Porsche has just revealed their latest creation; the Mission X hyper car concept, as a compelling embodiment of their vision for the future.
The car manufacturer has set ambitious goals for the Mission X, stating that if it proceeds to series production, it aims to claim the title of the fastest road-legal vehicle around the Nürburgring Nordschleife, meaning it would need to best Mercedes’ AMG One.
Additionally, the car aspires to achieve a power-to-weight ratio of approximately one PS per kilogram akin to that of the mythical Koenigsegg One:1 and generate outstanding downforce values, surpassing those of the current 911 GT3 RS (which produces an astonishing 860 kg of downforce).
Furthermore, the Mission X is expected to provide significantly improved charging performance with its innovative 900-volt system architecture, enabling faster charging compared to Porsche’s current electric frontrunner, the Taycan Turbo S.
The Mission X is said to be motivated by a robust three-motor powertrain, affording it a power output that rivals that of the Porsche 959, Carrera GT and 918 Spyder.
“The Porsche Mission X is a technology beacon for the sports car of the future. 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,” says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG
Porsche’s concept is said to measure around 4,5 meters in length and two meters in width. Its wheelbase, spanning 2.73m, mirrors the dimensions of esteemed predecessors like the Carrera GT and 918 Spyder.
In pursuit of aerodynamic excellence, the concept car features a strategic tire configuration, with 20-inch wheels at the front and slightly larger 21-inch wheels at the rear.
Featuring a captivating low-slung silhouette, the Mission X showcases bodywork standing at under 1.2m in height. Adorned in the exclusive Rocket Metallic paint colour, specifically crafted for this concept study, the car exudes an air of elegance. Below the beltline, eye-catching design elements with a carbon-weave finish enhance the aesthetic appeal.
Equipped with advanced components such as a carbon fibre monocoque chassis, a 900-volt battery pack, and active aerodynamics, Porsche’s electric hyper car concept prioritizes efficiency and agility.
While the Mission X follows in the footsteps of Porsche’s previous electric hyper car, the 918 Spyder, it takes the concept to new heights. With enhanced power, efficiency, and technological advancements, Mission X serves as a testament to Porsche’s commitment to the future of electric vehicles.
Described by Porsche as a ‘statement of intent’, the Mission X provides a glimpse into the company’s future vision for high-performance automobiles. What are your thoughts on this extraordinary concept?