On Porsche’s 75th birthday, the renowned carmaker celebrated by unveiling their latest electric hypercar concept: the Porsche Mission X. Simultaneously, just across the border, Porsche was gearing up for an intense battle to secure pole position in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans Hyperpole. Text: Luca W. © Images: Porsche AG ©

The Porsche Mission X could be a stat crusher

The Porsche Mission X has emerged as the heir to the iconic lineage of the 959, Carrera GT, and 918 Spyder, aiming to claim the title of the fastest road car on the renowned Nürburgring Nordschleife. Its ambitious objective involves surpassing the downforce of the 992 GT3 RS and achieving an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 1 PS per kilogram (1 hp per 2.2 lbs). However, the fate of the Mission X rests in the hands of the board, which will decide whether to bring this hypercar concept to the commercial market.

Reloading the hypercar design

Setting itself apart with a 900-volt system that enables twice the recharging speed of a Taycan Turbo S, the Mission X pushes the boundaries of hypercar design. The distinct Le Mans-inspired “elytron” doors of the Porsche 917 serve as a striking statement, enhancing the stature of the Mission X. Utilizing carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) alongside lightweight glass further reinforces its purpose: lightness.

Porsche Mission X elytron doors, inspired by the 24 hours Le Mans winner, the Porsche 917

Surprising dimensions and striking interior

Adding to its allure, the Mission X surprises with its dimensions: measuring 4.5 meters (177 inches) in length and 2 meters (78.7 inches) in width, with a wheelbase of 2.78 meters (107.4 inches). It may be shorter than the Carrera GT and 918 Spyder, but it shares the same wheelbase.

The Mission X’s interior captivates attention with its contrasting seats. The driver’s seat and dashboard boast the elegant Kalahari Grey, while the rest of the interior is adorned in Andalusia Brown. Another notable feature is the bayonet system in the instrument panel, allowing for the attachment of a digital and analogue stopwatch module.

Porsche Mission X interior seats

From concept to reality?

Porsche undeniably possesses the capabilities to transform this concept into a fully functional and road-legal car, especially considering its 50% ownership stake in Rimac, an electric hypercar manufacturer. The more intriguing question is whether Porsche can navigate the electric hypercar market, treading on the grounds of Rimac, Lucid, and Tesla, without compromising its own reputation or getting burned in the process.

Porsche Mission X price

As the Mission X remains a concept car, Porsche has not disclosed any pricing information for this uncommercialized vehicle.

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