A beautiful legend says that the Porsche Mission X concept car was created in honor of the 75th anniversary of the official founding of the Porsche company. It’s like they gave themselves a present!
But there are two “buts” at once. Firstly, the Porsche company itself in the description of the Porsche Mission X concept begins to mention past models: Porsche 959, Porsche Carrera GT, Porsche 918 – note that only the most incredible hypercars of their time are mentioned. This seems to hint at the positioning of the Porsche Mission X as a potential top-of-the-line flagship. The Porsche 917 is also mentioned – a similar body silhouette (which is currently built around a carbon monocoque), numerous air ducts, folding swing-up doors.
Secondly, attention is drawn not only to hints at well-known predecessors, but also to the development of technical parameters and nuances. For example, a one-to-one weight-to-power ratio is promised (that is, 1 hp = 1 kg). And the promised downforce like the racing versions of the Porsche 911.
Similarly, the promised shock absorbers with the possibility of independent adjustment of compression/rebound are also from the world of racing. By the way, as well as fastening wheel disks with one central nut.
It is interesting: if all the above-mentioned models were cars with internal combustion engines (separately or in the form of a hybrid, but there was an internal combustion engine), then the Porsche Mission X concept car was created in the form of an electric car. The battery must support 900-volt power technology and will be placed under the front seats – as low as possible to the road.
And the seats themselves are unusual: they are real racing buckets with developed side parts. In front of the driver is a steering wheel with an instrument panel. For the passenger, there is a navigation computer with a large chronometer. The spirit of racing lives here!
Will customers be able to feel it? Maybe in the future. Let the company call the Porsche Mission X electric car a concept, but the careful processing of details and past experiences with Mission concepts hint at the possibility of a production version of the model.