Porsche Mission E Prototype Hunkers Down On The Nordschleife

With the Mission E set to be the Tesla Model S’ first real mass-production rival once it launches in less than two years time, the fact that it wears a Porsche badge makes it extremely appealing.

The Mission E will also be joined by the production version of the BMW i Vision Dynamics in this sector, although the latter will most likely be more of a Model 3 competitor due to its compact dimensions.

Nevertheless, whether it’s got a BMW, or in this case a Porsche badge, you can bet that any brand new all-electric car out of Germany will handle properly while crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s when it comes to performance, efficiency and quality.

It’s also why this Mission E prototype was getting a taste of the Nurburgring Nordschleife, with the German automaker trying to make sure the car “drives like a Porsche”, even though technically, it will be unlike any other Porsche in history.

Powered by a pair of electric motors pushing out over 600 PS, the Mission E is expected to hit 200 km/h (124 mph) from a stand still in just 12 seconds. Very impressive in a car that will also be able to drive for over 330 miles (531 km) in-between charges.

Porsche is aiming for the Mission E to offer an 80% charge in just 15 minutes using the company’s light weight 800-volt technology, allowing for shorter charging times. When it’s not charging, the production-ready Mission E should also be capable of Level 4 autonomous driving, while providing over-the-air software updates, just like its rival from Palo Alto.

As for aesthetics, this particular prototype is just as camouflaged as that other pair of Mission Es spotted earlier this month. It is however wearing sportier wheels and sitting visibly closer to the ground.

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  • I’mCallingYouOut

    Camolicious.

  • Steve Cohn

    I hope this isn’t the final design for the Mission E. The concept looked terrific, but not this one. It looks like Porsche took the Panamera and flattened it about 6 inches.

    • Mynameis Taylor

      It’s hardly any different than the concept, with the exception of conventional doors. Looks great in my opinion. But to be honest, the Mission E concept alone looks like a “flattened” Panamera. I think the lights will be less dramatic

  • Honda NSX-R

    Watch out Musk.

  • fabri99

    Wow, it really does look like the concept! Porsche ain’t fooling around with this car.

  • Arthur Burnside

    I had to laugh when I read a pro Tesla stock market article in which Elon Musk was described as a “visionary.” Some visionary- Musk has never been able to estimate any future event : actual list price of the Model S – Musk claimed $49,000. Came in at $60,000 (didn’t faze the Tesla cult members) . Model 3 “base price $35,000” – none expected to ever be built. Musk and his automonous driving option – claimed it would be ready months ago – no telling when, if ever, it shows up – prompting a class action lawsuit for selling something that doesn’t exist. Musk predicted he would produce X number of Model 3 in the 3rd quarter – estimate wrong by a country mile. THIS is your visionary automaker. I wouldn’t believe him if he said he was going to the bathroom this afternoon. And I promise myself I will NEVER buy anything this huckster is selling. Too many bad vibes and experiences from customers who are not members of the Tesla cult.

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