Porsche’s Next Hypercar: Mission X Concept Unveiled
Mission X, the latest concept study from Porsche, follows the brand's legacy of creating cutting-edge concept cars that pave the way for future models. This showcases Porsche's impressive history of innovation in the sports car industry.
This hypercar is a remarkable reimagining of traditional designs, featuring front-opening Le Mans-style doors and an advanced, high-performance electric powertrain that is both efficient and powerful.
The Mission X, a visually striking two-seater, is set to make its debut on 8 June 2023, coinciding with the opening of the '75 Years of Porsche Sports Cars' exhibition at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.
Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, believes that the Porsche Mission X is a technology leader for future sports cars. It follows the footsteps of legendary sports cars like the 959, Carrera GT, and 918 Spyder, and contributes significantly to the progress of future vehicle concepts. Porsche strives to remain Porsche by continuously evolving and dreaming big.
This hypercar is about 4.5 meters in length and 2 meters in width, making it compact in size. It has a wheelbase of 2.73 meters, which is similar to the dimensions of the Carrera GT and 918 Spyder. To ensure aerodynamic efficiency, the car is equipped with mixed-size tires, with 20-inch wheels at the front and 21-inch wheels at the rear.
The Mission X hypercar is the perfect blend of performance and luxury with a sleek and sophisticated design. It is painted in a Rocket Metallic color and has carbon-weave finish design elements below the beltline that add flair. The wheels have intricate aeroblades for brake cooling. The car has a lightweight glass dome that covers both occupants, and Le Mans-style doors attached to the A-pillar and roof that open forwards and upwards. The LED lights on the car are framed by a high-tech support structure and make a bold statement when illuminated.
The car's interior design is focused on the driver. The two seats are arranged asymmetrically and have different colors. The passenger seat is Andalusia Brown, while the driver's seat is Kalahari Grey, which blends with the center console and dashboard. The car has CFRP seat shells, six-point seat belts, and an open-top steering wheel with mode switches and shift paddles, emphasizing its motorsport-inspired design.
If Mission X enters the market, it must provide an enhanced charging performance due to its 900-volt system architecture. It is expected to charge almost twice as fast as Porsche's current top-of-the-line model, the Taycan Turbo S. The battery is situated right behind the vehicle's seats, which is known as the 'e-core layout'. This layout helps in centralizing the vehicle's mass and provides exceptional agility, similar to a traditionally powered mid-engined car.
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