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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

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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)

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.

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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  • The complete Porsche history with many hitherto unpublished photographs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. 

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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


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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.

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

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.

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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.”

Source:
Communication Porsche AG
Motorsport Press
 
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Posted by on October 7, 2015 in Porsche

 

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.

 Detlev von Platen

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.

SOURCE

Communication Porsche AG
Corporate Communications

 

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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

Link Website:

https://drivingexperience.porsche.com/en/sport-driving-school/events-and-services/training-levels-onroad/master/silverstone

 

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2015 in Porsche

 

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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.

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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.

Communication Porsche AG
Corporate Communications
 
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Posted by on July 22, 2015 in Porsche Museum

 

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