Porsche Claims Tesla Isn’t A Benchmark For Mission E

Porsche’s chief executive claims that Tesla isn’t a benchmark for its upcoming all-electric Mission E sedan.

Speaking at the automaker’s recent annual press conference, as reported by Forbes, Oliver Blume made the claim in what is just the latest stab from the automaker aimed at the Californian automaker.

While Porsche insists that the Model S is not a benchmark for the Mission E, we know that Mission E prototypes have been spied testing alongside examples of Tesla’s staple model. As a matter of fact, this very writer saw three Mission E prototypes testing in the north of Sweden last week alongside a handful of Tesla Model Ss.

So, while Porsche seems to be asserting that the finished product won’t tackle the Model S, it is obvious that it’s using the Tesla for some benchmark testing, including analyzing its handling, performance, and range.

Less than four weeks ago, Porsche took a dig at Tesla, claiming that the Model S can only do two full-blown acceleration runs before failing. By comparison, the automaker claims that the Mission E “will offer reproducible performance and a top speed which can be maintained for long periods.”

Many specifics about the Mission E remain under wraps but Porsche has confirmed that it will be based on an 800 V architecture and be capable of getting 400 km of range from just 20 minutes of fast charging.

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  • Bash

    Good, so it will be a good product. 🙂

  • Finkployd

    And where do you find those unconventionaly powerful chargers ? At porsche dealerships ?

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      Possibly, but there’s likely more of those than there are Superchargers..

      • Finkployd

        Just looked it up, apparently there s a joint venture between porsche, audi, bmw, ford and daimler to deploy a large network of chargers so this could be interesting after all

        • S3XY

          That’s cool. All the bum auto makers trying to unite.

      • S3XY

        1 Supercharger is better than all porsche stealerships.

        • Auf Wiedersehen

          Nuh uh! Porsche dealerships are waaaay better than on Stoopercharger. Naah!

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    “claiming that the Model S can only do two full-blown acceleration runs before failing.”

    I think Jeremy Clarkson can vouch for that.

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  • LWOAP

    But you’re testing it alongside the Model S. If that’s not the benchmark then what is?

    • brn

      It’s Porche’s way of saying the Mission E is going to be a LOT more expensive than the Tesla.

  • S3XY

    Yet it’s being tested amongst Tesla’s and the only reason the Mission E even exists is because of Tesla.

    Uh huh.

  • S3XY

    You clearly haven’t been in a newer Tesla. All leather and alcantara headliner has an amazing feel.

    And Porsche’s infotainment comes nowhere to Tesla’s industry leading 17 inch touchscreen.

    • Silimarina

      While i like what Tesla did for the EV segment, they are nowhere near the quality of Porsche’s interiors

    • PhilMcGraw

      “Porsche’s infotainment comes nowhere to Tesla’s industry leading 17 inch touchscreen”

      Sooooo, we are judging how good an infotainment is by how large the screen is? By that metric, all Porsche has to do is slap on an 18 inch touchscreen and you’ll hail it as the best thing since Ford dropped Microsoft for their infotainment system.

    • TheBelltower

      And the Porsche has about a million little buttons with soft touch plastics that turn to mush and look ratty after four years.

    • botornot387

      Clearly you’re a fanboy, because even the most up-to-date interior in a Tesla still fails to even have the same interior quality as the previous gen A7 or Panamera, let alone the new models or the future Porsche product. Tesla can do things well, but the interior is not their strong suit. And their infotainment is subjective. I don’t find it to be all that intuitive. New age yes, best in class NO, except maybe in size. But is there really a need for 17 inches to accomplish what you want. I would rather have tactile switchgear, a real shifter, and buttons on a center console.

  • lousydead

    Look porsche, I love you guys, but dont kid yourselves here…

  • Charlie Medina’s Smiling Coach

    I love the Tesla fanboy on here getting butthurt when anyone challenges Tesla. Look at their financials. They are haemorrhaging giant sums of money. Build quality issues all over the place. Meanwhile the automotive giants with decades of experience and bottomless pits of money are using both to build cars that will eventually relegate Tesla to the annals of history. But you bought one so how could any of this be true? This is choice-supportive bias in full effect.

    • brn

      Used both “fanboy” and “butthurt” in the first sentence. If that’s how you lead your arguments, I don’t bother reading the rest.

    • TheBelltower

      Even if Tesla goes bankrupt, it won’t matter. EV’s make conventional cars feel like crude tractors in comparison. EVs are what consumers want. But with a waiting list of hundreds of thousands waiting for a car, Tesla isn’t going anywhere.

  • Honda NSX-R

    That’s like saying to your wife that you’re not cheating on her…when she is clearly seeing you and another woman together in bed.

  • THEY CAN SNIPE ALL THEY WANT BUT BUY THE TIME THEY FINALLY GET THEIR CAR ON THE ROAD THE MODEL S WILL HAVE BEEN IN PEOPLES GARAGES FOR NEARLY A DECADE.

  • Arthur Burnside

    It’s obvious the Tesla is not target – the two cars are totally dissimilar. Porsche is building for a Porsche audience,
    not a Musk cult

  • An Existing Person

    In other words, Porsche wants to aim for a league higher than the Model S. That shouldn’t be too difficult.