One Sexy Looking Ride
Porsche owners are accustomed to people staring at their ride. They may even expect that as part of the Porsche experience. But when they slide their electric marvel onto the street, it will attract a head-turning crowd with a regularity that might result in some neck strains. The Porsche Mission E is a four-door, four-seat, fastback with lines that strongly suggest 911 and the race-winning 918 Spyder and 919 Hybrid.
The design objective was to create something new and exciting but still familiar, and there is no mistaking this ride for anything other than a Porsche. The arrowhead nose is reminiscent of the 918 Spyder, the broad recess than runs the length of the hood and continues over the roof is similar to that found on the 911 GT3 RS. But when they toss in new designs to give the Porsche Mission E its own personality like unique air intakes and outlets on the front, sides, and rear. The Matrix LED four-point headlights appear to hover inside the massive front air intakes. Outside, the end result is an exceptionally impressive aerodynamic package where form follows function.
Porsche Mission E: A Tech Goldmine
Inside is a digital freak’s dream. Sure, the seats are leather and well-bolstered to provide the support needed for sport driving but check this out. Your instrument cluster is displayed on a flat panel mounted just above the steering wheel. If you change your driving position (sit higher, lower, lean to the side) the panel shifts position, so the steering wheel does not obstruct your sightline to the gauges. Or how about a holographic infotainment display that can be activated with a wave of the hand. It operates the radio, navigation system, climate control, phone, and individual apps. You use this thing without touching it. Intuitive gestures, detected by sensors, make it happen. And that’s just a taste of what’s inside this cabin.