Sports car of the future – innovation and purism
Porsche has put the future of the sports car at the heart of its Strategy 2025. The aim is to create a blend of technical innovation and emotional appeal that is typical of the brand.
At Porsche, the sports car of the future is not a single car, but rather an entire concept. A concept that combines the tradition and values of Porsche with innovative technologies and sustainability. Electric mobility, digitalisation and connectivity all have an integral role to play. As Porsche has already demonstrated with the latest-generation Panamera, the brand will increasingly combine digital innovations and state-of-the-art drive concepts with sporty driving dynamics. At the same time, Porsche wants to keep delighting its fans with classic and particularly puristic sports cars.
This concept is reflected in the Porsche agenda: shaping the future of the sports car is the theme behind Strategy 2025. Within this extensive framework, the engineers are devoting great thought to determining which drive mix makes the most sense in each of the model series. Something that works well for the Panamera or Cayenne is not necessarily right for a two-door Porsche sports car.
The Mission E concept study is lighting the way here. This is the vision of pure electric mobility in the form of a fully electric four-seater sports car. It holds the answers about the sports car of the future. And it demonstrates that purely electric drives are also capable of meeting the demand for intelligent performance – united under a banner that says it all: Porsche E-Performance.
Porsche demonstrated the consistency with which it is advancing this development in October 2017 at the world’s largest industry get-together for electric mobility – the Electric Vehicle Symposium. Porsche presented the Cayman e-volution as a research car with a charging voltage of 800 volts, acceleration of 3.3 seconds from zero to a hundred kilometres and a range of 200 kilometres. The sports car manufacturer also unveiled Porsche Turbo Charging for the first time – its accumulator-based fast-charging system offering a charging capacity of up to 320 kilowatts per car or two cars at 160 kilowatts. These elements of technology form the foundation for the series-production version of the Mission E, which will have a range of over 500 kilometres and batteries that can be charged up to 80 per cent in 15 minutes.