Fourth for the Porsche 911 GT3 R at the ADAC GT Masters season-opener

ADAC GT Masters, race 2 at Oschersleben

Fahrer ADAC GT Masters, Lauf 2, Oschersleben 2018
Mathieu Jaminet (F), Precote Herberth Motorsport

Stuttgart. At the season-opening weekend of the ADAC GT Masters, the best Porsche 911 GT3 R scored fourth in a thrilling race on Sunday. Porsche Young Professional Mathieu Jaminet (F) and Robert Renauer (D) drove a gutsy race for their Precote Herberth Motorsport team and fought a gripping duel for the

Robert Renauer (D), Precote Herberth Motorsport

podium. The GT3 R manned by the two-time outright Le Mans winner Timo Bernhard (D) and his works driver teammate Kévin Estre (F) saw the flag in seventh place. IronForce by Ring Police with drivers Jan-Erik Slooten (D) and Lucas Luhr (D) secured a podium finish ranking third in the ADAC GT Masters Trophy class.
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ADAC GT Masters, race 1 at Oschersleben

Best Porsche 911 GT3 R on position six

ADAC GT Masters, round 1, Oschersleben (DEU), 13. – 15. April 2018

Stuttgart. At the first race of the ADAC GT Masters season, Porsche Young Professional Mathieu Jaminet (F/Precote Herberth Motorsport) and his teammate Robert Renauer (D) yielded the best result of the Porsche customer teams with sixth place at Oschersleben. The two-time overall Le Mans winner Timo Bernhard (D) and Kévin Estre (F) crossed the finish line on the 3.696-kilometre circuit in Saxony-Anhalt on 14th place. The newcomer team IronForce by Ring Police won in the ADAC GT Masters Trophy class with amateur pilot Jan-Erik Slooten, finishing 24th overall.

Porsche 911 GT3 R, KUES Team75 Bernhard, Timo Bernhard (D), Kevin Estre (F), Oschersleben 2018

Getting off the line well from 13th, Robert Renauer managed to make up four positions on the initially wet track. “After our less than perfect qualifying, we’re very pleased with the result and we managed to earn some vital points,” said the 33-year-old German. Renauer’s teammate Mathieu Jaminet (23) took the wheel of the Porsche 911 GT3 R after 20 laps and concluded the race under dry conditions on sixth place. “It was a great start to the new season. We now need to analyse the data and make the appropriate changes for Sunday’s race,” declared Jaminet, who clinched his first ADAC GT Masters victory at Oschersleben last year.

Porsche 911 GT3 R, KUES Team75 Bernhard, Adrien de Leener (B), Klaus Bachler (D), Oschersleben 2018

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Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, race 2, Oschersleben

Michael Ammermüller scores double victory at Oschersleben

Michael Ammermüller (D)
Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Oschersleben 2018

At the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, Michael Ammermüller experienced the perfect start to the season. After winning the season-opening round on Saturday, the BWT Lechner Racing driver from Germany followed up with another win on Sunday at the wheel of his 485 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. At race two,

Podium: Franz Maier, Dylan Pereira (L), Michael Ammermüller (D), Robert Lukas (PL)
Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Oschersleben 2018

Ammermüller relegated his fellow competitors Dylan Pereira (L/Lechner Racing) and Robert Lukas (PL/Förch Racing) to position two and three respectively. “You can’t have a better start to the season than being first twice. I got faster lap by lap, the car was perfectly setup,” said Ammermüller.

Jacob Eidson (USA)
Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Oschersleben 2018

As the quickest in qualifying, Ammermüller took off into the race from pole position in 14 degrees Celsius and occasional sunshine. After the start, the 32-year-old defended his position and gradually pulled clear of his pursuers. Leading the 29-strong field, Ammermüller took the flag after 19 laps. Behind the seasoned Porsche specialist, Lukas and Pereira treated spectators to a gripping duel for second place. Right from the start, Pereira put his rival under pressure. The 20-year-old overtook Lukas in lap 14 and successfully defended second place to the flag. At the same time, Pereira was the best driver in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland Talent Pool, a new youth support initiative in the one-make cup. “My start wasn’t so great but afterwards I caught Robert Lukas. I waited patiently for my chance and was rewarded for it. I’m very pleased,” said Pereira.

Dylan Pereira (L)
Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Oschersleben 2018

Lukas reached the chequered flag in position three on the 3.667-kilometre track. “The race was very demanding and close. With that in mind, two podium results this weekend is a great result,” said Lukas. Fourth place went to Michael de Quesada (Team Project 1) from the USA. Behind the rookie, the Swede Henric Skoog from the Raceunion team scored fifth, with his compatriot Gustav Malja (Team Deutsche Post by Project 1) finishing on sixth. Continue reading “Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, race 2, Oschersleben”

Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, race 1, Oschersleben

Michael Ammermüller wins the season-opener at Oschersleben

Henric Skoog (S)
Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Oschersleben 2018
Podium: Michael Ammermüller (D)
Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Oschersleben 2018

Michael Ammermüller (BWT Lechner Racing) has made a great start to the season: At race one of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland in the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, the German swept over the finish line in first place. Behind his 485 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, Robert Lukas (PL/Förch Racing) finished on second place, with Dylan Pereira (L/Lechner Racing) concluding Saturday’s race in third. “The decisive factor was that I got off the line well. Afterwards I didn’t have as much pressure from behind, which gave me more confidence,” said Ammermüller.

Podium: Robert Lukas (PL), Michael Ammermüller (D), Dylan Pereira (L)
Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Oschersleben 2018

Despite light rain in the morning, the track surface was dry for the race and the 29 vehicles lined up on the grid with slicks. Ammermüller converted his pole position into an early lead, however when two vehicles made contact in lap two the safety car had to be deployed. As the race went green, Ammermüller again defended his spot from Lukas who had started from position two. The driver from Rotthalmünster concluded round one of the season 2.4 seconds ahead of Lukas. “I was really fast from the start,” said Lukas, “but over the course of the race I couldn’t match Michael Ammermüller’s pace and had to keep my eye on the rear-view mirror.”

Robert Lukas (PL)
Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Oschersleben 2018

Behind the driver from Bystra in Poland, Pereira took the flag in third place. The 20-year-old squeezed past Ten Voorde (NL/Team Deutsche Post by Project 1) in the first lap and defended his position to the flag. For this, Pereira was classified as the best driver in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland Talent Pool, a new young driver initiative in the national one-make cup series. “Obviously I wanted to secure second, but Robert Lukas drove a flawless race. Overtaking at Oschersleben isn’t easy so I’m thrilled with third place,” said Pereira. Ten Voorde finished the race in fourth, half a second behind the Luxembourg racer. Position five went to Sweden’s Henric Skoog (Raceunion) ahead of Jacob Eidson (Team Project 1) from the USA.

Robert Lukas (PL)
Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Oschersleben 2018

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Porsche 911 RSR starts from the first grid row

For the first time this season, the Porsche 911 RSR starts from the front grid row on Saturday. Up until the very last lap of the gripping qualifying for round three of the IMSA SportCar Championship, Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium), who shares the #912 Porsche 911 RSR with Earl Bamber (New Zealand), defended the fastest time in the GTLM class.

The 510 hp race car from Weissach, which received an optimised setup and further improvements to the reliability for its second racing season, was a mere 0.144 seconds shy of posting its first 2018 pole position. In the second 911 RSR (#911), Patrick Pilet (France) clocked the third quickest time on the 3.167-kilometre racetrack in the port area, and consequently rounded off the best qualifying performance for the Porsche GT Team so far this season. Pilet’s teammate for the race is Nick Tandy (Great Britain).

Qualifying quotes
Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars: “It’s a little upsetting to miss out on pole position in the last lap of the qualifying. Still, we’ve secured a very good starting position for the race. Long Beach is a city race with very few chances to overtake. That makes it all the more important to start from as far up the grid as possible. For the race we now just have to do everything right strategically. I’m very satisfied.”
Patrick Pilet (911 RSR #911): “This is a great result for Porsche. The field is extremely tight. The balance of our 911 RSR was very good this morning during the first practice session, however in the qualifying I had slight understeer. But we’ll get that sorted out before the start of the race. Taking up the race from the first two grid rows opens up all possibilities for us.”
Laurens Vanthoor (911 RSR #912): “When you’re the fastest over the entire session obviously you also want to be on pole. But unfortunately we lost it in the last lap. Still, we can be happy with this result. In the race I’ll try to stay out of any trouble. The tiniest error on this track has immediate consequences.”

The race starts on Saturday at 13:05 hrs local time (22:05 hr CEST) and is broadcast live outside the USA on www.imsa.com.

Qualifying result
GTLM class
1. Hand/Müller (USA/D), Ford GT, 1:16.869 minutes
2. Vanthoor/Bamber (B/NZ), Porsche 911 RSR, + 0.144 seconds
3. Tandy/Pilet (GB/F), Porsche 911 RSR, + 0.394
4. Magnussen/Garcia (DK/E), Chevrolet Corvette, + 0.424
5. Gavin/Milner (GB/USA), Chevrolet Corvette, + 0.664
6. Westbrook/Briscoe (GB/USA), Ford GT, + 0.680
7. de Phillippi/Sims (USA/GB), BMW M8, + 1.284
8. Krohn/Edwards (SF/USA), BMW M8, + 1.355

ADAC GT Masters preview

Porsche customer teams ready to tackle the season

Stuttgart. The time of tests and preparation is over: From 13 to 15 April, the Porsche customer teams KÜS Team75 Bernhard, Precote Herberth Motorsport and IronForce by Ring Police will take off into the new ADAC GT Masters season at Oschersleben. Four Porsche 911 GT3 R racers will be fielded on the 3.696-kilometre circuit in Saxony-Anhalt. With a capacity grid of 36 cars from eight manufacturers, the battle for the “super sports car league” title is played out in Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria and the Netherlands over seven race weekends.

The two-time outright Le Mans winner Timo Bernhard contests the series for the first time for his own race team, KÜS Team75 Bernhard. “We’ve set ourselves the goal of going for the title. We know how it feels to stand on the top podium step. I’m looking forward to racing with Kévin,” explains the 37-year-old from Bruchmühlbach-Miesau. His teammate and works driver colleague, Kévin Estre, who

Kèvin Estre

scored four victories in 2016 for the crew from Rhineland-Palatinate, is also full of anticipation: “The 2016 season of the ADAC GT Masters underlined that we’re a strong combination. We are up against roughly 15 cars and drivers, all of whom will also have their sights set on the title,” explains the 29-year-old Frenchman. Continue reading “ADAC GT Masters preview”

Porsche targets second win of the season on the Californian street circuit

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, round 3, Long Beach, USA

Porsche 911 RSR (911), Porsche GT Team: Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy, Frederic Makowiecki

Following the season-opening rounds at the long distance classics of Daytona and Sebring in Florida, the IMSA SportsCar Championship now heads to California. Coming up on April 14 is the 100-minute event at Long Beach, the shortest race of the year. On the 3.167-kilometre street circuit, the Porsche GT Team fields two Porsche 911 RSR racers against three other automobile manufacturers in the strongly represented GTLM class. In addition to these fascinating sports cars, fans can look forward to a real highlight of the season at Long Beach, where another very popular US series, IndyCar, also contests a championship round on the same weekend. After winning the Sebring 12-hour race, Porsche has moved into second place in the manufacturers’, drivers’ and team classifications of the IMSA SportsCar Championship. Porsche also ranks second in the prestigious North American Endurance Cup. The long-distance races at Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Petit Le Mans count towards the toughest category in terms of performance and reliability in GT racing worldwide.

Porsche 911 RSR (911), Porsche GT Team: Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy, Frederic Makowiecki

The race
During construction of the street circuit around the port area of Long Beach, more than five kilometres of fencing was erected and 1,400 concrete blocks were laid. The race with the picture-postcard backdrop of sun, sea and palms is regarded as the American equivalent to the Monaco Grand Prix. In fact, the street course hosted the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix West from 1976 to 1983. And like in the Principality on the Cote d’Azur, there is no lack of stars and starlets. No wonder – the Hollywood dream factory is just around the corner.

Porsche 911 RSR (912), Porsche GT Team: Earl Bamber, Laurens Vanthoor, Gianmaria Bruni

The Porsche drivers
In the cockpit of the #911 Porsche 911 RSR, Patrick Pilet (France) and Nick Tandy (Great Britain) contest the GTLM class. These two won the Long Beach race in 2016 and recently clinched the first win of this season in Sebring with the 911 RSR. Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium) and Earl Bamber (New Zealand) share driving duties in the second 911 RSR (#912) fielded by the Porsche GT Team. The GTD class, in which Porsche customer teams campaign the 911 GT3 R, is not contested at Long Beach.

Porsche 911 RSR (912), Porsche GT Team: Earl Bamber, Laurens Vanthoor, Gianmaria Bruni

The 911 RSR
In addition to the optimised setup of the 911 RSR, the reliability has been further improved for its second racing season. Depending on the size of the restrictor, the motor, which is positioned in front of the rear axle, puts out around 375 kW (510 hp). The large rear diffuser combined with a top-mounted rear wing provides strong downforce and aerodynamic efficiency.

Porsche 911 RSR, Porsche GT Team (912): Earl Bamber, Laurens Vanthoor, Gianmaria Bruni, Porsche GT Team (911): Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy, Frederic Makowiecki

The schedule
The race takes off on Saturday, 14 April, at 13.05 hrs local time (22.05 hrs CEST) and can be viewed live outside the USA on www.imsa.com.

Porsche 911 RSR,Porsche GT Team (911): Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy, Frederic Makowiecki, Porsche GT Team (912): Earl Bamber, Laurens Vanthoor, Gianmaria Bruni

Pre-race quotes

Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser (Porsche-Motorsportchef)

Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, President Motorsport and GT Cars: “After our phenomenal win at the Sebring 12-hour classic, we’re now going to tackle the shortest race of the season at Long Beach. The contrast couldn’t be greater. California is the most important Porsche market in the United States. That makes this race a very special challenge for us. Many of our customers and fans travel from far and wide to watch the 911 RSR on a fascinating city circuit. For us, this intense interest is an obligation to do everything we can to fight for victory and give the spectators an impression of this Porsche’s potential. Aside from that, Long Beach, which is regarded as the Monte Carlo of America for good reason, is an absolute highlight of the season.”
Pascal Zurlinden, Director GT Factory Motorsports: “The entire squad comes under intense pressure at Long Beach. The short race is a real thriller. Drivers can’t afford to make the slightest mistake on this narrow city circuit, otherwise they end up hitting the wall. And every second we lose in the pits hurts twice as much. Refuelling, new tyres, driver changes – nothing must go wrong at the sole pit stop, otherwise you’ve lost the race. Finding the perfect setup for our 911 RSR in the short practice session is another huge challenge.”

Porsche 911 RSR, Porsche GT Team (912): Earl Bamber, Laurens Vanthoor, Gianmaria Bruni, Porsche GT Team (911): Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy, Frederic Makowiecki

Patrick Pilet (911 RSR #911): “The Long Beach city circuit is one of my favourite racetracks in the States. We won two years ago there, and we now want to do it again. After our Sebring victory, the whole team is hugely motivated. Fans know very well why they come to Long Beach: To constantly push the limits on this demanding course with total commitment is a huge challenge for the drivers and guarantees some action-packed racing.”
Nick Tandy (911 RSR #911): “Long Beach is a very special place to go racing. It’s a fantastic city circuit and great fun. The comparison to Monaco really fits. The racetrack is tricky and the more rubber that’s left on the track, the faster we get from one practice to the next. Finding the perfect setup for our 911 RSR during the short practice session puts the entire team under pressure right from the start.”
Laurens Vanthoor (911 RSR #912): “I really like street circuits. They pose a special challenge because you have to stay totally focussed the whole time and you can’t afford to make one mistake. The fact that we’re driving here on the same weekend as the IndyCar Series makes the race one of the season highlights for us and the fans.”
Earl Bamber (911 RSR #912): “Long Beach is unique. The city circuit is one of the most beautiful in the world, but it’s also one of the most difficult. There are virtually no run-off areas. Every mistake has immediate consequences. If you take a corner too fast you’ll hit the wall. I love street circuits. They’re something very special and a wonderful change for us drivers. And aside from that, California with its sun and beaches is simply fun.”

Porsche 911 RSR (911), Porsche GT Team: Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy, Frederic Makowiecki

This is the IMSA SportsCar Championship
The IMSA SportsCar Championship, a sports car race series contested in the USA and Canada, was run in 2014 for the first time. The series was formed from the merger of the American Le Mans Series and the Grand-Am Series. Sports prototypes and sports cars start in three different classes: GTLM (GT Le Mans), GTD (GT Daytona) and P (Prototype). The Porsche 911 RSR runs in the GTLM class, with the Porsche 911 GT3 R contesting the GTD class. Only the GTLM and P classes will be contested at Long Beach.

Ideal start to the season for Porsche at the WEC Prologue in France

The Porsche GT Team is well prepared for the first race of the FIA Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC a month from now at Spa-Francorchamps on May 5. At the season opener, the official Prologue in Le Castellet, France, the two Porsche 911 RSR were put through a comprehensive test programme under dry conditions.

Porsche 911 RSR, Dempsey-Proton Racing (88), Matteo Cairoli, Khaled Al Qubaisi, Giorgio Roda, Dempsey-Proton Racing (77), Julien Andlauer, Matt Campbell, Christian Ried

The new driver pairing in the #91 Porsche 911 RSR, the Italian Gianmaria Bruni and Richard Lietz from Austria, covered 2051 kilometres over two days on the Circuit Paul Ricard. Their team colleagues in the #92 911 RSR, Kévin Estre from France and the Dane Michael Christensen, lapped the 5.861-kilometre racetrack a total of 288 times, clocking up 1688 kilometres.

Porsche 911 RSR, Porsche GT Team (91), Gianmaria Bruni, Richard Lietz

Twenty-two teams with 35 vehicles capitalised on the final shakedown for the WEC Super Season. The racetrack with its 13 corners in Southern France offered teams perfect conditions for extensive setup work. Both 911 RSR wrapped up a trouble free test programme and impressed with a commanding performance. Several times, the two 510 hp GT racers turned the fastest time in the GTE-Pro category.

Porsche 911 RSR, Team Project 1 (56), Joerg Bergmeister, Patrick Lindsey, Egidio Perfetti

The Porsche customer teams, Project 1, Dempsey Proton Racing and Gulf Racing, also used the two-day Prologue in the South of France for extensive tests. These four Porsche 911 RSR will contest the GTE-Am class of the FIA WEC.

Comments on the Prologue

Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser (Porsche-Motorsportchef)

Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars: “The focus of the WEC Prologue was very clearly on our customer teams, who brought four new cars to the start. It was all about familiarising themselves with the new car and adapting the driving styles. The feedback from drivers and teams has been outstanding. They all managed to complete the test without problems and gain important insights. Overall, the performance is difficult to assess. But the most important feedback is that everything feels good and the drivers have a great deal of confidence in the car. And this is always an indication of good lap times. In the Pro category the focus was on trying out the various suspension setups and evaluating the tyres. That, too, ran perfectly. We were able to complete our test programme as planned and we’re feeling very confident for both categories as we look ahead to the first race in Spa.”

Pascal Zurlinden (Gesamtprojektleiter GT Werksmotorsport)

Pascal Zurlinden, Director GT Factory Motorsports: “It was a perfect test for Porsche. We simulated an entire race weekend and completed the final preparations for our start in Spa. We were able to test different setups and trial all available tyre modifications. Everything went without the slightest hitch. The customer teams also undertook a similar programme. We’re ready and eager for the Super Season to begin.”

Porsche GT Team: Gianmaria Bruni

Gianmaria Bruni (Porsche 911 RSR #91): “I’m absolutely thrilled to return to the WEC after a year’s break. I feel very comfortable in my team. The entire squad is great. I get on very well with Richard and we enjoy our work. We were able to analyse a lot and work intensively. Now I can hardly wait to travel to Spa to compete.”

Le Castellet, France: WEC FIA Prologue,

Richard Lietz (Porsche 911 RSR #91): “The tests proved very positive. The whole team has familiarised themselves again with the WEC regulations and we’re totally motivated. We’ve perfected all the processes – now the season can start. Working with Gianmaria is fantastic. I’ve known and valued him for a long time. He’s incredibly quick. I’d definitely prefer to race with him in a car than against him.”

Porsche GT Team: Kevin Estre

Kévin Estre (Porsche 911 RSR #92): “I’m very pleased with the two days, I got a lot of track time and we collected a great deal of information. The tests were good and it’s always fun to work with my crew and my teammate Michael Christensen. The new asphalt on the track provides plenty of grip, but it causes a lot of tyre wear, especially in the long right-hander.”

Porsche GT Team: Michael Christensen

Michael Christensen (Porsche 911 RSR #92): “We had a lot planned for these two days and we managed to tick everything off our list. The car ran very well, the tyres worked and the weather played along, as well. I’m satisfied because everything ran smoothly and now I’m looking forward to the first race.”

Team Project 1: Joerg Bergmeister

Jörg Bergmeister (Porsche 911 RSR #56): “Endurance racing is, of course, completely new ground for our team. So, the main thing was to work out a routine in the procedures, such as pit stops and general organisation. This all worked excellently and we’re well prepared for the first race.”

Julien Andlauer (Porsche 911 RSR #77): “A dream has come true for me over these two days. I was hoping to race at Le Mans and now I’ve been given the chance to contest the entire Super Season. I never expected this. First and foremost, the Porsche 911 RSR is a dream car. The power, the balance, it’s all new and I find it very impressive. The whole ambience in the WEC is thrilling. What’s more, I’m with the best team I could ever wish for. I’m really excited about the season.”

Gulf Racing: Ben Barker

Ben Barker (Porsche 911 RSR #86): “Since this was the first major test for us, we conducted a lot of checks with the brand new Porsche 911 RSR. The vehicle has loads of downforce and feels really good. Given that we have a lot of new faces in the team, it was also very important to analyse all the internal procedures during the tests. We feel good and we’re heading to Spa feeling confident.”

Porsche provides safety cars and support cars until 2020

From now until 2020, the Porsche 911 Turbo will be the safety car for the Sports Car World Endurance Championship (WEC). The all-wheel-drive 911 produces 540 hp (397 kW) and sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 3.0 seconds. Technologically, the safety car corresponds largely to the production vehicle. Only a few race-specific modifications were added, such as the light bar on the roof and a radio for contacting the race director, with the brakes and suspension optimised for the racetrack. The matte-black design with glossy red stripes is modelled on the Porsche emblem design of the factory race cars.


Porsche not only supplies the safety car for the FIA WEC, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, until 2020, but also provides eleven intervention vehicles. Two Porsche 911 Turbo will travel as safety cars to all WEC rounds worldwide. Three 911 Turbo head to Le Mans as permanent vehicles. Furthermore, various Porsche models are provided for motor racing medics and track safety personnel.



The race director deploys the safety car whenever the field needs to bunch up in the event of dangerous situations. The 911 Turbo production vehicle possesses the ideal prerequisites for this task: The 3.8-litre six-cylinder engine catapults the Turbo to a top speed of 320 km/h, with the ex-works Sport Chrono Package ensuring the best possible intermediate acceleration.

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Final shakedown for Porsche: the Prologue of the WEC Super Season

On April 6, Porsche heads into the new season of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with the two-day Prologue on the Circuit Paul Ricard. On the racetrack in the south of France, which opened in 1970, the Porsche GT Team will simulate an entire race weekend with the two 911 RSR in order to tackle the 15-month Super Season perfectly prepared. Porsche’s factory driver Gianmaria Bruni celebrates his comeback to the world’s most important race series for sports cars.

The Prologue
Teams and drivers come face-to-face for the first time this year in Le Castellet, France, close to the port city of Marseille. On the 5.861-kilometre Circuit Paul Ricard, teams will run through the procedures of the WEC race weekends. The Porsche GT Team has opted not to participate in the first ever 30-hour nonstop test, which runs through the night, as the squad has collected extensive data and experience with the Porsche 911 RSR in 2017. A total of 35 vehicles take part in the Prologue tests.


The Super Season
The 15-month-long Super Season serves as a transition to a new FIA WEC format. This means that competitors will contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the challenging Spa-Francorchamps race twice. The calendar also includes Silverstone, Fuji, Shanghai and Sebring. With Porsche, Ferrari, Ford, BMW and Aston Martin, five manufacturers compete for victories and points in the drivers’ and manufacturer’s classifications of the GTE-Pro class. From 2019, the season begins after the 24 Hours of Le Mans and concludes a year later with the long distance classic in the Sarthe region.
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Techno Classica 2018: 70 years of the Porsche sports car and 30 years of the Type 964

Stuttgart. Porsche Classic will be appearing at the Techno Classica 2018 show with a new stand concept, numerous product highlights and extraordinary vehicles. Over more than 1,500 square metres in hall 7.0, where the Group will be situated, the brand will be celebrating two anniversaries simultaneously: 70 years of the Porsche sports car and 30 years of the Porsche 911 and Type 964. Traditionally, the brand’s offering focuses on original parts, new service offers and restorations. Using a fully restored Porsche 959 as an example, alongside the body shell of a Porsche 356, visitors can see the quality of a Porsche Classic factory restoration for themselves. In addition, 13 Porsche Classic partners from seven European countries will be exhibiting vehicles for sale and offering information about their range of services. The Techno Classica show in Essen, Germany is one of the most important international trade fairs for vintage cars and modern classics. From March 21–25, around 200,000 visitors from across the world are expected to attend. On Friday, March 23, 2018, there will be an autograph session with Magnus Walker at the Porsche Classic stand.

Sports car development milestones from the Porsche Museum
The Porsche Museum will use the drivetrain from the 964-generation 911 to relive one of the most important development steps in the history of the 911. The 911 Carrera 4, which made its debut 30 years ago, has now been extensively reworked with 85 per cent new parts and equipped for the first time with all-wheel drive. Back in 1988, the newly designed 3.6-litre engine was the most powerful naturally aspirated engine in the history of the 911 production vehicles, and was the first passenger car engine in the world to have a controlled metal catalyst. The suspension, with its light-alloy wishbones and coil springs instead of torsion bars, was also a new addition. With a fully panelled underbody and an automatically extending rear spoiler, the new 911 achieved record aerodynamic values. Three other exhibits from the Porsche Museum collection will be present, representing 70 years of sports car history which began in 1948 with the 356/1.

Internet-based “Porsche Classic Parts Explorer” is launched
Porsche Classic supplies more than 52,000 immediately available parts to classic car enthusiasts across the world. To make searching as easy as possible, the Porsche Classic Parts Explorer is now available online. This new service will be presented live at the Techno Classica. With just a few clicks, you can find original parts and accessories for your classic car of choice. At www.porsche.de/classic-explorer you can find information about the approximately 300 parts which are reissued each year, and many other product highlights. Around 200 parts from the Porsche Classic range will be exhibited at the Techno Classica.

“Porsche Classic Vehicle Tracking System” to tackle theft
Porsche Classic will also be presenting the new Vehicle Tracking System (VTS), which offers a comprehensive means of protecting your vehicle against theft using an app. The key feature of the VTS is an autonomous sensor package that is integrated at concealed points on the vehicle. This unit communicates with a Europe-wide security network, enabling comprehensive online monitoring via smartphone. The tailored versions of the new system are suitable for all Porsche classic vehicles from the 356 to the Carrera GT and are now available at all Porsche Classic Partners and Porsche Centres across Europe.

Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur
The brand’s presence is rounded off with a highly customised 911 Carrera 4 GTS from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. The exhibition vehicle demonstrates the wide range of visual and technical customisation options available for exterior and interior finishing, lighting, wheels, as well as the engine and powertrain. Employees from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur customer service will be present to provide advice about customisation options for the customer’s car of choice.

As a division of the sports car manufacturer from Zuffenhausen, Porsche Classic is responsible for the supply of all vehicles with a date of production that generally dates back more than ten years. This remit includes all aspects of maintenance and technical literature regarding delivery and re-production of genuine parts, right through to complete restoration. You can find further information along with details of the parts range at www.porsche.com/uk/accessoriesandservice/classic/.

Best weekend : Porsche meet 22th may 2016

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Ieder jaar vindt het “Puur Porsche treffen” plaats bij Aquabest (Best/Eindhoven NL). Dit treffen trekt jaarlijks zo’n 2.000 Porsches , hun eigenaren en andere geinteresseerden naar dit mooie recreatiepark voor een meeting aan de waterkant. De komende editie vindt plaats op 22 mei 2016 van 10.00 tot 17.00 uur. De toegang voor publiek is wederom gratis! Tijdens dit event organiseert Porsonly een speciale beurs voor verzamelaars van modellen, boeken, folders en andere Porsche gadgets.

Every year you can join the “Puur Porsche treffen” , a huge event at Aquabest (in Best near Eindhoven the Netherlands). Around 2,000 Porsches, their owners and thousands enthusiasts are coming to this beautiful recreation park. The next edition will be at sunday the 22th of May 2016. Open from 10.00 til 17.00. Entrance for visitors FREE! During this event you can also visit the Porsonly fair for collectors of Porsche scale models, prospects, books and gadgets.

Jedes Jahr können Sie das große “Puur Porsche treffen” besuchen. In Aquabest (Best, in der Nähe von Eindhoven Niederlande). Etwa 2.000 Porsche, die Fahrer und tausende Besucher kommen zu das Ferienpark. Die nächste mal findet statt am Sonntag die 22. Mai 2016. Eingang für Besucher GRATIS! Während dieser Treffen organisiert Porsonly die Börse für Sammler von Modellautos, Prospekten, Bücher, gadgets und mehr.

Deelnemen? /Join the meet / Teilnehmer werden? Link!

Boxster and Cayman now to be marketed as 718 model series

Mid-engine sports cars from Porsche get new names

Boxster and Cayman now to be marketed as 718 model series

Stuttgart. The 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman – these will be the new names of the two-door mid-engine sports cars from Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG effective with the 2016 model changeover. The Stuttgart car manufacturer’s 718 designation is a reference to the ground-breaking sports car of this type of the year 1957, which enjoyed much success in renowned car races. The 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman are showing more similarities – both visual and technical. In the future, both will have equally powerful four-cylinder flat engines with turbocharging. The Roadster will be positioned at a higher price level than the Coupé – as is done for the 911 models. Porsche will introduce the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman over the course of 2016.

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The 718 model series is a continuation of the proven four-cylinder concept and the history of distinguished Porsche sports cars. The latest example is the 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car, which also has a highly-efficient, turbocharged four-cylinder engine with just 2 litres of displacement. So, not only did Porsche finish first and second in the 24 hours of Le Mans, but most recently it also won the manufacturer’s and driver’s championship titles in the WEC World Endurance Championship. With these victories, the 919 Hybrid has opened up the prospects for the performance potential of future sports car engines from Porsche.
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History of the 718: four-cylinder flat engine has many car racing victories
Four-cylinder flat engines have a long tradition at Porsche – and they have enjoyed incredible success. In the late 1950s, the 718 – a successor to the legendary Porsche 550 Spyder – represented the highest configuration level of the four-cylinder flat engine. Whether it was competing at the 12-hour race in Sebring in 1960 or at the European Hill Climb Championship that ran between 1958 and 1961, the Porsche 718 prevailed against numerous competitors with its powerful and efficient four-cylinder flat engine. The 718 took first place in 1959 and 1960 at the legendary Italian Targa Florio race in Sicily. At the 24 Hours of Le Mans race 1958, the 718 RSK with its 142-hp four-cylinder engine scored a class victory.
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Porsche 919 Hybrid: technological front-runner for production cars
In 2014, Porsche returned to the top category of the famous endurance race in Le Mans and the WEC world endurance championship with the 919 Hybrid race car. The LMP1 vehicle, which was designed for extreme efficiency, is the most complex race car that Porsche has ever built. It serves as a platform for fundamental technology research for future production models – combining two different energy recovery systems with a two-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine.

The ultimate 911 models: the new Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S

Top model of the 911 model series with more power, sharpened design and better features

The ultimate 911 models: the new Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S

911 Turbo S und 911 Turbo S Cabriolet
Stuttgart. 
At the start of 2016 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Porsche is presenting another highlight of its product range. The top models of the 911 model series – the 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S – now boast 15 kW (20 hp) more power, a sharpened design and improved features. The models will be available in both coupe and convertible versions from the start. The bi-turbo six-cylinder engine in the 911 Turbo with 3.8 litres of displacement now has a power output of 397 kW (540 hp). This power gain was achieved by modified inlet ports in the cylinder head, new injection nozzles and higher fuel pressure. The 911 Turbo S now develops 427 kW (580 hp) thanks to new turbochargers with larger compressors. Porsche is still the only manufacturer to utilise turbochargers with variable turbine geometry in petrol engines.
911 Turbo S
The engines now also have what is known as a dynamic boost function to further improve engine response in dynamic operation. It maintains the charge pressure during load changes – i.e. when the accelerator pedal is released briefly. This is achieved by just interrupting fuel injection, whereas the throttle valve remains open. As a result, the engine reacts with practically no delay to another press of the accelerator pedal. The effects of this function are more pronounced in the Sport and Sport Plus modes than in Normal mode.
911 Turbo S Cabriolet
Overall, the new high-performance sports cars attain breathtaking driving perfor-mance, while fuel consumption is reduced even further. The 911 Turbo S Coupé sprints to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds. Its top speed of 330 km/h is twelve km/h higher than before. The 911 Turbo reaches the 100-km/h mark in 3.0 seconds, and its top speed is 320 km/h – five km/h faster than the previous model. Nevertheless, the coupes only consume 9.1 l/100 km, and the convertibles 9.3 l/100 km. This repre-sents 0.6 litres less fuel per 100 km for all versions. The reason for this is further ad-vanced electronic engine and transmission management with revised gear change mappings.

911 Turbo S Cabriolet

A standard feature: Sport Chrono Package with mode switch and Sport Re-sponse button.
The new GT sport steering wheel – 360 mm in diameter and with a design adopted from the 918 Spyder – comes with what is known as a mode switch as standard. It consists of a rotary ring with stepped positions that is used to select one of the four modes Normal, Sport, Sport Plus or Individual. The Individual setting lets the driver configure and store a very individual vehicle setup. Another new feature of the Sport Chrono Package is the Sport Response button at the centre of the mode switch. In-spired by motor racing, it preconditions the engine and gearbox for the best possible responsiveness at the push of a button. In this state, the vehicle can produce optimal acceleration for up to 20 seconds, such as for an overtaking manoeuvre. An indicator in the instrument cluster in the form of a running timer shows the driver the elapsed time. Sport Response functionality can be called up as often as desired and from any of the driving modes.
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Porsche Stability Management (PSM) in the 911 Turbo models now has a new PSM Sport Mode. A brief press of the PSM button on the centre console puts the system in a very sporty mode – which is independent of the driving programme that is se-lected. The separately switched PSM Sport mode alters the PSM’s intervention threshold much more than was the case in Sport Plus mode of the previous model. The new mode makes it possible to approach performance limits even more closely – e.g. on a circuit racetrack. In this mode, the PSM warning lamp lights up, and a message in the instrument cluster indicates that the PSM system’s contribution toward driving stability is limited. However, PSM still remains active in background, even in the PSM Sport mode. A long press of the PSM button, though, completely deactivates PSM, as usual.

911 Turbo Cabriolet

911 Turbo S has full set of driving dynamic features
The chassis of the new 911 Turbo models with PASM as standard now offers an even greater spread between performance and comfort. In addition, the 911 Turbo S offers a full complement of equipment for driving dynamics: PDCC roll compensation is standard as is the PCCB ceramic brake system. New options for all 911 Turbo models include the radar-based lane change assist and a lift system for the front axle that can be used to increase ground clearance by 40 mm at the front spoiler lip at low speeds.

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Sharpened design with new characteristics
Naturally, the new generation 911 Turbo adopts significant characteristics of the striking design of today’s Carrera models, supplemented by typical 911 Turbo special features. The newly formed front end with side airblades and precisely laid out narrow LED front lights with double fillets give the front end a wider look in combination with the additional fin in the central air intake. In a side view, the high-performance sports car boasts new 20-inch wheels. On the 911 Turbo S, for instance, the centre lock wheels now feature seven instead of ten double spokes. Also new are the wheel dimensions for the 911 Turbo: with 9 J x 20 at the front and 11.5 J x 20 at the rear, the new wheels are now each half an inch wider. They are now the same size as the wheels of the 911 Turbo S. The new door handles now come without plastic shell inserts – just like on the Carrera models. The rear body was also thoroughly reworked. Eye-catching at first glance are the three-dimensional rear lights with their four-point brake lights and aura-like illumination, familiar from the 911 Carrera series. The exit openings for the exhaust system at the rear as well as the dual tailpipes were redesigned. The rear lid grille was also redesigned, and it now features three parts: the right and left sections have longitudinal louvres, and in the middle there is a separate cover for optimised air induction for the engine.
911 Turbo S Interior 2016

New Porsche Communication Management with online navigation
Along with the generation change in models, the newly developed infotainment sys-tem, PCM with online navigation, is making its way into the cockpits of the 911 Turbo models as standard. This system can be made out by a multi-touch monitor with high-quality glass surface, which is perfectly integrated into the centre console, and it offers numerous new and extended connectivity functions thanks to the standard Connect Plus module. Navigation can also access the latest traffic information in real time. Routes and places can be visualised with 360-degree images and satellite images. In addition, the system can now process handwritten inputs. Moreover, mobile phones and smartphones can now be integrated more quickly, easily and comprehensively than before via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or cable. Select vehicle functions can now be controlled remotely as well. As in the previous models, the Bose sound system is offered as standard; a Burmester system can be delivered as an option.
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Market launch and prices
In Germany, the new Porsche 911 Turbo will launch at the end of January 2016 at the following prices that include VAT and country-specific equipment:
911 Turbo 174,669 euros
911 Turbo Cabriolet 187,759 euros
911 Turbo S 202,872 euros
911 Turbo S Cabriolet 215,962 euros

911 Turbo S

911 Turbo: Combined fuel consumption 9.1 l/100 km, urban 11.8 l/100 km, extra-urban 7.5 l/100 km;
CO2 emissions 212 g/km; efficiency class (Germany) F

911 Turbo Cabriolet: Combined fuel consumption 9.3 l/100 km, urban 12.1 l/100 km, extra-urban 7.6 l/100 km;
CO2 emissions 216 g/km; efficiency class (Germany) F

911 Turbo S: Combined fuel consumption 9.1 l/100 km, urban 11.8 l/100 km, extra-urban 7.5 l/100 km;
CO2 emissions 212 g/km; efficiency class (Germany) F

911 Turbo S Cabriolet: Combined fuel consumption 9.3 l/100 km, urban 12.1 l/100 km, extra-urban 7.6 l/100 km;
CO2 emissions 216 g/km; efficiency class (Germany) F
911 Turbo S 2016 Interior

Porsche Cayman Black Edition

Exclusive sports car special edition with expanded equipment

New special edition in elegant black: Porsche Cayman Black Edition
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Stuttgart. Porsche is now also offering the Cayman as a Black Edition. The all-in-black special series previously comprised the Boxster and the 911 Carrera with rear-wheel and all-wheel drive as both a coupé and a cabriolet, distinguished by their expanded standard equipment. The combination of black paintwork and a black partial leather interior emphasises the timeless and sporty elegance of the sports cars. The standard equipment of the Black Edition models includes Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation module, automatic anti-dazzle mirrors, rain sen-sor, cruise control, parking assistant at the front and rear and the Sport Design steer-ing wheel.
The Cayman Black Edition is based on the mid-engine coupé with a 2.7 litre flat en-gine and 275 hp (202 kW). The 20-inch Carrera Classic wheels, bi-xenon headlights with PDLS (Porsche Dynamic Light System) and optional side window trims in alu-minium are eye-catching highlights. For enhanced personal comfort, the driver and passenger can avail of two-zone climate control and heated seats. The Cayman Black Edition comes with the high-quality audio system Sound Package Plus.
In Germany, sales of the Cayman Black Edition will start on 2 October. The price in-cluding VAT and country-specific equipment is 59,596 euros.

1) Porsche Cayman Black Edition:
fuel consumption urban cycle 11.8 – 10.9 l/100 km; extra-urban cycle 6.4 – 6.2 l/100 km; combined cycle 8.4 – 7.9 l/100 km;
CO2 emissions 195 – 183 g/km; efficiency class (Germany): G–F
2) Boxster Black Edition:
fuel consumption urban cycle 11.8 – 10.9 l/100 km; extra-urban cycle 6.4 – 6.2 l/100 km; combined cycle 8.4 – 7.9 l/100 km;
CO2 emissions 195 – 183 g/km; efficiency class (Germany): G–F
3) Porsche 911 Carrera Black Edition series:
fuel consumption urban cycle 13.1 – 11.3 l/100 km; extra-urban cycle 7.5 – 6.6 l/100 km; combined cycle 9.5 – 8.2 l/100 km;
CO2 emissions 223 – 191 g/km; efficiency class (Germany): G–F

Porsche 917

Restored Porsche 917K returns to US race track after 40 years
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Porsche provides new services for historic motorsport

Stuttgart. Historic Porsche race cars represent many victories at the 24-hour classics of Le Mans and Daytona. And they also celebrated memorable successes at 1,000-kilometre events on storied circuits such as the Nürburgring and Spa-Francorchamps. To ensure that these vehicles can still be admired at race tracks today, Porsche now also offers customers a comprehensive service for historic motor racing in Germany and the USA. The priorities of the new business field are to restore vintage race cars as true to the original as possible as well as to repair and maintain them.  Continue reading “Porsche 917”

Austin , round 5 of the Sports Car World Championship WEC

A first video from Austin of the free practice of round 5 of the Sports Car World Championship WEC (World Endurance Championship)

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Convincing kick-off for Porsche 919 Hybrids in Texas

Stuttgart. The Porsche Team had a promising first day of practice before the fifth of the eight rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Austin, Texas (US). In both the two 90-minute free practice sessions on the spectacular 5.513 kilometre long Grand Prix circuit a Porsche 919 Hybrid has topped the time sheets. After the first session took place in the afternoon with track temperatures way over 40 degrees Celsius and ambient temperatures in the mid thirties, the second session was held after sunset. Each of the drivers had to complete five mandatory laps in the dark.

In the first session the number 18 Le Mans Prototype of Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) was the fastest car on track with a lap time of 1:47.231 minutes. Second fastest was the number 17 sister car, shared by Timo Bernhard (DE), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and Mark Webber (AU), which lost some track time towards the end of the session after a problem with the front axle. Their best lap time was 1:47.514 minutes.

In the slightly cooler night session, but with ambient temperatures still 31 degrees Celsius, Bernhard/Hartley/Webber were fastest (1:47.442 min) with Dumas/Jani/Lieb coming third (1:48.268 min).

The Porsche Team’s clear target in Austin is to defend its lead in the manufacturers’ World Championship. After two one-two results in Le Mans and at the Nürburgring, Porsche currently has a tally of 184 points, followed by Audi (151) and Toyota (89). LMP1 qualifying will be held on Friday from 18:15-18:35 hrs local time (Saturday 01:15-01:35 hrs CEST), with the race starting on Saturday at 17:00 hrs local time (00:00 CEST).

Quotes after free practice:
Andreas Seidl, Team Principal: “It was overall a good first day for us. The first session was held in very hot conditions, which gave us a taste of what we can expect for the start of the race. The heat certainly places an extra challenge on the car and the drivers. Car number 17 lost some time in FP1 due to a problem with the front axle. In FP2 we were focussing on longer runs with single sets of tyres, and this all went according to plan.”

Drivers Porsche 919 Hybrid number 17
Timo Bernhard (34, Germany): “I only drove in the night session and then did a longer run in preparation for the race. It all went well. The traffic with 31 cars at different speeds is challenging. Of course, we have that all the time in endurance racing, but I have the feeling this track makes it extra demanding, especially in the dark. You have to read the traffic quite carefully.”

Brendon Hartley (25, New Zealand): “It is amazing what a step forward we have made with the car compared to 2014. The pace this morning was good immediately. After only a few laps my lap times were better than last year’s pole time. The 919 is great fun to drive, especially in the fast corners of sector one. In the night session the Audis looked very competitive, so it’s going be very close again.”

Mark Webber (39, Australia): “The car is very good at COTA, and the homework we have done between the events has been really good. The performance and speed were good straight away. In FP1 we had to stop early, just when we wanted to begin with the set-up work. It is quite unusual for us to have the car in the garage during a session. FP2 was very beneficial in helping the drivers and engineers check everything in night conditions.”

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Romain Dumas (37, France): “Compared to last year, the difference is like night and day. With our new high downforce kit the fast corners are really great to drive. It is really fast and really hot here.”

Neel Jani (31, Switzerland): “The track is fast and flowing. We had a good start, but still have some set-up changes to do. The difference between last year’s and this year’s Porsche 919 is quite large. In the fast corners especially, we can feel much more grip. At night I had the feeling the slightly lower temperatures can be rather positive for us. On the main straight you have to get used to the lights shaking when the car hits the bumps.”

Marc Lieb (35, Germany): “Our car is good on this track. In FP1 it was really hot in the cockpit, but luckily the whole of the race will not take place at this time of day. The visibility at night is generally okay. But what you experience more in the dark is how difficult it is to look into the tight left handers. We don’t sit in the centre of the car, but slightly to the left hand side of it and quite close to the A pillar.”

World premiere of the first battery-powered four-seat concept car from Porsche

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Stuttgart. In presenting the Mission E at the IAA in Frankfurt, Porsche is introducing the first all-electrically powered four-seat sports car in the brand’s history. The concept car combines the unmistakable emotional design of a Porsche with excellent performance and the forward-thinking practicality of the first 800-volt drive system. Key specification data of this fascinating sports car: four doors and four single seats, over 600 hp (440 kW) system power and over 500 km driving range. All-wheel drive and all-wheel steering, zero to 100 km/h acceleration in under 3.5 seconds and a charging time of around 15 minutes to reach an 80 per cent charge of electrical energy. Instruments are intuitively operated by eye-tracking and gesture control, some even via holograms – highly oriented toward the driver by automatically adjusting the displays to the driver’s position. Continue reading “World premiere of the first battery-powered four-seat concept car from Porsche”

Goodwood revival

Traditional appearance in the style of the 1960s

Goodwood Revival: Porsche Classic shows early rarities and one-off cars

Schermafbeelding 2015-09-08 om 15.10.26Stuttgart. With seldom-shown rarities and one-off cars, Porsche revives the first decade of the company’s history at the Goodwood Revival 2015. A completely restored 356 A 1600 S Speedster from 1957 can be admired there as well as the bodyshell of a 356 B Carrera 2 Cabrio with an aluminium hardtop and electric sunroof. Continue reading “Goodwood revival”

Collection

When Porsche dreams become reality….  For many, many years I am dreaming about a museum with thousands of Porsche modelcars. A couple of years ago I started my museum on the internet : porsonly.com. And now, after more than 40 years collecting it happens. In an old school building in Norway, 30 minutes from the airport, with hotel and B&B accommodation just around the corner. But is isn’t open yet. Now I have to build the facilities so you can see all the models. Cabinets, glass-shelfs, bookcases and so on. Now I am looking for you, a Porsche enthusiast like me. Join as a museumfriend or if your in the Porsche business as partner.

Breaking news – Le Mans 24 Hours

Porsche clinches 17th outright victory at Le Mans
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Stuttgart. Porsche has scored its 17th overall victory at the 83rd edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours. No other manufacturer has achieved such impressive results at the world’s toughest endurance race. With the innovative Porsche 919 Hybrid, Earl Bamber (NZ), Nico Hülkenberg (D) and Nick Tandy (GB) won the coveted title exactly 45 years to the day after Porsche’s very first overall victory at the Sarthe. Their team mates Timo Bernhard (D), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and Mark Webber (AUS) finished second and completed the 1-2 for Porsche. The US race driver and actor Patrick Dempsey celebrated the biggest success of his racing career by coming in second with a Porsche 911 RSR in the GTE-Am class .

In elegant black: Porsche Boxster and 911 Carrera Black Edition

Exclusive special sports car series with added features

In elegant black: Porsche Boxster and 911 Carrera Black Edition
In elegant black: Porsche Boxster and 911 Carrera Black Edition

In elegant black: Porsche Boxster and 911 Carrera Black Edition

Stuttgart. Porsche has created a special series of the 911 Carrera and Boxster: the Black Edition. The combination of black paintwork and black interior emphasises the timeless, classy elegance of the sports car. The standard equipment on the 911 Carrera and Boxster Edition models includes Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation module, automatically dimming rear-view mirrors, rain sensor, cruise control and Sport Design steering wheel.  Continue reading “In elegant black: Porsche Boxster and 911 Carrera Black Edition”

Lighter, more economical, faster: the new 911 GT3 R

World premiere at the Nürburgring
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Lighter, more economical, faster: the new 911 GT3 R

Stuttgart. Based on the 911 GT3 RS production sports car, Porsche has designed a customer sport race car for GT3 series around the world: The 911 GT3 R. In developing the more than 368 kW (500 hp) racing nine-eleven, special attention was paid to lightweight design, better aerodynamic efficiency, reducing consumption, improved handling, further optimised safety as well as lowering service and spare parts costs. Continue reading “Lighter, more economical, faster: the new 911 GT3 R”

New line-up for Spa: Porsche Team with three 919 Hybrids for the first time

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New line-up for Spa: Porsche Team with three 919 Hybrids for the first time Continue reading “New line-up for Spa: Porsche Team with three 919 Hybrids for the first time”

Porsche 911 RSR narrowly misses out on podium spot

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Porsche 911 RSR narrowly misses out on podium spot
Continue reading “Porsche 911 RSR narrowly misses out on podium spot”