Porsche reveals 600bhp Mission E concept car
The electric four-door, four-seater coupe provides a preview of the next Panamera due next year and shows how the current PHEV model could be evolved.
Power for the concept is provided by two permanently-excited synchronous motors (PSM), similar to those used in this year's Le Mans victor, the 919 hybrid and delivering over 600bhp. The result is a 0-62mph time of less than 3.5 seconds with a driving range of over 331 miles.
The Mission E takes just over 15 minutes to reach an 80% charge thanks to the 800V battery charging system – double the voltage of today’s electric vehicles that operate at 400V. Porsche said that as well as shorter charging times, the higher voltage also brings about a lower weight as it opens up the use of lighter, smaller gage copper cables. The Mission E can also be charged at to a conventional 400V quick-charging station, or at home in the garage via inductive charging.
The carmaker added that the Mission E brings the typical Porsche sports car set-up with its lightweight construction with optimal weight distribution and a low centre of gravity.
The all-wheel drive features Porsche Torque Vectoring – which automatically distributes torque to the individual wheels – and the Mission E is also equipped with all-wheel steering as well as 21-inch wheels in front and 22-inch wheels at the rear.
Technology highlights inside include a holographic display with touch-free gesture control and eye tracking.