The Zuffenhausen firm unveils a study of 100% electric pistarde. The Porsche Mission R foreshadows a future customer competition model of the brand.
Porsche Mission R – Customer competition is still a recipe for the German manufacturer who, in a little over 30 years, and since the launch of the German Porsche Carrera Cup, has delivered more than 4,400 cars. This success does not prevent the teams of the Weissach research and development center from questioning themselves, given the energy revolution lurking in the automotive industry. Thus, they are seriously considering proposing, in the coming years, a 100% electric racing model foreshadowed by the Porsche Mission R concept car, warmly revealed at the Munich fair.
Young and broad shouldered
If the family resemblance seems obvious, at first glance, there is little to compare the Porsche Mission R to the Taycan sedan. When the latter extends over almost 5 meters long, the competition model is intended to be more compact, only accusing a rating of 4.32 m, 16 cm lower than that of the smallest representatives of the range, the 718 Boxster and Cayman. A true wasp, standing only 1.19 m tall, who prefers to bet on extra-wide tracks close to 2 meters.
More than 1000 hp … flash in the pan
Two electric motors power the Porsche Mission R to make it a all-wheel drive. On the front axle, these are 320 kW (429 ch) which are delivered by the first engine when, at the rear, the power reaches 480 kW (644 ch). Unfortunately, the official way does not state the maximum torque, which we can easily imagine truckish. This duo thus cumulates 800 kW, or 1073 hp which, however, are reserved for qualifying sessions. In racing mode, its designers are betting on constant power of 500 kW (670 hp), in order to preserve the state of charge of the battery. In its best form, the Porsche Mission R is catapulted from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 2.5 s, until crossing at 300 km/h. Performances that lift her at the level of a 911 GT3 Cup.
15 min au stand
But it’s a large 80 kWh “battery”, cooled by oil, which officiates in its womb. Thanks to that 900 V technology, 100 V better than the Taycan sedan, the Porsche Mission R can recover 80% of its autonomy in 15 minutes, by connecting to 340 kW, to the maximum. In addition to the reduction to nothing of its CO2 emissions at the wheel, the German rocket takes care of its weight and durability by using, for its bodywork, a plastic reinforced with natural fibers (NFRP), whose base material consists of flax fibers from agriculture. This eco-friendly material is also used for the front spoiler lip, diffuser and side skirts. NFRP is widely used in the interior of the Mission R, including interior door panels, rear bulkhead and seat.
Ultra-connected, the interior is equipped witha screen placed between the steering wheel controls to view telemetry data. The monitor above the steering column displays images from the side and center rear view cameras. Finally, a touch screen located to the right of the seat makes it possible, for example, to consult the biometric data of the driver. All these technologies are embedded in a new “exoskeleton” structure, developed in carbon, in order to reduce its weight. Unfortunately, Porsche also keeps this data secret.
Like the Mission E concept of 2015, which gave birth to the Taycan in 2019, the Porsche Mission R will see the day in the next few years to take part in new generations of competitions that are more respectful of the environment, but also overpriced.
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