The 1,088hp Porsche Mission R electric racing car unveiled – is this a preview of new 911 hybrid technology?
It’s the Porsche Mission R, an electric car concept that gives a glimpse of what future Porsche racing cars might look like. Could the parts of this car find their place in future production cars? Read on for more details.
- Porsche Mission R unveiled
- Electric racing car concept
- Two electric motors with 1,088 hp
- 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds
- All-wheel drive
- 186 mph + top speed
- 80kWh battery and 900V + electrical system
- Technology could find its way into the 911 hybrid
Porsche doesn’t just build road sports cars, it also makes racing cars which it sells directly to racing teams. Currently, these cars are mostly based on the famous 911, but this new Mission R concept shows what a future all-new Porsche electric racing car could look like.
It’s not just a flash-in-the-pan concept – Porsche has said elements of the Mission R will end up in production models, which could include the future 911 hybrid.
Porsche Mission R design
The new Porsche Mission R combines elements of the new 911 with proportions similar to the mid-engined Cayman and Boxster sports cars.
It’s a race car, so it’s covered in aero fenders, splitters, and vents, many of which appear to have been pinched from Porsche’s 919 endurance racing car.
While this car is not actually going into production, it is possible that some features, such as movable aerodynamic flaps in the front bumper, flattened quad-bulb headlamps, and full-width rear light bar, could appear on the cars. future production road cars.
Most of the Mission R is made from carbon fiber (as shown in the sleek interior, above), but Porsche has developed new technology to build dividers, side skirts and diffuser parts from of natural fibers. These techniques could potentially be used to build parts for road cars in the future.
Engines and performance Porsche Mission R
The Porsche Mission R is powered by two electric motors which give it all-wheel drive. The front axle motor produces 435 hp and the rear-mounted motor 653 hp. Together they produce 680 hp in normal Race mode and 1,088 hp in total “Qualify” mode.
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With the latter engaged, this low-slung racer can go from 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds and reach a top speed of nearly 190mph.
Batteries and range Porsche Mission R
The Mission R comes with an 80 kWh battery, but it was not designed to complete as many laps as possible between charges – rather it was designed to establish extremely fast lap times over a period of 30 minutes. . As such, Porsche has not given an official figure for the range, but has confirmed that it uses new oil cooling technology to ensure that it does not overheat when used on difficult trail.
Charging the battery from 5 to 80% takes just 15 minutes thanks to a new 900-volt electrical system compatible with 340 kW chargers.
Porsche Mission R price and release date
The Porsche Mission R will not go into production as a race car or road car, but parts of its 1,088bhp engines and high-tech 900V battery could eventually appear in future Porsche products, like an even faster Taycan Turbo S or a 911 hybrid.
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