Porsche unveils the Mission X, a futuristic two-seater hypercar with a high-performance electric powertrain.
The vehicle boasts unique features such as Le Mans-style doors and a modernized Porsche crest.
Aiming for top performance, Mission X aspires to be the fastest road-legal vehicle on the Nürburgring.
A pioneer in automotive engineering, Porsche has unveiled its latest groundbreaking concept: the Mission X. Marrying the spirit of its predecessors with cutting-edge technology, the Mission X stands as a shining beacon of Porsche’s ongoing commitment to innovation and a testament to the manufacturer’s roots in motorsport.
The Mission X is a striking two-seater hypercar with a distinctly futuristic design. Showcasing Le Mans-style doors that open upwards and forward, the vehicle incorporates a high-performance electric powertrain that demonstrates Porsche’s proficiency in crafting efficient, powerful vehicles. It’s set to make its debut on June 8, 2023, 75 years after the unveiling of Porsche’s first sports car, the 356 ‘No. 1′ Roadster. The launch event, taking place at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, also marks the beginning of the ’75 Years of Porsche Sports Cars’ exhibition.
Stylish Design Meeting Functionality
With dimensions comparable to the Carrera GT and the 918 Spyder, the Mission X measures around 4.5 metres in length and 2 metres in width, sporting mixed-size tyres with 20-inch wheels at the front and 21-inch wheels at the rear. These proportions and design decisions reflect the hypercar’s dual DNA of performance and luxury. Its design employs classic Porsche elements, yet its sleek, low-slung bodywork and Rocket Metallic finish underscore a commitment to modern aesthetics.
The concept car features a carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic dome covering the cockpit, Le Mans-style doors reminiscent of the iconic Porsche 917, and a distinctive light signature that reinterprets Porsche’s four-point graphic. A floating light unit characterizes the rear, with transparent, illuminated Porsche lettering creating a standout feature. Charging the vehicle results in the ‘E’ in the Porsche lettering pulsating, adding an element of intrigue.
Modern Luxury and Performance Combined
An additional highlight is the newly modernized Porsche crest debuting on the Mission X. This refined version features brushed precious metal, a three-dimensional honeycomb structure, and a subtly revised heraldic beast. The new crest speaks to Porsche’s character and is displayed on the car’s bonnet, steering wheel, and wheel centres.
The interior reflects the driver-centric design with asymmetrical colouring: the driver’s seat, dashboard, and centre console are a unified Kalahari Grey, contrasting with the Andalusia Brown of the passenger seat. Various cameras, an open-top steering wheel with integrated switches, and a passenger-side stopwatch module underline the vehicle’s motorsport heritage.
If the Mission X enters series production, it’s set to achieve top marks in power-to-weight ratio, downforce, and charging performance. Porsche envisions it as the fastest road-legal vehicle on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, with a power-to-weight ratio of approximately one PS per kilogram, superior downforce to the 911 GT3 RS, and charging capabilities nearly double those of the Taycan Turbo S.
The Visionary Successor
The Mission X stands on the shoulders of its predecessors – the 959, Carrera GT, and 918 Spyder. Like these vehicles, which marked significant milestones in super sports cars, the Mission X symbolizes the next evolutionary step, illustrating how Porsche continues to shape the future of motoring by challenging norms and pushing boundaries.