This makes sense to me considering it's electric and may have a floor filled with batteries. They'll want to know where and how impacts might occur. Tesla dealt with a fluke fire in a customer's car a few years back; they'd run over a large metal object which wedged under the floor, spearing it and causing fire to the battery pack. The solution was to reinforce some part of the front floor, I believe (which was already armored to prevent such occurrences).
My guess is that they laser scan the bottom surface after the test to find the ground clearance envelope.
I am not to pleased about the hood which is getting flatter. I can see it is a further evolution from the Cayenne and Panamera styling, but It looks a bit bland to me. It does not really scream porsche, it is more like a cheap ferrari ripoff.bdr529 wrote: ↑Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:28 pmI see they brought 3 cars to test, along with a Tesla S, for comparison I assume
over looking all the extra black tape covering up stuff, I think they look pretty good
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There's a company in Wales who would make one for you
Thanks, for me I would prefer the gasoline originals anyways.jjn9128 wrote: ↑Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:10 amThere's a company in Wales who would make one for you
JLR have done a prototype retrofit of an e-type with an electric powertrain too!!
Concepts always look more promising, and then reality sets in , eg. the suicide rear door's.Edax wrote: ↑Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:42 am
I am not to pleased about the hood which is getting flatter. I can see it is a further evolution from the Cayenne and Panamera styling, but It looks a bit bland to me. It does not really scream porsche, it is more like a cheap ferrari ripoff.
The concepts looked a lot more promising with an agressive raised hood over the weelarches, and a much more styled nose. These might not be the final headlights but I doubt they will change much on the contours.
I personally would like to try a full on electric retro 911. The retro look is combining quite well with electric and seems to fall in good taste with the yuppy crowd. But that is perhaps why I am not in marketing.