Porsche reveals 1,500bhp ‘Mission X’ Hypercar concept to celebrate the firm’s 75th Anniversary
Porsche has revealed the Mission X, an exciting concept car created to commemorate both Le Mans’ centenary and Porsche’s 75th anniversary. Designed to be the fastest road-legal car to ever conquer the Nürburgring Nordschleife, it promises to be Porsche’s most extreme road car to date.
While the Mission X is currently a concept, Porsche rarely showcases vehicles that don’t eventually make it into production. The car’s ambitious goals extend beyond its speed on the Ring. It aims to generate more downforce than the recently unveiled 911 GT3 RS, charge twice as fast as a Taycan S, and achieve a remarkable power-to-weight ratio of 1bhp per kilogram. Drawing inspiration from Porsche’s iconic sports cars, such as the 959, Carrera GT, and 918 Spyder, as well as other hypercars crafted in Stuttgart, the Mission X seamlessly blends the company’s rich motorsport heritage with cutting-edge technology.
With a length of 4.5 metres and a wheelbase measuring 2.73 metres, the Mission X shares its footprint with renowned models like the Carrera GT and 918. However, this concept is more than just a showpiece. Porsche intends to transform it into a production-ready hypercar, set to launch in 2027. The Mission X will be built on a new electric hypercar architecture that may pave the way for future models within the Porsche empire, including Bugatti’s upcoming generation of hypercars. Standing at a mere 1.2 metres in height, the Mission X mirrors the sleek and low profile of its racing ancestors, drawing inspiration from endurance racers like the 906, 908, and 917.
The Mission X showcases several unique design elements that pay homage to Porsche’s storied racing history. Equipped with hinged doors attached to the A-pillar and roof, a striking glass dome canopy, and specially designed 20 and 21-inch wheels that enhance brake cooling, this futuristic racer echoes the successes of the past while embracing the technology of tomorrow. The attention to detail and the immersion of Porsche’s head of style, Michael Mauer, and his team in the brand’s endurance racing archives have resulted in a homage to the legendary machines that have shaped Porsche’s legacy.
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