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

As sexy as a 911

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


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)

HDK 672
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.


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


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.

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  • The complete Porsche history with many hitherto unpublished photographs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

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