As Porsche celebrates its 75th birthday, the legendary German car manufacturer has given the world a tantalizing glimpse into the future of electric sports cars. Unveiled as the concept model, the successor to Porsche's hybrid super sports two-seater 918 Spyder is none other than the promising Mission X.
The fully electric supercar, which the company is confidently projecting to hit production within the next few years, sets its sight on taking over where the 918 Spyder left off.
Porsche's Electrified Vision of Supercars
The reveal took place at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, presenting the company's forward-thinking vision for the realm of all-electric supercars.
The Mission X concept is believed to pack a power-to-weight ratio equal to that of the esteemed Koenigsegg One:1. It's no small claim, but the German automaker seems certain that the production model of the Mission X will not only be road-ready but also capable of setting a record lap time on the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife track.
Though official specifics are scarce, it's suggested that the electric motors in the Mission X will deliver an awe-inspiring 1,500 horsepower. The concept model, measuring 4.5 meters in length, 2 meters in width, and a mere 1.19 meters in height, is also set to feature an alluring carbon body and distinctive doors that resemble those on racing prototypes.
“The Porsche Mission X is a technology beacon for the sports car of the future. It picks up the torch of iconic sports cars of decades past: like the 959, the Carrera GT and the 918 Spyder before it, the Mission X provides critical impetus for the evolutionary development of future vehicle concepts,” says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “Daring to dream and dream cars are two sides of the same coin for us: Porsche has only remained Porsche by constantly changing”.
High-End Design Meets Unparalleled Performance
Porsche's attention to detail extends to the Mission X's wheels, which are mounted on 20 and 21-inch rims with a central attachment. These are fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 R tires, measuring 255/35/20 at the front and 315/20/21 at the rear.
The electric supercar also boasts retro LED front light housings, rear LED light housings, and an intricately designed multifunctional steering wheel, mirroring the solutions found in racing cars. By strategically placing the batteries behind the exquisitely crafted passenger cabin, Porsche ensures optimal weight distribution, which, combined with adaptive aerodynamics and adaptive suspension, enhances the Mission X's cornering grip beyond that of the current 911 GT3 RS model.