Reports have been swirling around about Porsche exploring the possibility of building a model that will rival the extremely successful Tesla Model S. The Stuttgart automaker has stayed pretty mum on the subject, however then it has constantly chosen to keep things a trick as long as it can. Now, a brand-new report claims that Porsche is hard at work on this job, which is internally codenamed the 717, and it handed down some info concerning its status. The source of this info is kept under covers, so it is tough to identify exactly what information is in fact from the source and exactly what info Car pulled from thin air. Providing Porsche’s love of secrecy, I am favoring most of Car’s info being pure speculation. That stated, I put in the time to arrange through all of it and take out what I believed was on the mark, and add in some speculation of my own on the 717.
2019 Porsche 717 Exterior
The report is that the 2019 porsche 717 will be a four-door sedan based on the VW Group’s MSB architecture, with cues taken from the 911, making it look almost like a smaller variation of the Panamera. While some may consider this a cookie-cutter approach by Porsche, it’s the very same formula that has been working for ages, so why change it now? Exactly what’s more, with Porsche faithful ending up being more accepting of the Panamera’s appearance, this shrunken version will ride its coattail of acceptance.
2019 Porsche 717 Interior
Inside the cabin, the 2019 porsche 717 remains a little a mystery, however I believe that, like the outside, the interior will be simply a slightly smaller sized clone of the Panamera. And that is definitely not a bad thing, as the Panamera is definitely sensational and a fantastic location to spend time. Picture lots of leather and other premium materials and loads of tech gizmos to keep you entertained.
2019 Porsche 717 Engine
The drivetrain is what truly matters in the 2019 porsche 717, as combating the Tesla Model S will require a delicate balance of efficiency and efficiency. Unlike the model S, which features a flat battery that also functions as the floorboards, Car Magazine claims that the 717’s design will require a topologic (mountain-like), 108-cell battery with some parts of the battery extended up into the sills and footwell locations. Reportedly powering the 2019 porsche 717 is a four-motor system (one on each wheel) that will be available in three different power levels: 400 horsepower, 500 horsepower, and 600 horse power. With a motor at each wheel, the 717 will clearly be all-wheel drive, and it will also include torque vectoring and four-wheel steering.
2019 Porsche 717 Price and Release Date
Starting price for new 2019 Porsche 717 will be around $130k and we are sure that it can be provided for even greater than $150k in some more demanding trim levels. Release date of this model is going to be someplace around the spring of 2019, not before March.