Porsche has a sense of tributes. On the very day of his birth 75 years ago and the day before the start of the centenary edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the most renowned endurance event in the world for which he holds the record of victories, the German sports car brand revealed under the features of the Mission X concept, an all-electric supercar. If Porsche is to be believed, these studies are never innocent and always end up on the street. Already advertised as the fastest road-legal vehicle on the Nürburgring North Loop, this berlinetta descends from a line of three supercars, the 959, the Carrera GT and the 918 Spyder.
Given the agreements between Porsche and Rimac, it would not be surprising if the Mission X borrows its technology from the Croatian brand. Its somewhat agreeable silhouette refers to style studies carried out by Porsche in recent years and the Porsche 917 that opened the score of the brand in the Sarthe in 1970. The aerodynamics have been particularly careful as evidenced by the sidewalls and the huge air intakes at the rear. Around a wheelbase of 2.73 m, Michael Mauer's team gave birth to a compact supercar of 4.50 m. By its height of less than 1.20 m, the Mission X could be confused with a Le Mans racing prototype. It is based on a carbon monocoque cell. As for the interior, it is largely inspired by the world of racing with its carbon fiber reinforced plastic bucket shells, six-point safety harnesses and its steering wheel open on top with light diodes and paddles.
Porsche is not yet talking about power but is content to unveil a power-to-weight ratio of 1 kg/hp and a technology borrowed largely from the Mission R concept of 2021. The two synchronous electric motors are powered by a battery placed in the center of the vehicle, behind the seats to ensure perfect weight distribution. Like the Mission R study, the Mission X features a 900 V architecture to guarantee a charging time half that of a Taycan Turbo S.
Designed as a real technological showcase, the Mission X study would prefigure an electric supercar produced from 2025.