Will Porsche Build Mission X Electric Hypercar?


Porsche Mission X

The Mission X is Porsche’s take on what an all-electric hypercar could look like. They unveiled this 2-seater prototype at the 75 Years of Porsche Sports Cars exhibition at the Porsche Museum in Germany. On June 8, 1948, Porsche 356 No. 1 was the first Porsche to receive an operating permit.

“The Porsche Mission X is a technology beacon for the sports car of the future.”Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG

“It picks up the torch of iconic sports cars of decades past: like the 959, the Carrera GT and the 918 Spyder before it, the Mission X provides critical impetus for the evolutionary development of future vehicle concepts,” “Daring to dream and dream cars are two sides of the same coin for us: Porsche has only remained Porsche by constantly changing.”

The Mission X, with its Rocket Metallic paint and varnished satin finish carbon-weave exterior, is about the same size as the Porsche Carrera GT and 918 Spyder.

“The Mission X is a clear commitment to the core of the brand,” said Michael Mauer, Head of Style Porsche. “The continuing, enhanced expression of our brand and product identity is an important compass for us to navigate the development of our series-production models. The concept study symbolises a symbiosis of unmistakable motorsport DNA with a luxurious overall impression.”

The driver and passenger sit under a glass dome with an exoskeleton made of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic. It has Le Mans-style doors which open forwards and upwards. They are attached to the A-pillar and the roof, similar to those used on the Porsche 917 race car. The design of the headlights was inspired by the Porsche 906 and 908 race cars. The 21 inch rear wheels on the Mission X have aeroblades which act like turbines to help cool the brakes. It has 20 inch wheels up front.

Power and performance details have not been released. Porsche say that the Mission X meets their e-performance and sustainable mobility goals. They also say that if the Mission X goes into production, it will be the fastest road-legal car around the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife race track and have a power-to-weight ratio of approximately one PS per kilogram.

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