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Video: Let’s start your engines! …the Porsche Sport Driving School in Europe is on YOUR to do list!

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 The Porsche Sport Driving School in Europe offers a great variety of training events for everyone.

Definitely not for the faint of heart, the Porsche Sport Driving School offers to all who dare to rise to the challenge, the opportunity to live their automotive fantasy.

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Set yourself some new goals. Sporting ones, for example.

Explore the realm of possibilities and expand your own personal limits, improving your lap times out on the track or developing your driving skills further on the road.

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All the courses are designed to enhance your driving skills and safety.

At various levels and always under the guidance of professional instructors.

You can either start with the introductory

Warm-up or go straight to Precision training. The next level up, Performance training, focuses on improving your vehicle control in hazardous situations.

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Following on from that, Master training prepares you for entry into the world of motorsport.

If desired, Porsche Sport Driving School can even help you to achieve, a high, yet attainable goal: applying for a racing license – your ticket to compete in customer racing events.

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The ultimate goal is to improve your driving skills on an ongoing basis, enabling you to drive more safely in hazardous situations and, of course, enhance your enjoyment – behind the wheel of a Porsche. The Offer

All training events:  www.porsche.com/sportdrivingschool

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PSDS Dates and Prices 2013

Contact information:

Porsche Sport Driving School
airtours – a TUI Deutschland GmbH brand
Porscheplatz 1
70435 Stuttgart
Germany
Tel: +49 (0)711 911 – 23364
Fax: +49 (0)711 911 – 23277
E-mail: info@porschesportdrivingschool.de

SOURCE: Porsche Sport Driving School Germany

 

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Porsche at the Techno Classica 2013, 50 years anniversary of Porsche 911

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Porsche at the Techno Classica 2013

StuttgartPorsche Classic will be in attendance at the world’s largest old-timer car show in Essen from April 10 to 14, 2013.

911 Carrera 4S Coupé and 911 2.0 Coupé (Model Year 1964)

911 Carrera 4S Coupé and 911 2.0 Coupé (Model Year 1964)

The extensive range of Classic Genuine Parts and the full spectrum of services provided by the Porsche Classic workshop for the restoration, maintenance and repair of classic Porsche vehicles will be on show in Hall 7.0. The main focus at the spacious exhibition stand will be on the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911. The sports car icon from Zuffenhausen has excited car enthusiasts all over the world for five decades.

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Few other automobiles in the world can look back on such a long tradition and such continuity as the Porsche 911. It has been inspiring car enthusiasts the world over since its debut as the model 901 at the IAA International Automotive Show in September 1963.

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupé and Porsche 911 2.0 Coupé (Model Year 1964)

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupé and Porsche 911 2.0 Coupé (Model Year 1964)

Today it is considered the quintessential sports car, the benchmark for all others. The 911 is also the central point of reference for all other Porsche series. Over 820,000 Porsche 911s have been built, making it to one of the most successful sports car in the world. Like no other vehicle, the 911 reconciles apparent contradictions such as sportiness and everyday practicality, tradition and innovation, exclusivity and social acceptance, design and functionality. And about 70 percent of all built 911 are still driving on the streets today.

Porsche Classic will take this opportunity to present four 911 models to illustrate the broad scope of the 911’s history. Two early coupés will provide visitors with an insight into the technology of the first 911 models: one 911 (1964) currently being restored in the Porsche Classic workshop as well as a 911 (1965) straight from the Porsche Museum.

The 911 Turbo Cabriolet concept car will also be on show in Essen. This made its debut in September 1981 at the IAA in Frankfurt. Porsche Exclusive and Tequipment will present the modern 911 range with a current 911 (type 991) which has been specially equipped to demonstrate the broad range of personalisation options. In addition, fans of the 911 predecessor, the 356, will not be disappointed at the Techno Classica, as Porsche Classic will be presenting a rare fully restored 356 B T5 GS Carrera GT model.

Naturally, Porsche Classic experts will be present to advise and assist visitors to the show. They will be pleased to provide information on the extensive availability of Genuine Parts for Porsche Classic models as well as insider tips on the maintenance and correct servicing of these historic vehicles. Many of the Genuine Parts and accessories from the Classic range will be presented in a large shelving unit. In this way, Porsche Classic is clearly stating that its commitment to the preservation of old sports car treasures has never been stronger. A total of 35,000 Genuine Parts for Classic vehicles are available via the Porsche Centres worldwide.

The large selection of products on show on the Porsche stand will be complemented with the Sales Truck of Driver’s Selection by Porsche Design, which has a large selection of current Porsche accessories on offer.

For further information, visit our homepage at:
http://www.porsche.com/classic

25th Techno-Classica Essen – 10th* – 14th April 2013

SOURCE: Porsche AG Media Database

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Porsche at the International Motor Show in Geneva, Sporty premieres in the 911 anniversary year

StuttgartPorsche AG has not only begun the year particularly successful, but 2013 also marks the anniversary of the company’s most iconic car: the Porsche 911 has for the last 50 years been equally at home on the racetrack as on the road. Its genetic DNA can be found in every other Porsche model.

At over 820,000 units built, the 911 is the world’s most successful sports car ever.

In addition to the anniversary, the International Motor Show in Geneva also provides a stage for two particularly sporty premieres on the Porsche stand in hall 1. The press conference on the stand takes place on March 5 at 10.45 CET.

The title ‘World Premiere’ truly applies here to the first appearance of an extremely exciting 911 model, which awaits with new engineering highlights, plus a whole lot more. The car’s driving dynamics and driving excitement are at an even higher level than before.

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

For the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup this will be its first public unveiling. Delivering 460 hp, this single-make cup racer is the latest version of the car, which is, with a total of 2,400 units, the best-selling and most successful sports car in the world.

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The new 911 GT3 Cup is initially being deployed in the international Porsche Supercup 2013.

SOURCE: Porsche AG Media Database

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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.

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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 .

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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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Porsche Design – 12 Days of Christmas for Porsche Lovers

The Gift of Giving – Wish List 01

Bestow happiness – with timeless luxury this holiday season. Experience the extraordinary world of Porsche Design gifts at your nearest Porsche Design store www.porsche-design.com and select from elegant and technically-inspired writing tools, luxurious timepieces and jewelry, unmistakable fragrances and state of the art electronics in true Porsche Design style.

You may not be able to afford to give someone an actual Porsche for the holidays ,so here’s the next best thing for Porsche lovers.

A selection of 12 Porsche designed gifts for everyone in the family.Porsche Magnetic board with vintage image and 5 magnetic cars:

Painted metal board in the same design as the historic motorsport poster of 1964. Inclusive set of 5 magnetic cars [ 356 BT5 Coupé ]. 1 : 87 scale. Limited to 2,000 units. Dimensions: 40 x 50 x 0.5 cm.
$175, buy it here

911 GTE R Chronograph Watch:

Brown dial. Base color: Black. Brown accent color. Black rubber strap. Luminescent hands, stopwatch function with split-time measurement and tachometer. Extra-hard sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment to ensure clear visibility. Integrated rubber. $740 (Other colors and styles available). buy it here.

Save up for the real thing with the Porsche Piggy Bank:

In the design of the 917/20 – ‘the pink pig’. Elaborately decorated with a lockable opening for removing coins. Material: ceramic.
$70, buy it here 

2013 Porsche calendar “Mega City”

Timeless and sporty Porsche models in futuristic megacities. The new Porsche calendar for 2013 gives you 12 reasons to start looking forward to the future now. Comes with an exclusive collector’s coin.*The Porsche ‘Mega City’ calendar is exclusively available only at your local authorized Porsche dealership.* $48, buy it here.

Porsche Computer Mouse:

In the same design as the Porsche 911. Designed in the design studio of Porsche Weissach. PC– and Maccompatible aluminium scroll wheel, high resolution 2,000 dpi sensor, 2.4 GHz technology and plug & play installation. Colour: in high gloss Black. With a tiny and very powerful dongle for wireless use. Dimensions of dongle: 20 x 15 x 7 mm. $115, buy it here

Also in gold:

$130, buy it here

Porsche Kid’s Bike:


Two products in one: a push-along bike that can be converted to a chidren’s bike in a few simple steps. Lightweight aluminum frame with Porsche logo. Adjustable height, ergonomically designed saddle. Handlebars with protective padding and bell. Smooth-running 14 inch wheels with ball bearings and reflective stripes. Adjustable cantilever front brakes and back pedal brake. Plastic pedals with reflectors suitable for children. Additional front and rear reflectors. Exclusive design by the Porsche Design Studio. Suitable for ages 3+ years. Imported.  $430.00, buy it here

Porsche Wrapping Paper:

In the colours of 1968 design. 2 sheets, each 70 x 100 cm on a roll. Material: high-quality 80 g/m2 paper, matte. $7, buy it here

There are many other items available for Porsche fans from their Driver’s Selection online store. Check them all out here.

If you’ve got more coin to spend, the Porsche Design Studio offers these fabulous items:

Porsche Design Chopsticks:

High-end Chopsticks with magnetic clip. Made of high quality materials: blackwood and stainless steel. € 75,00, buy them here

Porsche Design Candle:

Perfumed, black candle. Smells like “The Essence”., € 60,00, buy it here

Porsche Design Running Shoes:

The exclusive Bounce:S² running shoe is engineered with a car-inspired suspension system that transfers vertical impact into forward propulsion. The result is 20% more cushioning and 15% more elasticity than standard running shoes. An innovative one piece mesh shell combines breathability with step-in comfort and abrasion-resistance. (shown in Black/Orange but several other colors are available. € 350,00, buy them here

Porsche Design Twin Bag
The Twin Bag is two purses in one with a handle that extends to make it a shoulder bag or collapses to make it a handbag.

Each TwinBag is produced in the Italian city of Florence, by dedicated and experienced hands and benefiting from knowledge passed down through generations. The selection of materials is also typical of Porsche Design. The luxury brand’s handbags are made exclusively from the finest vegetable-tanned leather and enhanced with timeless high-quality metal fittings.

The Porsche Design TwinBag will be available all over the world from March 2013 in all Porsche Design stores and in the luxury brand’s official online store. For more information, go here. 

Porsche Design Shisha (hookah or bong):

Unique design and high-end materials combined to an extraordinary product. Made of high quality materials: Stainless Steel, Aluminum and Glass; Height: 55 cm; Limited Edition; Made in Germany
€ 1.350,00, buy it here 

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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’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.)

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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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DOCUMENTARY FILM OCT 15TH, 2012: Meet MAGNUS WALKER – Urban Outlaw, rebel Porsche Customizer

Urban Outlaw

A portrait of Magnus Walker, the rebel Porsche customizer who turned a hobby into an obsession, and an obsession into a successful business.

,,,a sample of Magnus Walkers Porsche collection (photos by Magnus, collage created by dede seward)

From a workshop in downtown Los Angeles, Magnus obsessively harvests fragments from donor 911s, grafting them onto vintage frames to create one-of kind automobiles with the spirit of Ferdinand Porsche but an ethos entirely his own.

Inside the garage of Magnus Walker. Photo by: Magnus Walker

A few more Porsche 911s owned by Magnus Walker. Photo by: Magnus Walker

ABOUT Magnus Walker:

My love affair with PORSCHE began as a 10 year old kid, and a trip to the 1977 LONDON motor show.

That is where I laid my eyes upon a 77-930 Martini TURBO!
As a kid growing up in SHEFFIELD-ENGLAND Porches were not a common sight. Sure I had the TURBO poster on my wall, lusted after one, and even wrote a letter to the Porsche factory!

Hey… They even wrote back!
Saying words to the affect “give us a call back when you are older”.

Fast forward a few years, and in 1986 at the age of 19 I moved to America and started a new life in LOS ANGELES..

At the age of 25 in 1992 I acquired my first 911, now almost 20 years later and over 40 -911 cars later I am living my PORSCHE dream.

I have done some club racing and instructing with the POC throughout the past 10 years. Over the past few years I have been expanding my 64-73 early car collection and have been building quite a few “sports purpose” R -ST inspired streetable track type cars.

My builds are starting to gain world wide attention, and a few unique touches such as my grafted R turn signals, louvered deck lids, drilled door handles and attention to detail to name a few are becoming my “signature marks”.

Magnus Walker poses with his 1971 Porsche 911. Photo by Magnus Walker.

Magnus Walker The Outlaw. The Trailer.

Producer / Director: Tamir Moscovici (MOS), Industry Films
Line Producer: Dwight Phipps, Industry Films
DP: Anthony Arendt, Partos
Editor: Paul Proulx, Stealing Time
Colourist: Wade Odlum, Alter Ego
Audio House: Pirate Toronto

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LONDON CALLING……..

Its official URBAN OUTLAW short documentary film
accepted into the RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL in London.

Urban Outlaw | Raindance Film Festival 2012

“The film, a passion project, would never have been funded in the traditional studio system.  Through word of mouth, enthusiasts, bloggers and journalist, we have built a global fan base, our fans are passionate, and we don’t want to make them wait any longer.”  – Tamir Moscovici

Supplemental,…In association with MOS MEDIA, INDUSTRY FILMS & MAGNUSWALKER911.COM

is proud to announce the release of URBAN OUTLAW. URBAN OUTLAW

will be distributed & released worldwide online via Reelhouse.org.

  RELEASE DATE: Oct 15 2012  

Since the trailer was released in late May of 2012 it obtained over a 1.2 million click throughs.  The initial intent was to submit the film to festivals.  Since submitting the film to festivals and competitions the film has won a prestigious Award of Merit from the Best Shorts Competition, for short documentary.  The film is schedule to debut in London at the Raindance Film Festival on Sept. 28 2012and will play in Atlanta and Edmonton shortly there after.

While the film continues to navigate the festival circuit, Tamir & Magnus have decided that limiting the viewership to select cities, with limited seating, would be the wrong choice for the film. .  Following  Raindance the film will be made available online.

“The film, a passion project, would never have been funded in the traditional studio system.  Through word of mouth, enthusiasts, bloggers and journalist, we have built a global fan base, our fans are passionate, and we don’t want to make them wait any longer. “  – Tamir Moscovici 

We’ve opted to go with Reelhouse.org, a new platform for film audiences.  Knowing that we were going to release the film globally we wanted a platform that could create a theatrical experience that was intimate.  Reelhouse is more then a micro site, or faceless link for audiences to view.

Through Reelhouse.org viewers can reach out toMagnus Walker and to the filmmaker.  In the spirit of Louis C.K., and the filmmakers behind Press Pause Play, this is a new age in filmmaking, let’s cut out the distributors, studios and marketers.  Let good film connect with an audience, and let that audience connect with the filmmakers.

If the audience likes the film, they can support the filmmakers.  In short, let’s continue down the path of accessible art for the masses.

 WATCH IT HERE: http://www.reelhouse.org/mos/urbanoutlaw

Source: Magnus Walker himself

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AUCTION RESULTS ARE IN FOR DRENDEL FAMILY PORSCHE COLLECTION AT AMELIA ISLAND – MARCH 9TH, 2012

Here are the $$$ results for the Drendel Family Porsche Collection today at Amelia Island Auction – March 9th, 2012.

I heard that Jerry Seinfeld ended up with the 917 and 935. More updates to be posted here as they come in.

Actual final dollar sale listing from Gooding & Co! 

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Amelia Island, Florida
Friday, March 9, 2012
Total Sold for all of auction: $36,057,800

Unsold lots are not shown. Gooding & Company is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. The exchange rates we used for the day of the sale were 1 USD = 0.64 GBP, 0.76 Euro, 0.92 Swiss Franc (CHF), and 82 Japanese Yen (JPY).

LOT #

VEHICLE

PRICE

46

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S

$82,500

47

1976 Porsche 935/76

$2,530,000

48

1980 Porsche 924 GTP

$385,000

49

1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution

$1,265,000

50

1991 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet

$39,600

51

1976 Porsche 934

$891,000

52

1987 McLaren MP4/3 Formula 1

$858,000

53

1984 Porsche 962

$1,925,000

54

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup

$79,200

55

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.14

$3,245,000

56

1994 Porsche 968 Turbo S Clone

$72,600

57

1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder

$4,400,000

58

1981 Porsche 944 GTP

$308,000

59

1985 Porsche 962

$935,000

60

1992 Porsche 968 Turbo RS

$346,500

62

1995 Porsche 911 GT2

$357,500

Collection consists of auction lot numbers #46 to #62

LOT #46 – 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S – SOLD AT $82,500 dollars
LOT #47 – 1976 Porsche 935/76 – SOLD AT $$2,530,000 MILLION DOLLARS
Formerly the Property of Vasek Polak
The Martini Racing Team Porsche System
LOT #48 – 1980 Porsche 924 GTP – SOLD AT $385K
Formerly the Property of Al Holbert and Bruce Leven

LOT #49 – 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution – SOLD AT $1,265,000 MILLION DOLLARS
The Mobil 1/Warsteiner Porsche Works

LOT #50 – 1991 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet – SOLD AT $39,600

LOT #51 – 1976 Porsche 934 – SOLD AT $891,000 DOLLARS
The Egon Evertz, Kenneth Leim, Richard Cleare

LOT #52 – 1987 McLaren MP4/3 Formula 1 – SOLD AT $858,000 DOLLARS
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LOT #53 – 1984 Porsche 962 – SOLD AT $1,925,000 MILLION DOLLARS

LOT #54 – 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup – SOLD AT $79,200 DOLLARS
Formerly the Property of Lloyd Hawkins

LOT #55 – 1974 Porsche RSR Carrera Turbo 2.14 – SOLD AT $3,245,000 MILLION DOLLARS
Formerly the Property of Dr. William Jackson
The Martini Racing Team Porsche System


LOT #56 – 1994 Porsche 968 Turbo S Clone – SOLD AT $72,600 DOLLARS

LOT #57 – 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder – SOLD AT $4,400,000 MILLION DOLLARS
Formerly the Property of Alan Hamilton and Porsche AG

World Record 1973 #PORSCHE 917/30 Can-Am Spyder “SOLD” @ $4,400,000 including commission!

Gooding Auction Amelia Island 2012 Highest Sale Of Auction -CHASSIS NO. 917/30-004,

■The Most Powerful Road-Racing Car Ever Built

■An Undisputed Masterpiece of Automotive Engineering

■One of Only Six Examples Built

■Sold New to Australian Porsche Importer Alan Hamilton

■Meticulously Restored in Penske Racing’s 1973 Sunoco Livery

■Rennsport Reunion, AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix and Monterey Historics Participant

■Featured Prominently in Pete Lyons’ Can-Am Cars in Detail

■Eligible for Leading Historic Races and Porsche Gatherings

■The Ultimate Evolution of the Porsche 917

5,374 CC DOHC Air-Cooled Flat 12-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
Twin KKK Turbochargers
Estimated 1,200 HP at 8,000 RPM (1.4 Bar of Boost)
4-Speed Type 920 Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
Fully Independent Double Wishbone Suspension with Coil-Over Shock Absorbers and Anti-Roll Bars


LOT #58 – 1981 Porsche 944 GTP – SOLD AT $308,000 DOLLARS

LOT #59 – 1985 Porsche 962 – SOLD AT $935,000 DOLLARS
The Holbert Racing Löwenbräu Special


LOT #60 – 1992 Porsche 968 Turbo RS – SOLD AT $346,500 DOLLARS

Formerly the Property of Dr. Thomas Bscher and Lloyd Hawkins


LOT #61 – 1980 Parnelli-Porsche Indy Car – UNSOLD

LOT #62 – 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 – SOLD AT $357,500 DOLLARS
The Champion Porsche

View the entire Drendel Family Porsche collection in a slideshow…..lots of pictures to feast your eyes on!

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Auction Results

The following prices are in US Dollars and include the buyer’s premium of 10% and are rounded to the nearest dollar. Unsold lots are not shown. Gooding & Company is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions.

Actual PDF final dollar sale listing will follow with an update!…….

SOURCE: Gooding & Company Auction at Amelia Island Auction March 9th, 3012

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About Gooding & Company

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VIDEOS: PORSCHE CAMP4 Ice Drifting in a Brand New Porsches 2012

 Hot cars on ice!

Drivers flex winter driving muscles in redesigned 2012 Porsche 911

(Courtesy of Andrew Taylor)

“Driving on ice requires very little input from the steering wheel and a lot of input from the accelerator pedal

Drifting sideways in the all-new Porsche 911 Carrera S is a great feeling.

It’s Porsche Camp4.  30 Pfaff Porsche enthusiasts about to learn all about oversteer and understeer on ice–in brand new Porsches.

(Courtesy of Andrew Taylor)

For the uninitiated, Kai, the German Porsche Factory driver, explains the differences between oversteer and understeer.

“Ven you understeer, you zee vot you hit. Ven you oversteer, you hear vot you hit.”

Kai,the German Porsche Factory driver explains that a car handles on ice just as it does on tarmac.

The difference is that you reach the limits of adhesion on tarmac at speeds in excess of 150 km/hr. On ice you reach those same limits at 30 km/hr.

(Courtesy of Andrew Taylor)

Professional driving instructors coach you the entire day. Drive around racecourses carved from ice, swinging cars through slaloms, learning how to drift in large circles on a skid pan.

(Courtesy of Andrew Taylor)

Driving on ice requires very little input from the steering wheel and a lot of input from the accelerator pedal. When you get it right, you are effectively swinging the car sideways from corner to corner, like the pendulum on an old grandfather clock, in a constant state of oversteer.

The drivers spin out of control more times than one would care to admit, as the instructors stand at the corner exits laughing and doing pirouettes like clumsy ballerinas as drivers slide around the course.

What a blissful day for everyone left smiling. A great way to make fast friends who share a unique understanding of how Porsche cars behaved when driven to the limit.

 

SOURCE: Andrew Taylor @ pfaffleasing.com.

 

 
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VIDEO: Romanian Police track drivers with Porsche 911 Turbo once Used by Drug Dealers

ATTENTION! DRIVERS, SPEEDERS! TRAFFIC POLICE IN PRAHOVA FEATURES A PORSCHE 911 TURBO

Romanian Police Hunting for drivers on DN1, in Gauteng

Porsche with 420 horsepower will be used to track drivers that press the accelerator too hard.

This supercar from a decade ago has one heck of a story behind it.

Back in 2002, a 996 generation of Porsche 911 Turbo was stopped by Romania police.Two turkish drug dealers were trying to use it to smuggle 60 kilograms of heroine into Germany.


The car was confiscated by the police and was subsequently used by the Romanian Finance Ministry.

Turn the clock forward and in 2007, 60 more kilos of drugs were found in the car when it was taken in for a routine service and checkup as the Turbo was going to be used for undercover work.


This car has become quite famous in the Romanian media, and now it’s being shoehorned into another role.

It’s been livered with Police stickers and will soon become their tool to hunt down speed freaks.

These photos provided by Adevarul.ro show the car being tested on DN1 highway, at the hand of a specially trained policeman.

When you see a Porsche Police car in your rear view mirror with the warning lights turned on at a speed worthy of a supersonic plane, you can not help to comply and pull over. Unless you drive a F1 car, to avoid meeting with the police.

Photos by: Alex Policală

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Co.Design And Porsche Bring You The $20,000 Next Design Challenge

Co.Design And Porsche Bring You The $20,000 Next Design Challenge

THINK YOU CAN DESIGN SOMETHING AMAZING INSPIRED BY THE PORSCHE 911?

IF SO, YOU MIGHT WIN A 911 FOR A YEAR, OR $20,000.

Design competitions are a dime a dozen, so it’s hard to create something that stands out and piques the creative interest of talented designers.

But Co.Design thinks they’ve done just that. Today, with great enthusiasm, they’re announcing the Porsche Next Design Challenge.

The winner stands to get a very nice prize indeed: A one-year lease on a brand-new Porsche 911, or a cash-equivalent of $20,000.

The challenge for you: Design an object smaller than a living room and bigger than a purse, which references three design elements taken from Porsche 911s of the past or present. (But not a car!)

Your work will be judged by two design luminaries: Dror Benshetrit, who has created products for everyone from Cappellini to Target, and Jens Martin Skibsted, founder of Biomega and the designer behind Puma’s superb line of city bikes. (The third judge will be yours truly.)

Far from being a purely speculative contest,Co.Design be giving finalists and outstanding entries a spotlight on their site–highlighting the process and ingenuity, and hopefully giving more visibility. You’ll see these posts roll-out throughout the spring, in the run-up to the deadline.

Are you entering the Next Design Challenge? Here’s something to get your creative juices flowing: A look at great Porsche 911’s of the past and present.To get your process started, they  created a slideshow of famous Porsche designs. And if you want to find out more about the contest, you can click here.

The deadline for entries is April 6, 2012. We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Good luck!

There are thousands of design details that go into creating a Porsche. Each builds upon the rest, creating the car’s essence. Could you take one element of the iconic design to create a brand new thing that embodies what Porsche is, but in an entirely new outlet?

NEXT DESIGN KEY CONTEST DATES

April 6, 2012

Entries Due

April 13, 2012

Top 25 Designs Revealed

April 23, 2012

Top 7 Designs Revealed

May 14, 2012

Top 7 Updated Designs Posted and User’s Choice Voting Begins

May 21, 2012

Grand Prize Winner and User’s Choice Winner Revealed

Co. Design is looking for designs inspired by Porsche’s signature car.
Enter by April 6th, and you could win a one year lease
on your own Porsche 911 or cash equivalent worth $20,000.

ENTER NOW TO WIN

JUDGES

 
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