Just as the company did in 1963, Porsche showcased a vision for the future at this year’s Frankfurt motor show. Called the Mission E concept, the 911-aping all-electric four-door will do 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds, has a 500 km range and a 15 minute recharge time. What’s not to love?!
The Mission E’s design unabashedly references the most iconic car design of all time: the 1963 Porsche 911. The fluid form language is unmistakable, the DLO shape immediately recognizable and the characteristic fender line and rear haunches have been reinterpreted to fit on a vehicle that is indicative of the future offerings from the Stuttgart-based sports car maker.
Even the interior pays homage to its ancestors: the simple forms are joined by myriad bits of technology that point as much to enthusiast driving as they do a lavish and luxurious lifestyle. The architecture has also freed designers to create a package that sits lower than the current generation 911 whilst retaining the same amount of headroom inside.
The Mission E is an undisputed triumph for Porsche’s design team, headed by Michael Mauer — VP of Design and head of Style Porsche. And it’s said to preview a car of the same ilk that’s scheduled to hit the showrooms in less than five years’ time. We can’t wait…
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