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Porsche mission X another dream takes shape

Porsche mission X another dream takes shape

  • If we were to one day mass produce this concept, this would be our vision:

  • Create the fastest car in history on the Nürburgring North Loop for a road-legal model

  • Weight-power ratio of approximately 1 kg/hp

  • Significantly increased downforce compared to the current 911 GT3 RS

  • Charges almost twice as fast as the Taycan Turbo S

At Porsche, concept cars have always paved the way for the future of the brand. The sports car manufacturer continues this tradition by unveiling its latest concept. Mission

The Mission for sports cars (“75 Years of Porsche Sports Cars”). This exhibition celebrates a special date: 75 years ago, on June 8, 1948, the 356/1 Roadster obtained the required approval to be able to travel on the road. This approval of the first model bearing the Porsche name constitutes the birth date of the brand as a sports car manufacturer.

Porsche Mission X : un autre rêve prend forme

“The Porsche Mission X is a technological showcase that outlines the future evolution of sports cars. It is a continuation of the emblematic sports cars of recent decades. Like the 959, the Carrera GT and the 918 Spyder, the Mission “To create dream cars, you need audacity, because audacity has genius. Over time, Porsche has remained Porsche while constantly evolving. »

Michael Mauer, head of the Porsche Style department, explains: “With the Mission X, Porsche demonstrates its attachment to the fundamental values of the brand. The identity of the brand and our products is at the heart of the development process of our series models. The concept presented today achieves the symbiosis between the sporting character of the brand’s models and the modern luxury embodied by Porsche. »

The Mission X concept is a relatively compact hypercar (4.5 m long and approximately 2 m wide). With a wheelbase of 2.73 m, its dimensions correspond to those of the Carrera GT and the 918 Spyder. For aerodynamic reasons, the tires mounted at the rear are wider than those mounted at the front (20-inch rims at the front, 21-inch at the rear).

Design: reinterpretation of the brand’s classic elements
The Mission X represents the epitome of performance and modern luxury. Its sculptural silhouette and muscular lines take up the stylistic codes of hypercars, without ostentatious aggression. The low-slung body (ride height less than 1.2 m) is painted in Rocket Metallic, an elegant color designed especially for this concept. The bodywork is embellished with visible carbon design elements placed below the beltline. These satin finished elements have a slight shade of color, but their material structure remains perfectly recognizable.

The pavilion above the occupants is made up of a lightweight glass dome, with a carbon fiber reinforced plastic exoskeleton. The Le Mans-style elytron doors are attached to the front pillar and the roof. They open forward and upwards. This type of door has already been used on the legendary Porsche 917 racing car. The light signature is particularly neat. For the Mission The vertical shape of the headlight optics is inspired by historic racing models, notably the Porsche 906 and 908. The line of the headlight optics has been stretched downwards. A high-tech supporting structure surrounds the LED lighting modules. The narrow light strips of the daytime running lights and indicators are highlighted. When the lighting is activated, the headlights appear to wink. Fully lit, the front lights give the car a certain confidence.

Porsche Mission X : un autre rêve prend forme

The rear of the Mission X is characterized by the light strip that appears to float across the entire width of the car. The transparent Porsche monogram is backlit. The sculptural taillights emerge as if suspended in the air. They extend across the entire width of the car and are split into four segments. During charging, the illumination of the letter “E” on the Porsche monogram varies in light intensity, which creates a touch of mystery.

The modernized Porsche badge makes its debut on the Mission . With its clean, modernized lines, the revisited Porsche badge perfectly conveys the character of the brand. On the Mission X, the front hood and steering wheel feature the updated badge. It also sits in a monochrome version on the wheel hubs.

On board, the driver is placed at the center of all attention, as evidenced by the assertive asymmetry and color variations in the cabin. The two seats feature different colors. The driver’s seat is Kalahari Gray, with an Andalusian Brown leather seat. The upholstery forms a single color with the center console and the dashboard. The passenger seat is in a contrasting shade, Andalusian Brown. Integrated CFRP seat shells, six-point seat belts, open-top steering wheel with mode switches and paddles: the interior incorporates stylistic codes from motor racing. The cabin has several on-board cameras. Recording begins as soon as the driver presses the record (REC) button on the multifunction control module.

Another strong point on the passenger side: a bayonet system is integrated into the dashboard. This system allows you to attach a timing module. For the Mission X, Porsche Design created a special timing module with an analog and digital display. The stopwatches are designed for circuit and rally use. They can display lap times or driver vitals.

Technological avant-garde: optimal performance in terms of weight-power ratio, downforce and recharging
Porsche is pioneering performance in the field of electromobility and sustainable development. The concept presented perfectly meets these requirements. Our vision: if our Mission X were to be mass-produced, it should have the following characteristics:

  • Hold the record time on the Nürburgring North Loop for a road-legal model;

  • Offer a power-to-weight ratio of approximately 1 kg/hp;

  • Show significantly more downforce than the current 911 GT3 RS;

  • Ensuring significantly increased charging performance with a 900 V architecture and a charging time half that of the Taycan Turbo S (the most efficient Porsche model to date in terms of charging time).

Porsche Mission X : un autre rêve prend forme

The battery is housed in the center, behind the seats. This central arrangement of the battery, called “e-core configuration”, allows most of the mass to be placed in the center of the car. As with a classic mid-engine model, this architecture offers excellent agility.

Innovative super sports cars in the history of Porsche
The fastest production car of its time, first production Porsche in carbon fiber and first road-legal model to go below the seven-minute mark on the Nürburgring North Loop: the Porsche 959 (1985), the Carrera GT (2003) and the 918 Spyder (2013) were landmarks in the world of super sports cars. They are therefore the precursors of Mission X on a conceptual level.

In 1985, the Porsche 959 debuted. A true technological showcase, the super sports car with its 450 hp twin-turbo flat six-cylinder unit and its optimized aerodynamics reached a top speed of 317 km/h, which then constituted the world record for a production sports car.

With its V10 engine developing 612 hp, its assertive design, and above all the incomparable driving experience provided by this exceptional model, the Porsche Carrera GT still remains an essential icon in the world of super sports cars today.

Porsche’s hybrid technology reaches new heights with the 918 Spyder. In September 2013, the 652 kW (887 hp) two-seater sports car was the first road-legal model to go below seven minutes on the 20.6 km of the Nürburgring North Loop (6:57 min). Porsche intends to remain faithful to its ambition for excellence in terms of performance in electromobility. If the Mission