Panamera and new Cayenne drive growth forward
Stuttgart. The Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has again achieved outstanding results in the business year 2009/10 (July 31). According to the preliminary figures, with a growth of 17.9 percent to 7.79 billion euros, Porsche achieved the highest turnover in company history. Sales also rose by 8.8 percent to 81,850 (previous year: 75,238) vehicles. Read more
Stuttgart. Very low-slung, very sporty, and very rare: The Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, launches a small edition of a new 911 Speedster. Paying homage to the first Porsche model that bore the name Speedster – the 356 Speedster –, the production run for the new model is limited to 356 cars. The two-seater is significantly different from the other members of the 911 family. In the best tradition, the 60 millimetre lower, more raked windscreen, the flat contour of the sporty-look manual hood, and the characteristic double-bubble hardcover for the soft top define the striking profile of the new 911 Speedster. This makes the body of this rear-wheel drive with its 44 millimetre wider rear stand out even more. The new Porsche 911 Speedster will celebrate its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in early October. Read more
Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn said a new Porsche small SUV will be brought to market soon as part of plans to expand the sports car brand’s lineup to boost sales.
Winterkorn said Porsche will get “a new SUV, a smaller brother to the Cayenne which might be named Cajun.” He was speaking in an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel that was published Monday.
Volkswagen is taking over Porsche Automobil Holding SE’s carmaking operations as the companies build on a partnership that includes sharing vehicle platforms. Read more
A gripping finale in the American Le Mans Series event at Road Atlanta combines the drama of Porsche customers battling for three of the four class championships, and a special treat – the first race in the USA for the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid racing laboratory. Read more
Jens Walther follows outgoing Paul Ritchie
Atlanta Porsche Cars North America announced today that the Supervisory Board of Porsche Motorsport North America, Inc (PMNA) has appointed Jens Walther as the new President & CEO of PMNA, effective immediately. He succeeds Paul Ritchie who has decided to retire from the motorsports business. Walther (41) has been responsible for the management of Porsche’s One-Make Cup Program, which is made up of 19 national and international championships including its premium championship, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. In addition, he coordinated all Formula One related issues for Porsche and its subsidiaries. Walther who joined Porsche in 2001 worked the first four years at Porsche Engineering Group GmbH as Manager, Marketing, Communications and Business Development. Read more