It’s no secret that Porsche is building an all-electric model dubbed the Porsche Mission E. Earlier, Porsche has confirmed that the Mission E will hit production floors and in a recent report by AutoCar UK, we may see the first production model as soon as 2019 with deliveries starting 2020.
The Mission E is Porsche’s first ever all-electric sports car and will take the shape of a four-door saloon, presumably to capitalise the success of the Tesla Model S. The four-seater is said to pack 600 hp, capable of sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds. Getting to 200 km/h apparently takes less than 12 seconds.
All that grunt is courtesy of a cutting-edge electric drive system that deploys power to all four wheels. If the all-electric Cayman e-volution case study is any indication, a PDK double-clutch box’ may be tasked with the power transfer. Porsche claims the Mission E will have a driving range of 500 km on a single charge. Although at the rate battery technology is progressing, we have reason to believe that the final product will boast close to double that figure.
The all-electric sports car is rumoured to be priced between the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid (£81,141) and Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid (£137,140) but will be positioned as the brand’s “four-door sports car” as opposed to the “four-door luxury car” Panamera.