Who goes Faster ?! Porsche Challenges Tesla with Mission E Concept
Porsche has been a name well known for its groundbreaking automotive design and engineering for many decades. During the recently inaugurated Frankfurt auto-show, Porsche once again pulled out an ace from its sleeve in the form of the new Porsche Mission E Concept. The concept car is touted as the ‘Tesla killer’ and features power vectoring four wheel drive, a 600 brake horse power all-electric engine which accelerates the car from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, and all that without a single decibel of sound.
The elegant curves and fluidic lines give the car a characteristic 911-esque look. The low slung aluminium chassis makes the car extremely lightweight and gives it a roof height of just 52 inches. The body is a combination of steel and and carbon-fibre and rides on 21 inch 7 spoke alloy wheels on the front and 22’s at the back. Interiors of the car feature new age technology like touch-free gesture control, eye tracking, and an OLED dashboard.
The headlamps are a set of four, square shaped LED Lights with a xenon lamp that sits behind them. The lights seamlessly merge with the front air intakes which makes the front of the car a delight for the eyes.The reverse hinged ‘suicide’ doors feature a two tone effect with a skirting that creates a niche on the lower part of both doors. The rear light is a single LED strip with a void below it.
Porsche claims that the electric engine will be able to give the car a maximum range of 310 miles when fully charged, but the highlight is the charging port which will be able to recharge the battery to 80% full in just 15 minutes giving the car a range of 250 miles, plus torque vectoring on an individual wheel basis, can get to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds and to 124 mph in less than 12 seconds. While that’s not as quick as the Tesla Model S P90D, Porsche hinted that the Mission E could be the fastest all-electric car yet, in terms of maximum speed. If Porsche manages to bring to life a concept like this into production it will be a huge deal for the entire electric car community, but for now we can just expect to see the design being incorporated into the new Porsche Panamera and hope that the Mission E concept becomes a reality someday.