Visually it is aggressive, streamlined, captivating. Technically it is powerful, performing, for riders with an excellent pedigree. There Porsche Mission R, presented at the IAA Mobility exhibition in Munich, is a racing prototype with several interesting features, first of all the power of 1088 horsepower the result of two newly developed electric motors based on an 80 kWh battery and an innovative energy recovery system.
The car will be destined for a future all-electric single-make championship, possibly replacing the 911 GT3 Cup. The all-wheel drive Mission R develops maximum power in qualifying mode, accelerating from zero to one hundred per hour in less than 2. , 5 seconds. The maximum speed is over 300 kilometers per hour and the handling is certainly in line with the expectations of lovers of the Porsche world. given that according to what the company claims, the car ‘runs’ like the 911 GT3 Cup.
With newly developed electric motors and battery cells – all equipped with innovative direct oil cooling – the Porsche Mission R concept delivers a constant power of 500 kW (680 hp) in “race mode”. The so-called derating, i.e. the reduction of battery power due to thermal conditions, has been eliminated. An electric motor with an output of up to 320 kW (435 hp) powers the front axle, while a maximum of 480 kW (653 hp) is transferred to the rear. The 900-volt technology and Porsche Turbo Charging system allow you to charge the battery from 5 to 80% SoC (state of charge) simply with a break of just 15 minutes while racing. Charging can be done up to 340 kW.
The Mission R boasts an update to the Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) system with DRS downforce reduction system on the front and rear wing. This includes three louvers on each of the two side nose vents and an adjustable rear wing made up of two sections. The bodywork is largely made of natural fiber reinforced plastic (NFRP), where the base material is made from flax fibers from agricultural production: the edge of the front spoiler, the diffuser and the side skirts, as well as the interior door panels, the rear bulkhead and the seats have been made with this ‘raw material’.
With the Mission R project, Porsche brings real racing closer than ever to virtual racing. The monocoque driving module also acts as an Esports simulator and exactly reproduces its shape. Porsche engineers and designers have renamed the newly developed carbon roof structure “exoskeleton”, which integrates the safety cage and the roof surface. At 4,326 millimeters in length, the Porsche Mission R is slightly shorter than the current 718 Cayman series; on the other hand, it is considerably wider with its 1,990 millimeters and much lower, having an external height of 1,190 millimeters.
FP | Samuel Prosino
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