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We love concept cars, no matter which automaker creates one, but when one comes from the likes of Porsche it makes us rather excited. When a company has a budget like Porsche, you just know that in the future we’ll see a proper road-going version in real life as a low-volume production mode, or at least something similar that employs the technologies being shown off in the concept. Porsche Mission X is the latest concept car from the German automaker, and it has it all - the styling, advanced technologies both on board and in the manufacturing process, and a powerplant that’s leaps and bounds ahead of what current EV-based hypercars are currently using. Those Le Mans-style doors are just the proverbial icing on the cake, and they look just right on this future-forward concept. “The Porsche Mission X is a technology beacon for the sports car of the future. It picks up the torch of iconic sports cars of decades past: like the 959, the Carrera GT and the 918 Spyder before it, the Mission X provides critical impetus for the evolutionary development of future vehicle concepts,” says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “Daring to dream and dream cars are two sides of the same coin for us: Porsche has only remained Porsche by constantly changing.” Michael Mauer, Head of Style Porsche, says: “The Mission X is a clear commitment to the core of the brand. The continuing, enhanced expression of our brand and product identity is an important compass for us to navigate the development of our series-production models. The concept study symbolises a symbiosis of unmistakable motorsport DNA with a luxurious overall impression.”

Porsche Mission X is around 4.5 metres long and 2.0 metres wide with a wheelbase of 2.73 metres - pretty much the dimensions of the iconic Carrera GT and 918 Spyder. It rolls on 20-inch wheels up front with 21-inch wheels at the rear. The low-slung bodywork is under 1.2 metres high and is finished in Rocket Metallic with some exposed carbon weave. A lightweight glass dome with a carbon fibre exoskeleton covering the driver’s compartment, and those Le Mans-style doors are attached to the A-pillar and the roof; they open forwards and upwards. The vertical base form of the headlights took inspiration from historic racing cars like the Porsche 906 and 908, while a high-tech support structure frames the LED light modules and presents the exposed narrow elements of daytime running lights and indicators. When activated, the light opens up like an eye blinking open. A full-length light unit fills the rear, and transparent, illuminated Porsche lettering is an awesome feature that sees the E of the Porsche lettering pulsate during charging. The new Porsche crest we showed you not too long ago makes its debut on Mission. Inside, the two seats are coloured differently; the driver’s seat is Kalahari Grey and the passenger seat is in a contrasting Andalusia Brown. They sport 6-point seatbelts integrated into the monocoque and the steering wheel has an open top - nods to the racing heritage of the car. Multiple onboard cameras are fitted and will record things when the driver presses the Record button on the multi-purpose controller. The battery is installed centrally behind the vehicle’s seats mimicking a mid-engined car and this equates to excellent agility. If Mission X goes into production it should be the fastest road-legal car around the Nürburgring thanks to an expected power-to-weight ratio of roughly 1 hp/kg.

Take a look at the YouTube video from Porsche, whose innovative concept cars have always set the course for the future. This latest concept car, the Mission X, is an amazing reinterpretation of the modern hypercar and it's complete with Le Mans-style doors, a feature that automatically makes it look futuristic. Combining this with amazing aerodynamics and a properly powerful and efficient electric drive system, the future is looking pretty cool, well, if you're stupidly wealthy of course: Mission X. The Call of Tomorrow | Porsche

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