Porsche Mission X electric hypercar concept revealed, it is an ART!
Porsche has revealed the next-generation hypercar, a worthy successor to the 918 Spyder, as the automaker sets its sights on reclaiming the title for the quickest lap time around the Nürburgring.

Celebrating its 75th anniversary in style, Porsche has revealed its newest hypercar, the all-electric Mission X concept, which is set to replace the 918 Spyder. This all-electric speed demon could hit the global market as early as 2027.

The Mission X, unveiled just recently, carries on the legacy of Porsche's supercars, following the lineage of the 1983 959, 2003 Carrera GT, and the 2013 918 Spyder. The Mission X marks a significant turn, signifying the brand's shift from petrol, to hybrid, and now to full electric in its top-tier models.

If we consider past trends from international media, the odds of the Mission X going into full-scale production are quite high.

Porsche anticipates the Mission X to be the quickest street-legal car around the Nürburgring track, a title currently held by the Mercedes-AMG One. Although detailed power and weight specifics were not disclosed, Porsche estimates the Mission X will generate roughly one metric horsepower (0.735kW) per kilogram, equivalent to a power-to-weight ratio of no less than 735kW/tonne.

In comparison, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, weighing nearly 1340kg with a power output of 386kW, boasts a power-to-weight ratio of 289kW/tonne.

Porsche suggests the production model of the Mission X will utilize a 900-volt electric-car platform, promising a charge rate that's twice as fast as a Taycan Turbo S. The vehicle's batteries are strategically placed behind the occupants, echoing the configuration of a mid-engined petrol hypercar.

Using the right kind of electric-car chargers, ones supporting 800 volts and 350kW, Porsche promises a charge of five to 80 percent in 22.5 minutes for the Taycan Turbo S.

Equipped with next-gen permanently excited synchronous motors (PSM), Porsche claims the Mission X employs advanced cooling technology to enable substantially improved heat management compared to existing systems.

In the press release, Porsche confidently outlined its bold vision for the Mission X: to make it the fastest street-legal car around the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The current lap record for a production car on this track was established by the Mercedes-AMG One in November 2022, which ran the 20.832km circuit in six minutes and 35.183 seconds.

Porsche also asserts that the Mission X will generate superior downforce, exceeding what is produced by the current 911 GT3 RS capable of creating 860kg of downforce at 285km/h.

Based on the images provided in Porsche's announcement, the Mission X plans to achieve a significant portion of its downforce from 'ground-effect' aerodynamics – pulling the vehicle closer to the pavement – with its large air tunnels that exit at the rear bumper.

Other design elements that stand out include the vertical four-point LED headlights and 'scissor' doors, a nod to the company’s 917 racing car. The showcased Mission X concept car is wrapped in Rocket Metallic paint with an Andalusia Brown and Kalahari Grey interior.

Sporting 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels, the Michelin Cup 2 R tyres on the rear (315/20 R 21) are notably wider than those on the front (255/35 R 20). The rear wheels also feature eye-catching translucent aero blades.

On the inside, the focus is heavily on the driver, with multi-colored seats for an added visual impact. The racing-style steering wheel takes after the GT3 RS with a variety of dials and switchable systems.

Based on past Porsche Mission concepts, the hypercar could likely hit showrooms by 2027.

Drawing from the past, in 2015, Porsche unveiled the Mission E concept car, which subsequently morphed into the Taycan and hit production in 2019. Similarly, the Porsche Mission R, revealed in 2021, provided a sneak peek of the electric Cayman. Porsche plans to launch the battery-powered model in 2025, four years after the unveiling of the concept.

In the vein of Mission E (representing the future of electro-mobility) and Mission R (indicating the future of customer sport), Porsche introduces Mission X as the 'next big leap' towards experimentation, exhilaration, and extremity. This release signifies not just a performance evolution for Porsche, but also a significant design shift.

The unveiling of the Mission X is just one of many milestone announcements as Porsche celebrates 75 years since its first sports car – the 356 – came off the assembly line in 1948.

Just last week, the automaker introduced a refreshed version of its iconic emblem, scheduled to grace its production models from late 2023. With each stride, Porsche continues to merge tradition with innovation, evolving not just in performance but in design too. The Mission X marks yet another bold step into the future for this legendary automaker.