Fast and Furious Electric Cars from Porsche, Lamborghini and Maserati
If you wondered when the luxury sports car brands such as Porsche, Lamborghini and Maserati were going to catch up on the electric car revolution, well, they’re getting serious about it. The big European sports car names are actually poised to do well provided they can get funding to build these high powered EVs.
The electric car generations won’t mean the old luxury sports car brands will left in the dust. With model names such as the Mission e, The Vitola, and the Alfieri, and high speed acceleration and driving distance, they’ve got plenty of marketing and engine power to propel them to stardom.
Porsche for instance, is creating a new high performance electic vehicle dubbed the Mission E. Yet they’ll only be producing 20,000 of the vehicles per year, beginning in 2020. Will your insurance company give you a break on your insurance quote if you buy one? Ummm, maybe not.
Autocar.co.uk likes Porsche keeping true to its modern design:
“The smooth surfacing treatment and exquisite detailing throughout endows the new car with puristic look in keeping with the timeless appeal of all great classic Porsche models. However, there is also evidence of progressiveness in the way Porsche also eschewed traditional headlamps for distinctive LED assemblies boasting the four point graphic of recent models.”
Is 600 HP Going to be Enough?
The car will have 600 hp via 2 electric motors giving it a top speed of 150 mph, and an estimated driving distance of 310 miles. Porsche has a concept car built and the built models coming are thought to be comparable to the upcoming Tesla Model 3. The charge up will be quick at 15 minutes to get 80% charge. The batteries are placed evenly throughout the full length of the chassis.
Business Insider reports that it can reach 150 miles per hour and can go from zero to 62 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds. That’ll pin you to the seat.
The Mission E won’t have side mirrors. Instead, it’ll use side cameras and display a holographic image on the windows. Wow, that’s innovative. The future really is here.
The Porsche Mission e Vital Stats
- Power: 600 (440 kW / 800 Volt motor)
- Acceleration: 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds, 0 to 200kph in 12 seconds
- 21″ front wheels and 22″ rear wheels
- driving range: 500 kilometers on a single charge and 15 minutes to recharge for another 400 kilometers of range
- lithium ion batter can be charged at conventional 400-volt stations
- total weight 2200 kg or 5000 lbs (very heavy)
- length: 4.85 meters
- two storage trunks
- body composition is mainly steel and aluminium, with carbon composites
Not to be outdone, Lamborghini is planning its own rival super electric car. Road and Track says it’s it’s going tob ecalled the Vitola, and it will hit 60 mph in 2.5 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph.
And Maserati is also entering the high performance ecar games with its concept called the Alfieri.
And Bentley is ready to move into the EV market too.
Read up on the new much anticipated electric vehicle from Tesla.
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