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VIDEO “Panamera Drive” Song by DNAC – Porsche Sound Voyage

Is it possible to create a song made of original sounds form the Porsche Panamera?

Yes…..

In Porsches Sound Voyage competition, users were able to create their own song with a Facebook application and let their song be voted by the community. The winner of this contest recently came to Germany to record his winner song in a sound studio.

Listen to the song “Panamera Drive” by “DNAC”, the winner of Porsche Sound Voyage contest.
Video: Porsche World Debut
Music: by DNAC contest winner

In the making

Creating music with the sound of a Porsche Panamera

Listen and download the song “Panamera Drive” by DNAC here: http://www.porsche.com/international/multimedia/panamera-soundvoyage/

Source: Porsche Panamera Sound Voyage 

 

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Video: Porsches SEEN by the EYES of a flying DRONE at the Porsche Museum

A SNEAK Preview “teaser” of the LATEST upcoming ONLINE video inside the Porsche Museum.

 on Vimeo

Yes, it is flying Drones doing the film making of the Porsche mother ship!

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Christopher Kippenberger executive producer of RampTV ramp Auto.Kultur.Magazin teams up with prestigious German car magazine “Ramp.de” to coordinate and over see content creation. Something NEW and exciting with DRONE film making .

SEE WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH DRONE FILMMAKING

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Filmmakers are increasingly turning to camera-equipped drones to film aerial shots. Here, a German expert gives us the 400-foot view of a new mode of movie making.

Berlin-based filmmaker Christopher Kippenberger believes that quadrocopters–cheap, inexpensive unmanned aerial vehicles–are the future of sports film. Kippenberger’s firm, Kippenberger Racing, specializes in aerial photography of auto races and of cars in general for outside clients. The company’s business model is simple: Aerial filmmaking via helicopters is expensive, but aerial filmmaking via drone is cheap.

One of Kippenberger’s latest videos, produced in collaboration witheGarage, takes a look inside Germany’s child go-kart subculture. While conventional cameras were used for the on-the-ground portions of the video, a UAV was used for the awe-inspiring aerial race segments. Continue reading more here

Yes, this is just a “teaser” on what is coming. Stay Tuned for More!! Be Prepared!

and I know you will like it!

On March 7th “Ramp.de” is launching its new website.

Source: Christopher Kippenberger / KIPPENBERGER PR & CONTENT PROTOTYPING

 

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Porsche Leipzig: on the limit as a co-pilot

Drama? Action? Thriller….on the limit as a co-pilotPorsche

 

Have you ever wanted to experience the limits of a Porsche with a professional driving instructor on the track? Then Porsche Leipzig might have the right offers for you. Follow the link to find more information on the Co-Pilot offers:http://www.porsche-leipzig.com/en/leipzigangebote/leipzigcopilot/default.aspx

 

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VIDEO: TIMELESS – A Porsche 911 Car Enthusiast Short Documentary

TIMELESS – A Short Documentary about Aldus Von Der Burg a Porsche 911 car enthusiast who appreciates older cars.

You may notice Aldus is wearing a Mercedes-Benz shirt because he was an apprentice technician for them. Most of what he knows today is what they taught him, so he wanted to pay tribute to them.

Nevertheless, check out his fascinating Porsche 911 story in this video, made by J Oikarinen:

Director: J Oikarinen
Camera/DOP: William Darbyshire
Sound/Editing: J Oikarinen
Music: Markus Junnikkala

Source: Vimeo https://vimeo.com/53580648

 
 

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PORSCHE: Official TECHART Calendar 2013 limited Automobildesign GmbH

TECHART 2013 TECHART Calendar

As of now, the new TECHART wall calendar for the year 2013 is available.

The TECHART Calendar 2013

Twelve unique images of distinctive TECHART Individualization will accompany fans and customers of the TECHART brand through the next year.

TECHART Calendar – January 2013

 

The whole spectrum of TECHART refinement is shown in impressive scenery and dynamic and exciting views – from the TECHART MAGNUM program for the Porsche Cayenne models to the individualization for the Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S and the new program for the Porsche Boxster.

 

TECHART Calendar – June 2013

 

The TECHART calendar is printed on 250 g/m² quality art print paper and is coated with a glossy protective varnish, which protects the motifs against discoloration and fading.

TECHART Calendar – March 2013

The 1,500-pices limited wall calendar in a format of 50 x 70 cm can be ordered for a selling price of 29,80 EURO incl. VAT plus shipping on the TECHART homepage at www.techart.de/calendar or by phone at the number  +49 (0)71 52 / 93 39 0.

Shipping starts in early December 2012.

Official TECHART Calendar 2013

The 2013 TECHART Calendar

The official 2013 TECHART Calendar presents the most beautiful views
of TECHART individualization on 12 exciting pictures.

  • limited to 1,500 copies

  • 14 pages, 12 calendar sheets in 70 x 50 cm size, Wire-O bound

  • printed on 250 g/m² quality art print paper

  • coated with glossy protective varnish

  • image overview on coated 350 g/m² cardboard back

  • shipped in protective foil and cardboard packaging.

  • shipping starts early December 2012

EUR 29,80 incl. 19% VAT plus shipping costs >>> Order form

SOURCE: TECHART Media Database

TECHART Automobildesign GmbH, Roentgenstrasse 47, 71229 Leonberg, Germany.
Phone.: +49 (0)7152/9339-0, Fax: +49 (0)7152/9339-33,
Internet: http://www.techart.de, E-Mail: info@techart.de
Domicile: Leonberg. Commercial Register: Stuttgart, HRB 251672.

 

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Porsche’s Secret Studebaker Identified on the Drawing Board as Porsche Project Type 542

The Studebaker/Porsche Project

Is that the Studebaker Porsche Project Type 542 under that cover at the Porsche Design Studio? 


After Ferdinand Porsche died, his son Ferry was asked by the Studebaker Company, to design a new car. Porsche suggested a 4 cylinder 1.500 cc coupe, rear engine car but that was not accepted by Studebaker, which wanted a 6 cylinder, much larger car with a front engine. Earlier in the 1950s Studebaker entered into serious discussions with Porsche regarding the German company developing a compact car for the South Bend firm.

Anxious to expand its presence in the U.S. and prodded by Volkswagen importer Max Hoffman, Porsche worked up a design proposal that it dubbed the Type 542, a rear-engined, four-door sedan somewhat smaller than Studebaker’s Champion.

Porsche produced a running protype and sent it to South Bend for evaluation.  Distracted by its financial problems, Studebaker didn’t take a serious look at the prototype until 1956 when the company’s director of experimental engineering, John Z. DeLorean, gave it a thumbs-down and the project was DOA.

 Yes, that would be the same John DeLorean who later built his OWN sports car and, whatever his other failings, DeLorean was, by all accounts, a brilliant engineer. He was also an American in an era when American car people tended to give short shrift to ideas that ran contrary to prevailing practices in Detroit. In this vein, DeLorean’s report was highly critical of everything about the Porsche prototype that was distinctively European:

“Some excessive vertical shake was noted…There still remains considerable lateral movement and rear-end steering, with undesirable amounts of oversteer noted in moderate to hard cornering. There is uneven tire wear…The car steers quickly, but hard, and requires constant attention and correction for road wander. Cross-winds and slippery spots make driving tedious and rather dangerous..

“The radiator, grille, hood and deck slopes are quite steep and not in keeping with current American boxy-styling. The car is full width but rather short…It appears small and bug-like due to the sloping hood and squeezed-in rear fender treatment…

“This vehicle has a large amount of technical appeal, but a number of items need refinement to increase its overall appeal as a small car to the average American car buyer…The 1956 Champion or Commander is preferred to the Porsche [Z-87] for American driving…”

Turning Wheels, February 1977

In 1952 Porsche begins the project and after 18 months the prototype was ready to be tested. Labeled as Porsche Project 542. Karl Rabe was the chief engineer.


Porsche proposed a 6V rear engine four door as shown in picture below. It was to have a 2,82 m wheelbase, independent suspension and was to try two different cooling systems, one air-cooled, another composite air-water, named internally the 542L ( L from Luft=Air in German) and the 542W (W from Wasser=water in German) 90×80 mm

Studebaker – Porsche Project 542. Karl Rabe was the chief engineer.


These were rated as follows: 
The air cooled version weighted 220KG, and had an output of 98 HP at 3700 rpm. 
The water cooled version weighed 206 KG had an output 106 HP at 3500 rpm.

Above: The air and water cooled engine.

Below: The final water-cooled engine.

Above: A Studebaker sketch for a small car. Note rear air intake fins.


They both were tested in Europe and Porsche traveled to USA in 1954 with four prototypes, two of each engine type. When he arrived, Studebaker had been bought by Packard and the new firm was not interested in the project.

Turning Wheels, February 1977

Turning Wheels, February 1977

Turning Wheels, February 1977


That was the end of the Studebaker/Porsche.

 Porsche also proposed a compact car much like the “square-back” Volkswagen that was built in the latter 1960s. It, too, failed to spark much interest in South Bend and that the end of the fruitless relationship between Porsche and Studebaker.

Shortly after this episode, Studebaker entered into agreements with aircraft manufacturer Curtiss-Wright over a variety of management and manufacturing issues, one upshot of which was that Curtiss-Wright would take over management of Studebaker for a period of time.  In 1959 Curtiss-Wright engineers, for reasons known only to them, bought a Studebaker Lark from a dealer, removed the entire drive train and installed a 1953 Porsche boxer engine, suspension and transaxle in the rear of the car.

Whatever their reasons for cobbling together this prototype, the project went nowhere, Curtiss-Wright soon divorced itself from Studebaker and the pride of South Bend continued down the road to extinction.

An excerpt from “www.studegarage.com/porsche.htm” ( Link below)In February, 1959 Curtis-Wright bought a new Lark with a Champ 6 engine from a local dealer and modified it. A used engine from a 1953 Porsche was rebuilt by Porsche and installed along with the torsion-bar rear suspension and transaxle. Wheels and gear reduction boxes from a VW bus were used to optimize the drive line. This engine was placed in what had been the trunk of the Lark after removing the Champ 6 and automatic transmission from the front of the car. In addition, since Curtis-Wright had taken out a license to build Wankel rotary engines, an adapter was prepared to install a small Wankel engine in place of the Porsche engine. This car may have been the prototype for the sub-compact touted two years later.Before the car could be fully tested and the rotary engine installed, the relationship between Curtis-Wright and Studebaker ended. The Lark was sold to a local New Jersey garage, then quickly resold twice more to car collectors. The car still survives and has occasionally appeared at car shows in New England. It retains the 1500 cc, 70 hp Porsche engine in the trunk. While the horsepower rating is less than the Champ 6 it replaced, the much lower weight of the Porsche engine and transmission help, but it is not a high-performance car. The engine produces peak horsepower at 5,000 rpm. 

Images from the Studebaker Museum, May 2007

Studebaker’s that never were

 1961 studebaker prototypeIn March, 1961 Studebaker released a sketch of a sub-compact car planned for future introduction.  It called for a four-cylinder, air-cooled, rear engine of 65-75 horsepower.  Wheelbase was about 100 inches, much shorter than the Lark of the time.  Seating was for four or five passengers.  Studebaker hoped to get the car to market by the fall of 1962 at a price under $2000.   The car never made it to production, but there was more to it than just an artist’s sketch.   It was known as a Porsche Type 633, the result of an association with Porsche that started in 1952.studebaker porsche type 633
Porsche built a car for Studebaker in August, 1952 with a 120-degree V-6 engine .   This was the Porsche Type 542, also known as the Z-87 car at Studebaker.   Though it was looked at then, it didn’t get serious review until 1956 when Studebaker’s director of experimental engineering tested the car and reported on it.   The director’s name: John Z. DeLorean, who later went on to other cars and other activities.  He didn’t like the Porsche effort and compared it unfavorably to the comfort and ride of the 1956 Champion and Commander.  Interestingly, this appears to have been the only 4-door Porsche until the Cayenne SUV was introduced for 2003.In later years, a Lark was modified to have a Porsche engine and transaxle installed in the trunk area.  Curtis-Wright Corporation owned nearly half of the Studebaker stock in the late 1950’s and took over management of the company.   Development efforts were conducted at their New Jersey facility.

1959 Studebaker Lark w Porsche engine
In February, 1959 Curtis-Wright bought a new Lark with a Champ 6 engine from a local dealer and modified it.  A used engine from a 1953 Porsche was rebuilt by Porsche and installed along with the torsion-bar rear suspension and transaxle.  Wheels and gear reduction boxes from a VW bus were used to optimize the drive line.  This engine was placed in what had been the trunk of the Lark after removing the Champ 6 and automatic transmission from the front of the car.  In addition, since Curtis-Wright had taken out a license to build Wankel rotary engines, an adapter was prepared to install a small Wankel engine in place of the Porsche engine.  This car may have been the prototype for the sub-compact touted two years later.
Before the car could be fully tested and the rotary engine installed, the relationship between Curtis-Wright and Studebaker ended.  The Lark was sold to a local New Jersey garage, then quickly resold twice more to car collectors.  The car still survives and has occasionally appeared at car shows in New England.  It retains the 1500 cc, 70 hp Porsche engine in the trunk.  While the horsepower rating is less than the Champ 6 it replaced, the much lower weight of the Porsche engine and transmission help, but it is not a high-performance car.  The engine produces peak horsepower at 5,000 rpm.

 

(A detailed discussion of Porsche’s involvement with Studebaker can be found here.)

More added here

Source:  Studebaker/Porsche Project http://oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Studebaker/TheEnd.html

 Karl Ludvigsen outlined in SIA #24, September-October 1974. Studebaker’s first involvement with Porsche came earlier in the 1950s, in an earlier attempt to build a compact car. Porsche’s engineers came up with several designs and even whipped up a prototype car and a pair of prototype engines. The exact connection between that prototype and the later experimental car, however, remains unknown.

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While the American firm struggled on, the project had supplied a good deal of funding to Porsche when they needed it most. While Studebaker and Packard were closing factories, Porsche was building new ones. Studebaker-Packard did manage to get a piece of the late 1950s imported car market eventually though – they became the American importers of Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union before exiting the auto industry all together in the mid 1960s. (Imagine what Max Hoffman must have thought.) The rest, as they say, is history.

Much research credit must be given to Karl Ludvigsen’s articles on this topic from the mid-1970s.

 

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New Porsche Calendar 2013: Mega City by Porsche Design

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Press Release

October 2012

 

Porsche Calendar: February 2013

The New Porsche Calendar: Mega City

Through the Year with Porsche in 2013

Stuttgart. With the artistically designed wall calendar “Mega City”, Porsche offers twelve good reasons to look forward to the future now.

Form, colour and technology combine in the official Porsche Calendar 2013 to create a unique symbiosis, promising unusual Porsche moments throughout the year.

Porsche Calendar: Mega City 2013

Month for month, the multiple award-winning Porsche Calendar 2013 in the format 59 times 55.5 centimetres guarantees an exciting year. “Mega City” displays the full sporting spectrum of the Porsche range – in a completely unexpected setting. Rather than design graphics, this year’s Porsche Calendar features striking perspectives based on realistically photographed vehicles, shown against a futuristic Mega City backdrop.

Porsche Calendar: May 2013

Contrasts in harmony: the colours of the automobiles are reflected in the tones of their surroundings, creating a harmonious whole.

Porsche Calendar: June 2013

There is also an overview page presenting all the calendar motifs, together with information on the individual vehicles.

Porsche Calendar: January 2013

This year, too, the official Porsche Calendar comes with an exclusive, 40 millimetre diameter collector’s medal showing the new Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (Type 991) on the front and the calendar motto with the number of the year, 2013, on the reverse side.

The official Porsche Calendar with the medal costs 39 Euro and is available as of now in Porsche Centres worldwide, and on the Internet at http://www.porsche.com/shop.

Source: Porsche Design

Press Department
Porsche Design Group

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2012 in Autos & Vehicles, Porsche, Zuffenhausen

 

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