- The Mission X, a concept car from Porsche, pays tribute to the brand’s iconic race cars of the past while incorporating futuristic technologies, setting the stage for a new era of hypercars.
- Built on a groundbreaking electric hypercar architecture and featuring a carbon fiber exoskeleton, the Mission X showcases Porsche’s commitment to innovation and serves as a potential blueprint for future hypercar development, including collaborations with Bugatti.
With Le Mans celebrating its centenary and Porsche commemorating its 75th anniversary, you wouldn’t expect anything less from the German legend than a concept car inspired by some of the most successful race cars of the last century, would you? The Mission X will be Porsche’s most extreme road car ever, with its LED eyes focused on being the fastest road-legal car to lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The mission X will go on sale in 2027.
So, while Mission X is currently a concept, Porsche rarely displays something that will never be produced, and it will not only be the fastest road car on the Ring, but it will also generate more downforce than the new 911 GT3 RS, charge twice as quickly as a Taycan S, and produce 1bhp per kilo.
Inspired by Stuttgart supercar icons such as the 959, Carrera GT, and 918 Spyder, the Mission X combines the company’s motorsport design and heritage with tomorrow’s technology. The show car was completed just nine months before the 24 Hour race weekend.
The Mission X has the same footprint as the Carrera GT and 918, measuring 4.5 metres long with a wheelbase of 2.73 metres. It will be built on a new electric hypercar architecture supported by a new carbon fibre exoskeleton that will serve as a foundation for future potential Porsche products, such as Bugatti’s next generation of hypercars. The monocoque is an improved version of the one used in the 918 Spyder, which was inspired by the RS Spyder LMP2 race car, albeit a new monocoque will be developed for the production car.
According to a Porsche official, it will eventually become a production-ready hypercar in 2027. ‘It hasn’t been decided whether it’s a go (for production).’But it’s not a red,’ Porsche explained during a preview for current Carrera GT and 918 Spyder customers during the Le Mans 24 Hour race weekend.
It stands 1.2 metres tall (almost 2 metres when the doors are open) and is inspired by racing snakes. Porsche head of style Michael Mauer and his crew have immersed themselves in the company’s rich historical archive of endurance races, from the 906 and 908 racers through the 917 and beyond, to produce an homage to those great vehicles. The Mission X is a future racer with origins inspired by past accomplishments, featuring hinged doors attached to the A-pillar and top, a glass dome canopy, and 20 and 21-inch wheels aerodynamically intended to improve brake cooling. The body is entirely made of carbon fibre.