Based on the “emotional design” theme, the Mission E evolves the Panamera concept, combining a muscular yet clean surface treatment with a dynamic road stance underlined by the height of just 130 cm.
The arched roofline, muscular fenders, rear surface treatment are all element that make the Mission E instantly recognizable as a Porsche, and the side windows graphics, the front wings and the extremely low-cut hood are a direct reference to the 911.
The exterior features a number of active aerodynamic elements, including integrated air guides that improve airflow around the wheels, and air outlets on the sides which reduce overpressure in the wheel wells.
The front end is characterized by the distinctive headlights, which use a new type of matrix LED technology and reinterpret the brand’s typical four-point light design.
The light units are integrated as an element hovering in the airflow of the air inlet and grouped around a flat sensor for assistance systems whose border serves as an indicator light.
As in the 911 GT3 RS, a wide characteristic recess extends from the overlapping front luggage compartment lid up and over the roof.
A particularly interesting area is the front fender, which integrates compact rear-view cameras that project images on the lower corners of the windshield, and a sliding panel that reveals the electric plug.
The back doors have a counter-opening system, which combined with the absence of the B pillar makes it easier to enter the cabin.
At the rear, the accelerated rear windscreen draws inward at the rear, creating space for the sculpted shape of the rear wings.
Another styling element is the three-dimensional “Porsche” badge illuminated from inside hovers beneath an arch of light that extends across the entire width in a black glass element.
The all-electric drive concept made it possible to fully reinterpret the interior. The lack of a transmission tunnel, opens up space and gives a lighter and more airy atmosphere to the entire interior.
The four single seats are inspired by race bucket seat design and feature a lightweight design. Between the front seats, the centre console – curved like a bridge with open space beneath it – extends up to the dashboard.
The instrument panel consists of a low-profile curved display which “floats” between the dashboard and the steering wheel. The OLED display has a virtual instrument cluster showing five round instruments organized according to the driver-relevant themes of Connected Car, Performance, Drive, Energy and Sport Chrono.
Innovative systems include an eye-tracking system and a variable 3D display that adjusts the digital gauges following the driver position and body attitude, eliminating, for example, situations in which the steering wheel blocks the driver’s view of certain information.
The entire dashboard is divided into two three-dimensionally structuring layers reinforces the impression of lightness and clarity. The upper layer integrates the driver’s display, and between the levels there is a holographic display that extends far into the passenger’s side. It shows individually selectable apps, which are stacked in virtual space and arranged by priority with a three-dimensional effect.
The driver – or passenger – can use these apps to touch-free control primary functions such as media, navigation, climate control, contacts and vehicle. The desired symbol is activated by gestures that are detected by sensors.
The body as a whole is made up of a functional mix of aluminium, steel and carbon fibre reinforced polymer. The wheels are made of carbon: the Mission E has wide tyres mounted on 21-inch wheels in front and 22-inch wheels at the rear.
The drive system features two permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM) – similar to those used in the 919 hybrid – with a braking energy recovery system.
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.
Thanks to the 800V voltage, doubled compared to more conventional solutions, the Mission E benefits from shorter charging times and lower weight, because lighter, smaller gage copper cables are sufficient for energy transport.
A quick recharging option allow to reach 80% battery capacity in just 15 minutes, allowing for an additional 400 km range.
The lithium-ion battery mounted in the car’s underbody, running the whole length between the front and rear axles. This distributes its weight to the two drive axles uniformly, resulting in optimal balance and an extremely low center of gravity.