Porsche’s Mission E Electric Sports Car Will Save The World And Trounce Tesla

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Model S, you've been warned.

Porsche has justrevealed the future of its sports cars in the form of the Mission E, an all-electric sports car concept. The MissionE is a four-door, four-wheel drive vehicle that has over 600 hp and can get to 62mph in 3.5 seconds. That’s a serious Tesla-fighter if we ever saw one, folks. The electricsports car is expected to have a range of 312 miles on one charge, which meansthat you can silently strike terror into the hearts of other drivers on the road without having to worry about getting stranded.

Porsche R&D boss Wolfgang Hatz, speaking to Top Gear, made it clear just how important this concept is. “With this car we intend to start a newera with Porsche, similar to the 911 fifty years ago.” That’s a bold claim butwe believe Porsche can back it up. “This is more than a showcar, it’s a concept car that we can realize,” stated Hatz. “To put it intoproduction we’ll need three to three-and-a-half years.” Besides having blisteringperformance, the Mission E will get an 80 percent charge in just 15minutes thanks to an 800-volt charging port. In terms of size, the MissionE is as tall as the 911, a tad bit longer and slightly wider. It may be a four-door like the Panamera, but Porsche claims that the electricsports car is more of a 911.

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The Mission E's design is more classic Porsche, but rear-hinged rear doors, 3D headlamps, a pinstripetaillight and a clamshell hood give it a modern look. Aerodynamics also played a role in theconcept’s design, with large breather vents behind the front arches to helpfunnel air from the carbon-fiber wheels. The design may not be that futuristic,but the interior sure is. Everything on the concept is future-forward, including its holographic display controlled by hand gestures, a curvedfive-dial digital instrument panel and a camera that can see what dialyou’re looking at and highlight it for easier visibility. There’s no word onhow much the Mission E will cost, but it shouldn’t be in hypercarterritory.

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