For decades Porsche has been known for its fine pedigree of performance vehicles dating back to the 60s 911 F model. Throughout the years we've seen many examples of Porsche engineering at its finest like in the 918 Spyder hypercar, and now a new era of hypercar is on the horizon and it’s been dubbed the Mission X.

Mission X Design

The Porsche Mission X will set the tone for the future of Porsche's performance vehicles. It's a two-seater that resembles nothing we've seen from the German automaker. Although unique, with a total length of 4.5 metres and a wheelbase of 2.73 metres, the Mission X has the same dimensions as the Carrera GT and the 918 Spyder. Beneath the body are a set of 20-inch wheels at the front and a 21-inch pair at the rear. The low-slung vehicle with its Le Mans-style doors is less than 1.2 metres tall and exudes 'hypercar' in its design.

Interior asymmetry
To emphasize the driver-focused cockpit, Porsche took the asymmetrical approach when laying out the blueprint for the Mission X's insides. With only two seats on board, the driver's seat is a different colour from the passenger side seat. Its colour scheme matches that of the centre console and the dashboard, creating a feeling of oneness with the driver and vehicle. Keeping occupants firmly in place are six-point seat belts for both the driver and the passenger, and an F1-style open-top steering wheel with switch buttons and shift paddles completes the look.

Porsche Mission X performance

While still in concept form, there’s a very real possibility that the Mission X will see the light of day. The 918 Spyder with its hybrid technology was a monumental model for Porsche when it was introduced back in 2013, with its staggering output of 652 kW (887 PS), which even by today's standards is a great deal. It was also the first road-legal vehicle to breach the sub seven minute time around the renowned Nürburgring  Nordschleife, doing it in 6:57 minutes. With this in mind, Porsche intends on continuing where the 918 Spyder left off with the Mission X should it go into production. While potential performance figures are yet to be made public, the Mission X is set to be an electric vehicle with one mission - to become the fastest road-legal vehicle around the Nürburgring  Nordschleife.