Reports have been swirling around about Porsche exploring the possibility of developing a model that will rival the hugely effective Tesla Model S. The Stuttgart car manufacturer has remained pretty mum on the subject, but then it has always chosen to keep things a secret as long as it can. Now, a new report declares that Porsche is hard at work on this job, which is internally codenamed the 717, and it handed down some details concerning its status. The source of this info is kept under wraps, so it is difficult to identify what info is really from the source and exactly what info Car pulled from thin air. Providing Porsche’s love of secrecy, I am leaning toward the majority of Car’s details being pure speculation. That stated, I made the effort to sort through all of it and take out exactly what I thought 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 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 ending up being 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, however I believe that, like the outside, the interior will be just a somewhat smaller clone of the Panamera. Which is certainly not a bad thing, as the Panamera is definitely stunning and a terrific 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 exactly what truly matters in the 2019 porsche 717, as combating 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 declares that the 717’s style will need 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 certainly be all-wheel drive, and it will likewise consist of torque vectoring and four-wheel steering.
2019 Porsche 717 Price and Release Date
Beginning rate for brand-new 2019 Porsche 717 will be around $130k and we make sure that it can be offered for even greater than $150k in some more requiring trim levels. Release date of this model is going to be somewhere around the spring of 2019, not prior to March.