The new R concept of the Porsche Mission teasing offers the electric single-stroke racing car that can come in 2025 as well as important visual indications for the next Cayman 718.
What’s New in the Mission R
Porsche Motorsport and the Porsche Style design team collaborated on the new car’s development. The idea incorporates a carbon fiber roll cage that is integrated directly into the bodywork, which helps to decrease the car’s weight and dimensions, especially in the roof. Steel roll cages are required under current race standards, although Porsche suggested that this may alter before any commercial version of the car is released.
With a single seat and most of the key controls located on the wheel and a single control panel, the interior is a pure racing design. Many of the car’s features are hidden beneath easily removable panels in the place of the passenger seat. A built-in cooling duct and a unique helmet holder are also included.
Much of the bodywork is composed of natural fiber reinforced plastic to improve the car’s environmental credentials (NFRP).
The Mission R is smaller than the Porsche Racing vehicles, which is nearer to Boxster and Cayman. The length of this 718 series is 4,326 million, however, it is somewhat shorter (1,990 mm) and smaller than the 718 series (1,190mm).
The company officially claims that it is helping to decrease size and weight to reach the needed performance of a competition vehicle – but it implies that the electric version of those cars is an initial peek.
Although Porsche is still in the process of confirming plans, we have previously reported that the 718 Boxster and Cayman are being developed together with the current combustion motor version.
Porsche Mission R Electric Powertrain
The Taycan powertrain technology was demonstrated in Munich and is designed between the 911 GT3 Cup and the GT3 R to deliver performance. The dual-motor setup has two settings, with the regular mode producing 611 horsepower and the special qualifying mode producing 1,088 horsepower. The front electric motor is capable of producing 435 horsepower, while the rear electric motor is capable of producing 653 horsepower. According to Porsche, the Mission R has a peak speed of 300 kph and can sprint from 0 to 100 kph in less than 2.5 seconds.
The Mission R has only one gear, unlike the Taycan, since most privateer-level racing events employ rolling starts, which eliminates the need to optimize acceleration from a standstill. Although the vehicle is meant for customer racing, Porsche has equipped it with a two-stage rear wing and adjustable flaps on the front wing to assist balance the car’s stability and make it simpler for novice drivers to handle.
Charging And Battery
Powered by an 80-85 kWh battery, the Mission R is supplied with Porsche claims to give about 40 minutes. To assist minimize the required battery size, a front axle energy recovery device is utilized. It’s claimed to resemble a mid-engined vehicle, with the battery installed where the combustion engine would have been. The goal is for the car to weigh around 1,500kg, which is similar to the weight of existing customer racing cars.
The vehicle is equipped with 900V technology, which enables charging at up to 340kW. This, according to Porsche, allows the automobile to be charged from 5% to 80% in 15 minutes.