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Porsche ends factory involvement in the US sports car championship

Porsche will cease its factory involvement with the 911 RSR in the GTLM class of the North American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) at the end of 2020. The current season will not be affected.

With this step, Porsche Motorsport makes a significant contribution to overcoming the economic effects that the coronavirus crisis has had on the sports car manufacturer. As the reigning champions in the GTLM manufacturers, team and drivers classification, Porsche currently ranks second in the championship with its American partner squad Core autosport after the season-opening 24 Hours of Daytona.

After taking an essential break for health safety reasons, the IMSA championship plans to resume its racing activities on the first weekend in July. The restart will be held at Daytona.

Porsche Motorsport would like to bid farewell to the series by defending its title.

Fritz Enzinger, Vice President Porsche Motorsport, 2020, Porsche AG

Fritz Enzinger, Vice President Porsche Motorsport

The support of customer teams in the GTD class of the IWSC, as well as the Michelin Pilot Challenge (GT4) and the GT3 Cup Challenge USA, will continue unchanged in cooperation with Porsche Motorsport North America and Porsche Cars North America.

“The decision to halt our factory involvement in the IMSA series was not an easy one for us,” emphasises Fritz Enzinger, Vice President Porsche Motorsport. “With a view to the current corporate situation in connection with the Coronavirus pandemic, it is only logical for Porsche Motorsport to make a contribution to coping with the economic fallout. We’ve openly discussed our exit with all involved. At this point, we’d like to convey our sincere thanks to Jim France and the colleagues at IMSA for their understanding. Porsche belongs in endurance racing. We will work hard to ensure that this is only a temporary Auf Wiedersehen.”

Pascal Zurlinden (Director Factory Motorsport): “For us sportspeople, such endings are always painful. For our operational team Core autosport and everyone involved, I’m very sorry that we were unable to make this decision with more lead time. At the same time, I’d like to thank everyone affected by this for their professional handling of this situation.”

Steffen Höllwarth (Head of Operations IMSA Championship at Porsche Motorsport): “We hope that this season’s races will still be contested so that we don’t leave the IMSA stage soundlessl. Of course, such decisions impact the mood, but we’re all professionals and we’re now focusing on the remaining races of the current season.”

Holger Eckhardt

Porsche: Holger EckhardtSpokesperson GT Sports Cars / Motorsport Press

 
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Posted by on June 9, 2020 in Porsche

 

Simona De Silvestro and Thomas Preining join the Porsche Formula E project

Simona De Silvestro and Thomas Preining join the Porsche Formula E project

Press Release 30 September 2019 New faces in the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team

Simona De Silvestro and Thomas Preining join the Formula E project

Stuttgart. In Simona De Silvestro and Thomas Preining, the TAG Heuer Porsche For- mula E Team welcomes two newcomers on board. De Silvestro and Preining will sup- port the works team as test and development drivers in its debut season. They are involved in the simulator work in Weissach and will be on-site at select Formula E races. The two drivers will also be available to the team for in-season testing.

Experience and expertise

De Silvestro is no stranger to the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The 31-year-old Swiss woman already has experience of the world’s first fully-electric street racing se- ries. She drove in the final two races of the Formula E inaugural season in 2014/15. She was then signed as a regular driver by Andretti for the 2015/16 season. Last sea- son, 2018/19, she supported the Venturi Formula E Team as a test driver.

Even as a youngster, De Silvestro was passionate about motor racing. Since then, she has passed through many different professional motorsport formulas having started her career in karting, before moving to America at the age of 18. De Silvestro finished fourth in Formula BMW USA in 2006. She then raced in the Atlantic Championship and IndyCar Series. In 2010, she was named Rookie of the Year at the Indianapolis 500. In 2013, she finished second to earn a spot on the podium in Houston. She then had a brief foray into Formula 1 as an affiliated driver with the Sauber F1 Team in 2014. The Swiss woman has spent the last three years competing in the Australian Super- cars Championship. De Silvestro is the first female Porsche works driver.

Youngster from Porsche’s own talent factory

Thomas Preining has been a permanent fixture in the Porsche squad since 2017. How- ever, in joining the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, the 21-year-old Porsche Young Professional is entering new territory, having previously driven in various GT classes.

Despite still being at the start of his career, Preining can look back on numerous suc- cesses. After starting out in karting, he raced up in the ADAC Formula 4 Championship, before switching to the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland as a Porsche Junior in 2017. The Austrian caught the attention of the motorsport community in the same year, fin- ishing second in the rookie standings.

The youngster then dominated the 2018 season, winning ten races on his way to the title. Preining also impressed in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. He finished third in the Drivers’ Championship and, together with cham- pion Michael Ammermüller, secured the Team title for Lechner Racing. In 2019, now a Porsche Young Professional, Preining is driving for Porsche customer team Gulf Racing in the FIA WEC (GTE-AM class) and also competes in the ADAC GT Masters with Herbert Motorsport.

He and his team-mates finished fourth in the 6 Hours of Fuji, the 1000 Miles of Sebring, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Fritz Enzinger (Vice President Porsche Motorsport and Group Motorsport Volkswagen AG):

“In Simona and Thomas, we have acquired two proven talents for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team. Simona comes with a wealth of experience gained in various different race series and is also a familiar face in Formula E. We are looking forward to working with her and welcome her to the Porsche family. Thomas has been with us since 2017, during which time he has demonstrated his talent in GT racing on numerous occasions. With the Formula E programme, we are giving Simona and Thomas the opportunity to develop as drivers and to make a positive contribution to the Porsche Formula E project.”

Carlo Wiggers (Director Team Management & Business Relations Porsche Mo- torsport):

“We are delighted to have secured the services of two outstanding racing drivers for the Porsche Formula E programme, in Simona and Thomas.

As well as their sporting attributes, they are also both very well suited to our team. Simona and Thomas are excellent team players, who are very keen to help move the team forward. That is one of the keys to success in Formula E. Their experience and tireless dedication, both on and off the track, complete their profiles. With these two additional drivers, our over- all package is really taking shape. This gives us confidence for our first season in For- mula E.”

Simona De Silvestro (Porsche works driver):

“It is a great honour to work for this prestigious brand. I am really looking forward to my new role as test and development driver for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team. Over the last few years, I have gained a lot of experience from my previous involvements in Formula E. I will do my best to help Porsche on the road to success.”

Thomas Preining (Porsche Young Professional):

“I am very much looking forward to my new role in the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team. I have followed Formula E closely from the word go. I am very excited to see what it feels like to drive the Porsche 99X Electric on the track. It is great to be able to support Porsche in its debut season in Formula E, and to be a part of this future-oriented project from the outset.”

Source:

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft Porscheplatz 1

70435 Stuttgart

Public Relations and Press Motorsports Communications Formula E

Viktoria Wohlrapp

Phone +49 (0)711 911 – 28099 viktoria.wohlrapp@porsche.de

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2019 in Porsche

 

Porsche SE: Family speakers honour the lifetime achievement of Prof. Dr. Ferdinand K. Piëch

Stuttgart, 27. August 2019

“We mourn with the family the loss of Ferdinand K. Piëch, the extraordinary manager and engineer, the strategist and simply the car-enthusiast, who he was all his life.”

With these words Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE (“Porsche SE“), Stuttgart, and speaker of the Porsche family, responded to the news of the death of  Porsche SE’s long-time former member of the Supervisory Board and past shareholder, Ferdinand K. Piëch.

At the same time Dr. Porsche emphasized, that over decades the life path of Ferdinand K. Piëch was closely interwoven with his own:

“My cousin and I shared many memories. At the centre stage was the struggle for the legacy of our grandfather Ferdinand Porsche which we have carried forward successfully.”

Dr. Hans Michel Piëch, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche SE and speaker of the Piëch family said:

“The life’s work of my brother goes above and beyond the companies he worked for. He shaped the German car industry more than any other. And he was closely related to the employees of the Volkswagen Group, in both good times and in bad. Our thoughts are with his wife Ursula and his children. We mourn with them as we mourn with the employees of the Volkswagen Group and all car-enthusiasts, whose lives Ferdinand K. Piëch enriched with his passion.”

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Ferdinand Piëch, Porsche family contrarian has died at the age of 82

The German press is reporting today that Volkswagen Group magnate and Porsche family contrarian Ferdinand Piëch has died at the age of 82. Seen as one of the fathers of quattro, Piëch led Audi from 1988 to 1993, the Volkswagen Group from 1993 to 2002, then chairman of the Volkswagen Supervisory Board.

Reports suggest that Dr. Piëch collapsed Sunday in a restaurant in Rosenheim (Bavaria). He was rushed to a hospital where he eventually passed.

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Source:

Porsche Automobil Holding SE

Porscheplatz 1

70435 Stuttgart

Porsche Automobil Holding SE

Domicile: Stuttgart, Registergericht

Court of Registry: Amtsgericht Stuttgart Commercial Register No.: 724512

Supervisory Board: Dr. Wolfgang Porsche (Chairman), Dr. Hans Michel Piëch (Deputy chairman)

Management Board: Hans Dieter Pötsch (Chief Executive Officer), Dr. Manfred Döss, Philipp von Hagen

The above information is automatically added to this message. This addition does not constitute a representation that the content of this e-mail is legally relevant and/or is intended to be legally binding upon Porsche Automobil Holding SE. All declarations that entail an obligation for Porsche Automobil Holding SE must be signed by two authorized signatories from Porsche Automobil Holding SE.

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2019 in Porsche

 

Steve Anderson Illustrations – Porsche Art

Looking for something for that special Porsche person?

Please check out Steve Anderson Illustrations art work.

♥️In regards to Steve ♥️

We also want to take the time to honor and remember Steve. He was one of our friends and is well known in the transportation art industry here in Southern California.

Unfortunately, we lost him last month from a heart attack at a early age of 51. His wife deeply wants to keep his legacy alive and still provide/market his prints/published work. He has a wonderful family of 5 children.

Please take the time and get to know his fabulous art work known worldwide.

Here’s the link to the new website:

https://steveandersonillustrations.com/collections/all

More information regarding our friend Steve Anderson Illustrations

http://cardesignnews.com/articles/news/2018/05/remembering-steve-anderson

 
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Posted by on June 6, 2018 in Porsche

 

Frank Kayser’s Porsche WerksTeam – Printa.Gallery

Well known Photographer Frank Kayser now has limited fine art, plexi and framed Porsche Werks Teams/Motorsport prints available ( yes, limited ! )

Check out his new printa.gallery shop which Frank has been a planning for years.

Link to Printa.gallery: http://printa.gallery/produktkategorie/porsche-werkseinsatz/

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2018 in Porsche

 

New Book Release – Porsche Works Team: Porsche at the top 24-Hour Races: Nürburgring / Le Mans / Daytona

New book “Porsche Werksteam” its available in the USA and Canada. It took 4 years – Frank Kayser and his crew followed the werks teams during that time during the major 24h and international races.

Product description

Order here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Porsche-Works-Team-24-Hour-N%C3%BCrburgring/dp/3667111037/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1519921495&sr=8-1&keywords=porsche+works+team

• 24-hour races are the supreme discipline in motorsports. Every year, more than 200,000 fans meet in Le Mans for the race over the weekend. This book goes behind the scenes to document every detail and emotion

• The photographer and author spent three years following the Porsche team

Endurance races are the supreme discipline in motorsports. Several times per year, the best race drivers worldwide are on the tracks for 24 hours.

The 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and in Daytona are the toughest tests for man and material. Le Mans as the third run is the icon among the legendary races. In recent years, Porsche set standards in the endurance race world championship – with perfection and passion.

Star photographer Frank Kayser and his team observed the delicate and deeply exhausting work of the Porsche team for three years. The world-famous photographer was allowed where other press photographers were not: in the pit, in the pit lane during the change of tyres and drivers, in the closed off areas of the racers’ quarters.

His photos show the stress, the top performance, the eternal night, and the success of perfection.

With photography by Kayser, detailing a world previously unseen by outsiders, and a passionate text by journalist Heike Hientzsch sketching the participants’ emotions, this book illustrates the true nature of endurance races – the tension, exhaustion, and the dedication.

About this item

Product information

Publisher

Delius Klasing Verlag GMbH

Publication date

February 13, 2018

Language

English

Product Dimensions

11.7 x 1.1 x 11.8 inches

Shipping Weight

5.16 pounds

Book length

272

ISBN-10

3667111037

ISBN-13

978-3667111036

Best Sellers Rank

771599

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2018 in Porsche

 

New Book Release: “Hurley Haywood’s Life Story”

Photo credit: Visions of Power Press

The Book Everyone’s Been Waiting For!

Source Link:

https://hurleybook.com/

After three years of research, countless interviews, and looking through thousands of photos it’s finally here: Hurley Haywood’s life story.

Photo credit: Visions of Power Press

From his upbringing in Chicago and Wheaton, Illinois, to his chance meeting with Peter Gregg, Hurley Haywood was destined to drive anything he could get his hands on. Life-long relationships with Porsche and the Brumos dealership provided the kinds of opportunities of which most racing drivers only dream.

Photo credit: Visions of Power Press

With three overall victories at Le Mans, five at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and two at the 12 Hours of Sebring, Haywood is the world’s most successful endurance sports-car racer. In addition, Haywood won several championships and dozens of other races during a career spanning more than 43 years.

Photo credit: Visions of Power Press

Now, in this book of 420 pages with over 650 photos, Haywood tells it all. From the beginning.

ORDER NOW!

Hurley’s 2018 Book Signing Tour:

March 2, Porsche Experience Center, Los Angeles California: The world debut of HURLEY: From the Beginning!

March 3, LAX Hilton, LA Literature and Toy Meet: Tables 284 and 285 in the Pacific Room.

March 9-11, Amelia Island Concours: East Coast Debut of HURLEY: From the Beginning!

April 22, TBA Los Angeles, CA: Luftgekühlt V

August 21-26, Location TBA: Monterey Car Week

September 27-30, Laguna Seca: Rennsport Reunion VI

Stay tuned as they add more signings. At this time, no signed books will be available via on-line ordering.

Credits to:

Visions of Power Press

https://hurleybook.com/

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2018 in Porsche

 

It’s my world, Porsche – book by Stephane Coradi

Need a gift 🎁 idea for the end of 2017, or beginning of the new year 2018?

Offering a fabulous Porsche book called, “It’smyworld,Porsche” from our good friend Stephane Coradi, a great book for Porsche enthusiasts alike, 119 pages, 400 Photos, beautiful graphics and the history of the Porsche world.

Info at 06 22 36 60 32.

Or Visit the website to place your order: http://www.itsmyworld.fr

Can ship to USA and other parts of the world.

For more copies, please contact Stephane Coradi at:

contact@itsmyworld.fr

IT’S MY WORLD

THE PORSCHE WORLD UNDER A GRAPHIC ANGLE

119 PAGES – 400 ILLUSTRATIONS – 5 PERSONALIZABLE PAGES

PORSCHE …

Engineers, drivers, cars, victories!

Of course…

But also FUN! The eyes of children who shine, years to dream, to offer different objects …

And then the acquisition! The satisfaction of finally leading this myth, to photograph it from every angle, the joy of the outputs.

The Porsches won in unlimited sets: this book follows the same graphic variety of the planet Porsche.

And if you want to include your own memories (buying photos, selfies with pilots, rallies, driving courses, etc.)

You can – or not – use pages and stickers for this purpose …

It’s my world, it’s YOUR world!

Preface by Jürgen Barth

IT’S MY WORLD,

CUSTOMIZE YOUR BOOK

Your Porsche is beautiful, it shares your life.

It’s my world, the book that welcomes you to the Porsche world from a graphic angle.

THE PROJECT

It’s my world is the book that welcomes you to Porsche history.

It presents itself as a dictionary of the Porsche world, on the angle of graphics and the art of living, adding a double reading thanks to winks explained elsewhere.

But it also includes five blank pages and adhesive labels that allow you to find your place in this dream world.

It showcases a multitude of artists, original objects and particularly neat photos.

It’s my world is designed and manufactured in the South West. The first 356 copies are numbered by hand. Fetish numbers have been reserved and offered to contributors and drivers, see when ordering.

ORDER THE BOOK

Buy the book online with Paypal.

Are you a professional or a Porsche club member and you want to customize your editions (jackets, bookmarks with your logos, anything is possible!)

For your members or your customers, contact Stephane at:

contact@itsmyworld.fr

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2017 in Porsche

 

9:11 Magazine. Episode 3. Quality. (The 1M 911, Le Mans, Project Luna, Porsche Quality Center, 930.)

Episode 3 of 9:11 Magazine is dedicated to quality, which has always been a part of the Porsche legend. Witness the production of the one-millionth 911 and visit the Porsche Quality Center. 

Porsche also delivers exciting views from behind the scenes in preparation for Le Mans, drive in a Porsche Turbo through the Canadian wilderness, and take a closer look at a special anecdote: “Project Luna.” 

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2017 in Porsche

 

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9:11 Magazine. Episode 2. Pure. 

From the pure passion of Dr. Erik Brandenburg to the pure power of the turbo engine, Porsche’s mythology and the secret Porsche warehouse – Pure is the central topic of the second issue of 9:11 Magazine.

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About the 9:11 Magazine

Feel. Understand. Experience. 9:11 is Porsche’s video magazine. By turns both emotional and factual, but always with a up-close and personal view of Porsche’s allure. The lap time of each episode: a snappy 9 minutes and 11 seconds – inspired by the legendary “Nine Eleven”.

The 9:11 Magazine features clips that transport you to the Porsche highlights of the past – and at the same time always have one eye on the future: The topics covered by this multimedia gateway span the gamut from old to new, from tradition to innovation, from the Porsche 356 to the Porsche of tomorrow.

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2017 in Porsche

 

9:11 Magazine. Episode 1. Courage

The 9:11 Magazine features clips that transport you to the Porsche highlights of the past – and at the same time always have one eye on the future: The topics covered by this multimedia getaway span the gamut from old to new, from tradition to innovation, from the Porsche 356 to the Porsche of tomorrow.

In our first episode, we speak with Walter Röhrl about the biggest challenge of his life, show the boldest colors of the 911, take a look back at the Transaxle era and enjoy a drive in the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid through the breathtaking Scottish Highlands.

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2017 in Porsche

 

PORSCHE SOUNDS … are you listening? (Special Edition) – earBOOKS

As sexy as a 911

– book, audio-visual library and design piece all in one

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The highly anticipated volume PORSCHE SOUNDS is going to be published very soon and could make the perfect gift for Father´s Day.

With a wealth of stunning photos, this lavishly illustrated must-read has been produced in conjunction with the Director of the Porsche AG Historical Archives, Dieter Landenberger.

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The coffee-table hardback showcases the milestones and the most breath-taking moments in Porsche’s history.

Also the topic emotion doesn’t come short:

Audiophile automotive enthusiasts will enjoy the accompanying CD with the original 30 engine sounds of some of the most notable and interesting Porsche vehicles.

So for fun here’s a little taste of what to expect.

Let’s see if you can identify the following five Porsche sounds?

(answers at bottom of page)

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Porsche, the legend.

From the 356 Roadster to the striking 550 A Spyder,
from the much sought-after 911 Carrera RS to the 911 Targa up to the
latest 919 Hybrid.

 With stunning photos and inspiring text this lavishly
illustrated tome provides an insight into the fascinating history of premium motor engineering and outstanding design.

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In addition, the book casts a glance at Porsche´s legendary triumphs in motor sport.

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Porsche 919 Hybrid (19), Porsche Team: Nico Huelkenberg, Earl Bamber, Nick Tandy Porsche 919 Hybrid (17), Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley

As sexy as a 911 – book, audio-visual library
and design piece all in one.

PORSCHE SOUNDS
By Dieter Landenberger (Porsche AG)
Size: 11 x 11 in ∙ Hardcover, cloth binding
252 pages, 300 photographs (color and b/w)
Text: English/ German
Incl. 1 CD with original engine sounds
Price: $ 60.00
ISBN 9783943573190

  • The complete Porsche history with many hitherto unpublished photographs
  • Includes a CD with 30 original engine sounds of the most notable Porsche vehicles
  • Published in collaboration with the Historical Archives of Porsche AG

The Author
Dieter Landenberger is a studied art historian and director of the Historical
Archives of Porsche AG. He has published several Porsche books.

 

Here’s the answers to identifying the Porsche sounds

1. Porsche RS Spyder

2. Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0

3. Porsche 911 Carrera RS

4. Porsche 901

5. Porsche 356 Carrera

 

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2017 in Porsche

 

Six Porsche class wins at the Eifel marathonStuttgart. 

Nürburgring 24-hour race
Porsche customer teams managed to secure a number of successes at the Nürburgring 24-hour race, witnessed by 205,000 spectators: In six categories, sports cars from Zuffenhausen claimed the number one spot on the podium. 

In the overall classification, the best 911 GT3 R finished on position 6. With a record number of 44 cars, the sports car manufacturer made up the lion’s share of the grid for the first time at Germany’s largest motorsport event. 

Manthey Racing won the SP7 class with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup MR. The Black Falcon TMD Friction squad beat the opposition in the SP10 and V6 classes with the Porsche Cayman GT4 and the Porsche Carrera. 

The Care for Climate team associated with the German rapper “Smudo” (Die Fantastischen Vier) won the AT class with the Porsche Cayman GT4. Teichmann Racing proved unbeatable in the Cup 3 class with the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, as did the Porsche Cayman of PROsport Performance in the V5 category. 

The #150 Cayman GT4 Clubsport also performed well in the SP-X class, finishing 2nd after a mostly trouble-free race, only beaten to first place by the pole-setting SCG003C. 

The best Porsche 911 GT3 R in the overall classification was the vehicle with the starting number 31. 

Taking up the race from 29th on the grid, Michael Christensen, Klaus Bachler, Lucas Luhr and Norbert Siedler driving for Frikadelli Racing Team made their way up the field to finish the Eifel marathon on 6th position. Their teammates in the #30 car put in a spirited drive to bring the Porsche home in 17th position after 24 hours. 

Four other Porsche 911 GT3 R didn’t make it to the chequered flag at the 45th running of the long-distance classic. 

Manthey Racing’s 500 hp nine-elevens with the starting number 59 and 12 were sidelined with technical troubles. The #911 had to be pushed back to the garage after being shunted from the race. The same fate met Falken Motorsports’ Porsche 911 GT3 R (#44). 

160 vehicles with more than 600 drivers took up the 45th edition of the Eifel marathon.

Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President of Motorsport and GT cars:

“Porsche was very successful in the classes, which underlines that Porsche’s customer and clubsport were important in all classes here at the Nürburgring. On the other hand, when we look at the top class it’s rather disheartening. We had a lot of bad luck and we lost the cars due to accidents. There were also technical problems with two customer vehicles which forced us to finally pull four of the six GT3 cars out. However, the two other vehicles tackled the 24-hour race without problems. A top ten result is okay, but it’s not why we’d travelled to the Nürburgring.” 

Michael Christensen (911 GT3 R #31): 

“I’m satisfied with this result. The mechanics, engineers and drivers worked well together. Over the entire 24 hours we didn’t touch any other vehicle, and that’s pretty unusual for the Green Hell. At least the shower at the end played in our hands. We changed to wet weather tires and so Lucas was able to make it up to P6.”

Patrick Pilet (911 GT3 R #911): 

“This is a tough result for the entire team, we’ve all worked very hard over the past weeks. We fought hard and tried everything, but unfortunately we couldn’t fix the car after the incident with another contender. That’s how it is in the Green Hell, anything can happen here. We have to look to the future and return even stronger next year.”

Laurens Vanthoor (911 GT3 R #44): 

“This retirement is disappointing. We worked our way up the field without taking too many risks. Our pace was good, but ultimately the Nürburgring won and we lost.”

Overall race result

1. De Phillippi/Mies/Winkelhock/van der Linde (US/D/D/D), Audi R8 LMS, 158 Runden

2. Palttala/Catsburg/Sims/Westbrook (BE/NL/GB/GB), BMW M6 GT3, 158 Runden

3. Frijns/Fässler/Müller/Rast (NL/CH/CH/AT), Audi R8 LMS, 158 Runden

6. Bachler/Christensen/Luhr/Siedler (AT/DK/D/AT), Porsche 911 GT3 R, 157 Runden 

17. Abbelen/Schmitz/Ziegler/Müller (D/D/D/D), Porsche 911 GT3 R, 152 Runden 

Porsche class winners

AT: Care For Climate, von Löwis/„Smudo“/Schellhaas/Duffner (D/D/D/D), Porsche Cayman GT4

Cup 3: Teichmann Racing, Markus Oestreich/Moritz Oestreich/Jürgen von Gartzen/Sebastian von Gartzen, (D/D/D/D), Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

V5: PROsport Performance, Schöning/Böckmann/Nett/Muytjens (D/D/D/D), Porsche Cayman

V6: Black Falcon Team TMD Friction, Al Faisal/Bolz/Leib/Schoeller, (SA/D/D/D), Porsche Carrera

SP10: Black Falcon Team TMD Friction, Gómez/Lethmate/Kaya/Piana (USA/D/TR/IT), Porsche Cayman GT4

SP7: Manthey Racing, Aus/Oeverhaus/Jahn/Bollrath, (D/D/D/D), Porsche 911 GT3 Cup MR
Source: Communications Porsche AG

Motorsport Press

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2017 in Porsche

 

Casual Driving Shoes – HUNZIKER

 

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They’re back!

The Casual Driving Shoes by Hunziker™ are making their long awaited return and are now also available in women’s sizes.

New for this run are the Steve McQueen models: The “1969” which takes its styling cues from Steve McQueen’s personal slate grey 1969 Porsche 911S. The “Mini” is fashioned after Steve McQueen’s two-tone brown Mini Cooper. The “Sebring” is an homage to Steve McQueen’s driving suit. All three models are Steve McQueen™ Official Licensed Merchandise.

Hunziker™ also teamed up with Chad McQueen to create the “Track Day” McQueen Racing shoe. It features brushed black suede with subtle 3-D checkered flag leather inserts and is finished with McQueen Racing blue accents.

Due to popular demand, the Gulf Racing “Heritage” model, the British Racing Green shoes and the iconic 917 Longtail in Martini Racing colors are making a comeback.

Another new feature is the customizable and removable race number disc. To find out more and learn everything about the new Hunziker™ shoes, click here.

All Casual Driving Shoes by Hunziker™ are made of genuine leather or genuine suede leather. They feature a sole with just the right thickness for enhanced pedal feel. The rolled heel allows for smooth pedal application while the raised abrasion guard help execute the perfect heel-and-toe downshift.
The soft Dura-Foam insole with enhanced arch support provides all-day comfort. Combining these features with the signature Hunziker™ design style results in a casual driving shoe that looks just as good as it performs.
The Casual Driving Shoes by Hunziker™ are now available, pre-order here.

Check it out!!!

Huntziker Shop
http://shophunziker.com/collections/casual-driving-shoes

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2016 in Porsche

 

Porsche works Continues Commitment in the USA – 2016 motorsport season

 Porsche 911 RSR also 2016 in the USA Porsche 911 RSR, Porsche North America: Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy


Porsche 911 RSR also 2016 in the USA
Porsche 911 RSR, Porsche North America: Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy

Stuttgart. Porsche returns to contest the highest league of US sports car racing in 2016.

The Porsche North America works squad will campaign two 911 RSR at the eleven rounds

of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (2015 silent The Tudor United Sportscar Championship),

the most important sports car race series in the USA and Canada.

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Porsche 911 RSR ie 2016 in the USA Porsche 911 RSR, Porsche North America: Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy, Porsche North America: Joerg Bergmeister, Earl Bamber

The season gets underway with the 24 Hours of Daytona on 30/31 January.

In the 2014 Tudor United Sportscar Championship, Porsche Claimed all three GT titles for the first time.

Porsche 911 RSR ie 2016 in the USA  Porsche 911 RSR, Porsche North America: Joerg Bergmeister, Earl Bamber

Porsche 911 RSR ie 2016 in the USA Porsche 911 RSR, Porsche North America: Joerg Bergmeister, Earl Bamber

Scoring overall victory at Petit Le Mans, the first in the history of this championship for a GT vehicle against

Significantly more powerful and lighter sports prototypes, the German manufacturer succeeded in its

title defense at the final round of the 2015 season last Saturday on the storied Road Atlanta racetrack.

Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Head of Porsche Motorsport

Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Head of Porsche Motorsport

“The USA is the most important sports car market for Porsche,” says Porsche Head of Motorsport Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser.

“We take on the challenge of defending the titles we won this year in the 2016 season and continue to trust the excellent work done by our Race Team Porsche North America.”

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Supervisory Board of Porsche AG appoints Detlev von Platen Head of Sales and Marketing

Detlev von Platen (51) who will be a member of the Porsche Executive Board for Sales and Marketing

Detlev von Platen (51) who will be a member of the Porsche Executive Board for Sales and Marketing

Press Release 30/09/2015

Oliver Blume is new Chairman of the Executive Board

Stuttgart. At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG appointed Dr. Oliver Blume (47) the Chairman of the Executive Board of the sports car manufacturer effective October 1, 2015. Blume succeeds Matthias Müller (62), who was appointed by the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG to be the new Chairman of the Board of Management of the Wolfsburg-based group. It has been exactly five years since Müller left Volkswagen to become the CEO of Porsche AG. Since the beginning of 2013, Blume has been a member of the Porsche Executive Board responsible for Production and Logistics.

Dr. Oliver Blume

Dr. Oliver Blume

Another new appointee is Detlev von Platen (51) who will be a member of the Porsche Executive Board for Sales and Marketing. Von Platen comes to Zuffenhausen from the USA where he was Head of Porsche Cars North America for just over seven years. The new Head of Sales will assume his new post on November 1, 2015.

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Detlev von Platen

On the same date, his predecessor, Bernhard Maier (55), will be reassigned from Zuffenhausen to Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic where he will assume the position of Chairman of the Board of Management of Škoda.

The Supervisory Board appointed the Executive Board Member for Finance, Lutz Meschke (49), as the Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board. The previous Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board was Thomas Edig, who is leaving the company at the end of September to take a position as Board Member for Human Resources at the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand.

Lutz Meschke

Lutz Meschke

The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG, Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, is especially pleased to see that

“our new member of the Executive Board and new Chairman of the Board come from within the company. Porsche not only has a highly motivated workforce, but also has a very large number of exceptionally qualified managers,” stressed Dr. Porsche. Moreover, appointing people from within the company emphasises the family aspect of the Porsche culture.
Dr. Porsche thanked the departing Chairman of the Executive Board Matthias Müller for achieving a unique balance during his five years of service.

Supervisory Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, reappointed the Chairman of the Executive Board, Matthias Müller, for further five years

“Under Matthias Müller, Porsche introduced ground-breaking new products,” said Dr. Porsche, mentioning the 918 Spyder supercar and the compact SUV Macan in particular. “The first-second finish at the legendary Le Mans racetrack with our 919 Hybrid technology platform was the icing on the cake,” is how Dr. Porsche expressed his great respect.

Furthermore, during the Müller era the sports car manufacturer experienced economic gains that most would not have predicted five years ago. “Porsche practically doubled its unit sales, revenue and workforce size over this time period,” said the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and he avowed this an accomplishment that is certainly unequalled in German industry.

Uwe Hück, Chairman of the Group Works Council of Porsche:

“Ever since 2010, Matthias Müller has been the ‘turbocharger’, the driving force for great advances at Porsche. He embodies our Porsche DNA. We are not happy to see him go. But his successor, Oliver Blume, is no budding manager; rather he is in full bloom. He has the right drive technology in him, and he is a Porsche person through and through. What I value in him is his down-to-earth nature, his social-mindedness and the way in which he enthuses and rouses our colleagues. He has a big heart and he is one of us.

And I think that appointing a Production person to the top position is a strong statement. I am certain that Oliver Blume is the right choice for successfully continuing and further developing what we have built up together with Matthias Müller. If we want to follow through on our planned projects and assure our future, we need continuity.”

Oliver Blume will take the helm in Zuffenhausen in an exciting time. Porsche is investing over 1.1 billion euros in its current production sites over the next five years. For instance, a new engine plant and a new body manufacturing plant will be built at the company’s main business site. The assembly line in Zuffenhausen will also be extended.

In the future, not only will all 911 and Boxster cars come off the assembly line here, but also Cayman models starting in summer 2016. As the board member for Production and Logistics, Blume himself oversaw the extensive preliminary groundwork for this and also the setup of the shop for handcrafting the 918 Spyder and further expansion of the Leipzig plant for the Macan and full production of the Panamera. That is also why Dr. Porsche has expressed his confidence that “we have found the best possible successor for Matthias Müller considering his exceptionally high professional competence and pronounced teamwork skills.”

In upcoming weeks, a decision will be made on the successor to Blume as the Board Member responsible for Production.

Dr. Porsche also expressed his thanks to departing member of the board Bernhard Maier:

Bernhard Maier

“In 14 years, Mr Maier advanced the professionalism of the entire sales organisation and systematically drove the company’s international growth – first as CEO of Porsche Germany and then, starting in 2010, as Board Member for Sales and Marketing. Under his leadership, brand value was boosted significantly, and his high level of commitment helped Porsche to attain top customer satisfaction ratings. This has sustainably increased the brand’s appeal,” explained Dr. Porsche.

Maier took Porsche Sales to new dimensions with the successful market launches of the Panamera and the compact Macan SUV – which led to significant increases in sales and workforce figures.

According to the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, his successor, Detlev von Platen, has the greatest possible experience for seamlessly continuing the success of his predecessor. Under von Platen’s leadership in the USA, for example, he succeeded in nearly doubling the number of new vehicle deliveries from around 26,000 when he assumed his post in 2008 to the current level in this business year.

The crowning achievement of his time in the USA was the opening of the new headquarters of Porsche Cars North America this spring in Atlanta, which includes a Customer Experience Center with its own circuit track.

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Video: Porsche Sport Driving School, Improve your skills on one of the fastest tracks in the world.

Date: 14.09.–15.09.2015

at Silverstone Circuit

the home of British motorsport.

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Training Level: Master. Two day course for advanced participants.

Training overview:

  • Course duration: two days

  • Prior training level: Performance

  • Vehicle: own vehicle or Porsche hire car

  • Training venue: racetrack

  • Training objectives: optimising the skills required in motor racing

  • Next level up: Master RS and special courses

Training content:

  • Following the racing line quickly and independently

  • Developing alternative racing lines

  • Individual laps with one-to-one coaching

  • Video-based driving style assessment (depending on training venue)

  • Influence of chassis and tyres on road-going vehicles

  • Overtaking safely on the circuit

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More information about our trainings plus dates and prices can be found online at www.porsche.com/sportdrivingschool

Porsche Sport Driving School

Operator: _wige EVENT gmbh

Stammheimer Straße 31

70435 Stuttgart

Tel.: +49 (0) 711 911-23364

Fax: +49 (0) 711 911-23277

E-Mail: info@porschesportdrivingschool.de

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US customers vote Porsche most popular vehicle brand

J.D. Power: Stuttgart sports car manufacturer in first place for the eleventh time in succession

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Westlake Village/Stuttgart. Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer Porsche enjoys an outstanding reputation with its US customers. This is confirmed by the 20th edition of the renowned ‘Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout’ (APEAL) study produced by US market research institute J.D. Power.

For the eleventh time in succession, Porsche occupies first place in the overall rankings and thus continues to be the make of car with the greatest appeal for drivers in the USA.

In the APPEAL vehicle rankings the Macan – represented in the study for the first time this year – goes straight in at number one in the ‘Compact Premium SUV’ segment.

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The sporty SUV Cayenne also enjoys great popularity among US customers and in the ‘Midsize Premium SUV’ segment takes top position for what is already the fifth time in a row.

Cayenne

Cayenne

The Cayman too gained the most points in its class, taking the ‘Highest Ranked Apeal’ award in the ‘Compact Premium Sporty Car’ category.

Last month, Porsche drivers in the USA had already voted the Porsche brand into first place in the ‘Initial Quality Study’. The excellent results from both studies reflect the currently positive trend in the US market. In the course of the year to date, the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer has supplied over 30,000 vehicles to customers in the USA, thus achieving an increase of 13 per cent compared to January to June 2014.

The APPEAL study determines the appeal of vehicles in the North American market. It annually surveys around 84,000 new car owners with vehicles that were licensed between November and February.

In total, it reviews 77 features in ten categories. In addition to driving performance and design, other aspects taken into account include comfort and suitability for everyday use.

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Porsche 919 Hybrid and 911 RSR are coming to the “ring” FIA World Endurance Championship WEC, Nürburgring Test Drives

Press Release 21/07/2015
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Stuttgart. On Monday and Tuesday next week (27-28 July) Porsche will prepare for the fourth round of the FIA World Championship (WEC). Following its victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours, the Porsche 919 Hybrid will be driven for the first time on the Nürburgring. In action on the renowned German racetrack will be one of the innovative prototypes which, by combining a two-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine with brake and exhaust heat recovery systems recuperations, produces a combined power of about 1000bhp.

On Monday Timo Bernhard (34, Germany) and Romain Dumas (37, France) will share the testing duties at the wheel of the Le Mans prototype, for Tuesday Dumas and Marc Lieb (35, Germany) are scheduled to be in the car. The main focus of the test sessions is on preparations for the six-hour race at the Nürburgring on 30 August, as well as generally for the second half of the season with races in Austin (USA), Fuji (Japan), Shanghai (China) and Sakhir (Bahrain).

The Nürburgring-based Porsche Team Manthey will also use the testing opportunity at the “ring”. The team will test the GTE-Pro-class 911 RSR. Furthermore the Dempsey Proton Racing team, with race driver and actor Patrick Dempsey (49, USA) at the wheel, will also be testing the RSR. In Le Mans Dempsey, alongside Porsche factory driver Patrick Long (33, USA) and Marco Seefried (39, Germany), finished the race in second place in the GTE-AM class, which was the best result of his career so far.

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The test days at the Nürburgring, which will also be attended by many other WEC teams apart from Porsche, are of a lot of interest for fans as well as journalists.

On both days spectators will be allowed free access to the T3 grandstand. On Tuesday members of the press are welcome in the paddock, but must apply in advance for accreditation. Patrick Dempsey, Timo Bernhard and Andreas Seidl, Director Race Operations LMP1 for Porsche, will take part in the WEC press conference on Tuesday, at 12:00 in the business lounge (segment 1) next to the grandstand.

“After the overwhelming one-two result in Le Mans we are very exited to finally be able to present the Porsche 919 on the racetrack in front or our home fans,” explained Fritz Enzinger, Head of Department, LMP1. “Our main goal obviously will be to thoroughly prepare for the six-hour race at the Nürburgring. This season’s last European round once more promises a fascinating race with the likelihood of a very close finish. From now on we are concentrating on winning the world championship and we are doing this thanks to a lot of support from our fans.”

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Video: Porsche Sport Driving School in Leipzig, …You win races in your head.

Date: 15.08.–16.08.2015

at Porsche in Leipzig

our FIA-certified on-road circuit,

which is modelled on famous sections from racetracks around the world.

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Master RSR

Have you already developed excellent vehicle control at the Porsche Sport Driving School? Do you now feel confident on the racetrack? Are you experienced in the use of lateral and longitudinal acceleration in our road-going cars? Then you are ready for the next challenge.

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You can now look forward to taking the next step towards the world of motorsport hand in hand with the Porsche Sport Driving School. Our Master RSR training focuses on how to drive safely in Porsche race cars. The number of participants is limited exclusively to just 12 people.

Training takes place in the six Porsche 991 GT3 Cup vehicles provided – each one with the individual support of a Porsche instructor experienced in racing and a factory-trained Porsche mechanic.

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Over the course of the two training days, your instructor and a Porsche works driver will teach you the basic techniques of driving Porsche race cars. After you have become acquainted with the vehicle controls and your new surroundings, you will begin with exercises on effective braking – with or without ABS. Your instructor will help you to find the optimum brake balance. Other aspects covered on the course include how to shift gear correctly and identify the racing line. Particular emphasis is placed on optimum, yet steady acceleration out of bends – without traction control – and controlling and minimising unwanted load-changing reactions – without PSM.

Special attention is also given to safe overtaking manoeuvres and performing ‘standing’ and ‘flying’ starts. When driving laps, you should be able to find the optimum line over the entire course. In addition to the 991 GT3 Cup vehicles, participants are also provided with the latest generation 911 GT3 or 911 GT3 RS models for individual warm-up exercises.

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One-to-one feedback on the development of your driving skills is provided by your Porsche instructor – for this, your performance is recorded during the various stints on the circuit using assessment drives or video and data analysis. Naturally, slick tyres are used to ensure optimum performance. Rain tyres may also be used, depending on the weather. In addition to developing your driving skills, we also focus on providing you with detailed information about the vehicle, as well as the equipment required during circuit driving.

 

More information about our trainings plus dates and prices can be found online at: www.porsche.com/sportdrivingschool

Porsche Sport Driving School

Operator: _wige EVENT gmbh

Stammheimer Straße 31

70435 Stuttgart

Tel.: +49 (0) 711 911-23364

Fax: +49 (0) 711 911-23277

E-Mail: info@porschesportdrivingschool.de

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