The Porsche Mission R concept study has been unveiled at this year’s IAA as a show of dedication to electric mobility from the German manufacturer. The new concept combines state-of-the-art technologies and sustainable materials, such as natural fibre-reinforced plastics, with a passion for racing.
Powering the Porsche Mission R concept study are two newly developed electric motors that deliver 800 kW to both axles when in “qualifying mode”. This system sources power from an 80 kWh battery with an innovative recuperation system that could make sprint racing possible with no loss of power output.
With this system, the Porsche Mission R concept study claims to accelerate from 0s100 km/h in 2,5 seconds and reach a top speed of over 300 km/h. On the race track, the electric study achieves the same lap time performance as the current Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
Thanks to newly designed electric motors and battery cells, all equipped with innovative direct oil cooling, the Porsche Mission R concept study produces a constant power output of 500 kW in race mode. In this state, reduction of the battery‘s power output due to thermal conditions has been eliminated.
An electric motor with up to 320 kW powers the front axle, while a maximum of 480 kW is delivered to the rear. Thanks to advanced 900-volt technology and Porsche turbocharging, a good 15-minute break from racing is all that is needed to charge the battery from five to 80 per cent. Charging can take place with up to 340 kW. The Mission R also features a further development of Porsche Active Aerodynamics with Drag Reduction System on the nose section and rear wing. It comprises three louvres in each of the two side air intakes on the nose section as well as an adjustable, two-section rear wing.
At 4 326 mm in length, the Porsche Mission R concept study is slightly shorter than the current 718 Cayman series, but it is noticeably wider at 1 990 mm and with an external height of 1 190 mm is also significantly lower.