Porsche has released a promotional video highlighting the Mission E‘s design process.
The Porsche Design Studio borrowed design cues from a wide range of existing models, spanning from 1950s classics to the modern 919 Hybrid endurance race car.
The front-end is unhindered by an engine, allowing the Mission E to keep a low nose consistent with Porsche’s rear-engine models. Its futuristic intakes route flow around the wheels, rather than providing intake charge for an internal combustion engine.
“First of all the vehicle is clearly recognizable as a Porsche, but we designers wanted to go a step further and see how the Porsche design language, and especially a Porsche electric design language, might be developed further,” said Porsche exterior design director Mitja Borkert.
The company recently promised the Mission E’s production counterpart will be “very similar” to the concept in terms of external design. The electric four-seater will be built upon an entirely new platform, delivering an estimated 311 miles of range and a driving experience on par with the 918 Spyder operated in EV mode.
Live images by Ronan Glon.