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Porsche Mission E Prototype Hunkers Down On The Nordschleife

With the Mission E set to be the Tesla Model S' first real mass-production rival once it launches in less than two years time, the fact that it wears a Porsche badge makes it extremely appealing.

The Mission E will also be joined by the production version of the BMW i Vision Dynamics in this sector, although the latter will most likely be more of a Model 3 competitor due to its compact dimensions.

Nevertheless, whether it's got a BMW, or in this case a Porsche badge, you can bet that any brand new all-electric car out of Germany will handle properly while crossing all the T's and dotting all the I's when it comes to performance, efficiency and quality.

It's also why this Mission E prototype was getting a taste of the Nurburgring Nordschleife, with the German automaker trying to make sure the car "drives like a Porsche", even though technically, it will be unlike any other Porsche in history.

Powered by a pair of electric motors pushing out over 600 PS, the Mission E is expected to hit 200 km/h (124 mph) from a stand still in just 12 seconds. Very impressive in a car that will also be able to drive for over 330 miles (531 km) in-between charges.

Porsche is aiming for the Mission E to offer an 80% charge in just 15 minutes using the company's light weight 800-volt technology, allowing for shorter charging times. When it's not charging, the production-ready Mission E should also be capable of Level 4 autonomous driving, while providing over-the-air software updates, just like its rival from Palo Alto.

As for aesthetics, this particular prototype is just as camouflaged as that other pair of Mission Es spotted earlier this month. It is however wearing sportier wheels and sitting visibly closer to the ground.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops




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