Porsche Is Going All In On Its 100% Electric Sports Car

Porsche is taking on Tesla with a brand new all-electric sports car

Porsche doesn’t want to let Elon Musk have all the fun.

After teasing the public with its Mission E fully-electric sports car concept back in September, Porsche has decided to go all in and pour the dollars, err euros, into building this sexy specimen.

At 600 horsepower, the Mission E will go from 0 to 62 mph in under 3.5 seconds. And that’s something the whole fam can enjoy as Porsche’s e-car will be a four-seater.

Porsche made the announcement on Friday, also revealing plans to invest 700 million euros ($761 million) into its German plant at Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, build a new paint shop and an assembly plant for the 100% e-sedan. Making this shift to all-electric will create 1,000 jobs, according to the German car maker.

If ready today, how would the Mission E stack up to Tesla’s Model S P90Dand its ludicrous mode? Not that well actually. The Model S P90D has more power and a quicker acceleration time, but the Porsche wins on range at 310 miles before a charge, as reported by Wired

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While Porsche has potentially made Musk’s life a lot tougher by jumping in as a very, adequate competitor, the Tesla founder should be rejoicing. His hard-headed dedication to electric has meant the big guys have really caught on.

 

 

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Rare 1959 BMW 507 Roadster Set To Fetch $2 Million

Originally designed to fill the underserved void between inexpensive MGs and Triumphs and the expensive Mercedes 300 SL, the BMW 507 was made from 1956 through 1959. However, due to higher than expected costs, the project was shelved with a scant 251 models actually made. Rarer still are the Series II 507s, with total production of only 217 models. Luckily, one of these Series II 507s will be hitting the auction floor next month at the Design by Disruption at RM Sotheby’s in New York City. Finished in black with red interior and complete with the graceful yet aggressive lines that would later inspire the BMW Z8, this particular 507 is expected to fetch north of $2 million.

Source: coolmaterial.com

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Rezvani Beast Speedster 

Get out the cigars, the Rezvani Beast has a sibling—in the form of the Beast Speedster. Continuing Rezvani’s mission to bring a modern dynamic to open air roadsters, the Speedster combines 300 hp with a barely-there 1,650 lbs chassis. Where the original Beast was amply endowed with brawn (500 hp worth), the Speedster is more nimble and agile with a near perfect power to weight ratio. Of course, interior appointments are all business but do include Apple Play. Made in California.

Source: Rezvani Beast Speedster | Cool Material

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Shelby Daytona Cobra

Shelby Daytona CobraMention the word Shelby and the first thing that comes to mind are the iconic convertibles we all know as the AC Cobra. But enthusiasts know that there is more to Shelby than that. For example, the extremely limited Shelby Daytona Cobra race car that dominated FIA Sports Car racing.

Finding one of these is unlikely, but luckily Shelby is celebrating the 50th anniversary of winning the FIA World Sports Car Championship by producing 50 replicas of the Daytona coupe. Available in either fiberglass or aluminum with engine configuration limited only by your imagination.

Source: Shelby Daytona Cobra Replica | Cool Material

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