Tradition meets Innovation
Stuttgart. For more than four decades, the Porsche 911 has been deemed an automotive icon and the very epitome of the sports car. That means that the launch of the new Type 991 is an important event for the Porsche Museum Stuttgart as well. As a curtain raiser for 2012, the new generation is being welcomed as part of a major special exhibition from 31 January to 20 May, 2012 under the banner “911 Identity”.
Zuffenhausen sports cars manufacturer steps up cultural commitment
Stuttgart. The New Year is getting under way with a promising collaboration: starting in January 2012, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG will partner with the Stuttgart ballet, promoting the world famous ballet company’s future appearances and events. The long-term partnership between the Stuttgart ballet and the leading international sports car company is under the banner “premium meets premium”.
Porsche’s goal is a close partnership based on trust.“This collaboration is a coming together of two brands that stand for values such as tradition, innovation and perfection. Our organisations are united not just by regionality and globality but also by a powerful, dynamic aesthetic, behind which lies a great deal of technology,” said Thomas Edig, Deputy Chairman and Member of the Executive Board for Human Resources and Social Affairs of Porsche AG. Read more
Lighter and more muscular, more distinctive and more fuel-efficient
Stuttgart. Never before in the history of the Porsche Boxster was a change of generation so comprehensive. The open-top two-seater car is being marketed with a completely new lightweight body and a completely revamped chassis. Considerably lower weight, longer wheelbase, a wider track and larger wheels significantly enhance yet further the mid-engine sports car’s driving dynamics, already far and away the best in its class, supported by the new electro-mechanical power steering. The new Boxsters boast superior performance and are also up to 15 per cent more fuelefficient. Depending on model, they get by with significantly less than eight litres of fuel per 100 kilometres. Read more
22 per cent rise in worldwide customer deliveries
Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart set a new delivery record in 2011: 118,867 vehicles were sold worldwide; a 22.2 per cent increase compared with the year before. The Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer thereby significantly exceeded the planned target of 100,000 customer deliveries in 2011. “With sports car sales of just less than 120,000, 2011 was a record year for Porsche,” said Matthias Müller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Porsche AG. “We are planning to continue growing in 2012 as well. The new 911 generation will galvanize the market.” In December 2011, Porsche delivered 9,157 vehicles to customers. Demand was especially strong in Europe with an increase of 19.8 per cent compared with the same month the year before. Read more