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Porsche breaks covers off its “Mission E” concept car and the new 911 Carrera at the IAA 2015 in Frankfurt. Don’t be mistaken the concept car possesses every trait of a Porsche, it’s the optimum blend of design of a sports car with an electric drive.
The Mission E, showcased in a joint premiere with the new generation 911 Carrera, is an exquisite combination performance and efficiency – blessed with a futuristic display and control concept. Afterall it’s the first all-electric four-seat Porsche and it might as well decide the fate of the Porsche 911 for the years to come.
Both the cars share the traditional Porsche values of combining sporty performance with maximum efficiency. The innovative turbocharged engines of the new generation of the classic 911 Carrera’s and the Mission E is all about performance, range and driving dynamics like every other Porsche but being able to deliver all of its despite being electrically powered just stands out.
The Mission E concept car illustrates how Porsche envisions the future of the electric sports car. The fascinating design of the four-door car with four seats bears many references to the 911 while revealing the Mission E to be a Porsche at first glance. This all-wheel drive car produces over 600bhp, with the driving range of the Mission E is over 500 kilometres and the innovative 800-volts battery charging system. Inside the car, the futuristic elements are in full swing. The control and display concept is intuitive with eye-tracking and gesture control as well as innovative functions.
With the unique Porsche Turbo Charging, the charging time is just slightly longer than it takes to fill a car’s fuel tank today. At the quick charge station, in a matter of just fifteen minutes there would be almost 80 percent charge of the total range.
The new 911 Carrera makes comes with the new turbocharged engines i.e. the turbocharged 3-Litre flat engine churning out 370bhp (272 kW) and 450 Nm of torque. In the 911 Carrera S, it even generates 420bhp (309 kW) and 500 Nm of torque. The significant increase in torque helps to return better fuel economy. All this torque is delivered at a low 1,700 rpm over the entire engine speed range. Also the new engines are free-revving ones with maximum speed of 7,500 rpm. All thanks to the modified turbochargers. The car also features optimised chassis and a new Communication Management system with online navigation.