From May 2012

Porsche: every day sporty driving fun

Power that holds its value: premium vehicles for everyday living and the race track

Stuttgart. Driving a Porsche is a very special blend of rationality and pleasure: the combination of peak performance and sportiness with efficiency and practicality across the entire model range is unprecedented. Systematic development with the goal of optimal performance in everyday life and on the race track guarantees Porsche owners not just the driving fun typical of the brand but ensures also that their vehicles are reliable, hold their value and are long-lived. Approximately 70 per cent of the Porsche vehicles ever built are still on the road. And many of them have not just retained their value but have increased in price by orders of magnitude.

Porsche has used the driving fun the new sports car generation offers to build on the 911 Carrera’s competitive advantages. The 911 Carrera S Coupé with optimal sporty equipment can lap the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife in 7:40 minutes. That makes it approximately 14 seconds faster than the previous model. That is on a par with the earlier 911 GT3 – the road version of the Cup racing car. Read more

918 Spyder prototypes commence trials

Development of the Porsche super sports car enters next phase

Stuttgart. The Porsche 918 Spyder is on the road: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has taken the driving trials of the super sports car of the future a step further with completion of the initial prototypes. The 918 Spyder will go into production at the end of September 2013 as planned, with the first customers receiving their vehicles before 2013 is out. “What we are doing with the 918 Spyder is redefining driving fun, efficiency and performance,” said Wolfgang Hatz, Member of the Executive Board Research and Development of Porsche AG. Read more

New Aero Package Improves Porsche Performance at Laguna; Falken, Lizards Lead Late

Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Teams Closer to ALMS GT Leaders with Updated Aero Package; Both Flying Lizard Motorsports and Team Falken Tire Lead late in the Monterey Race.

Monterey, Calif. – May 12 – Armed with a new aerodynamic package for Round #3 of the 2012 American Le Mans Series race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, a six-hour endure. the four Porsche 911 GT3 RSR entries improved their performance, but bad luck near the end of the race prevented them from improving their final finishing positions. Read more

The Porsche museum is sending its classic cars to the Mille Miglia

The Museum on Wheels is on the road in Italy from 17 to 20 May 2012

Stuttgart.The legends are under starter’s orders: from 17 to 20 May 2012, the Porsche Museum will be covering the legendary thousand miles of the Mille Miglia with its impressive starting field to date. The famous endurance road race will be contested by two Porsche 550 Spyder, 356 Speedster 1500, 356 Speedster 1600, 356 Speedster 1600 S and 356 Coupé with V-shaped front windscreen, the so-called “Knickscheibe” (bent windscreen). The contest follows the course of the most beautiful roads from Brescia to Rome and back and is among the most important events in the Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, calendar. The Mille Miglia remains a challenge for vehicles and drivers to this day because the 1,600 kilometre course is covered in only three days and typically traverses different weather zones. Read more

Porsche SE reports substantial profit in Q1 2012

Good development of the Porsche and Volkswagen investments

Stuttgart, 7 May 2012. In the first quarter of the current fiscal year 2012, Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE), Stuttgart, reported a profit after tax of 327 million euro at group level. The profit was primarily attributable to the good development of Porsche SE’s two investments in the Volkswagen group and the Porsche Zwischenholding GmbH group. The profit from investments accounted for at equity amounted to 1.169 billion euro for the period from 1 January to 31 March 2012. This was counterbalanced in particular by a non-cash special effect recognized as an expense from the adjustment of the valuation of the put and call options for the shares in Porsche Zwischenholding GmbH remaining with Porsche SE totaling minus 810 million euro. Read more