Porsche unveils Mission X as they mark 75 years

Porsche, renowned for its iconic sports cars, recently unveiled its groundbreaking concept vehicle, Mission X, during a celebration marking 75 years of the brand’s sports car heritage. Mission X offers a glimpse into what the next 75 years of sports cars might hold—a vision characterized by speed, agility, and electrification. This low-slung electric coupe-style concept showcases a futuristic design reminiscent of a hovercraft, featuring a lightweight glass-dome roof and unique beetle-wing-style doors. While the design inspiration behind the doors draws from the classic 917 race car, the overall concept embodies Porsche’s commitment to pioneering the evolution of future vehicle concepts.

Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche, emphasizes the significance of Mission X as it builds upon the legacy of iconic sports cars from the past, such as the legendary 959, Carrera GT, and 918 Spyder. According to Blume, Mission X serves as a catalyst for the continued development of innovative and trailblazing vehicle concepts. The car’s compact dimensions, measuring 177.0 inches in length, 78.7 inches in width, and 47.2 inches in height, ensure that it can comfortably fit into most garages. With a wheelbase of 107.4 inches, Mission X shares similarities with the Carrera GT and 918 models, further reflecting Porsche’s racing heritage.


Several design elements pay homage to Porsche’s racing legacy. The headlights, positioned low on the front, bear a resemblance to racing cars of the past, but with a modern touch. Equipped with LED modules, these headlights feature a slim, understated appearance during the day. However, upon activation, the full module opens up, akin to the blink of an eye—a contemporary take on the classic pop-up lights found in earlier models. The car is presented in a stunning Rocket Metallic color, specially created for Mission X. Satin-finished carbon-fiber accents highlight the vehicle’s lightweight construction, while its aerodynamic elements generate more downforce than even the formidable 911 GT3 RS. The Mission X boasts staggered tires, with 20-inch wheels at the front and 21-inch wheels at the rear, making full use of its impressive downforce capabilities. Notably, the iconic Porsche crest has undergone a redesign and can be found on the hood, steering wheel, and center of the wheels, featuring subtle yet distinctive modifications.