Unveiled by the legendary Porsche, Mission X is a design concept aimed at carrying on the legacy of iconic cars like the 959, Carrera GT, and 918 Spyder. The concept of Mission X is an electric Hyper Car design study that has not yet been confirmed for production by Porsche. Porsche is aiming to have an all-electric drivetrain if the Mission X does go into production.
A feature of the Mission X is its upward-opening doors, reminiscent of the Porsche 917 race car from the late 1960s and early 1970s. The headlights of the Mission X draw inspiration from the vertical lines seen on the Porsche 906 and 908 racing models of the 1960s.
The Mission X has a light-weight aluminum dome and carbon-fiber exoskeleton, paying homage to the Porsche 963 used in endurance races like the “24 hours of Daytona”. The design of the Mission X is to have a power-to- weight ratio of 1 bhp per kilogram, surpassing the downforce of the 911 GT3 RS.
The expectation is that the concept car will have a charging speed close to twice that of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. The Mission X is similar in size to the Carrera GT and 918 Spyder, with dimensions of 1,199mm tall, 4,496 mm long, and 1,999mm wide. An exclusive aspect of the concept is the Rocket Metallic paint finish of the Mission X.
The seat of the driver is in a glass dome made from carbon fiber-reinforced plastic, and the doors open forward and upward, resembling those of the Porsche 917. The two seats are covered in brown and gray leather inside the Mission X. The Mission X is expected to have a charging speed close to twice that of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S.
The concept car is similar in size to the Carrera GT and 918 Spyder, with dimensions of 1,199mm tall, 4,496mm long, and 1,999mm wide. An exclusive aspect of the Mission X is the Rocket Metallic paint finish. The seat of the driver is in a glass dome made from carbon fiber-reinforced plastic, and the doors open forward and upward, resembling those of the Porsche 917.
The two seats are covered in brown and gray leather inside the Mission X. The belts of the seats feature six points of restraint for enhanced safety. A Formula One-style setup in the Mission X is created by the open-top steering wheel with switches and paddle shifters. Aerodynamics are improved by staggering tires with 20-inch wheels in the front and 21-inch wheels in the rear.
Oliver Blume, Porsche Chairman, describes the Mission X as a “dream car” that continues the legacy of iconic sports cars like the 959, Carrera GT, and 918 Spyder. Shorter than the Carrera GT and 918 Spyder, the Mission X is wider and taller.
Although specific power and speed figures are not disclosed, the concept car is equipped with an “ultra high-performance” electric Powertrain. The Mission X would have a power-to – weight ratio of roughly 1:1 (1 kg per hp) if it were to go into series production.
The Mission X would be significantly faster compared to the 918 Spyder, which weighs 1.8 kg per horsepower. The headlights of the Mission X feature a reinterpreted four-point graphic borrowed from the current Porsche range. Giving the impression of floating in the air, the rear Light of the Mission X extends across the entire width of the vehicle in four segments.
With the letter ’e’ pushing when the Mission X is charging, the rear light also includes illuminated Porsche lettering as its center. In order to enhance brake cooling, transparent aero blades on the rear wheels of the Mission are designed like turbines. The Mission X showcases a driver-focused design inside the cabin.
While the passenger seat is Andalusia Brown, the driver’s seat is Kalahari Grey to match the center console and dashboard. The concept car is equipped with six-point seat belts for added safety. Its connection to Motorsport is highlighted by the open-top steering wheel in the Mission X.
The passenger is allowed to attach a stopwatch for track and rally use via a bayonet system embedded in the instrument panel. Among other things, the stopwatch module can display lap times and vital driver data. The concept car introduces the new Porsche crest on its bonnet. The rear wheels of the car feature transparent aero blades to aid in brake cooling. The Mission X is an exciting concept that showcases Porsche’s commitment to innovation and the future of electric hyper cars.