Porsche has unveiled a new concept car at this years Frankfurt auto show, the Porsche Mission E Concept, which is a four seater all electric vehicle.
The Porsche Mission E comes with an 8 -volt drive system and over 600 horsepower (440 kW) and a driving range of 500 km.
This new concept car features an all wheel drive and all wheel steering system and the electric motor gives the car a 0 to 62 miles per hour time of just 3.5 seconds.
Porsche have said that their new EV concept can be charged to 80 percent in just 15 minutes and the car comes with a range of technology which includes gesture control, eye tracking and even holograms.
The drive system of the Mission E is entirely new, yet it is typical Porsche, i.e. proven in motor racing. Two permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM) – similar to those used in this year’s Le Mans victor, the 919 hybrid – accelerate the sports car and recover braking energy. The best proof of a Porsche is 24 hours of top racing performance and a 1-2 finish. Together the two motors produce over 600 hp, and they propel the Mission E to a speed of 100 km/h in less than 3.5 seconds and to 200 km/h in under twelve seconds. In addition to their high efficiency, power density and uniform power development, they offer another advantage: unlike today’s electric drive systems, they can develop their full power even after multiple accelerations at short intervals. The need-based all-wheel drive system with Porsche Torque Vectoring – which automatically distributes torque to the individual wheels – transfers the drive system’s power to the road, and all-wheel steering gives precise, sporty steering in the desired direction. This makes the Mission E fit for the circuit race track; its lap time on the Nürburgring Nordschleife is under the eight-minute mark.
Porsche have also developed a new Porsche Car Connect system for the Porsche Mission E Concept, the car can be modified with an ‘Over the Air and Remote Services’ feature using a smartphone or tablet.
It certainly looks very impressive from the photos and the video, as yet there are no details on whether Porsche will put it into production.