Porsche Mission E – The Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year

1 year ago by Mark Kane 33

Porsche Mission E Concept

Porsche Mission E Concept

The Porsche Concept Study Mission E shows up as world premiere at the IAA 2015

The Porsche Concept Study Mission E shows up as world premiere at the IAA 2015

Porsche Mission E, unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September (full details), was on the list for “The Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year” at this year’s Festival Automobile International exhibition.

We don’t have any historical stats on the honor, but it’s probably the first time an all-electric model has been up for this contest.

The question is whether or not Porsche will deliver a production version similar to the BMW i8, which varied only slightly from the concept?

“Porsche has proven pure creativeness, design and emerge of news trends with its Mission E. Therefore it was awarded – together with the Mazda RX-Vision – ’The Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year’ prize by a panel of judges, consisting of leading figures from the worlds of automobile, media, architecture and fashion.”

Porsche Mission E From Geneva

Porsche Mission E From Geneva

Porsche Mission E: the most beautiful concept car

Porsche Mission E: the most beautiful concept car

About Mission E Concept:

  • Four doors and four single seats
  • over 440 kW (600 hp) system power
  • over 500 km driving range
  • All-wheel drive and all-wheel steering
  • zero to 100 km/h acceleration in under 3.5 seconds
  • charging time of around 15 minutes to reach an 80 percent charge
  • Instruments are intuitively operated by eye-tracking and gesture control, some even via holograms – highly oriented toward the driver by automatically adjusting the displays to the driver’s position
Porsche Mission E Concept - 100 kmh/62 mph In Less Than 3.5 Seconds

Porsche Mission E Concept – 100 kmh/62 mph In Less Than 3.5 Seconds

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33 responses to "Porsche Mission E – The Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year"

  1. evcarnut says:

    0f course ! The Car is German , The Show is in Germany ..The Judges are German! Duu…What are they pick ? A Japanese Lexus 0r Acura or anything else Exotic?…l m a o

    1. Arnold says:

      The car does look amazing, I don’t your theory is right. I’m saying this and I’m a Tesla fan lol.

    2. zikzak says:

      The show was in France actually.

    3. R.S. says:

      I am a big Tesla fan, bought one myself, and still I think the Mission E looks better. It was by far the most beautiful concept shown last year. Of course a concept can always focus on looks, because doesn’t need to be produced more than once and it doesn’t need to be practical, but if they produce it like that, it will be one of the most beautiful cars on the road, at least in my opinion.

  2. GeorgeS says:

    Let’s face it.

    The Model S is no sports car…and the Mission e is.

    Everyone laughs but I would not discount the German engineering department.

    The car will be twice the dollars of a Tesla…..with 3 times the performance.

    And will actually have some interior room with its i3 doors.

    Is there a market?

    Absolutely.

    1. Rick says:

      Exactly, I don’t understand all the pessimism and laughing at the Germans. It’s only a matter of time, not if those concepts will enter production.

      1. PVH says:

        I understand, religions need demons…

    2. Robb Stark says:

      I would wager that Porsche will never offer better value BEV than Tesla.

    3. Joshua Burstyn says:

      Allow me to provide some counterpoint.

      The Model S was always described as a premium sedan. And it is. It costs much more than most sedans but we use its eminently practical seating for five and enjoy the super large cargo space. It cost less than the Mission E and was available in 2013 when we bought. When we go on trips the supercharging network exists already and is likewise practical to use and was included in the price of the car.

      Until Porsche has something to address the above points then most ordinary people with families will use the Mission E to perpetuate the common myth that electric cars are rich people’s playthings.

    4. evcarnut says:

      3 times the Performance… l o l.. so far ,N0 production ….That would mean 0 to 60 in Less than 1 second time …WoW they are good! l m a o…

    5. evcarnut says:

      I wouldn’t touch another German Car ever again,not even with a 20Ft stick, 29+yrs of Butt Reaming has been More than enough for 3 life times., for me!…….Thank You

    6. Rick Danger says:

      “The car will be twice the dollars of a Tesla…”
      THAT I believe!

      “…with 3 times the performance.”
      That I seriously doubt.

    7. The Woodster says:

      Three times the performance… but oddly slower from 0-60mph, harder to get in/out of, less cargo space, and currently not available. In the software community, they call this vaporware.

  3. Nick says:

    Proving once again that looks are quite subjective. 🙂

    1. Foo says:

      I’ve never found Porsches to be particularly attractive cars, either. And, they seems to try to give them all the same “classic” Porsche look, with the “old-fashioned” car headlights and fenders, so all their cars just look equally out-of-date to me.

      Even this new one has remnants of that “old time” design language, but it also looks like it got eaten by a Tron movie.

      1. Stephen Hodges says:

        +1…. the tron wheels and weird headlamps are going to date sooooo fast

    2. Alpha777 says:

      Exactly. The 911, the Cayman, those are great looking cars. That front end has horrible aerodynamics.

      Just make the Cayman a CarbonFibre EV.

  4. EVrules says:

    It’s a nice concept, I agree but the real one will be more conventional, regarding the b-pillar.
    I’m curious about the 800V battery pack and when Tesla will adapt some similar technology.

    1. Djoni says:

      This is probably the underlying advancement this concept could provide.
      If they pursue the 800 volts charging feature, it could lead to substantial gain in charging power and capacity, but like the camera mirror, it need to overcome some technical and safety issue and to provide their own charging infrastructure!
      Considering how hard it is to get reliable 400 volts DCFC right now, that won’t be easy.

    2. evcarnut says:

      These Guys will need 30 yrs to get where Tesla is headed today…Reason Being.,N0 dedication, They are on a STRICT CARB 0nly Diet!… They are self Serving & will not build anything worthwhile for the masses …

    3. EVrules says:

      I agree with you evcarnut it’s just reactive engineering instead of proactive one. But it’s not about a lack of talented engineers it’s just company politics and short-term profits.

      1. Anon says:

        Yup. Automaker Corporate Culture / Politics and having nearly a century of profit derived directly from Oil based engine technology. 😛

        Why change, right? Why make nothing more than the smallest of token efforts with hybrids while the planet continues to heat up? Right?

        Sad, but true. 🙁

      2. evcarnut says:

        EVrules, Well Stated., My exact sentiments!
        Thank you for further clarifying that …

  5. Jeff says:

    As a hard core courier, the most beautiful car I’ve ever seen is the 1997 Honda Accord…This may change when the Tesla Model 3 gets here, but until then, my Honda beats any car out there on looks.

    Also, one of my favorite quotes out there, rating up there with some of Benjamin Franklin’s:

    “The reason we don’t have electric cars is not for a lack of styling”

    – Elon Musk

    1. Anon says:

      +1

      Styling is just the outter skin of a automaker’s culture, politics and motivation. It’s all about what’s under that visible surface, that makes all the difference.

    2. Koenigsegg says:

      1997 honda accord better looking than any lamborghini LOL!

  6. Eco says:

    I don’t like the front fender scoops. It seems a lot of automakers are adopting it lately. To me it looks ugly, maybe because it’s less aerodynamic. My suggestion to Porsche and all the automakers, sleeker is better … no grille, a deflector plate below the front bumper to push the air up for cooling. My ’91 Firebird had that and I loved it!

    1. evcarnut says:

      Sleek with some height is Good,so that you can see past some of the Big Ass SUV’s that we must content with on a daily basis. The “S” is Perfect…This Low To the ground 4 door So called “SPORTS CAR” is liable of getting steam rolled by one of these SUV Or One of Large Trucks out There oday..But., If it’s a Porsche,Whatever., it must be a Sports Car! l 0 l

      1. Koenigsegg says:

        screw height, lower is better

        sleek

  7. wavelet says:

    This says the Mazda wan the award…
    http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2016/01/mazda-rx-vision-named-most-beautiful-concept-car-of-the-year.html

    Even if they’re wrong, winning 1st place out of a total of 4 nominees isn’t impressive… Esp. when the single criterion is “beauty”. Not innovation, which is what concept cars are supposed to be for…

  8. Anon says:

    I would love to see a Porsche-esque front end on the Model III. No fake grill, just a lower air intake and pointed, clean snoot, slicing through the wind.

    Put a ‘T’ Logo just below where the Hood opens and let the wind flow by with nothing to distract it…

  9. ffbj says:

    It’s a honey of a ride. Question is will you ever be able to ride in one with your honey?

  10. Daniel says:

    It’s a great looking car, but it keeps me reminding of Kermit