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Porsche’s electric Mission E will pack up to 670 horsepower

We’ve already noted that Porsche is gunning for Tesla with its Mission E sports car, and has even been spotted testing it against the Model X and Model S. Now we know more about what you’ll be able to buy when it goes on the market, reportedly in 2019. 

Automobile reports that it will likely release three all-wheel-drive versions with 300 kW, 400 kW and 500 kW (402, 536 and 670 horsepower). It’ll have a two-speed transmission and, as we’ve noted earlier, will hit 0 to 60 mph in around 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph, and go around 300 miles on a charge.

Spies have previously caught Porsche testing a Mission E mule that vaguely resembles the auto show model (below). However, it had regular doors (rather than a suicide rear door), less bulgy fenders and a front end that’s not quite so dramatic.

Porsche Mission E

However, Automobile tested a version that retains all of those features and looks exactly like the show car that first appeared in Frankfurt. Based on that, it’s hard to say exactly which Mission E we’ll get when it starts production, reportedly in 2020.

Comparisons against Tesla are tempting, but the Mission E will address a slightly different market. Thanks to the electric drivetrain, it’s bigger inside than it looks, but is still seats four and not five+2 folks like the Model S. “The production version is, in essence, a C-segment sedan with an almost D-size interior,” Mission E lead Stefan Weckbach told Automobile.

Porsche Mission E

The concept also has a much more aggressive, nearly supercar-like profile, as well. Even if it’s relatively roomy inside, it’s more likely to attract buyers who want a roomy sports car. Tesla buyers, on the other hand, probably want things the other way around — a sedan that can go like hell if need be. Either way, you can no longer dismiss the Mission E as vaporware, as Porsche now seems to be on a mission (sorry) to get it into production.

Porsche Mission E specs LEAKED

– Tesla Model S rival boasts huge range and power

The specs for the Porsche Mission E electric car have been leaked ahead of its debut.

Porsche Mission E exterior design concept

 specs have purportedly been leaked ahead of its debut, and it could is shaping up to be a credible rival to Tesla’s Model S.

The handsome new electric car will have up to 670 bhp and there will be three specification models of the vehicle that goes on sale. According to Automobile magazine, be specced with either 402bhp, 536bhp or 670bhp.

This is similar to the power options offered at Tesla with the Model S  which achieves between a claimed 382 to 691 HP. While the size of the battery has yet to be divulged, the car will be able to achieve around 300 miles on a single charge.

Power is divided between its front and rear motors which offers 215 bhp and 299 Nm of torque at the front across all three models.

The rear motor will come with either 322 hp/340Nm or 429 hp/550Nm of torque. It is also rumoured to come with a two-speed transmission which is uncommon for electric cars, which are usually offered with a single speed.Mission E will also be able to go from 0-60mph in around 3.5 seconds which although it does not reach the dizzying 2.5 seconds Model S P100D time, is very fast. The car’s top speed will be limited to 155mph.

Porsche Mission E
Porsche Mission E

Porsche Mission E specs have been revealed. Probably one of the best features of the car is its fast-charging capabilities with it being able to regenerate 80 percent of its full charge in just 20 minutes.

It will sit between the Cayenne and Panamera with slightly smaller exterior proportions than the latter. Porsche promises greater interior space, however, thanks to the location of the electric powertrain and battery packs.The front doors and rear suicide doors open out to create greater access to the cabin, which seats four passengers.

Porsche Mission E

The Mission E is expected to cost from around $75,000-$80,000

Each will have their own bucket-seat in the high-end interior. The driver’s head up display is curved and obtains five different dials giving different informationIn the centre is two different screen which controls everything from navigation to audio and navigation. Prices for the car are expected to start around $75,000 and $80,000 to start and it will go on sale in 2019


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