The Frankfurt Motor Show has already told us a great deal about what to expect from Porsche in the next few years, and it hasn’t even officially started yet.
First up, we heard that the staple of the marque’s fleet, the 911 Carrera, would soon see the normally-aspirated straight-six binned to make way for a turbocharged engine. All in the name of emissions, we’re sure. In a similar vein, the forward-thinking firm has today teased this Mission E concept – Porsche’s take on a high-performance electric super saloon of the future.
And that performance is set to be pretty colossal. Strangely similar to that of the equivalent Tesla, in fact. Numbers include 3.5 seconds to 62mph, under 12 seconds to 124mph, and a Nordschleife time of under eight minutes. That puts it in a fairly exclusive bracket above cars such as the Mercedes C63 AMG and V8 Audi R8.
Power will come courtesy of two electric motors, thought to be similar to those found in the Le Mans-winning 919 hybrid race car. Porsche isn’t shy of electric power tech already, let’s remember… These motors will run the entire length in between the car’s two axles for optimum weight distribution. The firm reassures us that little touches like this ensure the car will remain truly Porsche through-and-through, with styling cues inside and out awash with touches of previous models.
Oh, and the range is set to be around 311 miles on one charge. Too good to be true? We’ll wait and see…
See more on Porsche’s futuristic mini-site here.