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Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Debut with Innovative Roof Concept – Market Launch for 2012 Video

Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is doubling the driving fun to be had from the new 911 Carrera by putting a Cabriolet alongside the Coupé.

The debut of the new generation of the sports car classic is being followed only a few months later by the open-top models of the 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S in the new 911 design.

What the Coupé began with the new aluminium-steel body, the Cabriolet continues with the all-new, unique hood: As a result, the typical 911 roof line is initially retained in its entirety.

Even when closed up, the Cabriolet cuts a fine figure. Intelligent lightweight design, even including the use of magnesium in the hood, ensures less weight and more sportiness, lower fuel consumption and greater comfort. With the open-top 911s as well, Porsche has managed to reverse the weight spiral and make the new Cabrio models significantly lighter than its predecessors.

Each of the two new Cabriolets has the same engine as its Carrera Coupé equivalent. The rear of the 911 Carrera Cabrio houses a 3.4-litre flat engine generating 350 hp (257 kW) of power driving the rear wheels through a seven-gear manual transmission. The open-top Carrera S comes with a 3.8-litre six-cylinder engine developing 400 hp (294 kW) and also a seven-gear manual transmission featured as standard.

That means that the open-top 911s as well are distancing themselves even further from the competition in terms of efficiency; both models consume less than ten litres of fuel per 100 kilometres (NEDC). The Cabriolets as well have the Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) available as an optional extra, delivering even lower fuel consumption and shorter acceleration times.

With the longer wheelbase compared with the predecessor model, the wider front track and the new electro-mechanical power steering, the new Cabriolets offer even sportier driving characteristics, greater precision and agility. Depending on model, there are other standard or optional active control systems available as well that further enhance the driving dynamics.

The 911 Carrera Cabriolet will be launched in Germany on March 3, 2012. The prices for the 911 Carrera Cabriolet start in Germany with 100,532 Euros, the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet starts with 114,931 Euros including value-added tax in both cases.

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Go-ahead for the extension of the new R & D Porsche site in Weissach

Weissach R&D – Picture of site – (l.-r.): Walter Uhl, Chairman of Works Council of Porsche Weissach, Thomas Fritsch, Mayor of Mönsheim, Ursula Kreutel, Mayor of Weissach, Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG, Wolfgang Hatz, Board member in charge of Research and Development of Porsche AG and Uwe Hück, Chairman of the Group Works Council of Porsche AG.

First cut of the spade in Weissach: start of extensive building work at the Development Centre

Stuttgart. With the symbolic first cut of the spade, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, today heralded the start of the extension of its Research and Development Centre in Weissach (Baden-Württemberg).

Research and Development Centre in Weissach (Baden-Württemberg)

The site is being enlarged through the addition of a highly modern design studio, a high-tech wind tunnel and an electronics integration centre. Porsche is investing around 150 million euro in this respect. Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Board of Management, welcomed Ursula Kreutel, Mayor of Weissach, Thomas Fritsch, Mayor of Mönsheim, Roland Bernhard, Chief Executive of the Böblingen District, and Karl Röckinger, Chief Executive of the Enz District, at the groundbreaking ceremony.

Research and Development Centre in Weissach (Baden-Württemberg)

“The extension of our Development Centre is a good, far-sighted investment in the future of Porsche”, said Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG. “The expansion being made by Porsche in Weissach also represents a clear commitment to Baden-Württemberg as an industrial location.

” Uwe Hück, Chairman of the Group Works Council, added: “These investments which we agreed in July 2010 to safeguard the site – ‘Independence through competitive advantage’ – will not only protect the jobs of our permanent staff, but will actually increase the number of permanent jobs. This will strengthen the independence of Porsche.”

Research and Development Centre in Weissach (Baden-Württemberg)

The new wind tunnel will also enable the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer to cope with technological challenges in vehicle development in future.

“Good aerodynamics make a major contribution towards low fuel consumption and high performance – both of which are important aspects in implementing Porsche Intelligent Performance”, said Wolfgang Hatz, Board member in charge of Research and Development of Porsche AG.

The new electronics integration centre will combine segments which were previously spread over several buildings.

“Our objective is also to continue developing electric and hybrid technology. We are creating the ideal conditions for attaining this objective with our new electronics integration centre”, added Hatz.

“Thanks to Porsche, we have the highest per capita trade tax revenue in the whole of Germany. The town will also profit from the extension of the Development Centre”, said Ursula Kreutel, Mayor of Weissach with confidence. Thomas Fritsch, Mayor of Mönsheim, agreed with his fellow Mayor: “Porsche is a great addition for the surrounding towns. We are therefore now all the more delighted with the extension of the Research Centre.”

Research and Development Centre in Weissach (Baden-Württemberg)

In addition to the extension of the site, Porsche is starting a wide-ranging human resources campaign. In the first six months of 2011, the company recruited well over 100 new engineers. Over 100 new employees will also be appointed by the end of 2011 in order to support the around 3,400 staff currently working in Weissach.

The new offices and the design studio will probably be ready for occupation in summer 2013. The wind tunnel will be completed in the first six months of 2014.

SOURCE: Porsche AG Media Database

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Le Mans Series, round 3 / Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, round 4 in Imola/Italy

Title defender takes up six hour race from third grid row

Stuttgart. At the wheel of the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR fielded by Felbermayr-Proton, Porsche works drivers Marc Lieb (Germany) and Richard Lietz (Austria) start from the third grid row of the GTE Pro class to tackle the six hour race in Imola on Sunday.

In qualifying for the third race of the Le Mans Series season at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Richard Lietz posted the sixth fastest time.

“The car handled perfectly for that one fast lap,” he said. “I´m happy with the time, nothing else was possible today. Now let´s hope for a good race. We´re facing six hours of tough work so our motto can only be get a good start and then charge to the front.”

His works driver colleague Patrick Pilet (France) set the ninth fastest time in the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR of IMSA Performance Matmut, which he shares with Wolf Henzler (Germany).

“It wasn´t easy today. You can only turn two really fast laps in qualifying here,” he said. “My first lap was great, but in the second I encountered a lot of traffic and couldn´t improve. The car oversteered a lot, we´ll have to sort this out before the race.”

Directly behind him, Porsche works driver Marco Holzer (Germany) starts from tenth on the grid. His teammate in the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR fielded by ProSpeed Competition is Marc Goossens from Belgium.

“The qualifying began quite well,” said Marco Holzer. “But of all places in the very quick Turn 5 I encountered a slower car which held me up. Our car felt very good, the lap times were much quicker than during the free practice and that makes me feel more confident for the race.”

 

In the GTE Am class, in which only one professional driver is permitted to compete per car, Porsche works driver Patrick Long (USA) secured the third pole position for Porsche at the third race. Proton Competition´s Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, which he shares with Porsche Cup winner Gianluca Roda (Italy), is at last year´s technical specification as per the regulations.

Result Qualifying
GTE Pro class
1. Jörg Müller (D), BMW M3, 1:44.468 minutes
2. Dirk Werner (D), BMW M3, + 0.215 seconds behind
3. Jaime Melo (BR), Ferrari F458 Italia, + 0.223
4. Frédéric Makowiecki (F), Ferrari F458 Italia, + 0.257
5. Robert Bell (GB), Ferrari F458 Italia, + 0.262
6. Richard Lietz (A), Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, + 0.427
9. Patrick Pilet (F), Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, + 0.999
10. Marco Holzer (D), Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, + 1.299

GTE Am class
1. Patrick Long (USA), Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, 1:45.650 minutes
2. Marco Cioci (I), Ferrari F430, + 0.256 seconds behind
3. Michele Rugolo (I), Ferrari F 430, + 0.569
4. Nicolas Armindo (F), Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, + 0.633

The six hour race takes off at midday on Sunday, 3 July. TV station Eurosport 2 broadcasts the opening phase from 12.00 to 13.00 hours and then the last two hours of the race from 16.00 to 18.00 hours live.

The Le Mans Series

Contested for the first time in 2004, the Le Mans Series (LMS) is open for sports prototypes and GT vehicles.

The regulations are based on those of the Le Mans 24 hour race. Five six-hour races are contested this season throughout Europe.

GTE-Pro class: This most popular class amongst car manufacturers (previously known as the GT2 class) is traditionally the best supported: Slightly modified standard sports cars with up to 500 hp and a minimum weight of 1,245 kilograms.
GTE-Am class: Like the GTE-Pro, but with the 2010-vehicle specifications. Moreover, the regulations stipulate that each vehicle must have one professional driver at the most.
LMP1 class: Sports prototypes with up to 750 hp and a minimum weight of 900 kilograms.
LMP2 class: Sports prototypes with ca. 440 hp, GT-class homologated engines and a 825 kg minimum weight.
FLM class: Prototype brand trophy series for the ORECA FLM 09.

All race cars start together but are classified separately according to the class. Points are only allocated for placings in each class. Championship titles are awarded for drivers, manufacturers and teams in all five classes. Claiming the title in 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2010, Porsche works driver Marc Lieb is the most successful pilot in the series.

SOURCE: Porsche AG Media Database

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PCNA Unveils 911 GT3 Cup Racecar Livery for Carrera World Cup Race at Nurburgring

Porsche Cars North America Unveils 911 GT3 Cup Racecar Livery for Carrera World Cup Race at Nurburgring

Winning design created by Porsche Cars North America Intern

ATLANTA – June 23, 2011 – Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) intern Anna Frey designed the livery that will appear on a 911 GT3 Cup racecar the company will campaign in the Porsche Carrera World Cup Race this Saturday at Germany’s infamous Nürburgring race track.

“I am very excited my design was selected,” Frey says.  “I have loved cars since I started attending car shows with my father when I was growing up.  The opportunity to intern at Porsche has been very rewarding and exciting. And the thought of my design appearing on a Porsche race car in front of thousands of people – and 100 other Porsche race cars – is quite amazing!”

Frey, a recent graduate of Georgia Tech, in Atlanta, GA, majored in industrial design.  Her paint scheme was selected from four final contenders by PCNA employees and won out over several designs drafted by professionals.

Introducing the Porsche employee team, selected from submitted video and written essays detailing their motorsports passion, will be on hand to capture and share the insider’s view on what it takes to compete internationally, what it feels – and sounds – like from the driver’s seat and who’s who in the world of Porsche motorsports.

American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GTC Champion Melanie Snow has been chosen to pilot PCNA’s 911 GT3 Cup racecar and will be joined by six PCNA “pit crew” employees.

Melanie Snow

The inaugural Porsche Carrera World Cup race, which is held during the same weekend as the 39th ADAC 24 Hours of Nürburgring Race in Germany, June 25, 2011, will be documented by the team and will share all the off and on-track excitement on the “The Hub”, Porsche Cars North America’s new social media press site.

The Porsche employee team, selected from submitted video and written essays detailing their motorsports passion, will be on hand to capture and share the insider’s view on what it takes to compete internationally, what it feels – and sounds – like from the driver’s seat, and who’s who in the world of Porsche motorsports.

In addition to featuring photos and videos posted by the on-site Porsche employee team, “The Hub” will also serve as a Porsche motorsports history destination, including historic racing images from Porsche archives and Porsche motorsports milestones.

Lufthansa German Airlines is supporting the PCNA crew with logistics and air travel to and from Germany. “This racing endeavor is an exciting opportunity to showcase the relationship between these two iconic German brands,” said Nicola Lange, Director Marketing and Customer Relations The Americas, Lufthansa.  “Our Lufthansa team is incredibly enthusiastic to be a part of the team and support Melanie Snow and the Porsche Cars North America 911 Cup car effort at the Nürburgring.”

Introducing the Porsche employee team, selected from submitted video and written essays detailing their motorsports passion, will be on hand to capture and share the insider’s view on what it takes to compete internationally, what it feels – and sounds – like from the driver’s seat and who’s who in the world of Porsche motorsports.

Snow joins more than 100 participants from 25 countries on the starting grid at 10:30 am local time, at Germany’s legendary Nürburgring on June 25, she’ll not only have a unique ground support crew; she is slated to be the only female racer to compete in the Carrera World Cup.

For more information on the 911 GT3 Cup car visit:
http://www.porsche.com/usa/eventsandracing/motorsport/racingcars/911gt3cup-997/

To follow the Porsche Employee Pit Crew visit:
http://press.porsche.com/the_hub/

About Porsche Cars North America

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera Gran Turismo. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 195 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand’s 63-year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency. At the core of this success is Porsche’s proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000 motorsport wins to date.

Source: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

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PORSCHE NEWS: Winfried Kretschmann Baden-Württemberg’s New Prime Minister visits Porsche AG

Baden-Württemberg’s new prime minister in consultation with Stuttgart sports car manufacturer

Winfried Kretschmann Baden-Württemberg’s New Prime Minister & Matthias Müller, CEO of Dr. Ing hc F. Porsche AG Photo: Porsche AG Database

Stuttgart. Baden-Württemberg’s new prime minister Winfried Kretschmann is visiting at the invitation of Matthias Müller, CEO of Dr. Ing hc F. Porsche AG, the parent company of the sports car manufacturer in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.

During an extensive tour of the production of the Porsche 911 and Boxster / Cayman, the Prime Minister also spoke with staff and trainees of the company.

Winfried Kretschmann Baden-Württemberg’s New Prime Minister & Matthias Müller, CEO of Dr. Ing hc F. Porsche AG Photo: Porsche AG Database

“This first exchange is a good start for an intense and above all constructive dialogue with the Prime Minister and his government,” said chief executive Mueller said: “I am confident that with the necessary understanding for each other together to further strengthen the automotive state of Baden- Württemberg and help expand its international significance.”

Winfried Kretschmann Baden-Württemberg’s New Prime Minister & Matthias Müller, CEO of Dr. Ing hc F. Porsche AG Photo: Porsche AG Database

Kretschmann Prime Minister said: “The visit to the Porsche AG was in a very harmonious atmosphere and gave me a deep insight into the company granted. Porsche is certainly one of the great success stories of our country.”

He was able to obtain get an idea of ​​the performance and the quality awareness of the company, said Kretschmann. With the Boxster with electric drive, which is now being implemented as a prototype, and with the first hybrid models Porsche show that even in the luxury segment more fuel efficient options are possible.

Winfried Kretschmann Baden-Württemberg’s New Prime Minister & Matthias Müller, CEO of Dr. Ing hc F. Porsche AG Photo: Porsche AG Database

“Porsche is right to build in the premium segment cars that use less fuel, thereby harming the environment less. I am firmly convinced that the company Porsche is overcome with his broad technical expertise, its highly qualified staff and its ability to innovate the new challenges,”said the Prime Minister.

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PORSCHE 356 of the air a lavishly restored Pützer Elster B German Aircraft

Vintage aircraft campaigns for the Porsche Museum

It was the first German aircraft to be built in any significant numbers after the Second World War: a classic aircraft of the type “Pützer Elster B” has been extensively restored with the assistance of the Porsche Museum and will now have the mission of representing the museum at airshows as its “flying ambassador”.

There are close historic ties between the Porsche Museum and the “Elster” (magpie): the Porsche aeroengine Type 678 was tested in this aircraft type at the end of the 1950s. The engine of the Porsche 356 was used not only as a drive for the first German post-war sports car, but also the first German aircraft engine production.

After extensive restoration lasting three years under Project Manager and owner Jürgen Gassebner, a “Pützer Elster B” has been restored to its former splendor. The restorers invested over 1,000 hours in giving the flying machine a thorough overhaul. Particular attention was paid to reconditioning original parts as thoroughly as possible, to minimize the need for new parts.

Tradition of care in the air: vintage aircraft promotes the Porsche Museum

Stuttgart. Not only on land but also in the air, operates the museum of Dr. Ing hc F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, maintaining tradition.

A vintage aircraft of the type “Pützer Elster B” from 1963 and was extensively restored with Porsche support, and will continue to advertise as a “flying ambassador” for the museum.

Between the Porsche Museum and the “Magpie”, marked D-ElkY from 1963 is a close historical reference: Coinciding with the Porsche 356 was the “Magpie” is the first built in any significant quantity German engine aircraft after the Second World War.

Moreover, that aircraft type in 1957, the Porsche 678 type aircraft engine tested. This four-cylinder boxer engine was based on the drive of the Porsche 356 and was built in the late 50s to a whole aircraft engine program with launch services for up to 75 hp.

Ancestor of the aircraft type “Magpie” was the famous glider double Raab, “from which the aircraft maker Alfons Pützer with Fritz Raab, first developed the motor ship” Motor Raab, a little later – using the double-Raab-wings – after the prototype “Elster A to develop. ”

This was driven in 1957 by a strong 52 hp engine from the Porsche-type 678th Due to increased demands on the flight performance was the “Elster B” later the 95 horsepower Rolls-Royce Continental engine, type C-90 12 and 14 F. From this vintage aircraft that the KG Alfons Pützer constructed in 1957, are now only ten aircraft at LBA approved.

In the extensive, three-year long overhaul of the “magpie” the Restoration invested over 1,000 hours of work. Special emphasis was placed on work up original parts as possible to dispense with the installation of new parts as much as possible. Thus, in addition to the motor and the electronic equipment on board, called the avionics have been updated. Also received the wood airplane has a fully renovated interior and a proper overhaul of the cell, so the wings and the fuselage.

“Magpie” now with a new and classically modern painting: by the renowned Stuttgart designer Wolfgang Seidl developed design concept was quoted as traditional Porsche colors red, white and gray is the classic race car design from the 50s and 60s.

On the wings as well as the lettering on the fuselage has the Porsche Museum in the historical relationship between Porsche and the “Magpie” out.

In future, stationed in the Swabian Heubach Magpie D ElkY ” seen as a flying ambassador for the Porsche Museum at numerous vintage air shows. This museum pays tribute once again the engineering achievements of the company founder Professor Ferdinand Porsche. For over 100 years ago, he developed as Austro-Daimler chief designer in addition to automotive engines and aircraft engines successfully.

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As well as the engine, the electronic equipment on board – known as the avionics – was replaced. The wooden aircraft’s interior was also given full restoration treatment and the airframe, in other words the wings and fuselage, were expertly overhauled. The “Elster” also sports a modern, fresh design: the design concept created by renowned Stuttgart designer Wolfgang Seidl gives a nod to classic Porsche racing car design of the 1950s and 1960s in adopting the traditional Porsche colours red, white and grey. Both the wings and the fuselage itself are emblazoned with the Porsche Museum logo.

After three years of work the Puetzer Elster B D-ELKY took off for its first flight in Porsche colours and branding.

Economic miracle – the 356 runs like hot cakes.

Even in the automotive sector, where well-heeled in those days with the Porsche 356 at prices of around 12,000 .- Mark up can buy the first German sports car. And they do it diligently. The 356 sold like hot cakes, the known, and so roll this year, 4529 copies in Zuffenhausen assembly line.

Porsche is going really well, and Germany experiencing prosperity, at least in parts of the population. A simple employee earned in those days, however, only 250 marks a month. That will have a wife and family. As is to think of a Porsche 356 almost. While automobiles, the very front of 356, followed by VW beetles, Lloyds and other four-wheeled motorbikes with NSU as the Max and the streets of Regina Horex rule, must settle for a small minority of people with dreams. Dreams of flying with airplanes, which had in its extreme forms, the likes of North American P-51 Mustang, a Spitfire, a Messerschmitt Bf 109 or the previous decade brought so much suffering to the world. Memories of Icarus come to mind, the crash and the death sentence of the gods for his grip after the sun had.

Aircraft engines as a new business field for Porsche.

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So it is only plausible that where the Allies of Germany in the postwar period, almost everything – not only just flying. The Potsdam agreements seal 1945, the flight ban, which will consolidate the demilitarization of Germany. Only about six years after the war, at least, the construction and flying gliders allowed again. Only four years later, in 1955, with the Paris agreements Germany again to build aircraft engines and operate.

Sun in 1955, anything seems possible, especially at Porsche in Zuffenhausen and we quickly recognize that the four-cylinder boxer engine of the 356 is good not only for vehement propulsion in a sports car, but could also serve as a formidable power an aircraft. The slim, compact design makes it ideal Boxer almost to slip under a plane-Cowling, and then make the Porsche engineers are working the 356-engine flying to teach.

The starting point for the first engine of the 356 had been delivered by the Porsche design office in 1938 and 1940 designed VW boxer engine with central camshaft, push rods and valves arranged in parallel. A design that is improved over the 356-company is a success and has become a powerful drive.

From this moment on D-ELKY is the PORSCHE MUSEUM’s official flying ambassador.

Flying ambassador of the Porsche Museum.

At the meeting in the Swabian Heubach, restored over a period of three years and 1,000 hours Elster B hits with the serial number 32 from the year 1963 therefore, a Porsche 356 B Super 90 from 1963. Quite the contrast to the first, 40-hp 356 with 1.1-liter engine of 1951, so that already at least 185 km / h “peak” and Porsche-typical sports-car performance possible.

With a maximum speed of 180 mph and a cruising speed of 142 km / h at 75 percent power marks the Elster B, the perfect matching flying counterpart.

Much like the posh restored 356 B of the Porsche Museum exudes the luxury of its interior in the 50s and 60s. Stitched gray genuine leather combined with walnut wood and a lot of glittering chrome and polished aluminum. As noble a magpie B was never so at the time, but it was for basic training in the Air Force, the Air sports groups in the armed forces and the training and the glider tow was built in clubs.

The historical connection between Porsche and Pützer is to the restoration team can be here to give full attention to detail, and so every little part not only once or twice, but assessed as long review, and possibly obsolete and refurbished is met by the claim of the highest quality.

On 25 and 26 June 2011, Aerospace and Porsche fans will be at the air shows in Schwäbisch Hall in their element. Heubach fly out of the magpie, and some machines with PFM3200 Porsche engine in the association are to Schwäbisch Hall.

On the ground, the planes form an attractive display with Porsche automobiles. The range that extends from the center of Schwäbisch Gmünd PORSCHE vehicle provided while classic cars like the Porsche 356 Cabriolet to current models like the 911 GT3 RS. Also is the team of 9ELF Dutt’s Motorsport in the ADAC GT Masters race cars used by the 911 GT3 R with 480 hp.

Not only on land but also in the air, operates the Museum of Dr. Ing hc F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, maintaining tradition.

A vintage aircraft of the type “Pützer Elster B” from 1963 and was extensively restored with Porsche support, and will continue to advertise as a “flying ambassador” for the Porsche Museum.

Between the Porsche Museum and the “Magpie”, marked D-ElkY from 1963 is a close historical reference: Coinciding with the Porsche 356 was the “Magpie” is the first built in any significant quantity German engine aircraft after the Second World War.

Moreover, that aircraft type in 1957, the Porsche 678 type aircraft engine tested. This four-cylinder boxer engine was based on the drive of the Porsche 356 and was built in the late 50s to a whole aircraft engine program with launch services for up to 75 hp.

SOURCE: Jürgen Gassebner Elster Porsche Museum 

http://www.elster-porschemuseum.de/htm/historie.php

Since September 2010 the Puetzer Elster B D-ELKY is the PORSCHE MUSEUM’s official flying ambassador. Its design was transferred to 9ELF Team’s 911 GT3 R.

 

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PORSCHE MUSEUM: 1 Million New Visitor Record Since Opening

 

One million visitors to the Porsche Museum

Stuttgart. The museum of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has passed the million visitor mark just two and a half years after opening:

Today, museum director Achim Stejskal welcomed not just one, but 13 school children from India as jubilee guests. “We are very pleased to have been able to surprise these Indian boys and girls from Mumbai,” explained Achim Stejskal. “Almost 35 percent of our visitors are guests from other countries. Fascination for the Porsche brand and its history continues undiminished, all around the world.”

Museum director Achim Stejskal invited the class from Mumbai to take a look behind the scenes: In the museum workshop, which is not normally accessible to visitors, the school children were able to take a seat in a 1954 Porsche 550 Spyder. At the end of their visit, the young jubilee guests received a very special surprise: The Porsche Museum is to support their school project. The boys and girls construct a well in a village close to their school.

Since its opening on 31 January 2009, the Porsche Museum has provided more than 5,100 tours through the 5,600 m2 exhibition and hosted ten special exhibitions.

Many celebrities from all over the world, including Jerry Seinfeld, Paris Hilton, Jamiroquai, Robby Naish, Udo Lindenberg and Peter Maffay have also taken an interest in this historic vehicle collection on Porscheplatz.

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Tickets sold to date would stretch a total of 150 km from Stuttgart to Lake Constance. Furthermore, since then more than 300 classics from the museum’s collection have been travelling the world as rolling brand ambassadors, attending historic racing and classic car events.

Whitsun sees the Porsche Museum opening exclusively for its visitors with the current special exhibition “Ferdinand Porsche – Pioneer of the Hybrid Drive” running until Whit Monday, 13 June 2011.

The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 6 pm. Entry costs € 8, € 4 for concessions. Children under the age of 14 go free when accompanied by an adult. Further information is available on the internet from www.porsche.com/museum.

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