Pardon me for my excitement. While I am more of a patrolhead, I am equally drawn to electric drive too, especially one that has 600 horses with a stunning aesthetic to boot, like the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept Study. Unveiled at the 88th Geneva Motor Show, the Mission E Cross Turismo is as what its name suggests it to be: a concept study of an electrically driven cross utility vehicle (basically, sports utility vehicle, or SUV).
Under the hood (or should we say, under the floor pan?), are two permanent magnet synchronous motors (PSM) that combines to produce over 600 HP (440 kW) which will enable the Mission E Cross Turismo to rocket to 100 km/h (62 mph) from standstill in under 3.5 seconds and in another 8-9 seconds, it would have reach 200 km/h (124 mph) and on its way to a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). That, my friends, is pretty damn quick.
This being a Porsche, it is not just another electric vehicle waiting to be realized. It has more, specifically a technology that would allow multiple accelerations in direct succession without loss of performance. Here’s some words on the Mission E Cross Turismo from Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche AG:
“The Mission E Cross Turismo is an expression of how we envision the all-electric future. It combines sportiness and everyday practicality in unique style. Our vehicle will be fast to drive, but also quick to recharge and able to replicate its performance time after time.”
Porsche said that the Mission E Cross Turismo, which is built on the concept of the Mission E study we saw back in 2015, is “already fit for the road” and there will be a series-produced car based on it will be debuting as soon as 2019. Beyond that, we know little about this promising electrifying beauty. Oh, wait. We do know a bit more and that is, a 4-minute charge would yield 100 km, or 62 miles range. Impressive. While we may not have a lot info on this ride, we do have some awesome images which can find posted along with this article for your viewing pleasure. You can also find a design video of the Mission E Cross Turismo after the break.
All images courtesy of Porsche AG.