Watch Ex-Formula 1 Driver Mark Webber Take The Porsche Mission E Out For A Spin


Former Formula 1 driver Mark Webber drives the new Porsche Mission E on the Weissach test track, describing it as a "game changer."

Porsche Mission E Wows Ex-Formula 1 Racer

According to Webber, driving the Mission E for the first time is one of his unforgettable Porsche moments, right up there with winning the World Endurance Championship in the 919 Hybrid in 2015.

"It is stealth in motion," he said.

Webber remarks that the car reminds him of the 919, his companion in many races, which he claims they could drive on E-motor alone. The view from the cockpit, on the other hand, is similar to the 918 Spyder.

The Mission E is a little heavier because of the battery packs, which was one of Webber's reservations about the electric vehicle. Driving it, however, turns out to be a dynamic experience for the ex-Formula 1 driver, with the four-wheel drive, the braking ability, and its overall performance.

"I've driven lots of cars over the years that I've fallen for but the Mission E really stands out," Webber admitted.

"I'm looking forward to driving it a lot more in the future."

Car enthusiasts can watch Webber and the Porsche Mission E in action in the video below.

Porsche Mission E Specs And Performance

As Mark Webber has become a Porsche representative after retiring in 2016, some folks might take his words with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, the electric car is looking to be everything it claims to be.

The video shows the capabilities of a sports car producing over 600 horsepower without that loud exhaust noise. It should be noted, though, that the car is still a prototype.

Porsche equipped its Mission E with two electric motors with a four-wheel drive, which are capable of accelerating 0-60 mph in under 3.5 seconds. It should also come with 300 miles of battery range. The battery can charge to 80 percent in 15 minutes due to the car's 800-volt electrical system.

The car's design is looking sleek as well, but not much else is known about Porsche's electric car that rivals Tesla. Still, its performance on the Weissach test track and the Nurburgring already tells of the sports car maker's dedication to making sure its first EV is worthy of the Porsche brand.

The Porsche Mission E is now in its last year of development with a debut expected in 2019. Its full list of specifications and features should be made available by then along with pricing.

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