It is not often that car manufacturers provide details in regards to the specifics of a concept car, but Porsche had just done that. In fact, they went to as far as to say that the Mission-E Concept is the company’s future electric car icon.
Starting from the exterior design, Porsche designers mentioned that it was a fantastic challenge for them, as the Mission-E Concept is the company’s first electric sports car. The design team came out with several sketches, which were then presented at specific intervals.
After the sketch has been selected, the design team built several 1:3 scale models. The scale models give the design team a rough idea on how the proportions of the car is like, in which the team figures out how to actually build the Mission-E Concept.
The team built a new chassis, and using electric bits from the Boxster-E, gave the team more than just a static model, but one that could actually be driven. During the build, Porsche noted that it was crucial to upkeep typical Porsche proportions. The lack of a engine up front meant that the design team was able to give the Mission-E a really low-slung front, as well as being free of large air intakes. Similar to old Porsche models of the 1950s, in fact. The team also incorporated design cues from the Porsche 919 racer into the Mission-E.
Furthermore, the team took careful consideration into developing an air curtain to guide air along the front wheels. The front of the Mission-E is flanked by a pair of four-point LED headlights, with a pair of air intakes located below. Being the company’s first electric sports car, the team figured that the company’s design language could be developed further. The Mission-E also had to be recognized as a Porsche at a glance.
The video continues inside, explaining what the team has done to create an interior with a new form of interaction. The Porsche Mission-E is able to utilize gesture and eye recognition to enter commands for the car. The team also went on to create a new type of holographic display. The lack of a B-pillar also meant that ingress and egress is easy.
Watch the video below to find out how Porsche created this stunning concept!