Will this be the Ragin’ Pajun? Some details on the all-electric “Tesla fighter” from Porsche have been revealed by UK’s Car magazine, and, to put it bluntly, the model that has preliminarily been dubbed the 717 will be an absolute beast when it hits the road as early as 2019.
With some technological help from parent company Volkswagen, Porsche is planning a model that will have about a 300-mile single-charge range, and a version that may deliver as much as 600 horsepower. The four-door will also be four-wheel-drive, with one electric motor per axle, and four-wheel steering, all for the sake of consistency, Car says.
Additionally, unlike the Tesla Model S, with its battery packs running flat along the floor of the vehicle, the 717’s battery layout will be far more complex, complete with bulkhead walls and 108 separate battery pouches.
Last month, German publication Auto Motor und Sport reported that the Panamera’s junior variant, aka the Pajun, was indeed going to be an all-electric affair. Still, beyond a few digital renderings and an estimated single-charge range of 250 miles, few details were revealed.