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We haven't had a proper supercar from Porsche since the final example of the 918 Spyder rolled off the line in 2015, but now it seems that there could be another limited-production flagship on the way. The heir to the throne of the 959, Carrera GT, and 918 Spyder will likely be a production version of the Mission X concept, which was shown last year to commemorate Porsche's 75th anniversary. Following positive reactions from the public, company CEO Oliver Blume says the automaker is now considering a production version, and its final fate will be decided on later this year.



Blume told Australian publication CarSales that there has been "massively positive" feedback surrounding the Mission X since its debut. "It's a great motivation for us to do the car," he said.


Revealed last June, Porsche's Mission X concept features a fully electric powertrain, which is very likely to translate to the production car. The concept has its battery pack positioned behind the seats in honor of its mid-engined predecessors, and while output was never revealed, reports claim that it can make well over 1,000 horsepower. Considering that level of power, the Mission X could have a quad-motor layout just like the battery-powered Rimac Nevera and Lotus Evija hypercars. Downforce is said to be higher than the track-focused 911 GT3 RS.


If the Mission X does get the green light, Porsche apparently intends to set a new record for street-legal production cars at the Nürburgring. Currently, the Mercedes-AMG One holds the title with a staggering time of 6:35.183.



Just like the 959, Carrera GT, and 918 Spyder that came before it, the production Mission X will be built in very limited numbers. The most units of any flagship supercar that Porsche has built was just 1,270 for the Carrera GT, and the 918 Spyder and 959 only have a respective 918 and 292 units cruising on public roads.


Assuming the Mission X does get the go-ahead for production, the first deliveries are expected to take place by 2026 at the earliest.


Image Credits: Porsche
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Mar 2, 2024
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Porsche Could Confirm A New Flagship Supercar As Soon As This Year

The potential 918 successor will be based on last year's Mission X concept.

We haven't had a proper supercar from Porsche since the final example of the 918 Spyder rolled off the line in 2015, but now it seems that there could be another limited-production flagship on the way. The heir to the throne of the 959, Carrera GT, and 918 Spyder will likely be a production version of the Mission X concept, which was shown last year to commemorate Porsche's 75th anniversary. Following positive reactions from the public, company CEO Oliver Blume says the automaker is now considering a production version, and its final fate will be decided on later this year.



Blume told Australian publication CarSales that there has been "massively positive" feedback surrounding the Mission X since its debut. "It's a great motivation for us to do the car," he said.


Revealed last June, Porsche's Mission X concept features a fully electric powertrain, which is very likely to translate to the production car. The concept has its battery pack positioned behind the seats in honor of its mid-engined predecessors, and while output was never revealed, reports claim that it can make well over 1,000 horsepower. Considering that level of power, the Mission X could have a quad-motor layout just like the battery-powered Rimac Nevera and Lotus Evija hypercars. Downforce is said to be higher than the track-focused 911 GT3 RS.


If the Mission X does get the green light, Porsche apparently intends to set a new record for street-legal production cars at the Nürburgring. Currently, the Mercedes-AMG One holds the title with a staggering time of 6:35.183.



Just like the 959, Carrera GT, and 918 Spyder that came before it, the production Mission X will be built in very limited numbers. The most units of any flagship supercar that Porsche has built was just 1,270 for the Carrera GT, and the 918 Spyder and 959 only have a respective 918 and 292 units cruising on public roads.


Assuming the Mission X does get the go-ahead for production, the first deliveries are expected to take place by 2026 at the earliest.


Image Credits: Porsche

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