Reports have actually been swirling around about Porsche checking out the possibility of developing a model that will measure up to the wildly successful Tesla Model S. The Stuttgart automaker has actually stayed quite mum on the subject, however then it has actually constantly preferred to keep things a secret as long as it can. Now, a new report claims that Porsche is hard at work on this project, which is internally codenamed the 717, and it handed down some info regarding its status. The source of this information is kept under wraps, so it is tough to identify what details is in fact 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 info being pure speculation. That said, I made the effort to arrange through all of it and take 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 on 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 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 version will ride its coattail of approval.
2019 Porsche 717 Interior
Inside the cabin, the 2019 porsche 717 remains a bit of a mystery, however I believe that, like the outside, the interior will be simply a somewhat smaller sized clone of the Panamera. And that is certainly not a bad thing, as the Panamera is definitely sensational and a great location to spend time. Image lots of leather and other superior materials and loads of tech gadgets to keep you amused.
2019 Porsche 717 Engine
The drivetrain is what truly matters in the 2019 porsche 717, as battling the Tesla Model S will need a fragile balance of efficiency and performance. Unlike the model S, which features a flat battery that also doubles 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 areas. Reportedly powering the 2019 porsche 717 is a four-motor system (one on each wheel) that will be readily available in 3 various power levels: 400 horsepower, 500 horsepower, and 600 horse power. With a motor at each wheel, the 717 will certainly be all-wheel drive, and it will also consist of torque vectoring and four-wheel steering.
2019 Porsche 717 Price and Release Date
Starting cost for brand-new 2019 Porsche 717 will be around $130k and we make certain that it can be used for even higher than $150k in some more requiring trim levels. Release date of this model is going to be someplace around the spring of 2019, not prior to March.