Reports have been swirling around about Porsche checking out the possibility of developing a model that will equal the extremely effective Tesla Model S. The Stuttgart automaker has actually stayed quite mum on the subject, but then it has actually constantly chosen to keep things a secret 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 passed on some information concerning its status. The source of this information is kept under wraps, so it is tough to identify what information is actually from the source and what details Car pulled from thin air. Providing Porsche’s love of secrecy, I am leaning toward most of Car’s information being pure speculation. That said, I put in the time to sort through all of it and pull out what I believed was on the mark, and include 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 upon the VW Group’s MSB architecture, with hints taken from the 911, making it look practically like a smaller sized version of the Panamera. While some may consider this a cookie-cutter technique by Porsche, it’s the exact same formula that has been working for ages, so why change it now? What’s more, with Porsche faithful becoming more accepting of the Panamera’s look, this shrunken variation will ride its coattail of acceptance.
2019 Porsche 717 Interior
Inside the cabin, the 2019 porsche 717 stays a little bit of a mystery, but I think that, like the outdoors, the interior will be simply a somewhat smaller clone of the Panamera. And that is definitely not a bad thing, as the Panamera is definitely sensational and a great location to spend time. Image lots of leather and other premium materials and loads of tech gadgets to keep you captivated.
2019 Porsche 717 Engine
The drivetrain is what really matters in the 2019 porsche 717, as combating the Tesla Model S will need a fragile balance of effectiveness and efficiency. Unlike the model S, which features a flat battery that also functions as the floorboards, Car Magazine declares that the 717’s style will require a topologic (mountain-like), 108-cell battery with some parts of the battery extended up into the sills and footwell locations. Apparently powering the 2019 porsche 717 is a four-motor system (one on each wheel) that will be readily available in 3 different power levels: 400 horsepower, 500 horse power, and 600 horsepower. With a motor at each wheel, the 717 will clearly be all-wheel drive, and it will likewise include torque vectoring and four-wheel steering.
2019 Porsche 717 Price and Release Date
Beginning price for brand-new 2019 Porsche 717 will be around $130k and we are sure that it can be offered for even higher than $150k in some more demanding trim levels. Release date of this model is going to be somewhere around the spring of 2019, not prior to March.