Porsche might tackle Tesla by taking it off-road.
The Mission E Cross Turismo unveiled on the Geneva Motor Present is a jacked-up battery-powered wagon idea that can doubtless spawn a manufacturing car quickly.
Porsche already plans to begin promoting a Mission E sedan subsequent yr. With the rising recognition of SUVs, the Cross Turismo model appears destined to observe, though its manufacturing hasn’t been formally confirmed.
The high-riding all-wheel-drive efficiency automobile has 600 hp and may speed up to 124 mph in 12 seconds on the road, whereas an air suspension can elevate it an additional two-inches for mild off-road excursions that might change into fairly lengthy.
A key function of the Mission E line is a battery pack that may be charged with sufficient electrical energy to go 250 miles in simply 15 minutes at one of many 800-volt stations Porsche plans to construct. That’s about thrice faster than present Teslas may be charged at one of many automaker’s proprietary Supercharger stations.
Together with the Mission E Cross Turismo, Porsche additionally debuted the brand new 911 GT3 RS on the present that can also be inexperienced, however solely as a result of that’s the colour they painted the present automobile. The track-focused coupe includes a 520 hp flat-six engine, rear-wheel steering, adaptive suspension, an unlimited wing and a worth that begins at $187,500 earlier than you add issues like a set of $13,000 magnesium wheels and $18,000 efficiency package deal that virtually turns it into an all-out racecar.
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