Porsche Mission R: Over 1.000 electric horsepower to enjoy on the track

With this fully electric prototype GT racing car, the pioneering sustainable mobility brand shows what competition could look like for customers in a few years.

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Coinciding with the beginning of IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Porsche presented a spectacular concept car which he called Porsche mission r. This concept vehicle combines cutting-edge technologies and sustainable materials, such as plastic elements reinforced with natural fibers, with a passion for racing.

The fully electric racing car features a harmonious design with the characteristic lines of the Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen sports cars and an extremely low height.

Porsche mission rTheir two electric motors newly developed offer up to 1.088 horses power (800 kW) in the sort mode. Battery capacity, around 80 kWh, and the innovative energy recovery system make it possible for sprint races to be carried out without loss of power.

“Porsche is the brand for people who fulfill their dreams. And this also applies to motorsport. We experience our innovative strength in racing, we show our courage in the search for new avenues of development and we offer car owners genuine sports performance. ", comments Oliver flower, Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG.

“In addition to our participation in the Formula E World Championship, we are now taking the next big step in electric mobility. The concept car we present is our vision for the future of an all-electric customer racing car. The Mission R represents everything that makes Porsche a strong brand: performance, design and sustainability. "added the executive.

Porsche mission r

The four-wheel drive prototype accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 2,5 seconds. Its maximum speed is above 300 km/h. In a circuit this electric vehicle manages to do the same times per lap as the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup figure.

Thanks to the newly designed electric motors and battery cells, both equipped with an innovative direct oil cooling system, the Porsche Mission R has a constant power of 680 CV (500 kW) in the career mode.

Technical advances have made it possible to eliminate battery power derating due to thermal conditions. Front electric motor delivers up to 435 CV (320 kW), while the rear can reach the 653 CV (480 kW).

Porsche mission r

Thanks to the 900 volt technology and to the charging system Porsche Turbo Charging, you hardly need one 15 minute stop during the competition to power the battery from the 5 to 80 percent. The maximum charging power is 340 kW.

In terms of aerodynamics, the Mission R incorporates an evolution of the Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) with Drag Reduction System (DRS) on the front section and on the rear wing. Its front part has two side air intakes with three slats each, while behind it it has an adjustable spoiler divided into two sections.

The prototype is innovative for the concept of electric propulsion and also for its bodywork focused on sustainability and CO2 reduction. It is made largely of natural fiber reinforced plastic (NFRP, for its acronym in English), whose basic element is flax fiber. This eco-friendly material is also used on the front spoiler lip, diffuser and side skirts.

Porsche mission r

The interior design is entirely driver-centered. A screen perfectly positioned between the steering wheel controls displays relevant data during the race. On another monitor located on the steering column, the Camera images from the side view mirrors and the center rear view mirror. A touch screen located to the right of the seat allows consulting, among other things, the driver's biometric data. In the prototype more cameras can be incorporated inside to get extraordinary shots in a live broadcast.

The safety structure, made of carbon fiber composite material, combines a high level of protection for the driver with low weight and a spectacular design. Porsche engineers and designers have called the newly developed carbon roof structure an “exoskeleton”, which integrates the roll cage and the outer section of the roof itself.

Porsche mission r

At 4.326 millimeters long, the Porsche Mission R is slightly shorter than the current one 718 Cayman. It is also significantly wider (1.990 millimeters) and has a significantly lower height (1.190 millimeters).

Over the past few years, with the prototypes Mission E (2015) y Mission E Cross Tourism (2018), Porsche has been able to offer advances faithful to the reality that was to come. The Taycan (2019) and its derivative Taycan Cross Tourism (2021), which have already been successfully launched on world markets, closely resemble their concept cars in terms of design and technology. In other words: mission accomplished. Now, with the Mission R, Porsche is presenting its vision for the future of racing for customers.

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