Porsche’s Mission E: The ultra-fast concept car that can read your emotions

Porsche is taking on the electric car maker Tesla and its celebrated Model S with an all-electric, 600 brake horsepower beast dubbed ‘Mission E’. Although it’s only a concept at the moment, Porsche plans on putting it into production, much like they did with the 918 Hybrid concept in 2013. This four-seat sports car is billed to go from 0 to 100 kilometres (62 miles) per hour in 3.5 seconds without a single drop of petrol,and can recharge in 15 minutes.

The 4K dashboard tracks your eyes, allowing it to illuminate only the part that you’re looking at


Among its many technical innovations is one particularly eye-catching feature: a camera that remains trained on the driver’s face at all times. This enables the curved, 4K dashboard to know exactly what you’re looking at, so that it can highlight the specific information while fading the other dials. This eye-tracking camera can also recognise the driver’s mood and displays an emoticon that can be shared on social media.

Porsche is yet to iron out the final details; all they’re interested in for now is wowing car enthusiasts with the possibilities that the latest technology brings. We will have to wait a few more years to find out the answer to the big question: is this the best electric car yet?


Porsche’s Mission E is only 1.3m tall, but packs in four full-sized seats and two luggage compartments


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