Porsche reveals Mission R concept study at IAA Mobility 2021

Porsche Mission R Concept

With most of the motor shows across the globe being canceled due to the global pandemic, the IAA Mobility 2021 has been an event many of us have been looking forward to.

That said, the 2021 International Motor Show Germany has been the place for most automakers to display and showcase their future offerings including concept vehicles, like Porsche’s Mission R.

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According to the German automobile manufacturer, the Mission R concept car combines state-of-the-art technologies with sustainable materials, such as natural fiber-reinforced plastics. In addition to its track-inspired design, the Mission R features an all-electric powertrain.

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“Porsche is the brand for people who fulfill their dreams. This is also true in motorsports. We experience our innovative strength on the race track, demonstrate courage in pursuing new avenues, and delight car owners with sporting performance. In addition to our involvement in the Formula E World Championship, we are now taking the next big step forward in electric mobility. The concept study is our vision of all-electric customer motorsports. The Mission R embodies everything that makes Porsche strong: performance, design, and sustainability,” said Porsche AG Chairman of the Executive Board Oliver Blume.

The Mission R features two new electric motors: one with up to 320kW powers the front axle, while a maximum of 480kW is delivered to the rear. This setup gives the electrified competition car 1,084 horses, a top speed of 300kph, and the ability to speed from standstill to 100kph in less than 2.5 seconds.

Equipped with innovative direct oil cooling, the newly designed electric motors and battery cells allow the Porsche Mission R to deliver up to 800kW when in “qualifying mode” and a constant power output of 500kW when in “race mode.”

On the race track, the electric racer achieves the same lap time performance as the current Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, said Porsche.

The body of the Mission R is largely made of natural fiber reinforced plastic (NFRP), the basic material of which is made from flax fibers obtained from farming. The earth-friendly material was used on the Mission R’s front spoiler lip, diffuser, and side skirts. NFRP also saw extensive use in the concept car’s interior such as the inner door panels, the rear bulkhead, and the seat.

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Its interior layout was designed with the driver in mind. Important driving data is displayed on the screen between the controls on the steering wheel while the monitor above the steering column shows the images from the side mirror cameras and the central rearview mirror camera. Numerous cameras in the interior can also be used to give exciting sequences for a livestream transmission.

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Porsche, through its Mission R concept study, offers us a preview of what customer motorsports will look like in the future: exciting, electrifying, and exhilarating.

Photos from Porsche

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