Porsche Unveils Mission X Electric Hypercar ConceptJune 14, 2023
The arrival of a new Porsche sports car, super car or hypercar is always a big event. The 959, the Carrera GT, the 918 Spyder, and now, the Mission X. This new model is especially notable, however, for its lack of an internal combustion engine. If produced, it would be Porsche’s first all-electric hypercar.
The keyword here is “if.” Right now, the Mission X is just a design study, but Porsche has hinted at the possibility of a production run. The company says that a potential production Mission X would be the fastest road-legal car around Germany’s famous Nürburgring racetrack, and would have downforce “well in excess” of the current GT3 RS.
They say the Mission X will have a power-to-weight ratio of around 1 horsepower per 2.2 pounds, but they have not revealed horsepower, curb weight, or top speed. MotorWeek’s educated guess is that it will be ridiculously, mind-meltingly fast.
The Mission X measures out to 177-inches long and 78.7-inches wide, riding atop a 107.4-inch wheelbase. This puts it in the dimensional space of the Carrera GT and 918 Spyder. Stand next to one and the hypercar proportions become more apparent thanks to the 47.2-inch height. The keen-eyed observer may note the staggered wheel setup— 20-inchers up front and 21-inchers in back.
Getting into the Mission X requires passage through Le Mans-style doors, attached to the A-pillar and roof. The stripped-back, carbon fiber-heavy interior contains brown and white bucket seats, with different color schemes for driver and passenger, and a yoke-style steering wheel in white. Porsche has also created a unique stopwatch for the Mission X, which can be attached to the passenger-side dashboard and used to record lap times. The Mission X also has a domed glass roof, supported by an “exoskeleton” made out of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP).
Should any potential buyers have the courage to use it for their 9-to-5 commutes, and should the Mission X transcend concept into reality, they’ll be happy to know that it comes with a new 900-volt battery. Should offer plenty of range, but it also means a speedy recharge rate it– around twice as quickly as the current Taycan Turbo S, which can recoup 5-to-80 percent battery in just over 22 minutes while hooked to a DC Fast Charger.
As it is still a concept, no price has been announced for the Mission X, but come on, if you have to ask…