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Porsche Mission X

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We think its safe to say at Porsche, innovative concept cars have always laid the groundwork for the future. The sports car manufacturer is continuing this tradition with this latest concept study. Mission X is a spectacular reinterpretation of a hypercar, with Le Mans-style doors that open upwards to the front and a high-performance, efficient electric powertrain.

The Mission X is a dramatic-looking two-seater and will celebrate its premiere on 8 June 2023 – the eve of the ‘75 Years of Porsche Sports Cars’ exhibition opening at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. A special date: 75 years ago, on 8 June 1948, the 356 ‘No. 1’ Roadster became the first automobile bearing the name Porsche to receive its general operating permit. This was the birth of the sports car brand.

Measuring approximately 4.5 metres long and two metres wide, the Mission X concept study is a relatively compact hypercar. With a wheelbase of 2.73 metres, it has the dimensions of the Carrera GT and 918 Spyder. For aerodynamic purposes, the concept car has mixed-size tyres, with 20-inch wheels at the front and 21-inch wheels at the rear.

Porsche exemplifies e-performance yet is also a pioneer in sustainable mobility. The concept study meets both objectives in full measure. Our visions: if the Mission X goes into series production, then it should:

–  Be the fastest road-legal vehicle around the Nürburgring Nordschleife;
–  Have a power-to-weight ratio of roughly one PS per kilogram;
–  Achieve downforce values that are well in excess of those delivered by the current 911 GT3 RS;
–  Offer significantly improved charging performance with its 900-volt system architecture –  Charge roughly twice as quickly as Porsche’s current frontrunner, the Taycan Turbo S.

The battery is installed centrally behind the vehicle’s seats. This ‘e-core layout’ centres the mass in the car. As with a conventionally powered mid-engined car, this provides the basis for excellent agility. Another special detail is the modernised Porsche crest, which makes its debut on the Mission X.

Brushed precious metal, a three-dimensional honeycomb structure, a refreshed heraldic beast and more subtle gold colour – on close inspection, these are the differences between the modernised Porsche crest and its immediate forerunner. With its cleaner and more state-of-the-art execution, the refined crest communicates the character of Porsche. On the Mission X, it is found on the bonnet and steering wheel as well as in monochrome form on the wheel centres. These are exciting times for the Porsche brand and we wait with baited breath to see if the Mission X gets the green light for production.