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Porsche Celebrates 2,000,000+ Fans on Facebook January 2012

Source: Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/porsche

Start the Porsche microsite: http://2m.porsche.com/  Search Yourself, Find yourself.

Porsche now has 2,000,000+ fans on Facebook and to celebrate reaching this milestone, Porsche would like to say “Thank You” to their followers. Profile pictures from all their Facebook fans decorate a special Porsche Cayman S in the Iconic 917 K livery to be shown in the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart – to be part of this special display from January to Feburary 2012. Porsche used submitted pictures from their followers to re-create a historic race car livery.

Porsche asked their fans to choose which livery to display on the car, choices were…Porsche 917 LH “Hippie” livery, Porsche 917 K red-white Salzburg livery and Porsche 917/30 “Sunoco” livery.

Porsche 917 LH “Hippie” livery, Porsche 917 K red-white Salzburg livery and Porsche 917/30 “Sunoco” livery- Porsche AG

and the votes came in:

The winning design that was chosen and a  inspiration was  the car that delivered Porsche first overall victory in Le Mans, the iconc 917 K livery.

Source: Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/porsche

The 917 K features the red-white Porsche Salzburg livery and won with Richard Attwood and Hans Herrmann at the wheel.

Porsche prepared the Cayman S ( below) and is now displayed at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart and will be on display January- Feburary 2012 with their Facebook fans’ pictures and the replication of the iconic design.

Source: Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/porsche

SOURCE: Porsche AG

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Porsche’s crowd-puller: The new 911 Carrera-2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show


Porsche at the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show with four world premieres

Stuttgart. With the new 911 Carrera, the next completely redeveloped generation of the sports car classic by Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, celebrates its world premiere at the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.

The sports car icon is stepping into the limelight with its flat, stretched silhouette, exciting contours and precisely designed details, yet from the very first glance it remains unmistakably a 911. True to the 911 tradition, the distinctive Porsche design language with its tendons and muscles exudes power and elegance. The 100 millimetre (3.94 inch) longer wheelbase and reduced height combined with the up to 20-inch wheels underpin the athletic appearance.

Setting the standard in its class, as it has for generations, the new 911 raises the performance and efficiency bar yet again. All Coupés get by with significantly less than ten litres of fuel per 100 kilometres. Fuel consumption and emissions are up to 16 per cent lower compared with its predecessor. The Carrera with the new 350 hp (257 kW) 3.4-litre boxer engine and optional Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) consumes a mere 8.2 litres per 100 kilometres based on the NEDC – 1.6 l/100 km less than its predecessor. Also, at 194 g/km CO2, it is the first Porsche sports car to make it below the 200 g/km mark.

911 Carrera S

With the Carrera S as well, with its 3.8-litre boxer engine and what is now 400 hp (294 kW), fuel consumption when paired with the optional PDK is reduced by 14 per cent or 1.5 l/100 km to 8.7 l/100 km despite 15 hp (11 kW) more power. That equates to CO2 emissions of 205 g/km.

The all-new, lightweight body is an intelligent aluminium-steel construction. It is responsible for a significant proportion of the weight reduction of up to 45 kilograms. New active control systems elevate driving dynamics to an unprecedented level. The new electro-mechanical power steering offers Porsche’s typical precision and feedback, and also helps to economise on fuel. Moreover, the world’s first seven-speed manual transmission is featured as standard. Additional systems and functions such as auto start/stop, thermal management and electrical system recuperation further enhance the new Carrera’s efficiency.

Also celebrating a world premiere at the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show is the Panamera Diesel, the long-range cruiser in Porsche’s Gran Turismo stable with an impressive turn of speed. With a range in excess of 1,200 kilometres on a full 80 litre tank, it is a good bet as a distinctly economical GT saloon thanks to its fuel consumption of only 6.3 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres based on the NEDC with optional low-friction tyres.

Panamera Diesel

The new Panamera Diesel is powered by a smooth-running, three-litre V6 250 hp (184 kW) engine and a brawny maximum torque of 550 Newton metres. Power transmission is handled by an eight-speed automatic transmission.

911 GT3 RS 4.0

With the 911 GT3 RS 4.0, which is making its debut in front of an international public in Frankfurt, one of the most popular, coveted and successful Porsche racing pedigree production cars is entering the home straight.

Limited to 600 vehicles, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 brings together in a road car all the attributes that have made the Porsche 911 GT3 a serial winner on the race track.

The four-litre displacement sports engine, the largest engine ever used in a production 911, produces 500 hp (368 kW). At 125 hp per litre, the engine is also the most powerful naturally aspirated engine. This propels the 911 GT2 RS 4.0 around the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit in 7:27 minutes.

The Cayman S Black Edition limited to 500 units is also celebrating its debut in Frankfurt. The all-black, mid-engine Coupé boasts even better performance than the Cayman S and offers especially lavish equipment. The Cayman S Black Edition is powered by a 3.4-litre flat-six engine with power output increased by 10 hp to 330 hp (243 kW). The greater power feeds directly through into the two-seater’s performance. The acceleration times from nought to 100 km/h (62 mph) are improved to 5.1 seconds with the six-speed manual transmission and to 5.0 seconds with the optional Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK).

Cayman S Black Edition

The world premieres are accompanied by two vehicles, which provide impressive proof of the tradition and future of Porsche Intelligent Performance. The Boxster E and the legendary “Semper Vivus”, the world’s first fully-functional, full-hybrid car. The Boxster E, with one electric motor apiece on front and rear axle, runs on purely electric power with four-wheel drive and is equivalent to a Boxster S in terms of driving dynamics. Together with two other Boxster Es, in which an electric motor drives the rear wheels, the prototype is being used to explore the everyday practicality of all-electric vehicles and how they are used, especially in terms of driving and battery charging.

The faithful reconstruction of the “Semper Vivus” pays tribute to the visionary invention of Ferdinand Porsche, who in building it in 1900 created the first ever functional vehicle with a series hybrid drive. The faithful replica, the visionary design of which impresses to this very day, was the outcome of a collaboration between Porsche Engineering and Karosseriebau Drescher, a coachbuilding company based in Hinterzarten (Germany).

Porsche looks forward to welcoming its visitors, prospective purchasers and customers at the IAA Motor Show in Hall 3.0, Stand A12. The press conference will take place on September 13th at the Porsche Stand.

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PORSCHE VIDEO: Cayman S Black Edition with more power and comprehensive equipment package

Press Release 06/05/2011

Exclusive special edition of the Porsche mid-engine coupé

Cayman S Black Edition with more power and comprehensive equipment package

Stuttgart. The next step up from the Cayman S is known as the Cayman S Black Edition: Starting in July 2011, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is bringing the mid-engine coupé to market in a special edition limited to 500 units boasting even better performance and especially lavish equipment specification.

The Cayman S Black Edition is powered by a 3.4 litre six-cylinder boxer engine with power output increased by 10 hp (7 kW) to 330 hp (243 kW) at 7,400 rpm (an additional 200 rpm). The maximum torque remains unchanged at 370 Newton metres at 4,750 rpm.

The extra power feeds directly through into the performance of the all black two-seater. The acceleration times from nought to 100 km/h (62 mph) are improved by a tenth of a second to 5.1 seconds with the six-gear manual transmission and to 5.0 seconds with the optional Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) respectively. A mere 4.8 seconds are required if the Launch Control is activated on the Sport Chrono package, available as an option.

The Cayman S Black Edition’s top speed is two kilometres per hour (1.24 mph) faster than that of the Cayman S – 279 km/h (173 mph) with the manual transmission and 277 km/h (172 mph) with the PDK respectively.

The Cayman S Black Edition is not just more sportily agile in terms of its longitudinal dynamics but laterally as well. Among other factors, this is attributable to the Boxster Spyder wheels in black, which with a diameter of 19 inches are not just one inch bigger than the standard Cayman S wheels but are also half an inch wider than the optional 19 inch wheels on the Cayman S. The tyre sizes fitted are 235/35 ZR 19s on the front axle and 265/35 ZR 19s on the rear axle.


With its comprehensive and particularly high-quality equipment, the Cayman S Black Edition also caters for exceedingly exacting demands. For example, Bi-Xenon headlights with dynamic cornering lights and LED daytime running lights are just as much part of the basic specification as are automatic anti-dazzle interior and exterior mirrors with integrated rain sensor. Driver and front seat passenger sit on black partial leather seats with Porsche crest on the headrests; climate control ensures a comfortable temperature. The driver pilots the Cayman Black Edition by means of a Sport Design steering wheel, the cruise control makes driving at constant speed a more comfortable and economical experience.

The colour scheme of the limited edition sports coupé is consistent to the smallest detail: the dashboard trim is black as are the gear lever/selector trim and the instrument dials in the instrument cluster.

The door entry guards emblazoned with the lettering “Black Edition” are made of stainless steel; the glove compartment lid bears the badge proclaiming the limited edition status.

Equipped with Sound Package Plus, the Cayman S Black Edition’s infotainment systems are controlled via Porsche Communication Management (PCM).

This also includes, for example, the navigation module and universal audio interface (AUX, USB, iPod). Mobile phone integration is already enabled. In all, the Cayman S Black Edition features the Porsche Comfort, Infotainment and Design packages, offering a price reduction into the bargain.

With country-specific equipment, the Cayman S Black Edition costs 67,807 euro in Germany including VAT.

SOURCE: PORSCHE AG DATABASE

 

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2011 Cayman Series – N.A.S.A Intercontinental Trophy Cup Series utilizing the Cayman S

2011 Cayman Series – N.A.S.A Intercontinental Trophy Cup Series utilizing the Cayman S

Bodymotion Racing announces 3-car entry for Intercontinental Trophy Cup Series

Bodymotion Racing is pleased to announce their official entry into the 2011 Intercontinental Trophy Cup Series (ITC) hosted by NASA.

Located in Central New Jersey, Bodymotion has been building and fielding championship-winning Porsches for three decades and they look forward to continuing that tradition in ITC.

The team is set to field two P-1 Cayman S cars and one P2 Cayman S, under the scrutiny of Bodymotion owner and Team Principal Mike Bavaro.  “Intercontinental Trophy Cup is just the kind of semi-pro series needed for those drivers seeking more than club racing without the huge expense of going to professional racing. It will also provide a great launching pad for young drivers seeking to advance their career in sports car racing”, commented Bavaro, a thirty-year race veteran. He continued, “The Bodymotion team looks forward to a competitive season in ITC and our goal is to earn enough podium finishes to score the inaugural ITC Championship for 2011”.

Bodymotion will announce its driver lineup over the coming weeks.

About Bodymotion:

Bodymotion serves the Porsche community with a full service mechanical and auto body facility boasting state of the art equipment, including water base refinish shop, Cellete fixture bench uni-body repair system, electronic diagnostics, in-house dynamometer, fabrication shop, full engine and transmission building, all in house.

Bodymotion Racing has engineered, built, raced and maintained cars in IMSA, Grand American, PCA club racing, SCCA, NASA, and HSR, garnering dozens of wins, podium finishes and several championships along the way. Bodymotion has recently been awarded the vendor rights to the new ITC series for roll cages, ignition column locks, and quick release steering wheel kits. As thirty year members of the Porsche Club of America, Bodymotion offers complete car care from glass to upholstery, from full race cars to street hot rods to service on your daily driver.

More information on Bodymotion and their ITC build please visit: www.bodymotion.com

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About  Intercontinental Trophy Cup Series (ITC)

The Intercontinental Trophy Cup Series (ITC) is a new growing and expanding series with the vision of providing not just another racing venue but a clear and defined path for the new and upcoming talents from a variety of racers from both karting and club racing into a semi-professional series.  In addition to providing a development path to professional racing ITC will be NASA’s first nationally touring semi-professional series.

ITC will provide a structure to assist the development of a driver and team not only on the track but off also.  ITC will have the staff and partners in place to help teams and drivers foster business partners and develop marketing strategies for this new and ever changing economy.

RaceFansTV.com  to Broadcast all ITC Series Events in 2011

Indianapolis, Indiana – (2010.12.21) The intercontinental Trophy Cup Series (ITC) is pleased to announce they have received an early Christmas present and have reached an agreement with RaceFansTV.com to broadcast all sixteen races from the Series’ eight events throughout the 2011 racing season. This agreement is a major step toward developing a media and marketing strategy that will benefit race teams and drivers as well as series and team sponsors.

 

ITC Series Principal Doug Livingtson recently commented on the need for a broadcast partner.

“As a new series focused on driver development, we needed a platform that would give teams, and especially young drivers, a means of exposing their talents while providing support for their sponsors. RaceFansTV provides the ideal platform with the added benefit that it is global in nature which ideal for those drivers looking to reach international markets.”

“The Intercontinental Trophy Cup Series is an exciting new initiative for motorsport fans in that it combines great cars on challenging tracks in a manner that is very accessable by the fans.” said RaceFanTV’s Managing Director Chuck Ehredt. “RaceFansTV is proud to broadcast the races to our worldwide audience via the www.racefanstv.com platform to increase exposure for the competitors and sponsors, as well as allow enthusiasts around the world to follow the championship.¨

Ehredt continued, ¨RaceFansTV will regularly schedule the Intercontinental Trophy Cup Series races on the Sport Car Channel for free to our worldwide audience, or allow subscribers to access all the race programs On Demand throughout the coming season. ITC will be announcing it’s 2011 racing schedule shortly and will coordinate with RaceFansTV to include broadcast schedules on the ITC web site so that fans never miss a race.

“We are excited to have RaceFansTV on board” ,said ITC’s Livingston. “We can’t wait for the season to get started and have plenty of racing action for our fans to watch.”

About  RaceFansTV.com

 RaceFansTV was created in honor of the hundreds of thousands of people who have devoted their lives to motorsports, as well as the millions who remain impassioned by the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, and the constant rush of competition.The goal is be the primary destination for Race Fans of all types to be entertained and obtain greater knowledge in an engaging, interactive, and family-friendly way. This will be achieved through a highly collaborative environment where members, suppliers, sponsors, and associates interact freely to maintain the most comprehensive source of knowledge and video content in the motorsport world.

www.racefantstv.com

About  Intercontinental Trophy Cup Series (ITC)

The Intercontinental Trophy Cup Series (ITC) is a new growing and expanding series with the vision of providing not just another racing venue but a clear and defined path for the new and upcoming talents from a variety of racers from both karting and club racing into a semi-professional series.  In addition to providing a development path to professional racing ITC will be NASA’s first nationally touring semi-professional series.

ITC will provide a structure to assist the development of a driver and team not only on the track but off also.  ITC will have the staff and partners in place to help teams and drivers foster business partners and develop marketing strategies for this new and ever changing economy.

www.trophycupracing.com

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/IntercontinentalTrophyCup

Media/PR Contact:

Chris Jameson
Level Ten Communications
T: 416.284.4932
 
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Posted by on January 5, 2011 in Porsche Cayman S, RaceFansTV.com

 

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