Thursday, July 2, 2015

Porsche First Class Excitement now available at Munich Airport as well

Unique travel experience above the clouds and on the road
Stuttgart. Waiting time cannot go any quicker. Porsche and Lufthansa are now offering flight passengers at Munich Airport exclusive driving experiences in Porsche vehicles. First-class passengers, HON Circle members and Private Jet guests can utilise their time at the Munich hub for an excursion at the steering wheel of a Porsche 911 or Panamera. Porsche and Lufthansa have already been getting passengers at Frankfurt Airport from the runway onto the road with this service since the end of 2013. Due to the great demand and positive feedback, this offering is now being extended to the Bavarian capital as well. "We are delighted that customers will now be able to experience this exceptional combination of exclusivity, emotion and mobility in Munich as well. That's what we call First Class Excitement," says Albert Moser, Director of Porsche Financial Services. 

The vehicles can be booked in advance or, subject to availability, on the spur of the moment in the First Class Lounge. A three-hour hire, including 150 kilometres, fuel and insurance, costs 99.11 euros. Reservations can be made online via lufthansa.com/porsche or by telephone on +49 6171 68 1377. Several different attractive routes in and around Munich are already pre-programmed in the vehicles' navigation systems. Whether taking a spin through interesting countryside or into the city centre, customers are able to enjoy typical Porsche driving pleasure at the highest level.

Porsche is intensifying with this service its close partnership with the largest German airline. Lufthansa has for several years already been using Porsche vehicles from the Panamera and Cayenne model ranges to take its first-class passengers and HON Circle members from the aircraft to the terminal or to chauffeur them out to their plane as soon as it is ready for take-off. Holders of the Porsche Card S can in addition park their Porsche for up to three days free of charge at all major German airports.


Porsche model range 911: combined fuel consumption 12.7–8.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 296–191 g/km; efficiency class (Germany): G–F

Porsche model range Boxster: combined fuel consumption 9.0–7.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 211–183 g/km; efficiency class (Germany): G–F

Porsche model range Cayman: combined fuel consumption 10.3–7.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 238–183 g/km; efficiency class (Germany): G–F

Porsche model range Cayenne: combined fuel consumption 11.5–6.6 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 267–173 g/km; efficiency class (Germany): F–B

Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid: combined fuel consumption 3.4 l/100 km, combined energy consumption 20.8 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 79 g/km; efficiency class (Germany): A+

Porsche model range Panamera: combined fuel consumption 10.5–6.4 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 245–169 g/km; efficiency class (Germany): F–B

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: combined fuel consumption 3.1 l/100 km, combined energy consumption 16.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 71 g/km; efficiency class (Germany): A+

Porsche model range Macan: combined fuel consumption 9.2–6.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 216–159 g/km; efficiency class (Germany): E–B

Porsche 918 Spyder: combined fuel consumption 3.1–3.0 l/100 km, combined energy consumption 12.7 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions 72–70 g/km; efficiency class (Germany): A+


SOURCE: Porsche Motorsports Press Release Database

Vintage Porsche 911



      This vintage Porsche 911 appears to be in a medium grey or even a light green color in the body with classic brown leather in the interior. Inside isn't too clear since someone is in the driver's seat, but the over the shoulder shot practically begged to be shared with like minded Pfanatics. The car is looking awesome and the interesting angle makes it even more amazing. 

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Earl Bamber – from Porsche Junior to Le Mans winner in one year

Junior Development Programme
Stuttgart. There are days and moments in the life of a race driver that will never be forgotten. For Earl Bamber that day was June 14th, 2015, and the moment was the award ceremony after the Le Mans 24 Hours. Standing on the podium high above the pit lane alongside his teammates Nick Tandy (Great Britain) and Nico Hülkenberg (Germany) after just winning the world’s most famous endurance race in the Porsche 919 Hybrid, he revelled in the exuberant cheering of ecstatic fans. 

“It was overwhelming to hold this trophy in my hands and be cheered by so many people,” says the 24-year-old New Zealander. “When you dream of winning Le Mans that would normally be about the time you wake up. But this dream continues in real life.”

The sensational victory on the Circuit des 24 Heures marks the pinnacle of his meteoric career from Porsche Junior to works driver and celebrated Le Mans winner – all in just over a year. 

Earl Bamber is no stranger to success. But thanks to Porsche’s support and his racing campaigns in Porsche’s brand trophy series, his career, which began in karting in 2004, got a significant boost. The first critical step was beating all other aspirants from the worldwide make cups to win the junior selection shootout. In a comprehensive selection process, the eight candidates had to not only turn fast laps but also demonstrate their technical understanding and analytical skills in setting up the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. And no one did this better than the newly-crowned winner of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia from Down Under. 

As a reward, Porsche gave him 200,000 Euros and the chance to prove himself in the international Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup for the 2014 season. And in the flagship series of Porsche’s one-make cups run as support to Formula 1 races, Earl Bamber shone again. As a Porsche Junior, he won the season-opener on the Circuit de Catalunya on the outskirts of Barcelona, and collected victory number two on the demanding Ardennes circuit of Spa-Francorchamps. At the end of the season he was crowned champion. In the Carrera Cup Asia he scored eight victories and ten podium spots to take home the title for the second time, and also added two race wins in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. To top off his banner season, he climbed into the cockpit of the Porsche 911 RSR for the first time and promptly pocketed second place at Petit Le Mans on Road Atlanta, one of America’s long distance classics. 

“Receiving backing from Porsche was the chance of a lifetime as a race driver,” says Earl Bamber, who lives in Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia, recalling his first phenomenal season with Porsche. “Right from the start I felt I was in good hands and that gave me a lot of confidence. I’ve met some really terrific people and as a race driver I’ve reached a whole new level in every respect.”

Things continued at this pace. For 2015, he was signed on as a works driver and, after successful tests in the Porsche 919 Hybrid, quickly stepped up into the LMP1 programme. After Spa-Francorchamps, Le Mans was only his second race in the premier class of endurance sport. This task did not faze Earl Bamber either: he confidently mastered the most extreme situations as if he had spent his whole life at the Circuit des 24 Heures. The same can be said for his teammate Nick Tandy. The Briton also celebrated his first major success in Porsche’s brand trophy series. In 2011 he won the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, and picked up the Porsche Cup the following year as the most successful private Porsche driver worldwide. Tandy joined the Porsche factory squad in 2013. At the wheel of the Porsche 911 RSR he immediately snatched victory at Petit Le Mans and in the 2014 season at the 24 Hours of Daytona as well as at the WEC race in Silverstone. After their Le Mans victory, Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy will now contest the Watkins Glen round of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship in the USA on 28 June in a Porsche 911 RSR. 

“We are all very proud of Earl and Nick. Their victory at Le Mans is yet another example of the success and the effectiveness of the Porsche youth development concept,” says Head of Porsche Motorsport, Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser. “And it also underlines the importance of Porsche’s brand trophy series as a career stepping stone for young race drivers who, like Earl and Nick, bring the necessary talent, a great willingness to learn and the critical will to succeed. Porsche opens all doors to those who are really fast.”


Please note: Photo and video material of the Le Mans 24-hour race and the Tudor United SportsCar Championship are available for accredited journalists from the Porsche Press Database under the internet address https://presse.porsche.de. On this website you can also activate the Porsche Motorsport SMS Info Service to receive the latest news and information. The Twitter channel @PorscheRaces provides live updates with the latest information, photos and videos from race tracks around the world. Journalists also have access to the 2015 Porsche Motorsport Media Guide on https://presse.porsche.de/motorsport. Porsche Communication provides a new service for journalists, bloggers and online multipliers under www.newsroom.porsche.com.


SOURCE: Porsche Motorsports Press Release Database

Porsche Interior of the Week



      The interior this week is focusing on the gear shift of a Porsche 911. The interior seems to be a caramel tan with black accents, but the gear shift is black with a black box and silver accents. There are a ton of buttons surrounding it, and it appears to be an automatic with shifting only necessary for things like park, drive, and reverse. The interior seems simple but sophisticated and very classic Porsche. 

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Porsche Brand Ambassador wins her third WTA title of the current season in Birmingham

Win makes Angelique Kerber confident ahead of Wimbledon

Stuttgart. Angelique Kerber is fit for Wimbledon: one week before the year’s most important Grand Slam, the Porsche Brand Ambassador celebrated her first ever tournament win on grass by beating the up-and-coming Czech Karolina Pliskova in three hard-fought sets 6-7, 6-3, 7-6 at the WTA event in Birmingham on Sunday. Having already claimed the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix and in Charleston, it is the third WTA title of the year for the 27-year old German – her best ever haul in a single season. 

After comfortably overcoming her Porsche Team Germany teammate Sabine Lisicki 6-3, 6-3 in the semi-final, she faced much stiffer opposition in the exciting and dramatic final. Her opponent Karolina Pliskova, who is on the verge of breaking into the world top 10 and who had won the previous two head-to-heads, only gave her a slightly easier time in the second set. When good nerves were called for in the third set tie-break, Angelique Kerber dug deep and used all her experience to close out the match after two hours 16 minutes to secure her sixth career WTA title. 

“It was a very tough match, perfect for a final. I really enjoyed playing on grass again. I’m delighted with my win and am proud of my performance here,” said Angelique Kerber who remains in the world top 10 after the success. “It couldn’t be a better preparation for Wimbledon. It gives me a lot of self-confidence.” 

Previously at the steeped-in-tradition All England Championships in the south-west London suburb, the left-hander reached the semi-finals in 2012 and was a quarterfinalist last year. Together with her Porsche Team Germany teammates, she will next week be using the tournament in Eastbourne as a final dress rehearsal for Wimbledon. 


Please note: the Porsche Team Germany and Porsche Talent Team Germany photo libraries, a part of the Porsche Press Data Bank, is available to all accredited journalists at the internet address http://presse.porsche.de. Further contents can be found at www.newsroom.porsche.com, the new Porsche Communication service for journalists, blogger and online multipliers.


SOURCE: Porsche Motorsports Press Release Database

Porsche Rauh-Welt Concept Design


Caption: Here’s the initial rendering design concept that I did for my buddy @christiancoujin for his vision of a backdated longhood cab with the full RWB treatment. To see the finished project, go check out his acct. and @rwb_malaysia. Congrats Christian and Kit ��. #RWB #rauhwelt #roughworld #porsche #backdate #longhood #cabriolet #gulflivery #412RWB #jonsibal

      This Porsche is in full RWB with a great orange and blue body. The racing number and windshield banner really finish the whole look, as well as the orange rims and cabrio openness. This is something a friend designed for another, clearly some Pfanatic going on here. The image is great with the top and side technical drawings in the back. I'd love to know more about this car. 

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Qualifying round 3, Formula 1 race at Spielberg/Austria

Porsche Junior Connor de Phillippi on pole position

Stuttgart. Porsche Junior Connor de Phillippi (VERVA Lechner Racing Team) has pocketed his first pole position in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup on Saturday. At Spielberg, Austria, the 22-year-old American coped best with the difficult qualifying conditions and on the wet track relegated Austria’s Philipp Eng (Market Leader Team by Project 1) and Michael Ammermüller (Lechner Racing Middle East) from Germany to grid positions two and three. “My first Supercup pole is great, of course. It takes a little luck too, but I experienced quite a lot of bad luck in the first two races. I’m totally happy to start from the front of the field,” said de Phillippi.

When the rain began in the late morning on the Red Bull Ring, the track conditions for the 28-strong Supercup field changed rapidly. Even the tarmac in the paddock became slippery as did the track in qualifying. The session was red-flagged twice when cars slid off the track and had to be salvaged. “Initially it rained quite hard, but the track then gradually dried up and we could pick up the pace. Because we expected the red flag to come out at any time, the qualifying became extremely tactical,” explained Eng, who managed to plant his 460 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup on pole several times over the 30-minute session. With three minutes left, the Porsche Junior de Phillippi topped the time sheets and just 30 seconds later the qualifying was cancelled due to a vehicle recovery in the gravel. 

Championship leader Ammermüller clinched position three on the 4.326-kilometre track, putting him in a position to take a top placing. Taking up the race alongside him is Porsche Junior Sven Müller (D/Lechner Racing Middle East): “It was a difficult qualifying with the circuit covered in water. In two of the three sectors I managed to turn an absolute best time and fourth on the grid is okay. I’m now looking forward to the race.” 

Christopher Zöchling, who comes from Styria and had been signed on to contend the race for the Fach Auto Tech squad, claimed the fifth spot in front of Spain’s Alex Riberas (The Heart of Racing by Lechner). In a field of identical, near-standard sports cars, the Supercup newcomer from Austria Luca Rettenbacher achieved an impressive eleventh in qualifying. Amateur pilot Rolf Ineichen (CH/Konrad Motorsport) appeared very pleased with his maiden Supercup outing this year. He takes up the race from twelfth position. Porsche Junior Matteo Cairoli (Market Leader Team by Project 1) had hoped for a better qualifying position than thirteenth, but the 18-year-old is feeling optimistic for the third championship round on Sunday. “My plan is to go all out tomorrow and work my way through the field,” claims Cairoli. 16-year-old Pedro Piquet celebrated his debut as a guest driver in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. The son of three-time Formula 1 world champion Nelson Piquet occupies the 14th grid spot. 

The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup has plenty of local representation at the Spielberg weekend: With Philipp Eng from Salzburg, Luca Rettenbacher from Eugendorf and Christopher Zöchling from Bruck an der Murr, three Austrian drivers contest the race. In addition, there are several top teams with Austrians: The squad under Walter Lechner Senior with the teams Lechner Racing Middle East and The Heart of Racing by Lechner, as well as his young offspring Walter Lechner Junior as the team boss of VERVA Lechner Racing Team. Franz Konrad, the team principal of Konrad Motorsport, was born very close to the Red Bull Ring in Graz. 

Sky Deutschland broadcasts a live preliminary report of the 16-lap race on Sunday from 11.30 hours. Eurosport 2 televises the race live on Sunday from 11.45 hours. 

Qualifying Spielberg 
1. Connor de Phillippi (USA/VERVA Lechner Racing Team), 1:48.130 minutes
2. Philipp Eng (A/Market Leader Team by Project 1), 1:48.262
3. Michael Ammermüller (D/Lechner Racing Middle East), 1:48.350 
4. Sven Müller (D/Lechner Racing Middle East), 1:48.459
5. Christopher Zöchling (A/Fach Auto Tech), 1:48.475
6. Alex Riberas (E/The Heart of Racing by Lechner), 1:48.603
7. Jeffrey Schmidt (CH/ The Heart of Racing by Lechner), 1:48.788
8. Robert Lukas (PL/Förch Racing by Lukas Motorsport), 1:49.523
9. Ben Barker (GB/MOMO-Megatron Team Partrax), 1:49.598
10. Christian Engelhart (D/MRS GT-Racing), 1:49.599


SOURCE: Porsche Motorsports Press Release Database