Porsche shows e-racing car for customer motorsport

Porsche shows e-racing car for customer motorsport

Porsche presented its vision of purely electric customer motorsport at the IAA Mobility with the Mission R study. The concept car is intended to be more than just a design study - a rolling chassis is already being tested.

Unlike the usual GT racing cars for customer motorsport, the Mission R presented in Munich is not based on a production model, but was developed from the ground up as an electric racing car. The Mission R - named after the Taycan study Mission E - is powered by two electric motors: the one on the front axle produces up to 320 kW, the one on the rear axle up to 480 kW.

In the so-called qualifying mode, a system output of 800 kW is supposed to result - as the reference to qualifying suggests, however, this output can probably only be used on a timed lap. Then spurts to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds and a top speed of more than 300 km/h are possible. In race mode, the drive offers 500 kW.

The battery with cells from the Porsche joint venture Customcells comes to 80 kWh and should - also thanks to an innovative oil direct cooling of the battery cells - enable "sprint races without any loss of power", as Porsche writes in the announcement. In the livestream, Porsche boss Oliver Blume explained that the races should last around 30 minutes. With the 900-volt technology, charging powers of up to 340 kW should be possible. According to Porsche, this means that a race break of 15 minutes is sufficient to be able to charge from five to 80 percent - assuming the appropriate infrastructure at the race track.

Porsche says it has also paid attention to sustainability in the bodywork of the study, which is largely made of natural fibre-reinforced plastic (NFK) - mainly flax fibres from agriculture.