The reveal of a production-ready Porsche Mission E isn’t too far off, and that means more info is leaking out. UK automotive news source CAR found out a few interesting pieces about Porsche’s new “Tesla fighter” all-electric sedan.
First off, the Mission E will come with three different grades or power output ranges, similar to the Model S. The Carrera will be rated at 300 kW, the Carrera S at 400 kW, and the Turbo at 500 kW.
We already know the Mission E will be larger than the 911, but smaller than the Panamera. As the EV is in the market longer, new body styles will likely launch, possibly expanding the car for more utility.
Expect the Mission E to be a real performance champ. Supposedly, the base model will do 0-62 mph in under 3.5 seconds and will hit 124 mph in 12 seconds. Top speed should be over 155 mph, thanks to the Autobahn. In addition, Porsche has cooked up a design where the batteries sit extremely low in the chassis, making for better handling.
Plenty of tech from the Porsche 919 race car will be in the Mission E. That motorsports heritage will set this EV apart from Teslas and others.
With a launch date sometime in 2009, we’ll likely see the production-ready Porsche Mission E at either the Frankfurt or Paris car show. But, no official announcements have been made yet.