Porsche Mission E partially revealed in latest preview

Some more details of the upcoming Porsche Mission E electric sports car have been released, along with a few revealing photos that show some of the production body.

It will be the first fully electric Porsche ever made, and the company says it’s not only a car for the future but also a statement of commitment to sustainability, performance, and to Germany as a technological base, it says.

The new model will arrive in 2019, with electric motors producing “over 600hp” (450kW), with a 0-100km/h time of less the 3.5 seconds. It’ll also offer a driving range of 500km, with a fast-charge recharge from zero to 80 per cent in just 15 minutes.

In these preview images, one of them in particular shows the Mission E without any camouflage. At the front is a more pointed and more aggressive nose compared with the Panamera and 911, for example, with a dimpled roof and carved out rear quarter panels to guide airflow and maximise aero efficiency.

Porsche promises the Mission E will be a real Porsche, offering a blend of phenomenon and paradox at the same time with performance and practicality, design and functionality, and exclusivity and social acceptance. In a statement, Porsche summed this up, saying:

“The result: a production vehicle which combines 70 years of tradition, new technologies and a highly emotional driving experience in an exclusive sports car which sets new standards as the sportiest and, at the same time, most technologically sophisticated car of its class.”

We can expect a public debut to take place later this year, before it hits the road next year. This means we could see it at the Paris motor show in September-October.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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