Former F1 driver and World Endurance Championship Racer Mark Webber has driven the Porsche Mission E on the company’s test track in Weissach, Germany.
According to Mark Webber, the upcoming Porsche Mission E continuously reminded him of the 919 racing car, as there were times that he and the team could pilot the Le Mans racer purely on electric power.
Additionally, the view from the cabin over the front wheel arches reminded Mark Webber of the Porsche 918 Spyder, while the four-wheel drive system does a swell job of putting all 600 electric ponies down effectively.
“I’m a bit of an old-school kind of guy and I love nothing more than to drive so I don’t mind admitting I had some reservations. I thought that the Mission E could feel a little heavy but the driving experience is seriously dynamic: the four-wheel steering, the performance and the braking ability were a really amazing experience,” added Mark.
To recap, the Porsche Mission E is powered by two permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM), one on each axle. Combined, both motors help to output 600 hp to all four wheels. The century sprint is completed in under 3.4 seconds, while it can hit its 200 km/h top speed under 12 seconds.
Thanks to a newly-developed 800-volt power system, the four-seater Porsche Mission E has a driving range of well over 500 km on a single charge. Charging is also just as quick, as the Mission E can be charged to approximately 80 percent of its capacity in around 15 minutes using the new “Porsche Turbo Charging” system.