It is always exciting to watch the future take shape. When the Mission E was presented at the IAA in Frankfurt in 2015, Porsche purists cried out just as they did when the water-cooled engines replaced the air-cooled model. Nevertheless, the Mission E is setting new standards, redrawing the automobile country map, and–gradually–being accepted as the 911 of electric cars. Not least because we have enthusiastically identified its design as a true Porsche.
Now Porsche is pushing the envelope by taking electric vehicles off-road. Not with a hybrid with mass market appeal, but rather with an entirely electrically option with a vehicle based on the Mission E concept that was once disapproved of. And, like the Mission E, the new study is also an impressive vehicle: a high-seated Shooting Brake variant, designed quite deliberately to unite sportiness and luxury with environmental protection, even on off-road terrain. It’s going to be an exhilarating thing to watch, for sure.
Date Posted: April 19, 2018