In other words, the first electric Porsche will drive and handle just as good as the other models in the range, and this is a priority for its development team.
At the same time, Porsche wants to make a car that will be completely different from its competitors. At this point, Tesla is the only electric car manufacturer that has cars with comparable performance with Porsche’s future product.
However, employees of the German automaker are not impressed. In the interview, a product manager from the sports car company stated that he believes the Ludicrous mode from Tesla is a “facade,” as a few launches will significantly drain the battery.
Instead, Porsche’s electric model will be able to endure hard driving, over and over, without any issues with the battery or drivetrain. Naturally, elements like handling, steering feel, suspension configuration, and interior will not be overlooked.
Porsche’s attention to detail is famous and appreciated, and the company insiders quoted in the interview for Automobile Magazine assure everyone that “a crazy amount of work is being done” to ensure that this model will be a “true Porsche.”
The Mission E’s greatest problem in development is providing a proper level of range. Without it, all of the performance obtained by the engineering teams would be worthless. The German company is doing its best to develop the best battery technology possible in the limits of today, as well as a quick charging solution.
Porsche is not at its first “battle” with a potential competitor, and the company’s feud with the Nissan GT-R, especially early models, is well known on the Internet and the real world.
As some of you probably remember, the first version of the R35 Nissan GT-R had an impressive 0-62 mph (100 km/h) acceleration time, but it could only be attained with the traction control system switched off. The same action voided the warranty, which brought expensive repairs for owners that suffered from gearbox failures, which were eventually resolved. The two companies then engaged a Nurburgring lap time war, as well as a battle in the field of commercials.