Porsche Mission R is a 1100-hp race car for customer teams
Porsche just pulled the wraps off a new concept racer destined for customer championships. The Mission R is an all-wheel-drive single-seat supercar with almost 1100 hp, and a top speed of over 180 mph that can race for 30 minutes on a single charge.
Clearly it’s not designed for endurance racing—that job will go to the upcoming LMDh Hypercar—so instead Porsche is targeting Pro-Am drivers who compete in series such as the Porsche Supercup and Carrera Cup.
In qualifying mode the electrical system can send 1088 horsepower to twin electric motors and deliver a 0-62 mph time of just 2.5 seconds, while in race mode a steady 680 hp is on tap. The 900-volt electrical system means that rapid charging can see the battery boosted from five to 80 percent in just 15 minutes, allowing for multi-race formats.
A Drag Reduction System works on both the front and rear wing to facilitate overtakes and Porsche says the car can deliver the same lap times as the current 911 GT3 Cup.
Porsche is going big on sustainability, pledging to be carbon neutral by 2030 so it’s no surprise to see natural flax fibers being used in the wild bodywork. The monocoque is made from carbon fiber and the exoskeleton design allows fans to see inside the cockpit through clear panels without compromises the car’s strength.
The Mission R is a fully working concept, having been tested by Le Mans winner Timo Bernhard. Exactly when it will hit the race track is yet to be confirmed.