Porsche Electric Hypercar: The Ultimate Guide to Everything We Know

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Porsche is making steady progress towards electrifying all of its models. The company introduced the Taycan in 2019, and the brand-new Macan EV will be available later in the year. The electric 718 is scheduled to launch in 2024, and the Cayenne is expected to join the EV bandwagon later.

However, we’re enthusiastic about what’s likely to be in the middle of the Porsche electric portfolio: the new Porsche hypercar.

Porsche has previously provided us with the breathtaking Mission X concept, and it is possible to have a prototype before the end of 2024. The company has kept a low profile regarding the idea other than. However, some preliminary rumors and details provide a vivid idea of the brand’s next iconic image and what we know about it.

What is The Porsche Mission X?

It is believed that the Porsche Mission X is a concept introduced on the 2023 calendar in the context of Porsche’s 75th anniversary celebration. 

Engineers were working using the codename “XS23” for about an entire year before the reveal.

Its Mission X previews what a futuristic, all-electric hybrid hypercar may look like, courtesy of the Porsche brand. It will succeed in models such as the 918 Spyder and the Carrera GT. Its Mission X draws inspiration from these icons, along with Porsche’s achievements in the racetrack.

What will the Production Version Look Like?

Porsche was inspired by Le Mans prototype race cars such as The 919 Hybrid, most notably with doors that swing up and down. The headlights are vertical and adorn the nose, which is pointed with substantial air intake on the bottom of the bumper. 

They benefit in cooling and aerodynamics.

A glass bubble covers a lux cabin with deep bucket seats with contrasting colors, exposed carbon, harnesses with six points, and a steering wheel that is F1-inspired. 

The glass interior forms an elegant rear, with an integrated spoiler and the illuminated Porsche logo, flanked by slim taillights on both sides.

They look much like the predecessor, the Mission X, but it’s unclear what these clues will be incorporated into the road. 

The render (pictured above) shows a prototype of the Porsche Mission X that includes several of the same features as the concept but with Porsche’s Paint-to-Sample Smyrna Green, aerodynamic-friendly wheels, and other subtle nuances.

What’s Under Hood?

You may be surprised that this Porsche Mission X concept has a mid-motor arrangement. Contrary to other EVs that place their batteries on the floorboard, Mission X’s batteries are behind the seats. 

They refer to it as an “e-core” arrangement. Porsche tried this to recreate the characteristics of a mid-engine vehicle. It’s still being determined if this design will ever be made into production.

Beyond this, Porsche hasn’t offered specifics regarding the powertrain. 

Its Mission X concept had a power-to-weight ratio of 1 horsepower for 2.2 pounds and a 900-volt system. 

Therefore, if the new hypercar weighs 3,700 pounds, like the 918 Spyder, with more than 1,700 horsepower, this could also be the first Porsche vehicle equipped with three electric motors and all-wheel drive.

How Big is It?

The Mission X concept is relatively compact in comparison to modern supercar standards. It’s 6 inches shorter than 918 Spyder, 182.9 versus 177.0 inches. 

It’s also 10 inches smaller than Rimac Nevera (187.0 inches). The Mission X is 2.0 inches larger than the 918 and features similar wheelbases of 107.5 inches.

When Will We See It?

Porsche may confirm the production of the hypercar by the end of this year. 

The company’s CEO, Oliver Blume, said that feedback about the Mission X concept has been ” massively positive” and that “it’s an excellent motivation for us to develop this car.”

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