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German tuner TechArt 2012 Porsche 911 (991) Revealed

German tuner TechArt has officially released their program for the 2012 Porsche 911 (991) ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2012.

The newly developed exterior design for the Carrera and Carrera S models features a series of parts. The two-part front spoiler with an integrated splitter fits perfectly into the design of the new sports car and allows the front to sit even closer to the ground. In addition, two aero wings are integrated into the front air inlet vents.

At the rear you will find a fixed rear spoiler with a trailing edge and an integrated third brake light. The rear diffusor and side skirts on the wing of the vehicle complete the exterior range. Subtle trim panels for the front headlights as well as side mirror panels are the final touch.

A new exhaust system with valve control including EC-type approval, as well as dual oval tubes, provides an improved acoustic sound track. The new 911 rides on TechArt Formula five-spoke light alloy wheels in 20 or 21 inch. Additionally, Formula III forged wheels with five dynamically designed double spokes are available in 20 and 21 inch. This wheel offers a weight advantage of up to 15 percent compared to a cast wheel.

German tuner TechArt has officially released their program for the 2012 Porsche 911 (991) ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2012.

The newly developed exterior design for the Carrera and Carrera S models features a series of parts. The two-part front spoiler with an integrated splitter fits perfectly into the design of the new sports car and allows the front to sit even closer to the ground. In addition, two aero wings are integrated into the front air inlet vents.

For the interior of the sports car there is a range of the materials, stylish colour combinations and numerous modification options, giving the customer the chance to implement all of the customisations they want, according to the tuner.

The exhibition display car for the Geneva Motor Show features a modified interior in black leather and Alcantara. The vehicle-colour-coordinated stitching is combined with matt-painted interior components in racing yellow and black, as well as a carbon fiber trim.

An ergonomically shaped TechArt three-spoke sports steering wheel has paddle shifters and completes the interior of the yellow Porsche 911 Carrera S.

Stay tuned as more details will be revealed at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show!

UPDATE 02/27/2012: With Geneva set to open its doors in a week’s time, TechArt has officially taken the wraps off of their new program for the 2012 Porsche 911. The program fits right in the Carrera and Carrera S models and comes with plenty of aerodynamic parts, including a two-part front spoiler with an integrated splitter that fits perfectly into the ergonomics of the 911. The kit also has two aero wings that are integrated into the front air inlet vents, a fixed rear spoiler with a trailing edge, an integrated third brake light, a new rear diffuser, new side skirts, side mirror panels, trim panels for the front headlights, and a new set of either 20″ or 21″ TechArt Formula five-spoke light alloy wheels.

As far as the Geneva-bound show car is concerned, TechArt opted to show the 911 with a modified interior dressed in black leather and Alcantara with matching matte-painted interior components in racing yellow and black to go with a carbon fiber trim.

Source: TechArt

Visit TECHART at the Geneva Motor Show from 8th to 18th March 2012. We look forward to welcoming you to the TECHART stand, number 2250 in hall 2. Register online at www.techart.de/messen or call +49 (0) 7152 9339 0.

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Posted by on February 28, 2012 in Geneva Motor Show, Porsche, Porsche 911

 

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Impressive performance by Porsche Team Germany player Julia Görges in Dubai

Julia Görges, Porsche Team Deutschland

Press Release

2/25/2012

Impressive performance by Porsche Team Germany player in the final


Julia Görges just misses out on causing a sensation in Dubai

Stuttgart. Just inches away: Julia Görges lost the final of the two million dollar

tournament in Dubai after an impressive performance 7-5, 6-4 against the

Pole Agnieszka Radwanska.

For the 23-year-old member of the Porsche Team Germany, who made her

debut at the Premier Event tournament in the Gulf state, it was nevertheless

the biggest success of her career.

She pocketed 446,778 dollars prize money and moved up the WTA rankings

to No. 16 – her career highest position.

“Jule has had an excellent week. And she gave a good account of herself in the final,” praised Barbara Rittner, the captain of the Porsche Team Germany.

“When you consider that she had been on court an extremely long time in three of the previous matches, then you can only take your hat off to her.”

One of those matches was the semifinal against the former world

No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, whom she had defeated in the final of the

2011 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

Julia Görges, Porsche Team Deutschland

Agnieszka Radwanska, the new world No. 5, had earlier in January comprehensively

beaten her 6-1, 6-1 in the last 16 of the Australian Open. In Dubai, the German and

the Pole were evenly matched.

“She killed me in Melbourne. I did everything wrong there,” she said prior to the final. “This time everything starts from scratch again. When you stand in a final, you have to go out and give it your all. And that’s exactly what I’m going to do.”

Though she immediately lost her serve, she fought back to level at 4-4. In the

decisive stage she however made a few unforced errors that Agnieszka Radwanska

took advantage of to win the set.

In the second, Julia Görges quickly went 4-1 down. Though she clawed her way

back to 4-3, the Pole, who had knocked out Sabine Lisicki – another

Porsche Team Germany player – in the quarterfinals, converted her second match

point after 1 hour 44 minutes.

Julia Görges, Porsche Team Deutschland

Julia Görges and Agnieszka Radwanska will also be in the line-up for the 2012 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

All the top 10 players, including for the first time the superstar Maria Sharapova, have

signed up for the 35th edition of the long standing tournament in

Stuttgart’s Porsche Arena from 19 to 29 April.

SOURCE: Porsche AG Media Database

Communication Porsche AG

Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

 

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2012 in Germany, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

 

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Co.Design And Porsche Bring You The $20,000 Next Design Challenge

Co.Design And Porsche Bring You The $20,000 Next Design Challenge

THINK YOU CAN DESIGN SOMETHING AMAZING INSPIRED BY THE PORSCHE 911?

IF SO, YOU MIGHT WIN A 911 FOR A YEAR, OR $20,000.

Design competitions are a dime a dozen, so it’s hard to create something that stands out and piques the creative interest of talented designers.

But Co.Design thinks they’ve done just that. Today, with great enthusiasm, they’re announcing the Porsche Next Design Challenge.

The winner stands to get a very nice prize indeed: A one-year lease on a brand-new Porsche 911, or a cash-equivalent of $20,000.

The challenge for you: Design an object smaller than a living room and bigger than a purse, which references three design elements taken from Porsche 911s of the past or present. (But not a car!)

Your work will be judged by two design luminaries: Dror Benshetrit, who has created products for everyone from Cappellini to Target, and Jens Martin Skibsted, founder of Biomega and the designer behind Puma’s superb line of city bikes. (The third judge will be yours truly.)

Far from being a purely speculative contest,Co.Design be giving finalists and outstanding entries a spotlight on their site–highlighting the process and ingenuity, and hopefully giving more visibility. You’ll see these posts roll-out throughout the spring, in the run-up to the deadline.

Are you entering the Next Design Challenge? Here’s something to get your creative juices flowing: A look at great Porsche 911’s of the past and present.To get your process started, they  created a slideshow of famous Porsche designs. And if you want to find out more about the contest, you can click here.

The deadline for entries is April 6, 2012. We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Good luck!

There are thousands of design details that go into creating a Porsche. Each builds upon the rest, creating the car’s essence. Could you take one element of the iconic design to create a brand new thing that embodies what Porsche is, but in an entirely new outlet?

NEXT DESIGN KEY CONTEST DATES

April 6, 2012

Entries Due

April 13, 2012

Top 25 Designs Revealed

April 23, 2012

Top 7 Designs Revealed

May 14, 2012

Top 7 Updated Designs Posted and User’s Choice Voting Begins

May 21, 2012

Grand Prize Winner and User’s Choice Winner Revealed

Co. Design is looking for designs inspired by Porsche’s signature car.
Enter by April 6th, and you could win a one year lease
on your own Porsche 911 or cash equivalent worth $20,000.

ENTER NOW TO WIN

JUDGES

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2012 in Porsche, Porsche Design

 

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Porsche Junior Program – Six finalists shine at young driver selection

Dennis Trebing (USA), Klaus Bachler (A), Michael Christensen (DK),  Mario Farnbacher (D),
Tom Blomqvist (GB), Ramon Pineiro (E)

Press Release

02/21/2012

Porsche Junior Program – Six finalists shine at young driver selection

Stuttgart. The selection process to find Porsche juniors for the 2012 season

is now on the finish straight. At track tests in Vallelunga (Italy) six finalists aged

from 18 to 21 years excelled with outstanding lap times and showed impressive

progress over the two days.

Mario Farnbacher (D), Klaus Bachler (A),Dennis Trebing (USA), Ramon Pineiro(E) Tom Blomqvist (GB), Michael Christensen (DK)

Klaus Bachler (20, A), Tom Blomqvist (18, GB), Michael Christensen (21, DK),

Mario Farnbacher (19, D), Ramon Pineiro (21, E) and Dennis Trebing (20, USA)

had earlier come out on top at a rigorous selection process against other

talented youngsters from around the globe.

Michael Christensen (DK), René Rast (D), Sascha Maassen (D) Porsche Juniorsichtung

Currently, Porsche Motorsport is evaluating the data from all the test laps and

will then compare these with the comprehensive sports medicine results.

The chosen drivers will receive support as Porsche juniors in the

Carrera Cup Deutschland. Porsche provides most of the season’s budget.

The junior pilots choose their own teams for whom they want to compete.

A junior coach looks after the training of the Porsche juniors and is on hand

in a mentoring capacity.

Sascha Maassen (D) Porsche Juniorsichtung  Vallelunga 2012

Professional race driver Sascha Maassen (42) takes on this role. The German was

a Porsche works driver from 2000 to 2009, and this season contests

the American Le Mans Series in a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.

Sascha Maassen (D), Ramon Pineiro (E), Dennis Trebing (USA) Porsche Juniorsichtung

Maassen has a great deal of experience as a talent scout, coach and driving instructor.

At the wheel of sports prototypes and GT race vehicles from Weissach,

Maassen won the American Le Mans Series three times and celebrated

class victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Sebring 12 hour race.

Porsche Juniorsichtung  Vallelunga 2012

“The six finalists have had very little opportunity to get experience at the wheel of a GT race car. They have far exceeded our expectations,” praises Maassen.

“All of the pilots very quickly grasped how you have to drive the 450 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in order to be fast.”

Aside from financial support, the drivers receive assistance similar to the

internationally successful Porsche factory pilots.

Fitness tests with constantly adapted training plans as well as media coaching

and sponsor obligations are also part of the programme. Initially, the programme

runs for four years.

Porsche Juniorsichtung  Vallelunga 2012

Porsche has intensively supported talented youngsters in motorsport since 1997.

Today’s Porsche factory pilots Timo Bernhard, Marc Lieb and Patrick Long were

trained as Porsche juniors.

Mario Farnbacher (D) Porsche Juniorsichtung  Vallelunga 2012

Recently in 2011, Marco Holzer made the leap from Porsche junior to works driver.

Other big-league names in motorsport to emerge from this scholarship programme

are Dirk Müller, Lucas Luhr and Mike Rockenfeller.

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SOURCE: Porsche AG Media Database

Communication Porsche AG

Motorsportpress

 

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LATEST VIDEO: PORSCHE DRIVES INTO WET CEMENT

 Porsche Drives Into Construction Site

Down by the Marina Green and the Marina Yacht Harbor in San Francisco, an inattentive Porsche driver has driven his fine German automobile into some roadwork along Marina Boulevard.

According to eyewitness reports on twitter, it took half a dozen city workers to dig out the vehicle, while the guy just sat in his car and assumed everyone else would do the work for him.

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On Thursday, the driver of the  Porsche 911 decided he’d take a shortcut around some construction cones and drove straight into wet concrete near Marina Green on Marina Blvd. in San Francisco.

“It was coned off,” according to Bobswire, a user of the Paceline bike forums. “He was just trying to sneak in from a side street. [The] concrete looked solid.”

Bobswire reports that the hapless driver remained stuck in his car. “He didn’t want to open the door and have concrete get in; the whole undercarriage and brakes will need to [be] cleaned or replaced.”

Whether the uncured pavement was concrete, asphalt concrete, or just plain cement is up for debate.

What’s unquestionable, that this is far the best Lightning McQueen impression you ever seen since Cars ?

The unidentified male driver was navigating San Francisco’s hilly roads  last week when he reportedly swerved to get ahead of stopped traffic.

Instead, his own sports car came to a complete stop when he drove it right into a patch of wet cement.

Unfortunately for the driver, not only was he stuck,  but he was also caught on tape by Jim Gorzelany, an automotive writer for Forbes who just happened to be driving by and posted the incident on the magazine’s website.

Gorzelany reports the man stayed in his six-figure sports car as construction workers scurried to shovel the cement out from underneath the car’s wheels before the cement set even more.

The car was eventually removed, according to Gorzelany, but it was already too late. He says the likely damage will likely require replacing the car’s undercarriage.

SOURCES:

Jim Gorzelany, an automotive writer for Forbes

Bobswire – a user of the Paceline bike forums

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Posted by on February 20, 2012 in Porsche, PORSCHE IN WET CEMENT

 

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PORSCHE – Global Motorsports Group (GMG) has established a development relationship with Shell Racing Solutions

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GMG will also use Shell Racing fuels for the company’s racing program whenever a specific fuel is not required by a sanctioning body.

“Shell is our recommended fuel for maximum performance applications as it pertains to performance-tuned road cars such as Porsche and Audi plus for testing all our World Challenge line of street cars,” stated James Sofronas, president and co-founder of GMG. continue reading >>> here

Originally posted on GMG Racing:

Global Motorsports Group (GMG) has established a relationship with Shell Racing Solutions to be a Shell Unleaded Racing Technology (URT) Fuel supplier to racers and track customers in Southern California.

GMG RacingShell’s new URT unleaded race fuel will also be the exclusive fuel used by GMG Racing for testing purposes on the company’s in-house dynamometer test cell. GMG will also use Shell Racing fuels for the company’s racing program whenever a specific fuel is not required by a sanctioning body.

“Shell is our recommended fuel for maximum performance applications as it pertains to performance-tuned road cars such as Porsche and Audi plus for testing all our World Challenge line of street cars,” stated James Sofronas, president and co-founder of GMG.

 “Our hands-on experience in the field from race to road cars will show the technology being used and proven in all environments,” added Fabryce Kutyba, vice president and co-founder of GMG.

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Posted by on February 16, 2012 in Global Motorsports Group (GMG)

 

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