To celebrate its history in the best possible way, Porsche has chosen the future. During the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of sports cars signed by the German brand, yesterday in Stuttgart Porsche also presented Mission X, prototype of a hypercar with high-performance electric powertrain and which continues the tradition of innovative concept cars of the German manufacturer. The two-seater that points directly to the future was presented for the first time on the eve of the opening of the exhibition "75 Years of Porsche Sports Cars" at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. Not a random date, because on June 8, 75 years ago, in 1948, the 356 Roadster 'No. 1' became the first Porsche brand car to receive authorization to drive. It was on that occasion that the sports car brand that is now known all over the world was born.
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Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG, said: "The Porsche Mission X is a kind of 'technological beacon' for the sports cars of the future. It continues the path started by iconic sports cars of past decades such as the 959, Carrera GT and 918 Spyder before it. The Mission X gives a decisive impetus to the evolution of future automotive concepts. Having the courage to dream and create dream cars are two sides of the same coin for us, because Porsche has remained Porsche thanks to constant change."
Approximately 4.5 metres long and two metres wide, the Mission X concept car, with a wheelbase of 2.73 metres, is the same size as the Carrera GT and the 918 Spyder. For aerodynamic purposes, the prototype is fitted with mixed-size tyres, with 20-inch wheels at the front and 21-inch at the rear.
Created to represent the pinnacle of performance and modern luxury, Mission X has a body with a low and elongated profile, less than 1.2 meters high and finished in Rocket Metallic, a color designed specifically for this concept car. Under the waistline, then, there are aesthetic elements with carbon texture finish, painted with a satin finish.
A lightweight glass dome with a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic exoskeleton embraces both occupants. Le Mans-style doors are attached to the A-pillar and roof and open forward and upwards. This type of door had already been used in the Porsche 917 racing car.
To celebrate the history of the brand that points straight to the future, there is also the updated Porsche emblem, which makes its debut right on the Mission X, between precious brushed metal, a three-dimensional honeycomb structure, a heraldic horse with a revisited profile and a softer shade of gold.