Work continues on the Porsche Mission E as a prototype has been spied undergoing testing alongside a next-generation 911.
Previewed by the Mission E concept, the production model has a familiar design but adopts a less aggressive front fascia with conventional headlights. Moving further back, we can see a rakish windscreen, front fender vents, and a greenhouse that remains relatively faithful to the original concept.
Despite having a number of styling cues from the concept, the production model has traditional door handles and an increased ride height. The concept’s aggressive aerodynamic styling has also been dropped while the rear end has been reworked.
Despite being significantly smaller than the Panamera, the Mission E will be just as spacious. As project boss Dr Stefan Weckbach explained, “The production version is in essence a C-segment sedan with an almost D-size interior.”
Reports have indicated the car will come with two electric motors and three different outputs. The entry-level model is expected to have around 402 hp (300 kW) while the mid-level variant should develop approximately 536 hp (400 kW). There are also plans for a high-performance version with around 670 hp (500 kW).
All of the models will have all-wheel drive but the company could introduce a rear-wheel drive variant after launch. Porsche is also targeting a 300 mile (482 km) range and is working on a rapid charging system that will give an 80% charge in 20 minutes or less.
The Mission E is slated to be launched in 2019 and U.S. pricing is expected to start between $75,000 and $80,000.
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