Porsche Mission E Prototype Spotted Testing In -20 Celsius

Before its 2019 estimated arrival date comes about, the Porsche Mission E still has a lot of testing left to do, this time traveling to Sweden for some cold weather action.

Porsche is aiming the Mission E directly at the Model S, and we even saw some earlier prototypes testing alongside Tesla models, not to mention doing high-speed runs on the Nurburgring back in October.

Speaking of which, this prototype looks just like the one we saw at the Ring, wearing light yet efficient camouflage, plus a set of fake exhaust pipes – make no mistake, this is a fully-electric car.

In fact, we’re expecting over 600 PS coming from its electric motors, propelling you to 200 km/h (124 mph) in just 12 seconds. Porsche is also claiming that you’ll be able to do more than 531 km (330 miles) in-between charges, which should take just 15 minutes if you’re happy with an 80% fill-up.

Just like its American rival, the Porsche Mission E should also bring Level 4 autonomous driving to the table, with over-the-air updates, making ownership that much easier.

In the end, the production-ready Mission E will probably look like a toned-down version of the concept that broke cover at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It’s definitely missing the concept‘s massive wheel arches, has a more traditional bonnet and regular doors.

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  • Bash

    And tell me again why the fake exhaust pipes?

    • Kash

      Using a modified Panamera bumper? or at least part of one

      • Bash

        I see it now, but again, why!!

        • Kash

          because they had it lying around? It’s a test mule. Most of the body panels are probably rejects from the test production of actual panels, so to correct the issues they cut, tape, and glue them, then to fill in the gaps they use whatever they have on hand.

        • Astonman

          They’re also trying to throw people off by making it look like gas engined car. Part of the disguise.

          • Vassilis

            I think that’s actually the only reason.

    • SteersUright

      I know! lol.

    • John

      camo for the test car maybe?

  • ErnieB

    Tesla is fvcked

  • Mark S

    So we get our Pajun, it is just electric.

  • Knotmyrealname

    I so loved the Mission E concept, but when you look at this they have trashed it. Compare it to the concept and this thing looks like an off-roader. What a crying shame.

    • Steve Cohn

      Yes the styling of this version is not up to the level of the concept Mission E, but the production version will look a lot better when they remove the flashing at the back of the rear door windows.

      • Knotmyrealname

        I mainly talking about the fender to glasshouse relationship. Completely different.

  • SteersUright

    Wow, shaping up to be prettier than the somewhat ungainly Panamera and Porsche’s best lookin sedan yet! Tesla is in a bit of trouble if they don’t somehow supersede the tech this car will offer one way or another! My guess is Tesla stock tumbles somewhat and the company finally gets acquired. Anyhow, Porsche looking like it has a winner on its hands thus far!

  • B.Stokes

    Can’t wait until a more established brand puts pressure on Tesla. Only good things come from competition. Maybe Porsche will force Tesla to finally put good interiors in $100k+ cars.

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