The Porsche Mission E concept car was such a hit with consumers and would-be buyers that the German auto company has announced that they will not be making a lot of changes when it transitions from a show car to a production model.
The external design will be very similar, with some small changes to make sure that the car complies with safety regulations all around the world. Porsche has even said that the model will have the performance credentials as the concept car. So the car will launch with a 800-volt electric drivetrain with two motors that will put out 600 horsepower to all four wheels of the vehicle. Putting the zero to 60 speed at about 3.5 seconds.
With the 800-volt drive train allowing the car to be 80% charged in 15 minutes. The hitch is, unless there is a 800-volt charging stations network in place it’s all but useless. Porsche CEO, Oliver Blume, said in a statement that the company is in talks with government officials in Europe, the US, and in China about investing in 800-volt stations. But it is very unlikely that they will be ready in time for the Mission E’s launch, expected before 2020.
The Mission E comes as a attempt of parent company VW’s struggles to improve their image in the wake of Dieselgate.