Stuttgart. Today the Supervisory Board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE, Stuttgart, together with Dr. Wendelin Wiedeking and Holger P. Haerter agreed upon their dismissal. Both Members of the Board of Management will leave Porsche SE and Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG with immediate effect, but will provide advice to both companies (make themselves available for serving both companies as consultants) as wished by the Supervisory board. Both resign from their respective seats at the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG and Audi AG.
Porsche has ambitious plans for the 36th Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races, held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on August 14-16, 2009. In addition to many very exciting vintage offerings on loan from the Porsche Museum in Germany, Porsche will introduce the 2010 Porsche Panamera to North America.
“This year’s Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races presents the perfect opportunity to demonstrate that Porsche’s DNA, its competitive spirit and drive for perfection, runs from the very first 356, Porsche No. 1 up through today’s all-new Panamera,” said Detlev von Platen, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America.
“We at Porsche are deeply honored to have been named the ‘featured marque’ on this, the 61st anniversary of the very first Porsche and the North American debut of the Panamera, the very latest Porsche,” added von Platen.
J.D. Power Study Distinguishes 911 and Cayenne
Stuttgart. For the fifth time in a row, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG took first place in the brand ranking from the latest opinion poll “Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study (APEAL)” conducted by the US market research institute J.D. Power. As a result, Porsche has succeeded in moving even further ahead of other premium manufacturers in the USA. Along with the outstanding overall rating of the brand Porsche, the sports car 911 Carrera and the sporty Cayenne SUV also earned hon-ors: Based on their equally high quality and esteem, customers confirmed the two model series as the best vehicles in their categories “Premium Sporty” and “Midsize Premium Multi Activity Vehicle”.
The APEAL study assessed the satisfaction of new car owners after the first 90 days. A total of approximately 81,000 people were asked to evaluate their vehicle according to 95 criteria in areas such as driving dynamics, power, design, comfort and suitability for everyday use in the period from February to May 2009. Already one month prior, the outstanding new car quality of Porsche earned second place in the equally prestigious study “Initial Quality Study” by J.D. Power. J.D. Power and Associates are among the leading and most renowned market research companies in the world.
(source Porsche SE)