A potential successor for the Porsche 918 Spyder is finally on the horizon. This is the Porsche Mission X, and it’s gunning for the Mercedes-AMG One. Read on for all you need to know.
- New Porsche Mission X revealed
- All-electric hypercar built to take Nurburgring record
- 1:1 power to weight ratio
- Could have around 1,500hp
- May go into production in 2027
This is the new Porsche Mission X concept, and it’s an electric hypercar to rival the Mercedes-AMG One around the Nurburgring.
There aren’t too many technical details for now, but this car could have around 1,500hp if it makes it to production.
New Porsche Mission X design
There can be no doubt that this is a successor to the Porsche 918 Spyder. The new Porsche Mission X is a low-slung hypercar which looks purposeful and muscular.
Porsche is aiming to give this car more downforce than the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, so all of the vents have to serve a purpose. There’s a large air intake in the lower bumper, and the vertical headlights are also hiding more vents to feed air over the front wheels.
The wheels are 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear, a move made in the name of improved aerodynamics. They’re also designed to suck in air to cool the brakes. There’s plenty of carbon fibre in this car’s structure to keep the weight down, and a lot of it is exposed.
The dome over the passenger compartment is made of lightweight glass, and it has Le Mans style doors which open upwards. There’s a massive diffuser at the rear, as well as a full-width LED light bar.
New Porsche Mission X performance
Porsche hasn’t revealed too many technical details about the new Mission X, however it has said that this car is going after the Mercedes-AMG One’s Nurburgring lap record for road-legal cars.
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The brand is aiming to give this car a power-to-weight ratio of one hp per kilogram, so you can get a rough idea of how much power it could have. It’s likely that the mission X will weigh about the same as a 911, so somewhere between 1,400 and 1,600kg. This means you could see around 1,500hp in total.
New Porsche Mission X battery and charging
The battery capacity for the Porsche Mission X hasn’t been revealed just yet, but don’t expect a particularly big pack. This car is being designed to take lap records, so a long range number isn’t the top priority.
Porsche has said that this car will be able to charge twice as quickly as the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, meaning it should be able to go from 10-80% in around 10 minutes. The battery is also mounted behind the seats to centre the weight distribution, similar to a mid-engined car.
New Porsche Mission X interior
The cabin of the new Porsche Mission X is unlike anything else from the brand. There’s a race-inspired steering yoke, as well as plenty of exposed carbon fibre.
You get a curved digital driver’s display, and there’s a pod in front of the passenger with an analogue stopwatch so your co-driver can keep track of your lap times.
The seats are also lightweight carbon fibre items, with thin cushions in all the right places to hold you in place on the race track. There are four-point race harnesses as well.
Will the new Porsche Mission X ever go on sale?
The new Porsche Mission X is just a concept for now, and you shouldn’t expect to see a production version until around 2027.
As for price, it’s hard to put a number on it just yet. The Porsche 918 Spyder cost £700,000 when it was new, so expect the Mission X to push north of the £1 million mark.
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