The recently fever-pitched electric concept automobile race that has kept Tesla, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche have in neck-and-neck-and-neck stride recently has left to wonder what frontiers the three could possibly have left to breach.
Tesla has engineered the Model X, the world’s first electric SUV. Mercedes-Benz made – well, there’s just no other way to say it: they made a Transformer. Porsche’s latest shot, the Mission E four-seater sports sedan, is a wake-up call to luxury automotive competitors that rivals its own iconic 911 for style and performance and actually out-recharges the fastest-replenishing available Tesla.
It would be a disservice to call the Mission E simply “fast for an electric”. No, 600 horsepower sprinting to 60mph in under 3.5 seconds is nothing to sneeze at no matter what’s under the hood. The most impressive aspect? Whereas electrics have typically been limited to date by the range they can travel on one charge, this is clearly Porsche trying to reset the standard by crafting a sporty sedan that’s plainly geared toward longer journeys. It’s pretty easily the most practical Porsche yet.