Porsche has chosen its 75th anniversary to unveil its latest hypercar and successor to its 918 Spyder with the unveiling of the all-electric Mission X concept.
The Mission That means when it goes into production, which is what we suspect.
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Although powertrain details are sketchy at best, the German marque claims it will have a power-to-weight ratio of one hp (0.735 kW) per kg and significantly more downforce than the recently released 992 911 GT3 RS.
The 900-volt system architecture also charges at least twice as fast as a Taycan Turbo S. According to Porsche, the electric motors are the next generation of permanent magnet synchronous motors (PSM) and they use far better cooling technology to pump oil into the copper promote windings for significantly improved heat dissipation compared to current systems.
The Mission X Concept rides on 20-inch wheels at the front and 21-inch wheels at the rear. Surprisingly, the Michelin Cup 2 R tires at the rear (315/20 R 21) are six centimeters wider than at the front (255/35 R 20). Clear aero blades can be seen on the rear wheals. You might also notice the modernized Porsche crest, which makes its debut on the Mission X.
Alongside Mission E (future of electric mobility) and Mission R (future of customer sport), the Mission X is, according to Porsche, the “vision for the next big step” to be experimental, exciting and extreme.
The unveiling of the mission
Noticeable is the use of a lightweight glass dome (with a carbon fiber reinforced plastic exoskeleton) that extends over the passenger and driver.
The interior is heavily driver-focused, with differently colored seats for added impact. The six-point harness is secured directly into the car’s monocoque chassis and the racing-style steering wheel shares many of the same characteristics as the GT3 RS, with numerous adjustment options and interchangeable systems.
It also has paddles… but for an electric vehicle, we’ve yet to figure out why.
In addition, the Le Mans-style racing doors are attached to the A-pillar and roof and open forwards and upwards, creating a futuristic look while also paying homage to the Porsche 917 racing car.
About the Mission
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