A look into Porsche’s electrified racing future.
Making its debut at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich is the exciting new Porsche Mission R Concept car, an electric race car that boasts power, sustainability, and style. The overall design of the Mission R is heavily influenced by the Taycan, but with major modifications. Necessities for a race car like a massive rear wing, cooling vents, front splitter, and rear diffuser all combine to give the Mission R its race-ready appearance. Underneath the aggressive body of the Mission R is two newly developed electric motors that provide a total of 1,073 horsepower when in “Qualifying Mode.” In race mode, where constant power is needed for a longer period of time, the power is set at around 671 horsepower. Porsche notes that the Mission R will be able to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in less than 2.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 186 mph. Another quick fact about the Mission R is that its battery can charge from 5 to 80 percent during the span of a 15-minute break from racing. In regards to the use of sustainable materials, Porsche has used natural fiber reinforced plastic (NFRP), a material sourced from flax fibers. This material is used for the front spoiler lip, diffuser, side skirts, as well as in interior.
While the Porsche Mission R is a concept car, it gives us a good look as to what we can expect in the future. And, to be fair, this looks ready for production.