Porsche surprised locals and strangers yesterday with the presentation of the Mission X prototype, a conceptual preview of its next 100% electric hypercar. This model, heir to the saga formed by the 959, Carrera GT, and 918 Spyder, has been created to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the German brand.
It is a two-seater approximately 4.5 meters long, 2 meters wide, less than 1.2 meters high, and 2.73 meters wide. For aerodynamic reasons, it has wheels of different sizes (20 inches in front and 21 inches in the rear). Its Le Mans-type doors open upwards, increasing the spectacularity of the car.
From an aesthetic point of view, the reminiscences of the Porsche legacy are numerous. The vertical shape of the headlights is inspired by the 906 and 908 racing; In addition, he has been in charge of launching the company’s new modernized logo, with a renewed heraldic horse and a more subtle golden color. At the rear, the floating pilot lights and the transparent and illuminated Porsche letters should be highlighted.
The interior is asymmetrical, with seats of different colors (the driver is Kalahari grey, while the passenger is Andalucía brown). Its structures are made of CFRP and the six-point belts are integrated into the monocoque chassis. The steering wheel for its part is open in its upper section.
The Porsche Mission X will charge twice as fast as the Taycan Turbo S
The manufacturer openly explains that, if it goes into series production, the Mission X will become the fastest road-legal vehicle around the Nürburgring. On the other hand, it aims to achieve a power/weight ratio of approximately 1 hp per kg and downforce values ”much higher” than those of the 911 GT3 RS.
Another point of interest is its charging capacity since thanks to its 900-volt system it should be twice as fast in this section as the Taycan Turbo S, which takes approximately 22.5 minutes to go from 5 to 80% charge. Therefore, we are talking about an electric car that could recover 80% of its range in just over 10 minutes.
The Mission X’s battery is located behind the seats, in the same position that the propellant would occupy in a thermal mid-engine hypercar. This arrangement allows the height of the body to be reduced and the weight distribution to be improved, which will result in better dynamic behavior. The next 718 Cayman/Boxster is expected to use the same configuration.