Porsche Mission E Out Testing Disguised As Pajun With Tailpipes

The Porsche Mission E

AUG 11 2016 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 21

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

Sources have indicated that the Porsche Pajun (see image on your right) test mule that’s been spotted out on the roads in Germany, is in fact, a disguised Mission E all-electric car.

Autocar reports:

“This baby Porsche Panamera mule – nicknamed the Pajun – could, in fact, be a development car for the future all-electric Mission E according to information received by Autocar.”

“despite the fitment of exhaust tailpipes, this shortened Porsche Panamera mule is a forebear to Porsche’s first Tesla Model S-rival.”

Clever disguise? Sources say the tailpipes are in place to confuse onlookers and they note that in fact those pipes aren’t functional at all.

No additional information has surfaced on the Mission E, so specs and launch details remain the same:

  • 500 km (310 mile) all-electric range
  • 0-100 km (62 mph) in “under 3.5 seconds
  • over 600 hp (440 kW) via two motors
  • 4 seats
  • 200 kmh (124 mph) in under 12 seconds.

Production is slated for 2019, but Porsche appears to be more than serious about the future prospects for the Mission E’s success, as the company is setting an initial starting production level of 15,000 EVs.

Source: Autocar 1, 2

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21 Comments on "Porsche Mission E Out Testing Disguised As Pajun With Tailpipes"

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This EV “won’t fall for no banana in the tailpipe”.

Porsche will likely get Mission E into production no sooner than Tesla starts taking reservation deposits on a 2nd generation Tesla Roadster.

… Perhaps in three years we will see some Porsche “Why Wait?” commercials.

I do not believe this is a disguised Mission E. The doors and roofline are also significantly different than the Mission E.

Obviously they are testing the electric drivetrain, not roofline.

Purely an engineering mule, utilizing a modified Panamera. SOP for the industry.

Those unaerodynamic headlights Must Be Fixed.

Transparent covers would do the trick. Hardly an issue.

I like how Tesla takes so much flak for the Falcon Wing doors but the suicide doors on the i3 and this car get barely a mention.

To be fair…BMW never stated that their doors caused a production delay, Tesla did,

Also, if you look at the mechanics involved, BMW’s doors are much simpler and “just work”

Tesla is still working on improving the functionality of theirs.

Suicide doors a a known commidity that are easy to engineer and manfacture…

Falcon wing doors are neither and were rumored to cause a production delay of 1 to 2 years for the model X and that is why Tesla received a lot of flak…

That is hardly surprising, given how unconventional and complicated the Falcon doors are, and how much trouble they’ve caused. There’s also the whole “how great is it to have to open your roof to open your car when there’s a meter of snow on the roof” question, which is still undecided, and also in heavy rain.

Above all though, the Falcon doors have simply been a pain in the neck for production of the X, and it still isn’t really clear that all the problems are behind us. In contrast, the “suicide doors” are merely less conventional than ordinary doors, without causing any technical challenges. On the i3 it is an issue that they can only be opened when the front doors are open, but this has received some attention in basically every review of the i3.

Probably because they require no additional sensors or motors. Not really a fair comparison.

I’ve stated I won’t buy anything with falcon wing doors or suicide doors. Both are a deal breaker.

I wish my model s had suicide doors and I wish the model 3 did to (and I got 1 more wish left )

Got it suicide doors on my leaf big pimpin

I wish my LEAF had a much bigger battery! Not physicallly bigger, just energetically..!

Lost my first bar on the capacity meter a few weeks ago, with just over 50 000 km on the odometer, and now I am getting increasingly worried.

There is maybe a small chance that some third party will eventually offer upgrades – if things move along to the point where they can offer 50-60 kWh at a reasonable price (say, $5k)… so they could sell enough to make it viable. It’d have to come with a good warranty and from some established player we know can back that warranty. In sum total I guess it’s very unlikely tho!

I agree I lov my leaf I am down a bar to I got 60000 on mine I think so I can’t be mad I want to give it to my son in 2 years hopefully by then I can at lest find a old battery pack at a junk yard then take out the bad replace with good and maybe add a couple

I agree and was planning to keep mine but now I just hope Nissan will give me a decent trade in value on my LEAF when a 60kwh LEAF when it comes out.

Terawatt said:

“There is maybe a small chance that some third party will eventually offer upgrades…”

As cars become more and more complex, it becomes more and more difficult for third-party aftermarket suppliers to provide replacement systems which work reliably. The operation of a li-ion battery pack’s BMS (Battery Management System) is going to be particularly hard for a 3rd party to duplicate.

Not saying a 3rd party replacement for a Leaf pack will never happen, but it would be a pretty stiff challenge to make one which would work seamlessly and reliably without violating any of Nissan’s hardware patents or software copyrights.

Honestly, it’s not that difficult from a technical standpoint.

The real problems are financial. Who is going to pay the substantial cost for new batteries that can easily exceed the value of the used car? Additionally, any newer car will have not only a new battery but alao more range.

Because of extremely high cost, it will be extremely low volume and likely a low profit margin enterprise. Not exactly a smart business decision.

Having said all that, of course was lots of niches that need to be filled. We will produce an auxiliary battery pack for the 2012-2014 Toyota RAV4 EV in the coming year.

I’ve talked to a number of X owners with kids and older folks. We will be getting the X in another year or two. The fact is, those falcon wing doors are superior to regular and suicide doors. Apparently, they make it easy to get in/out, and really do protect in storms, depending on wind and how u park.