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10 VIDEOS: PORSCHE SOUNDS by Dieter Landenberger

10 VIDEOS: PORSCHE SOUNDS by Dieter Landenberger

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PORSCHE SOUNDS – Official Trailer

“Porsche Sounds”, a cooperation with the Historical Archives of the Porsche AG, describes the development of the company and the individual models, in which the most important ones are illustrated double-sided. In addition, the book gives an insight into the Porsche successes in motor sport.

Also the topic emotion doesn’t come short: Audiophile automotive enthusiasts not only find two CDs of classical and rock music in the book, they also find a CD with the original engine sounds of the most interesting Porsche vehicles. The coolest Porsche product – after the car itself: book, library and design piece in one.

Just few words: TURN UP your SPEAKERS, and listen to the sweet rumble of 10 different Porsche Engine Sounds.  Some of the best music to your ears…..Enjoy!

Porsche 356 Roadster – ENGINE SOUND

Porsche 356 1500 – ENGINE SOUND

Porsche 356 A 1500 GS Carrera – ENGINE SOUND

Porsche 550 A Spyder – ENGINE SOUND

Porsche 718 W-RS Spyder – ENGINE SOUND

Porsche 804 Formel 1 – ENGINE SOUND

Porsche 901 Coupé – ENGINE SOUND

Porsche 904 Carrera GTS – ENGINE SOUND

Porsche 910/8 – ENGINE SOUND

Porsche 917 4.9 Coupé – ENGINE SOUND

Porsche: Sounds
Porsche: Sounds by Dieter Landenberger
The story of Porsche from the beginning till today. Text, pictures and rare memorabilia, plus 3 Cds featuring Engine Sounds, Rock Music and Classical Music: Technology, power and elegance, the essence of PORSCHE.
  • Hardcover: 219 pages
  • Publisher: edel Distribution GmbH; Pap/Com Bl edition (November 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3940004839
  • ISBN-13: 978-3940004833
 
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Posted by on February 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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RACING …SUPER SLOW MOTION EYE CANDY AT IT’S BEST! (via Dedeporsche’s Blog)

Things are happening too fast in the motor racing world that sometimes you need to see the whole action in slow motion.

RACING ...SUPER SLOW MOTION EYE CANDY AT IT'S BEST! The speed, the excitement, the competition, the danger, just everything. "Racing is Life"…. It is difficuilt to find good super slow motion footage from races, but when they are shown they're awesome. Things are happening too fast in the motor racing world that sometimes you need to see the whole action in slow motion. These slow motion video's are Mattzel89's way to describe the awesomeness of racing, and I think every petrolhead on this plane … Read More

via Dedeporsche's Blog

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Up For Sale! Ex-Steve McQueen Lemans 1970 Porsche 911S Coupe

Up For Sale! Ex-Steve McQueen Lemans 1970 Porsche 911S Coupe

Yes, that’s right.

The famous slate grey 1970 Porsche 911S Coupe from Le Mans movie has been consigned to RM Auctions for the Monterey Sports Car Auction in August 2011, owned and driven in the movie by Steve McQueen….stated the present owner Mercedes-Benz and Porsche collector of New Jersey, Frank Gallogly, on  Pelican Parts Forum.

He bought it two years ago from the car’s third owner, Jesse Rodrigues of Long Beach, Calif. Gallogly said he had not been looking for the car. “Cars find me,” he said, adding that a friend had told him that the car was available: “Frank, a famous Porsche is for sale.” He said he called Rodrigues and was quoted a price. “It was a lot of money,” he said, and he told Rodrigues he would get back to him. “Five minutes later, I called back and said, ‘I’m in,’ ” he said, adding that he accepted the price because he figured it was the only chance he would ever have of owning the car.

Gallogly declined to say how much he paid other than to say it was closer to seven than six figures. “MY MOTTO IS: I would rather over pay for a great car, than under pay for a bad car!”

What is your guess this car will auction for ?  more than six or seven figures? I am sure there will be some interested buyers for this McQueen Porsche. Maybe another collector like Jerry Seinfeld, or Jay Leno?…you may have to wait till August to find out.

If your interested in the car contact RM AUCTIONS however, the price for the car and the details on the auction have not been released yet by RM.

RM AUCTION LINK

Previous owners and some history of Ex-Steve McQueen Porsches here.

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Steve McQueen has one of the greatest lines about auto racing.

“A lot of people go through life doing things badly. ‘ “Racing’s important to men who do it well. When you’re racing,  it’s life. Anything that happens before or after, is just waiting.”

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This is the iconic 911 that appears in the first few minutes of Le Mans, as McQueen’s character, Porsche racer Michael Delaney, drives it through the French countryside. It is a ’70 model, but very close to the ’69 that McQueen owned at the time.   Photo by Matt Stone.

This 1970 Porsche 911S Coupe was the car that Steve’s character Michael Delaney drives in the opening scenes of Le Mans. Solar Productions purchased the car for use in the film, and for Steve to drive while in Europe. The car was later shipped to America, and subsequently sold. The Porsche 911S is powered by a two-liter, air-cooled flat six that gives it brisk acceleration.

1969 Porsche 911S Coupe  In a scene from 'Le Mans'

In the spring of 1970, Steve McQueen resided in France for a short period while filming the movie ‘Le Mans’. While there he ordered himself a brand new Porsche 911S, for use both in the film and for personal countryside blasts. When the movie wrapped up he decided he wanted to keep the car, so he sent it off to Stuttgart for some more US-friendly gear ratios before having it shipped to his California home. However, he already had a ’69 911 that he’d spent a small fortune installing a bespoke stereo in – he was that kind of guy – so the new Porsche was surplus to requirements.

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The car is still in its original spec today, featuring all of the options picked out by McQueen four decades ago: air-conditioning, leather seats, tinted windows, Fuchs alloys, driving lamps and US-band Blaupunkt stereo. It hardly needs saying that the man had taste.

 

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Porsche Unveils The New Electric Boxster E – Undergoes Testing

Porsche Unveils The New Electric Boxster E – Undergoes Testing

Porsche Unveils The New Electric Boxster E

Porsche unveiled a new Boxster variant this week, the all electric Boxster E is a “mobile laboratory” for testing Porsche’s future electric drivetrain technology. There are currently 3 identical Boxster E’s being tested on the roads of Stuttgart, near the Porsche factory in Germany.

With 240hp and AWD the Boxster E makes the 0-60 dash in 5.3 seconds, it uses twin electric motors and has a 29 kWh battery system mounted behind the seats, offering ideal weight distribution. Porsche hasn’t revealed the top speed, range or charge time specifications for the car as Porsche is staying tight lipped about it, not uncommon when it comes to test-bed cars.

Most industry insiders are suggesting that this will be the first all electric offering from Porsche and may hit showrooms as early as 2012 with 2013 being offered as a slightly more realistic shipping date.

The Boxster is the smallest and lightest car in Porsche’s current model line up, making it ideal for an electric car conversion. Porsche has been making serious inroads into the electric and hybrid vehicle space in the past 12 months with the introduction of both the 918 RSR and the 911 GT3 Hybrid.

More updates will follow as news and information comes in from Porsche.There’s no word on when consumers will be able to get their hands on an all-electric version of the Boxster, and other details on the guts of the car are fairly sparse.

Source: Porsche AG

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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VIDEOS:Porsche Human Performance Centre – get a racing driver figure with Porsche

VIDEOS:Porsche Human Performance Centre – get a racing driver figure with Porsche
Credit to :Porsche
Porsche Human Performance Centre: http://www.porsche.co.uk/humanperform…

Porsche Human Performance Centre at Silverstone UK recognizes that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver and is dedicated to improving well being, fitness and competitive performance.

Fit to race?

Take some time to view the videos below that can give you a greater understanding of the Porsche Human Performance Centre for one’s health and driving-specific fitness levels. The centre is there for advice, exercise and nutritional plans are prescribed to provide structure and motivation to achieve ones goals. A heat chamber is available for specialist acclimation training for racing drivers and endurance athletes prior to racing in hot climates.

Not all of us are fortunate enough go to the Porsche Human Performance Centre in the UK, however one can benefit from viewing the videos to better understand the extensive training that goes into a car racing drivers as a true athlete of  the track.

Porsche Human Performance offer lab testing and training services for endurance athletes in a range of sports including triathlon, cycling, running and rowing. All assessments include detailed body composition analysis, an aerobic test to determine lactate threshold, VO2 max, heart rate training zones and a written report containing all results.

Good visual skills, reactions and responses are critical for drivers at all levels both on the road or on the track. At Porsche Human Performance they use the BATAK machine amongst other devices and techniques to assess and improve visual skills and hand eye coordination.

The annual ‘Get Race Fit’ event, held at The Porsche Experience Centre Silverstone, is hosted each January by the Porsche Human Performance Team and is designed to educate and inspire drivers in ways to get fit for the upcoming racing season. This year 2011 the special guest was Formula One driver Mark Webber, who shared his unique insight and experience into the importance of fitness in top level motorsport.

Competing in the heat is one of the biggest challenges faced by any driver or athlete. At Porsche Human Performance they have a thermostatically controlled training room where one can simulate the high cockpit temperatures encountered in racing cars and hot countries to allow drivers and athletes to acclimate to the conditions without leaving the UK.

Replacing the electrolytes lost in sweat not only helps racing drivers and athletes to remain optimally hydrated but it can stop cramping and prevent performance dropping away in hot or arduous conditions. The difficulty is that everyone loses electrolytes in varying amounts. At Porsche Human Performance we offer a service to evaluate sweat sodium losses and advise drivers and athletes what sports drinks and supplements to use to replace their individual losses accurately.

The Inbody analyzer used at Porsche Human Performance measures a drivers’ weight, body fat mass, body water and lean muscle mass. It is an excellent tool for providing an insight into someone’s basic fitness and tracking changes to the body that result from training or nutritional programmes.

A wellness check with Porsche Human Performance takes just 30 minutes and gives you a huge amount of information about your cardiovascular health. It includes Inbody body composition analysis, blood cholesterol and glucose testing and a blood pressure check. A comprehensive consultation on the results highlights any areas in which it would be desirable to improve and offers suggestions on how to go about this.

 
 

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