Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo surprises all at Geneva 2018
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Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo surprises all at Geneva 2018

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Welcome to one of the few genuine surprises of these 2018 Geneva Motor Show. This is the Porsche Mission e cross turismo concept study. Now unlike, I suppose, the sort of [UNKNOWN] concept which was something closer to a flight of fancy, they're trying to take owners on more of a journey towards Electric car with it, so it actually seems quite a credible concept. I spoke to Michael Mauer, who's the chief designer of Porsche, about this car, and he took me through a few of the details. So obviously, being full electric, it allows them to do certain things with the car, so He'd hope in fact that they'd be able to smooth off the front, almost entirely like an early Porsche. So basically, it's like a 356 I suppose. But he's slightly disturbed to find that actually you still need quite a lot of cooling for battery. So he's had to leave some vents at the front open. Which is not entirely what he was going for, but so be it. Also notable on the front are the little lights that are set into the front, which are I suppose a modern invocation of the big spot lamps you see on rally cars, which I obviously like. You come around to the side of the car, and then you see this new blue tint. And we've seen various manufacturers going for different colors to signify different models And their ranges. So, E-Hybrid would, of course, have that electric lime green color, and this may well become their signature color for their fully electric cars there, Porsche E cars, I suppose. You get inside then, again, it still seems fairly normal Many respects, you can see a lot of those things that you see on current sort of [UNKNOWN]. But the way the dash wraps around and is fully digitized, so this makes it feel driver-focused, but is obviously you have [UNKNOWN] and sort of still evoke Some of that feeling you get from the classic five dials in a Porsche. Glass roof,, [UNKNOWN] that be nice [UNKNOWN]. You can sort of imagine that. Blue skies above you and [UNKNOWN] that sort of thing. And then if you come around to the back, there's also this light bar on the back which is supposed to communicate with the owners. So you You've got this heartbeat going along it, which will tell you that's when it's charging, and that sort of thing. And that's something we might see in Porsches in the future. Cars that sort of communicate with their owners, so you can understand what it's doing. But apparently, it's a bit of a legislative nightmare, [UNKNOWN] Because, obviously, having flashing lights in a car So, it's not something you will necessarily have to do. Maybe it's parked [INAUDIBLE]. So, there we are. Cross turismo. Saying north of 62 miles an hour in like, three and half seconds or even less. Very impressive. I like an off road concept. I like the idea of being able to go to places that other cars can't. It's a bit of an Audi allroad in some respects. And it seems quite plausible. So, let us know what you think. [UNKNOWN] They have left the transmission all the way to the sides. To make the people, sort of not feel to much of a leap. But obviously, in the future, you could have purely flat floor inside so you could juggle your position. Switch as you need. Any way, another thing when you think about this, when, not, should they have been more extreme with the concept? Let us know on the comments below. [BLANK_AUDIO]

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