Porsche has launched test on Mission E and a test mule was caught tested the snow in Scandinavia.
The first electric performance car the German company will come out in 2020 and according to Porsche, will be “something special, a real Porsche”, something completely different from its opponents, and more capable of models Tesla, featuring the technology 919 Hybrid.
Although for the moment there are no details on the technical characteristics of the car, for specification, Porsche Mission E prototype wore two electric motors with 600 horses, 0-100 km / h in 3.5 seconds, with range more than 500 km, with 80% of the battery charging in 15 minutes using a quick charger and range of 400 km.
According to the CEO of Porsche, Oliver Blume, the company will keep almost unchanged the production version of Mission E concept. Blume said the exterior design of the electrical model will be “very similar” to that of the original, with the doors opening upward.
The model will be opposite the Tesla Model S, will go on sale towards the end of the decade, it has codenamed J1 and will be built on a new platform developed by the company. The Porsche to manufacture the car announced recruiting 1,400 people, and has put a target sell 20.000 Mission E annually.
One of famous endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans has been held annually but there are only a handful of race-winning cars which have become true icons of motorosport. The Porsche 917 is one of them.
The German supercar brand, Porsche scored its first Le Mans victories with the 917 in 1970 and 1971 and in the year’s since, has become the race’s most successful company, claiming no less than 18 race wins.
Although various versions of the 917 were created with varying sizes of flat-12 engines, most had top speeds approaching the 240 mph (390 km/h) mark, an incredible feat for a racer with the ability to run flat-out for 24 hours straight.
Designed by artist Cleber Santos, are three different modern-day interpretations of the 917, some painted in Gulf Racing liveries and looking absolutely stunning.
The first combines some of the brand’s modern styling traits with those of the original 917. It includes similar rear wheel arches to the Le Mans winner and now benefits from a large central fin, LED headlights and slightly sharper lines.
As for the second and third designs, they mimic the 917 very closely but add touches like new body lines and air intakes, a reshaped windshield and different headlights. This 917 looks really cool automotive renderings.