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Recreating The Mission E Concept Look On The 2025 Porsche Taycan Facelift

Here's a list of the options that you need to check in the configurator, to achieve the aesthetic of one of Porsche's most futuristic looking concept cars

by Khris Bharath on July 3, 2024, 19:30

The Porsche Mission E unveiled in 2015 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, was a futuristic concept car that was a showcase of an electric future for the German automaker. Four years later in 2019, that future arrived in production form with the Porsche Taycan EV. While it retained the essence of the Mission E concept in profile, it incorporated more practical considerations for the real world which we’ll touch upon in a bit. However, if you are an ardent fan of the concept and some of its distinctive design elements and wish to recreate the Mission E aesthetic on the Taycan, it certainly is possible. We’ve spent several hours on Porsche’s configurator going between several exterior and interior options and have listed out the ones that you need to tick, to get that much desired Mission E look..

What Changed Between The Concept And The Production Model

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The Mission E was a pretty radical looking concept car when it came out. After, it represents the next chapter for the Porsche brand. In fact, when I first saw it, I felt this was the perfect execution of the four-door Porsche, that the first-gen Panamera had failed to achieve. With its long wheelbase and short overhangs, the Mission E was aesthetically pleasing to the eye with excellent proportions, owing to its EV base. The design was futuristic but was unmistakably a Porsche from every angle. However, you have several unique design details, worth mentioning.

Mission E Highlights

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  • A form inspired by the iconic Porsche 911, the Mission E had a low-slung, sporty profile with a sloping roofline

  • Signature four-point LED headlights, a hallmark of Porsche design

  • Aerodynamics elements with strategically placed air inlets and outlets on the front, rear, and sides.

  • Frameless suicide doors, emphasizing its sporty character and futuristic appeal

  • White exterior with black & white two-tone seven-spoke wheels (Now called Mission E wheels)

  • Inside, you have a holographic display and gesture/eye recognition systems

  • Lightweight, race-inspired bucket seats

We mentioned practical considerations earlier and sure enough, some of the features mentioned above unfortunately didn’t make it to the production model Taycan in 2019. The suicide doors, holographic displays, and extreme race-inspired bucket seats were left out on the Taycan. However, similar to the Mission E concept, the Taycan did receive an all-digital 16.8-inch curved digital driver display.

The Options You Need To Tick In The Configurator To Get The Mission E Look

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It is worth noting that the model we’re configuring is the Taycan facelift which received some minor tweaks to the exterior, one of the more prominent changes being a more conventional headlight setup in place of the wrap around boomerang-like design feature of the outgoing model. The Taycan facelift did receive some pretty substantial changes when it comes to the powertrain and range.

You get a power increase across the model lineup with a 35% increase in the estimated range. The Taycan was never short on outright performance, but it fell short on the driving range and thankfully this is changing. Also, you’ll soon be able to use Tesla’s SuperCharger Network with the Taycan, which is pretty much the gold standard, when it comes to charging Networks. Shifting things back to what it’ll take you to get your next Taycan to look like the Mission E concept, here’s everything that I chose.

Options To Achieve Mission E Concept Look

Category Option Option code Price
Exterior Color White 0Q $0
Wheels 21" Mission E Design Wheels 64Y $4,680
Wheel Colors Wheel Painted in Exterior Color 1NY $1,290
Seats Comfort Seats (14-way) with Comfort Memory Q2J $1,510
Other Exterior Options Exterior Mirrors in Exterior Color 6FU $660
Window Trim in High Gloss Black QJ4 $400
Door Handles in High Gloss Black 6JA $350
Performance Porsche Surface Coated Brakes (PSCB) with Calipers in White 1LZ $3,490
Lights and Vision HD-Matrix Design LED Headlights in Glacier Blue 8JU $2,280
Interior Colors; Seats Leather Interior in Black/Chalk QW $4,700
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It is worth noting that I was unable to get the interior exactly look like the concept as there was no way to get black seats and a beige dashboard as you see above. So you will have to make that choice, I’m afraid. Bear in mind that this exercise was purely to get the car to look as close to the concept as possible and I’ve tried my best to avoid including any unnecessary optional extras.

After all, one of the best parts about Porsche’s after all is the vast level of customization available to you, to truly make it your own. One thing also worth noting is that the Mission E wheels on the concept feature seven-spoke staggered wheels while the optional wheels on the production Taycan only features just five. If you like what you see, here’s a direct link to the Porsche configurator to see everything that I’ve included with this Taycan build.

Here’s What A Mission E-Inspired Taycan Will Cost You

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Here’s the breakdown of the costs involved. The Taycan carries a starting MSRP of $99,400. The options listed above, add up to $19,360, and with shipping and with the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $1,995, you’re looking at a grand total of $120,755. I must add that these are prices you currently see on the configurator and not necessarily what you’ll end up paying at the dealership. The market remains volatile, and brand-new Porsches in particular are notorious for having ridiculous markups. If 120k is steep, you can consider the used car route as the Taycan is one of the highest depreciating Porsches and if you’re lucky, you can score a great deal. We recently put out a detailed guide on the pros and cons of buying a used Taycan.

Khris Bharath

Khris Bharath

Khris is a Mechanical Engineer and a classic car aficionado, who adores his Jags, Alfas, and old-school American muscle cars. He keeps tabs on everything from super exotics like an old EB 110 to the latest from Lucid and geeks out on three-row family haulers. Formula One remains very close to his heart, and he diligently makes time to tune in for the Grand Prix on Sundays. Khris also loves his road trips and he prefers a stick shift over an auto. Read full bio