Porsche EV Boss Hints At A Mission E Based Coupe And Convertible

Porsche recently hinted at new derivatives of the Mission E with the Mission E Cross Turismo concept and it now appears several other variants are under consideration.

In an interview with Car and Driver, Porsche EV development boss Stefan Weckbach said the Mission E’s platform “will be ready” for two-door coupes and convertibles. Weckbach didn’t necessarily confirm plans for these model but he did reveal the company is “definitely discussing rear-wheel drive options right now.”

Despite hinting at the possibility of rear-wheel drive variants, it appears they would be limited to entry-level models as the head of electric vehicle development said the most powerful versions of the Mission E will have all-wheel drive. Weckbach also suggested these high-performance models will have a curb weight that is nearly identical to the Panamera which tips the scales at 4,001 lbs (1,814 kg) in its base configuration.

While the company is considering a handful of electric vehicles based on the Mission E’s J1 platform, it appears a crossover isn’t one of them. As Weckbach explained, the purpose-built architecture hasn’t been designed to accommodate high-floor vehicles. However, that problem will be solved when the company introduces the PPE architecture which is being developed with Audi.

The Mission E is expected to be offered in a variety of different configurations and the range-topping model could use a setup similar to the Mission E Cross Turismo concept. The so-called “cross-utility vehicle” recently debuted at the Geneva Motor Show with an electric powertain that consisted of two motors that produced a combined output in excess of 600 PS (441 kW). This enabled the all-wheel drive model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.5 seconds.

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  • LWOAP

    Well, let’s see how things work out for the Mission E first.

  • Bo Hanan

    Will this be above or below the Panamera? “EV” suggest it will be more expensive-faster-exclusive, but its size looks smaller and more of a 5-Series competitor.

    • It’s working hand-in-hand with Panamera, manufacturer offers 2 powertrains in the same car category because some buyers is more conservative.

  • Six_Tymes

    Anyone care to guess when we might see an electric sports car weigh the same as a gasoline counter part? One that equals range also. Because, if there isn’t a battery technology breakthrough (efficiency) on the horizon we’ll all be driving fat fast turds.

    • Six Thousand Times

      My issue as well. They’re fast in a straight line but don’t transition very quickly at all.

  • Richard Alexander

    Yeah but Tesla put a car in space….

  • And it will spawned Audi, VW, Bugatti and even Lamborghini.

  • Matt

    And different… platform/body/interior…pretty much everything.

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