#PORSCHE 911 GT3 R- #Alegra Motorsports#

From Spark models, scale 1:43, US027 PORSCHE 911 GT3 R- Alegra Motorsports- N°28 Vainqueur catégorie GTD 

#Porsche 911 GT3 R No.44 Falken Motorsports Nürburgring 24H 2017

From Spark models, 1:43, SG326 Porsche 911 GT3 R No.44 Falken Motorsports Nürburgring 24H 2017 M. Ragginger – D. Werner – J. Bergmeister – L. Vanthoor Limited edition

#Porsche 911 GT3 R No.12 Manthey Racing Nürburgring 24H 2017

1:43, Spark models, SG323 Porsche 911 GT3 R No.12 Manthey Racing Nürburgring 24H 2017 O. Klohs – R. Renauer – M. Jaminet – M. Cairoli Limited 300 pcs.

#Porsche 911 GT3 R No.31 Frikadelli Racing Team Nürburgring 24H 2017

Spark model, 1:43, SG321 Porsche 911 GT3 R No.31 Frikadelli Racing Team Nürburgring 24H 2017 M. Christensen – K. Bachler – N. Siedler – L. Luhr Limited edition

#Porsche 935 No.46 Le Mans 1980

From Spark models, 1:43, S5501 Porsche 935 No.46 Le Mans 1980 C. Haldi – B. Béguin – V. Merl 

PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS (991) – 2015 – ULTRAVIOLET

Expected in may 2018, Minichamps, PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS (991) – 2015 – ULTRAVIOLET L.E. 1002 pcs

The story of #Porsche’s two 911R models told on 384 pages

For a week ago I ordered a very special book and it did arrive today : The 911R by T.A.G. Motorbooks, 384 pages, released at the end of last year. The book covers the early 911R of 1967 of which only 20 cars plus 4 prototypes had been manufactured as well as the new 911R from 2016. There is a German version (limited 991 copies) and a English version (limited 1.500 copies) in a limited and numbered edition. Within a few days I will write a review with more information. In the meantime you can visit the publishers website to get your copy!

Porsche 911R Christoph Mäder Thomas Gruber Georg Konradsheim

PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS (991) – 2015

From Minichamps, expected soon, PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS (991) – 2015 – LICHTGRÜN L.E. 1002 pcs.

#Porsche 911 GT3 RS Exclusive China grey 1:18

Porsche factory models, no. WAX02100030, Porsche 911 GT3 RS Exclusive China grey in scale 1:18, made by Minichamps

#Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Porsche factory models, WAP0211550J Porsche 911 GT3 RS with Weissach-options, scale 1:18 Limited Edition 911 pcs. Made by Spark models.

#Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS by Autoart

Coming in June 2018, the 911 (991) GT3 RS from Autoart scale 1:18 in Lava Orange.

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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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 911 GT3 gulf blue

New Porsche shop model

WAX02100034, Porsche 911 GT3 gulf blue, scale 1:18. Limited edition 300 pcs. Made by Minichamps.

Porsche 934 1976 in white

New expected from Minichamps in scale 1/12

The Porsche 934 from 1976 in standard white.

Now official: Porsche’s entry into Formula E

The FIA confirms Porsche as a new Formula E manufacturer

Today, Tuesday, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) accepted Porsche’s application as a Formula E manufacturer. This means that the Weissach factory team can continue to pursue the development of its own electric powertrain, which is due for homologation in 2019. As announced at the end of July 2017, Porsche plans to be among those competing in the sixth season of the global electric racing series at the end of 2019.

Fritz Enzinger, Leiter LMP1

“Over the past few years, the FIA and Alejandro Agag have done a fantastic job”, says Porsche’s Fritz Enzinger who, as Vice President, is in charge of the Formula E Programme. “It is due to this development that we will be able to compete on the race track against many of the world’s largest car manufacturers.”

As with the successful Le Mans Prototype 919 Hybrid project, Andreas Seidl will be responsible for the technical development and the execution of the Formula E programme. “The possibilities and performance of electric cars

Andreas Seidl

have been a central topic at Porsche for quite a while,” Seidl points out. “The deeper our engineers get into the topic, the more fascinating the solutions become. We can’t wait to receive our first vehicle in early 2019 and to test our own powertrain in it. The Gen2 racer, which was unveiled by Formula E in Geneva in early March, is very well executed.”

Formula E will provide the chassis as well as the battery. All powertrain components, however, are the competitors’ own developments. This enables Porsche to find bespoke solutions for key technologies such as the electric motor, inverter, brake-by-wire system, transmission, differential, driveshafts, monocoque and the suspension components attached to the rear-axle, as well as the cooling system and ECU. The energy efficiency of the powertrain not only plays a decisive role in a competition attracting many of the world’s most renowned car manufacturers, but it is also central to the development of road-going electric vehicles.

Porsche’s entry into Formula E in 2019 will coincide with the market launch of the production version of the concept study Mission E. This vehicle, the first all-electric Porsche, will be the most sports-focussed and technologically-advanced car in its class. Porsche will invest more than six billion Euros in electric mobility before the end of 2022.

Porsche hybrid race car is faster than Formula One (Pictures!)

Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo takes track record at Spa-Francorchamps (BE)

Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo, Porsche LMP Team

On April 9, an evo version of the Le Mans winning Porsche 919 Hybrid established a new track record at Spa-Francorchamps. Porsche works driver Neel Jani lapped the 7.004 kilometre long Belgian Grand Prix Circuit in the Ardennes mountains in 1:41.770 minutes. The 34 year old Swiss has beaten the previous record by 0.783 seconds that was set by Lewis Hamilton (GB) at the wheel of a Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid. Hamilton’s lap of 1:42.553 minutes dates back to August 26 in 2017 and secured him pole position for last year’s F1 race. Jani achieved a top speed of 359 km/h and an average speed of 245.61 km/h on his record lap that he started at 10:23 hrs. Ambient temperature was 11° Celsius, track temperature was 13° Celsius.

Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo, Porsche LMP Team


Fritz Enzinger, Leiter LMP1

Fritz Enzinger, Vice President LMP1: “This was an absolute fantastic lap – an outstanding drivers’ performance from Neel and the result of great engineering. Today’s track record impressively proves the ultimate performance of the most innovative race car of its time. Our target was to show what the Porsche 919 Hybrid is able to do when we loosen the restrictions that normally come from the regulations.”

Andreas Seidl, Teamchef Porsche LMP Team

Team Principal Andreas Seidl: “This additional success is the result of the LMP team’s hard work and a proud day for the engineers. One can only congratulate Neel and the entire crew for achieving it. All six 2017 LMP1 drivers contributed to the project. It was our target to show the Porsche 919 Hybrid’s abilities when we ease the restrictions that came from the World Endurance Championship regulations.”

With the 919 Hybrid, Porsche has won the Le Mans 24-Hours from 2015 to 2017 three times in a row as well as the world champion titles for both, manufacturers and drivers, in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) during the same years.

Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo, Porsche LMP Team: Neel Jani

Neel Jani: “The 919 Evo is brutally impressive. It is definitely the fastest car I ever drove. The grip level is at a fully new dimension for me, I couldn’t imagine this amount beforehand. The speed on which everything happens on a single lap with the 919 Evo is that fast that the demand on reaction speed is very different to what I was used to in the WEC. We are not only faster than the F1 pole from 2017. Today’s lap was twelve seconds faster compared to our WEC pole position from last year! We have had three very intense days at Spa. Today I knew on the very first lap in the morning that the car’s performance was super. The race engineers did a great job setting up the car and the Michelin tyres are sensational. A big thank you to Porsche for this experience.”

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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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Porsche 908/02

From Best (italy), scale 1:43, the PORSCHE 908/02 FLUNDER – Interseries Norisring 1970 – Niki Lauda #39

Porsche 356 Cabriolet “Edition 70 Jahre Porsche”, beige 1:43

New from Schuco, scale 1:43, the ‘edition 70 Jar Porsche’ (no.450256900)