Porsche Mission E family could include a 2-door and a convertible

Joanna Estrada
March 13, 2018

The Porsche Mission E will be a four-door coupe with a power output rumoured to be around the 600 hp (447 kW) mark, although it is unclear whether the vehicle will match the Tesla Model S' 2.5-second 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 kph) time.

Speaking of the Mission E's soundtrack, we're looking forward to finding out how Porsche aims to adress the mandatory EV soundtrack matter, if given the freedom to.

When quizzed about the noise Porsche's electric vehicles will make, Stefan Weckbach admitted the importance of a vehicle's noise, saying: "It's true that our sports exhaust systems have been a huge sales hit in the current market for combustion engines and that they'll be missing in the Porsche e-vehicle". Company boss Oliver Blume said: "The Mission E Cross Turismo is an expression of how we envision the all-electric future..."

All the vehicles in the Mission E family now use permanent-magnet motors that have been developed with the cooperation of partner companies. These motors are completely different from what are being used in Audi cars, like the e-tron. The permanent-magnet motors have heat and power advantages over other types of electric motors. This allows the Mission E Cross Turismo to reach 100km/h from rest in 3.5 seconds and go on to a top speed of 200km/h, all accompanied by merely the whirring and whizzing of electricity. A rear-drive Mission E would be slower, as it would presumably use only two motors compared with four, but it would be lighter and considerably more slidey.

There is a downside to rear-wheel drive in electric cars, the biggest being less energy recaptured via regenerative braking. The biggest upside would probably be reduced cost.

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