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Over 600 hp power, a cruising range of 500+ km, 3.5 seconds to the first "hundred" and 80% charging in just 15 minutes: here is a brief summary of the characteristics of the new Porsche Mission E concept car. Leading world manufacturers have been watching from the sidelines for quite a long time for all of the hysteria that made Elon Musk with his the Tesla Model the S . The Germans looked closely, studied, analyzed, and now they began to actively act.

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Without a doubt, the new Mission E project was conceived as a worthy answer to the "upstart" Musk, who brazenly encroached on the domain of legendary brands with history. Judging by the first reviews, the day of the presentation of this prototype will become "Black Monday" in the calendar of an ambitious entrepreneur from South Africa.

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In building the new product, Porsche has drawn on its vast sporting experience gained from the successful 919 Hybrid racing program.

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The prototype is equipped with two electric motors with a total power of over 600 hp. Drive - full: with a proprietary electronic system of torque distribution and the function of active steering of the rear wheels. From 0 to 200 km / h, the car accelerates in less than 12 seconds - a very decent figure for a decent-sized 4-seater luxury hatch. According to the creators' assurances, Mission E runs from 8 minutes on the legendary track in the Nurburgring.

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For the first time, the Germans used the innovative 800-volt Porsche Turbo Charging technology, which significantly reduced the time to restore the battery capacity. This is more than 2 times the voltage used when charging popular mass-produced electric vehicles (including Tesla). Using this system, you can get 80% of the battery charge in just 15 minutes, which is equivalent to about 400 kilometers. The charging port is located behind the Mission E front left fender slide.

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Like the Tesla Model S, the battery is housed in the underside of the vehicle, between the front and rear axles, for optimal mass distribution and the lowest possible center of gravity. The body is made from a mix of aluminum, steel and recyclable carbon polymer. The very stylish 21 '' (front) and 22 '' (rear) wheels are made of lightweight and durable carbon fiber.

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Externally, the car looks very cool and sporty. The Mission E is only 130 cm high. It is noticeable to the naked eye that the striking squat body is well developed from an aerodynamic point of view. Brand awareness is at a very high level: Porsche is Porsche.

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The futuristic cabin is designed for 4 riders. Stylish bucket chairs with pronounced lateral support have been prepared for them. The interior is decorated in a minimalist style: clean, laconic lines, complete absence of buttons and as many as 3 touch screens. The rear doors open against the course - not the fact that such a solution will be retained on the serial version.

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So far, the Mission E has been announced as a concept car, but it is clear that the car is the prototype of the upcoming second generation Panamera model, which will hit the market in the near future. Although, it is possible that Porsche will carve out a separate niche in its lineup for an electric model. Well , Tesla will have to make room …

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