Go Behind the Scenes With the Designers of the Porsche Mission E

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A new video has been released by Porsche, taking us behind the scenes to see what went into designing the Mission E Concept.

While what we have seen so far is only a concept, Porsche has pledged that an all-electric sports car based on the Mission E will make it to production. The car is expected to arrive around 2020.

Design inspiration for the all-electric sports car came of course from the classic Porsche 911, but also from the 919 hybrid race car. The designers wanted the car to have its own style, with elements like the rear light strip and suicide doors setting it apart, while still be instantly recognizable as a Porche.

Total system output has been pegged at 600 horsepower for the Mission E, while 310-miles of range on a single charge is the goal Porsche is shooting for.

SEE ALSO: Porsche Mission E Concept Puts Tesla on Notice

One of the concept’s most unique features is a special 800-volt charger that was designed specifically for Mission E, which can feed the car an 80 percent charge in just 15 minutes. Charging will also be possible through wireless induction via a specially installed coil set in a garage floor.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

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