15 June 2023
On the 8th of June 1948, the Porsche 356/1 Roadster car was awarded its operating permit, a two-seater open-top with a mid-mounted, air-cooled flat-4 engine of 1,131cc producing 40 horsepower.
Much to the pleasure of Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, known to his chums as ‘Ferry’.
Seventy-five years later, the Porsche Museum is exhibiting ’75 years of Porsche Museum’ to celebrate this significant anniversary.
Porsche has announced their intention to produce the fastest road-legal car on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The project is ‘Porsche Mission X’, an electric hypercar; very little is known, except for scant marketing information, which is being drip-fed.
Porsche has said it has ‘a power-to-weight ratio of roughly one PS per kilogram and charges twice as quickly as the Taycan Turbo S. The design produces significantly more downforce than the current 911 GT3 RS.’
Michael Mauer, Head of Style Porsche, says this supercar will be ‘an important compass for us to navigate the development of our series-production models.’
Given that statement, is it reasonable to assume Mission X is likely to become the next Porsche supercar?
Whilst this would be significant and may lead the future, it pales into insignificance compared with the impact of Ferdinand’s 356/1.