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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)

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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  • The complete Porsche history with many hitherto unpublished photographs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

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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.

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

 

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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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

Link Website:

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

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2015 in Porsche

 

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Video: Porsche Sport Driving School, Hone your skills at the ‘Green Hell’ Nürburgring

Date: 05.08.–06.08.2015

at the Nürburgring, Nordschleife

a superlative racing venue, guaranteeing maximum motoring pleasure.

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

Prior training level: Performance

Training content:

  • Following the racing line quickly and independently

  • Developing alternative racing lines

  • Individual laps with one-to-one coaching

  • Influence of chassis and tyres on road-going vehicles

  • Overtaking safely on the circuit

Included in the programme: a Porsche works driver, and our instructors, all of whom are experienced in racing. Participation in high-performance vehicles is not essential, but highly recommended.

You are already an accomplished driver, so we don’t need to cover the basics. Instead, we can focus on showing you how to drive more independently and quickly find your way around the track without the aid of cones and instructors. Naturally, this also includes identifying and following the racing line. You’ll also discover how this can be developed still further.

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You’ll also have plenty of time out on the track to put what you’ve learned into practice and continue to improve your skills – you’ll even receive one-to-one guidance on some laps of the circuit.

In addition, a workshop covering both theoretical and practical aspects will teach you all you need to know about the chassis and tyres to enable you to transfer the power of your vehicle to the road in the most efficient way.

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/nuerburgring-nordschleife

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2015 in Porsche

 

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