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    Re: Porsche Mission X Hypercar

    Might be true.  Mission X has some weird lines trying to be more like a Pagani rather than a Porsche.

    Besides, CEO Blume seems to be pushing the synthetic fuel over the BEV, so we might see another ICE based hypercar like the 918 before moving fully over to BEV.  Toyota says they succeeded in the solid state battery tech.  This will be a game changer.  No need to jump into BEV with current battery tech, which is too heavy.


    Re: Porsche Mission X Hypercar

    Jean:

    Might be true.  Mission X has some weird lines trying to be more like a Pagani rather than a Porsche.

    Besides, CEO Blume seems to be pushing the synthetic fuel over the BEV, so we might see another ICE based hypercar like the 918 before moving fully over to BEV.  Toyota says they succeeded in the solid state battery tech.  This will be a game changer.  No need to jump into BEV with current battery tech, which is too heavy.

    Let's not forget that Porsche couldn't sell the 918 either (until they invented the VIP program as an inducement)...

    Carrera GT didn't fly off the lots either

    And Porsche lost money on every 959 sold (but was a valuable program for technology and lessons applied to 911's for decades after).
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    22 GT3 Manual, 73 Carrera RS 2.9L Twin-Plug MFI Carbon Fiber replica. Former: 18 GT3 Manual, 16 Cayman GT4, 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi, 06 EVO9 with track mods

     


    Re: Porsche Mission X Hypercar

    Grant:
    Jean:

    Might be true.  Mission X has some weird lines trying to be more like a Pagani rather than a Porsche.

    Besides, CEO Blume seems to be pushing the synthetic fuel over the BEV, so we might see another ICE based hypercar like the 918 before moving fully over to BEV.  Toyota says they succeeded in the solid state battery tech.  This will be a game changer.  No need to jump into BEV with current battery tech, which is too heavy.

    Let's not forget that Porsche couldn't sell the 918 either (until they invented the VIP program as an inducement)...

    Carrera GT didn't fly off the lots either

    And Porsche lost money on every 959 sold (but was a valuable program for technology and lessons applied to 911's for decades after).
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    22 GT3 Manual, 73 Carrera RS 2.9L Twin-Plug MFI Carbon Fiber replica. Former: 18 GT3 Manual, 16 Cayman GT4, 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi, 06 EVO9 with track mods

     

     

    Same with 918 tech. All Porsche hybrids originated from the 918. Seats, steering wheels, shifters and other stuff are also on other Porsche products even to this day.

    918 program was the best investment Porsche ever made. 


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    Re: Porsche Mission X Hypercar

    Jean:

    Might be true.  Mission X has some weird lines trying to be more like a Pagani rather than a Porsche.

    Besides, CEO Blume seems to be pushing the synthetic fuel over the BEV, so we might see another ICE based hypercar like the 918 before moving fully over to BEV.  Toyota says they succeeded in the solid state battery tech.  This will be a game changer.  No need to jump into BEV with current battery tech, which is too heavy.


    Again, I just don’t see it from a design perspective. Imagine if you did not have a Porsche badge on it, would you immediately conclude this was a Porsche?? 959, obviously. CGT and 918, yes. This? And this is before getting to the EV thing, which is more or less a function of strapping on wheels to the biggest battery possible, subject to an overall weight target of what, 1,750 kgs….

     
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