2020 Porsche Taycan vs Mission E: Changes & differences compared

The 2020 Porsche Taycan springs from the 2015 Mission E concept. See what’s changed and what’s the same between the two in this side-by-side comparison.

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo & Turbo STaycan
Porsche Mission E conceptMission E
In the four years Porsche has been developing the Taycan, it's clear they've stuck as closely as possible to the design of the Mission E concept as possible. Almost all the styling elements of the Mission E's front are carried over to the Taycan. The lower air intake is wider and the surfaces are flatter.
2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo & Turbo STaycan
Porsche Mission E conceptMission E
The biggest design changes are visible side on. The suicide doors of the concept have been ditched. The rear doors are longer, and the roof line is flatter to aid rear seat comfort, as well as ingress and egress.
2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo & Turbo STaycan
Porsche Mission E conceptMission E
The Taycan has a self-deploying rear wing, much smaller diffuser, less curvy haunches, and a shallower scalloping, but the essence of the Mission E is there.
2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo & Turbo STaycan
Porsche Mission E concept - interiorMission E
Just like the exterior, Porsche has kept to the principles of the Mission E as much as possible.
2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo & Turbo STaycan
Porsche Mission E conceptMission E
The touchscreens in the dashboard and centre console are still present, but they're larger and more upright so as to be usable in everyday settings. Gone is the Mission E's tiny transmission lever.
2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo & Turbo STaycan
Porsche Mission E concept - instruments, steering wheelMission E
Porsche has kept the boomerang-shaped instrumentation screen and it looks pretty darn sweet.
2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo & Turbo STaycan
Porsche Mission E concept - seats, front and rearMission E
Even the basic design of the Mission E's seats are carried, albeit significantly toned down.
2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo & Turbo STaycan
Porsche Mission E conceptMission E
The 2015 Mission E was said to have a total of 440kW (600hp) from its electric drivetrain, and a 0-100km/h time of under 3.5s, and a driving range of 500km (311mi). The range-topping Taycan Turbo S actually has 560kW (751hp), a 0-100km/h time of 2.8s, and a WLTP range of 388km
(241mi). So the production car is faster, but has less range.

2020 Porsche Taycan



2015 Porsche Mission E concept




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Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Editor-at-large — Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]


2020 Porsche Taycan vs Mission E: Changes & differences compared