The Porsche Mission E concept electric car is driven by secret agent Rex Dasher in the Playmobil-toy-inspired animated film.

CarAndDriver, By Colin Beresford

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The Porsche Mission E, the concept version of the all-new electric-powered Porsche Taycan, is featured in Playmobil: The Movie.

The movie reaches U.S. screens this Friday, December 6.

The Turbo and Turbo S Taycan will become available in the U.S. later this year, and the 4S will reach U.S. markets in the spring of next year.

The spy protagonist of a movie has to drive a hot car—that has been true since at least the first James Bond movie. That spy driving an electric vehicle may seem more like a punchline than the exciting part of the plot. But in Playmobil: The Movie, the Porsche Mission E, the concept version of the Porsche Taycan, assumes the role as the car of secret agent Rex Dasher. The fact that Dasher is made out of plastic is beside the point. Besides, even James Bond has had an electric car.

The movie is the first film project of Porsche and Playmobil, which makes sense for a German toymaker whose first licensed product was a Porsche. The movie was released in France this summer and is coming to U.S. movie screens on Friday, December 6.

The Porsche Taycan made its debut in September as Porsche's first electric vehicle. The Turbo and Turbo S versions of the EV will become available by the end of this year, and the 4S is slated to start deliveries in the spring of 2020. The base Taycan 4S starts at $105,150, nearly $50,000 less than its faster variants.

Too rich for your blood (or your kid's)? You can buy a remote-control scale model of the Mission E for $59.99 that's a direct tie-in to the movie. 

This article was originally published in CarAndDriver.
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