iRacing and Porsche announced on Thursday (1st September 2022) that the all-electric Porsche Mission R concept car will be joining the iRacing service next week. This will be iRacing‘s first foray into all-electric car racing as the concept car will be a part of iRacing’s content update for 2022 Season 4.
Porsche’s Mission R concept car is particularly cool to those of us in the sim racing sphere. About a year ago, we reported on the unveiling of the car, which normally wouldn’t be something to cover on a racing games and esports website like Traxion.GG.
The reason that we did, however, was because the cockpit of the Mission R concept car is made to double as a sim racing rig. It’s a truly unique aspect where the car can be raced in the real-world and then utilized for sim racing and racing esports activities afterward with the “self-contained, monocoque-type driver cell” that is able to be used outside of the car as its own simulator.
The car itself has dual electric motors that generate over 800 kilowatts of power, allowing the car to reach 60mph in less than two-and-a-half seconds. This Porsche Mission R can also recharge 75 percent of the battery in only 15 minutes. It’s a truly unique and exciting futuristic concept of a car.
We’ve seen this car in sim racing before, notably through the upcoming RENNSPORT title which Tom was able to go hands-on with earlier this year, back in June. While RENNSPORT had the car first, iRacing will have it available for consumption by the public first when it drops next week.
Unlike the Rudskogen Motorsenter that was announced a few days ago as base content for iRacing (which means it’s free with a subscription), this Porsche Mission R concept car will be available to purchase, probably at the usual $11.95 USD price point, starting 7th September.
The car will be a part of the Season 3 Week 13 playlist for iRacers to give it a try, and then in 2022 Season 4, it will have its own Mission R Challenge official series to partake in. It will be interesting to keep an eye out as well to see if this car is utilized in the official Porsche esports series on iRacing in the future, mainly in the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports SuperCup or any of the qualifying series beforehand.