Porsche has used its 75th anniversary to show off its latest hypercar, the replacement to its 918 Spyder, in the form of the all-electric Mission X concept.

The Mission X is an electric hypercar Porsche says will become the fastest road-legal car on the Nürburgring racetrack, replacing the Mercedes-AMG One. That is, if it goes into production – which we suspect it will.

Although details around its powertrain are sketchy at best, the German brand claims it will have a power-to-weight ratio of one PS (0.735kW) per kg with significantly more downforce than the recently released 992 911 GT3 RS.

The 900-volt system architecture will also charge at least twice as fast as a Taycan Turbo S.

Porsche says the electric motors are next-generation of permanently excited synchronous motors (PSM), and use far better cooling technology to feed oil into the copper windings for significantly improved heat dissipation compared to current systems.

The Mission X concept rides on 20-inch wheels at the front and 21-inch wheels at the rear. Amazingly, the Michelin Cup 2 R tyres on the rear (315/20 R 21) are six centimetres wider than on the front (255/35 R 20). The rear wheels noticeably feature translucent aero blades.

You may also notice the modernised Porsche crest, which makes its debut on the Mission X.

Joining Mission E (future of electro-mobility) and Mission R (future of customer sport), Porsche says the Mission X is the ‘vision for the next big step’ of being experimental, exciting, and extreme. Its unveiling brings about a host of new ideas for Porsche in terms of not just performance, but also design.

The use of a lightweight glass dome (with an exoskeleton made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic) can be seen extending over the passenger and driver.

The interior is very much focused on the driver, with different coloured seats for extra effect. The six-point harness is pinned directly into the vehicle’s monocoque chassis and the racing-style steering wheel features a lot of the same characteristics as the GT3 RS, with plenty of dials and changeable systems.

It also has paddles… for an electric car. We are yet to figure out why.

Furthermore, the Le Mans-style racing doors are attached to the A-pillar and the roof, opening forwards and upwards, giving a futuristic look while also paying homage to the Porsche 917 racing car.

Little else is know about the Mission X for now, with details and its viability for production to be decided in the near future.

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Alborz Fallah

Alborz is the founder of CarAdvice (sold to Nine and now Drive) and co-founder of CarExpert. He is an honourary adjunct professor & entrepreneur in residence at the University of QLD. He loves naturally-aspirated V8s, V10s and V12s and is in denial about the impending death of the internal combustion engine.

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