The Mission R is powered by next-generation electric motors with a combined peak power of 1,073 horsepower (800 kilowatts) in qualifying mode, as Porsche calls it. The all-wheel drive system is good enough to sprint 62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) in just 2.5 seconds, and top speed rated at 186 mph (300 km/h).
In general, Porsche says the Mission R’s track performance matches what the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is capable of.
The maximum power mentioned above is a maximum value and the brand explains that the electric racing car will be able to produce a constant power of 680 hp (500 kW). Advanced 900-volt technology ensures up to 75 percent oil-cooled battery that can be recharged in just 15 minutes. Meanwhile, the hardcore exterior design features active aerodynamic components, including three louvers on each of the two nose side air intakes and a two-section adjustable rear wing.
So, and now with the Porsche Mission R Concept Previews Future sustainable electric race car, with more than 1,000 hp, the car will have the track performance corresponding to the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Porsche’s mission to electrify its model line continues with the brand’s first EV race car. The Mission R concept is Porsche’s vision for a future zero-emission race car built from materials and offering performance that rivals its most powerful combustion engine and better prepared for competition.
Now, the model is making its debut at the IAA in Munich. The Stuttgart-based company is even considering a possible series of one-model racecars in the future, though there are no fixed plans yet. Speaking of bodywork, Porsche says it’s made of natural fiber-reinforced plastic (NFRP), and the same material can also be widely seen in the interior.
The race car safety structure is made of carbon fiber composite material ensuring high protection for the driver. What’s also interesting about the cabin is that the driver module also works as an electronic sports simulator. Slightly shorter than the current 718 Cayman, the Mission R is just 1,190mm tall, 4,326mm long and 1,990mm wide.
At this point, Porsche has no plans to bring this specific concept car into production. Much like a more regular car, however, the implementation of technologies seen in Mission R can be expected in the near future as a ‘customer’ race car. Speaking of Porsche race cars sold to private drivers, the brand claims that it has delivered more than 4,400 ‘Cup’ cars in the last three decades.