How was the Porsche Mission E concept designed?
Porsche has released a video that offers a rare look into the development of one of the most exciting new concept cars. The Porsche Mission E concept is set to become the company’s first fully electric sports sedan, and this video helps give us a great behind the scenes look at the German sports car. This intimate look at how the Porsche Mission E concept was designed is an excellent glimpse into the inner workings of one of the world’s best auto manufacturers.
Porsche Mission E exterior design
Because the Mission E is an electric sports car, Porsche was able to get very creative with the exterior design of the vehicle. An electric power system does not require the ventilation of a more conventional motor. This enabled Porsche to design a very low front end with no air intakes, giving the Mission E a look reminiscent of the older Porsche models of the 1950s and 1960s. But this concept isn’t stuck in the past. The designers also drew inspiration from modern Porsche race cars like the 919.
The Mission E is designed to be as aerodynamic as possible. Instead of cooling the engine, the two air intakes on the front of the car guide air under the headlights and out behind the front wheels.
Porsche Mission E interior design
Ease of access was the first goal the Mission E designers set out to accomplish. When opened all the way, the front and rear hinged doors are almost perpendicular to the car, allowing the driver and passengers to enter and exit easily.
Porsche looked to one of the company’s most iconic vehicles when designing the interior of the Mission E, the Porsche 911. While looking to the present and the past for inspiration, the Mission E still pushes forward into the future. The designers tried to create a “new type of interaction with the vehicle.” The concept utilizes gestures and eye movement recognition to enter commands to the holographic display.
Giving the public such an intimate look into the design of what could be a revolutionary new vehicle show how committed Porsche is to providing an excellent electric sports sedan. When the Mission E hits the market, very few vehicles will be able to match the design and performance of the car.
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