A few weeks ago, the specialized press echoed the news that Porsche, one of the most emblematic brands of the Volkswagen Group, had decided to pay a large sum to its parent company to take control of the project that will give rise to its future ship electric badge, which was in the hands of Artemis, the division of advanced developments of Audi.
The so-called Landjet Project was going to give rise to three models sold under the Audi, Bentley, and Porsche brands; however, the leaders of the latter wanted to avoid at all costs that their new top of the range was produced at the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles facilities in Hannover, where their brothers will be manufactured.
Porsche’s main concern was that the final quality of the product might not be up to its very high standards. For this reason, the Stuttgart firm has decided to pay a large amount to compensate Hannover for the loss of the vehicle, which will finally be manufactured in Leipzig.
The other reason put forward by the brand to justify taking control of the project is the philosophy that it wants to imprint on its model: while the proposals from Audi and Bentley will focus on automation, Porsche wants to direct its product towards sporty driving, following in the wake of the rest of their vehicles.
The Porsche “Landjet” will be launched in 2025
However, the truth is that the entrails of the three cars will be practically identical: they will be based on the PPE modular platform, which will be released in the short term with the new electric Macan, while the control software will be a common development. However, each model will have its personality.
The Porsche “Landjet” will have a crossover body style and will be one step above the Cayenne and at the height of the Panamera, two models that will initially also be electrified in the short term. Since it will sit in the F-segment (representation cars), it will have to compete against rivals like the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV.
It will debut a new generation of electric motors with aluminum coils, which will be more efficient and have a more compact design than the current ones. On the other hand, some rumors indicate that its electrical system could be 1,000 volts, something that should allow you to obtain very short charging times.