An electric-powered racing car concept presented by Porsche as an answer to the challenges of performance and technology in the future.


Porsche has just unveiled an idea for the Mission R concept. The arrival of this concept car coincides with the start of the IAA Mobility 2021 conference, which will take place in Munich from September 7 to 12, 2021.

Mission R is an electric-powered racing car concept presented by Porsche as an answer to the challenges of performance and technology in the future. This race car uses sustainable materials such as natural fiber-reinforced plastic.

The Mission R design comes in a reasonably progressive form. As a competition car with electric power, the Mission R has a low ground clearance. Two electric motors were developed specifically for this race car and can produce more than 1,000 hp. The battery capacity is around 80 kWh, slightly more than an electric car for everyday use, and features innovative recovery technology that allows the vehicle not to lose power.

"Porsche is a brand for people fulfilling their dreams. So is motorsports. We feel our innovative power on the track, showing courage in pursuing new avenues and delighting car owners with sports performance," said Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Board Porsche AG executives.

"In addition to our involvement in the Formula E World Championship, we are now taking the next big step in electric mobility. Concept studies are our vision for all fully electric motorsports customers. Mission R embodies everything that makes Porsche strong: performance, design and sustainability," added Blume.


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The Porsche Mission R is Porsche's future direction towards the upcoming electric car endurance race. Porsche is known for holding the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland since 31 years ago. More than 4,400 cars are produced and competed worldwide.

Continued on the capabilities of the Mission R, this electric racing car can accelerate from zero to 100 km per hour in less than 2.5 seconds. The top speed, you may not believe, can reach more than 300 km per hour!

On the track, electric racers can achieve the same lap time performance as the current Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. The Porsche Mission R concept study delivers a constant power output of 500 kW (680 PS) in race mode thanks to the new electric motor and battery cells equipped with innovative direct oil cooling.

This concept offers advanced technologies such as reduced battery power output due to eliminated thermal conditions. An electric motor of up to 320 kW (435 PS) powers the front axle, while a maximum of 480 kW (653 PS) is channeled to the rear.

Thanks to state-of-the-art 900-volt technology and Porsche Turbo Charging, just 15 minutes of race break is all it takes to charge the battery from 5 to 80 percent SoC (charge state). Charging can reach up to 340 kW.

The Mission R also features the further development of Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) with a Drag Reduction System (DRS) on the nose and rear wing. It consists of three grilles on each of the two side air intakes in the nose section and a two-section adjustable rear wing.

Like future products, Mission R uses environmentally friendly materials as well. Most are made of natural fiber reinforced plastic (NFRP), the base material of hemp fiber obtained from agriculture. This ecological material is also used for the front lip spoiler, diffuser, and side skirts. NFRP is used extensively in the interior of the Mission R, such as the interior door panels, rear bulkhead, and seats.

The interior is definitely designed for maximum driver focus. Ergonomically placed displays between the controls on the steering wheel show relevant data during the race. The monitor above the steering column shows images from the side mirror camera and the center rearview mirror camera.


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The touch screen to the seat's right can be used to call up the driver's biometric data, for example. Many of the other cameras in the interior can be used to provide an exciting array of live stream transmissions.

The Mission R uses a carbon fiber composite structure with low weight and a distinctive appearance regarding safety. Porsche engineers and designers have named the newly developed carbon roof structure the "exoskeleton". It combines a safety cage and a roof skin.

The Mission R comes in at 4,326 millimeters in length, slightly shorter than the current 718 Cayman series, but looks wider at 1,990 millimeters and with an external height of 1,190 millimeters, too much lower.

It is estimated that Porsche will not change the production version too much when it comes later. This reflects on the concept studies of Mission E (2015) and Mission E Cross Turismo (2018), which are not too different from the production versions, the Porsche Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo. Mission R, Porsche presented its vision of what customer motorsport would look like in the future. The car will celebrate its world premiere today at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich.


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