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Published on July 30th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart


What Do You Get When Formula 1 Star Nico Rosberg Takes A Porsche Mission E To The Track?

July 30th, 2018 by  

The YouTube video below recently caught our attention. Seeing Nico Rosberg’s smiling face with his hand on electric Porsche Mission E on a track conveyed a great deal.

Nico Rosberg Porsche Mission EIf you want to drive enthusiasm, what better way than to show what a popular public figure can do with your product or service. And getting Nico Rosberg to test drive the Porsche Mission E prototype on a track is a great example of that worth watching.

Just note that you have to skip the video to the important part, at 5:49 minutes in, unless you want to see what a Panamera hybrid and a GT2 RS can do before Nico introduces the Porsche Mission E.

Can The Porsche Mission E Compete With Jaguar’s I-PACE and A Tesla Model S?

Since only Jaguar and Tesla have shown a final product to date, we can only gauge what the Porsche Mission E should look like when it comes out based on what we have seen so far. The Mission E looks as if it is based on the 918 platform, itself already an impressive flat and big car in terms aesthetics and physical dimensions. The Porsche Mission E is wide, fairly low to the ground, and a perfect alternative to the Jaguar I-PACE or Tesla Model S. The suicide doors might never make it to production — although, we find BMW did a great job transitioning from the Efficiency Vision Dynamic prototypes to the actual i8.

Nico Rosberg Porsche Mission E

Nico Rosberg says that the Porsche Mission E has “the proper Porsche feeling,” meaning the handling characteristics reflect that of the company’s DNA. In other words, the Porsche Mission E handles like a Porsche. Nico Rosberg, probably more attuned to light cars, finds the Mission E heavier than other cars but that it still corners well. We’ll have to wait to test drive the Mission E, and by the way Porsche, we’re only a stone throw away from the Porsche Drive Center in Los Angeles!

Having Nico Rosberg test drive the Porsche Mission E prototype is a good idea — albeit, it was much too small of a passage in the video.

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About the Author

Nicolas was born and raised around classic cars of the 1920s, but it wasn't until he drove an AC Propulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Ever since he has produced green mobility content on various CleanTech outlets since 2007 and found his home on CleanTechnica. He grew up in an international environment and his communication passion led to cover electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, renewable energy, test drives, podcasts, shoot pictures, and film for various international outlets in print and online. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he has forged in those industries. His favorite taglines are: "There are more solutions than obstacles." and "Yesterday's Future Now"

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