Porsche Shows Off Mission E (Taycan) In Australia: Future Of Sports Cars

OCT 15 2018 BY MARK KANE 23

Porsche history and future arrive in Australia.

Porsche presents in Barangaroo, Sydney, Australia its all-electric concept Mission E, which in the near future will enter the market in production version – Porsche Taycan.

The Mission E is shown on display at the Future Lab alongside the 1962 Porsche 356, combining future and the past.

“Visitors have the chance to explore the brand’s heritage via an interactive multimedia display and discover the future of Porsche through augmented and virtual reality experiences.

The Future Lab, open to the general public from 8-21 October, immerses visitors in ‘Porsche e-performance’ technology as the brand prepares to launch its first all-electric sports car, the Taycan, in Australia in 2020.”

2020 Porsche Taycan highlights:

  • two permanently excited synchronous motors (PSM)
  • system output of over 600 hp (440 kW)
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in well under 3.5 seconds
  • 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in under 12 seconds
  • a continuous power level that is unprecedented among electric vehicles: Multiple jump starts are possible in succession without loss of performance
  • range is over 500 km / 310 miles (NEDC)

Mission E, Future Lab, Barangaroo, Sydney, 2018

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23 Comments on "Porsche Shows Off Mission E (Taycan) In Australia: Future Of Sports Cars"

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I like it, but the roadster stomps it, if that’s your thing, the performance Model 3 does 0-60, under 3.5 too.

Another Euro point of view

I am not sure Porsche is too much into the 0-60 trip. A bit like if a head hunter would come to your house asking how many dead enemies skulls you have, you would look at him wondering what to say.

For an European speed is more about Nürburgring, for an American speed is all about drag races… I understand both points of view.

Bjorn Nyland just drove his Model S for one hour at 200 km/h on the German autobahn. No need for a Porsche, especially with the new roadster coming up.

the more EV options the better

I agree in general. However, considering that Porsche explicitly advertises the ability to go at high speed over extended periods on the Autobahn as a unique selling point, this is very relevant…

There are a lot of people who are happy to by a Porsche over a Tesla for the sole reason of it being a Porsche

In Europe, these people are considered dentists with a midlife crisis and their 2nd wife aged 28, or lawyers. You don´t want to be mixed up with that do you?

idk what the average porsche owner does for a living or whether he has a midlife crisis, what’s relevant is that they are a big market and that they care about brand and status above everything, hence why I think this car will succeed irrespective of whether bjorn nyland can do 200km/h on the autobahn in his tesla

There is a significant population nowadays who consider Tesla a better brand and status symbol… You are right though that there is also still a significant population that prefers a Porsche, and it’s good that they are getting a credible EV option too 🙂

Heh, I had forgotten about that stereotype — but now that you mention it, it’s all coming back 🙂

100 kW average steady consumption for one hour is interesting but it isn’t something to write home about. Bjørn didn’t demonstrated 300 kW recharge in 15 minutes and next one hour leg of the drive either.

It’s not a “Mission E (Taycan)” It’s a Mission E. The Taycan’s development so far seems to have deviated far from this concept car that it’s misleading to say that this is the Taycan.

What makes you think that? The test mules that get photographed? Those are not even necessarily Taycans. There are two more Posche BEV under development. There is no way to judge anything from those. The Taycan will look very much like the Mission E concept.

Because of the.poor aero on the Mission E. Those wheels and flared fender won’t return 200 miles in real world range. Just wait till the Taycan is revealed and you’ll understand.

How do you know what the Taycan will look like?

Considering that it’s supposed to enter production in a year or so, I have a hard time believing they are still testing only mules rather than actual prototypes… (Or that they’d build dozens of mules.)

They registered like 30 mules in the last month and about 100 over the last year.

Give it a rest: the wording in this article (unlike some earlier ones) is clear enough.

The 2015 Mission E was beautiful. AG put out much PR material on how the design team worked through the whole process with management involvement…..were incredibly proud of the result.
Last spring Blume and team ‘fixed’ the final design to be more like a small Pano than the original E.
All mules were built on that fixed (cheaper) design…..they are the final Taycan body.

Another Euro point of view

It will probably be a good car but it seems like many are awaiting magic because its a Porsche. I believe instead that it will be another first EV from an ICE car makers meaning that not too many risky technical option will be taken part from this amazing charging rate they claim.

It seems like it’s actually developed from scratch, not a conversion of a combustion platform — so there is good reason to hope it won’t be just a mediocre entrant like the e-Tron or the EQC…

Another Euro point of view

Thought eTron was using a EV dedicated platform 🙁

it does.