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The idea.

The Porsche of tomorrow?
A sports car, naturally.

What do we at Porsche think of when we look to tomorrow? Sports cars, naturally. Our Mission Future Sports Car. But we also look for sustainable mobility, and consider trends for digitisation and urbanisation. Because in the future our sports cars will tackle these routes too – in pole position – bringing new technologies from the race track to the road.

With Concept Study Mission E we take our next step towards the future. With an all-electric sports car that defines our vision of e-mobility. The time is ripe for this study. It shows that, in addition to our plug-in hybrids, all-electric drive systems can truly meet our standards of intelligent performance. For us, this declaration is distilled into one clear philosophy: Porsche E-Performance.

Our Concept Study Mission E is still just an idea but it embodies our complete vision of all-electric driving. Four individual seats, four doors, two luggage compartments. Electric drive. E-Performance, Porsche style. Integrated in a harmonious overall concept. Concept Study Mission E sets the stage for tomorrow. With its design and its technology, it provides answers to the question of the sports car of the future.

Get to know Concept Study Mission E.

The idea.

The Porsche of tomorrow?
A sports car, naturally.

What do we at Porsche think of when we look to tomorrow? Sports cars, naturally. Our Mission Future Sports Car. But we also look for sustainable mobility, and consider trends for digitisation and urbanisation. Because in the future our sports cars will tackle these routes too – in pole position – bringing new technologies from the race track to the road.

With Concept Study Mission E we take our next step towards the future. With an all-electric sports car that defines our vision of e-mobility. The time is ripe for this study. It shows that, in addition to our plug-in hybrids, all-electric drive systems can truly meet our standards of intelligent performance. For us, this declaration is distilled into one clear philosophy: Porsche E-Performance.

Our Concept Study Mission E is still just an idea but it embodies our complete vision of all-electric driving. Four individual seats, four doors, two luggage compartments. Electric drive. E-Performance, Porsche style. Integrated in a harmonious overall concept. Concept Study Mission E sets the stage for tomorrow. With its design and its technology, it provides answers to the question of the sports car of the future.

Get to know Concept Study Mission E.




Design.

Porsche DNA. No doubt.

Compact electric motors, no combustion engine, no exhaust system, no transmission tunnel. Plenty of opportunities to question and rethink previous forms. With this concept car we are exploring the limits. Such as the harmonious combination of typical Porsche shapes with aerodynamics inspired by motor sports. Result: a flow-through body, totally geared towards performance.

So the future of the sports car looks highly promising. You might even say electrifying.

Design.

Porsche DNA. No doubt.

Compact electric motors, no combustion engine, no exhaust system, no transmission tunnel. Plenty of opportunities to question and rethink previous forms. With this concept car we are exploring the limits. Such as the harmonious combination of typical Porsche shapes with aerodynamics inspired by motor sports. Result: a flow-through body, totally geared towards performance.

So the future of the sports car looks highly promising. You might even say electrifying.


The rear.

Also from the back, Concept Study Mission E is immediately recognisable as a Porsche. The rear design combines a continuous light strip in sophisticated black glass finish, with functional elements picking up the flow-through theme. The vehicle cabin tapers towards the rear, giving way to prominent rear fenders.

The rear.

Also from the back, Concept Study Mission E is immediately recognisable as a Porsche. The rear design combines a continuous light strip in sophisticated black glass finish, with functional elements picking up the flow-through theme. The vehicle cabin tapers towards the rear, giving way to prominent rear fenders.


Futuristic design language.​

The fast roofline, together with the side window line in typical Porsche style, render Concept Study Mission E undeniably Porsche in profile. Counter-opening doors provide an unimpaired view of a monocoque-like structure and allow easy entry.

Futuristic design language.​

The fast roofline, together with the side window line in typical Porsche style, render Concept Study Mission E undeniably Porsche in profile. Counter-opening doors provide an unimpaired view of a monocoque-like structure and allow easy entry.


Interior.

In the Concept Study Mission E, principles come to bear which have actually been intrinsic to every Porsche since the birth of the 356 in 1948: lightness, openness, purism, clear architecture, driver-orientation and day-to-day usability.

The all-electric drive concept allows an entirely new interpretation of these principles. For example, the absence of a transmission tunnel opens up cabin space and imparts a lighter, more generously proportioned ambient feeling. The four individual seats are inspired by bucket-type racing seats, thus saving weight and giving all passengers the appropriate lateral support to match the driving dynamics of the car.

Interior.

In the Concept Study Mission E, principles come to bear which have actually been intrinsic to every Porsche since the birth of the 356 in 1948: lightness, openness, purism, clear architecture, driver-orientation and day-to-day usability.

The all-electric drive concept allows an entirely new interpretation of these principles. For example, the absence of a transmission tunnel opens up cabin space and imparts a lighter, more generously proportioned ambient feeling. The four individual seats are inspired by bucket-type racing seats, thus saving weight and giving all passengers the appropriate lateral support to match the driving dynamics of the car.

The round instruments.

The experimental and entirely driver-oriented interface of Concept Study Mission E points the way to the future, with intelligent interaction between the real and virtual worlds. Intuitive, fast, distraction-free – undeniably sports car.

The filigree driver’s display is curved, inclined, detached and freely programmable. Its cluster features five round instruments – distinctively Porsche, yet virtually displayed in OLED technology. They are assigned to the driver-relevant function categories Porsche Connect, Performance, Drive, Energy and Sport Chrono.


Eye tracking.

Menu navigation is controlled by eye tracking – in line with our operating philosophy of having instant access to essential functions. The system detects the considered instrument by camera. Now the driver activates the instrument menu on the steering wheel by pressing a button, giving access to the desired menu. It just takes another glance at the display to select a different round instrument. Confirmation is by hand. Everything works directly, quickly and intuitively.

Dynamic display.

The display follows the sitting position and posture of the driver. As they move their position higher or lower, or lean to the side, the 3D representation of the instruments responds by moving with them.

Eye tracking.

Menu navigation is controlled by eye tracking – in line with our operating philosophy of having instant access to essential functions. The system detects the considered instrument by camera. Now the driver activates the instrument menu on the steering wheel by pressing a button, giving access to the desired menu. It just takes another glance at the display to select a different round instrument. Confirmation is by hand. Everything works directly, quickly and intuitively.

Dynamic display.

The display follows the sitting position and posture of the driver. As they move their position higher or lower, or lean to the side, the 3D representation of the instruments responds by moving with them.

Technology.

The nice thing about mind games? They too can be won.

What drives us can hardly come as a surprise: building the sports car of tomorrow. What drives Concept Study Mission E is surprising indeed: Electricity. Delivering performance which will leave even hard-core sports car drivers awestruck: Porsche E-Performance.

High voltage.

Our aim was to build a battery vehicle superior to those available today in every driving situation. The system voltage is an incredible 800 V.

Thanks to the PSM high performance motor.

PSM stands for ‘permanently excited synchronous machine’ – an electric motor with extremely high power density, high efficiency and consistent performance over the entire range of speed and distance. Concept Study Mission E features two of them: one on each axle with a total of more than 440 kW (600 hp).

With long-distance comfort thanks to its high range of more than 500 km (300 Miles). And a continuous power previously unmatched by electric sports cars – indispensable on the race track. Several maximum acceleration starts in succession are possible without loss of performance. In this endurance test the currently available electric drives usually become weaker and thus slower with each new start. Not so Concept Study Mission E.


Perfect centre of gravity.

True sports car performance – particularly in a four-door sports sedan – naturally requires more than just power; it also requires a lightweight concept with optimal weight distribution and a low centre of gravity.

The underbody battery, based on the latest lithium-ion technology, extends the full length between front and rear axles. The weight is thus distributed equally along the wheelbase, assuring optimal balance. Moreover, the centre of gravity of the entire vehicle is extremely low. Both considerably boost performance and the feeling of a true sports car.

Lightweight construction.

Lightweight design isn’t about the indiscriminate use of carbon, either. Instead, different materials should be combined and used intelligently – maximising the benefits of their natural properties. Aluminum, different steels, carbon fiber, all in the right combination and in just the right place. Principles developed in motor sports. And therefore perfect for a Porsche.

In one area, however, carbon is the optimal choice: in the so-called ‘Weissach Frame’, the passenger compartment formed as a carbon monocoque. Extremely light, and yet so stable that there is no need for the B-pillar.


Wheels.

The Concept Study stands on large wheels: 22-inch in the rear and 21-inch up front. The wide tyres rest on very light aero rims. This allows for the high lateral dynamics typical of a Porsche and contributes to the concept’s strikingly modern appearance.

Inductive charging.

Without cable, without plug, without “getting your hands dirty”. You comfortably drive over a base plate in your garage – an inductive charging of the battery begins. Fully automatically.



Conventional loading.

Unconventionally fast.

The system voltage: 800V. Uncommon. 400V would be common. But what’s common about a Porsche? With Porsche Turbo Charging, loading with 800V at DC charging stations is considerably faster than usual – 80% of the maximum charge level in less than 15 minutes. In other words: in approximately 4 minutes loading time the range increases by about 100 km (60 Miles).

But the battery can also be charged at a conventional public charging station or at home: by charging cable via the charging port hidden at the side of the front fender.

Conventional loading.

Unconventionally fast.

The system voltage: 800V. Uncommon. 400V would be common. But what’s common about a Porsche? With Porsche Turbo Charging, loading with 800V at DC charging stations is considerably faster than usual – 80% of the maximum charge level in less than 15 minutes. In other words: in approximately 4 minutes loading time the range increases by about 100 km (60 Miles).

But the battery can also be charged at a conventional public charging station or at home: by charging cable via the charging port hidden at the side of the front fender.

Tomorrow does not yet exist but our dreams do. So we get to work today, like always. Because “tomorrow“ will be what we make it. And if we can create the future in our heads, it will meet us halfway.

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