver’s attention is not needed), but denied that it would allow for fully autonomous driving on long distances. “There are situations in traffic, where you can read a newspaper, but our customers get pleasure of driving and this will remain,” he said.
In addition, Porsche is working to provide the Mission with the software that will allow over-the-air updates, such as those initiated by Tesla with its Model S. “It will be possible to work with over-the-air ‘ options,” said Blume. “It is not yet decided, but it could be possible to charge with more power. For example, when you have 400bhp, it might be possible to upgrade to 450bhp.”
Blume observations indicate that Porsche is planning a Mission E, as well as a full range of models with different levels of performance similar to the strategy of the company with its 718 Boxster/Cayman, 911, Panamera, Macan and Cayenne pepper beaches.