From June 2011

Porsche returns to Le Mans in 2014

Development programme confirmed for LMP1 sports prototype

Stuttgart. Porsche returns to Le Mans with a works-run LMP1 sports prototype. The first outing of the completely new developed race car is planned for the year 2014. With 16 overall victories, Porsche is the most successful manufacturer in Le Mans. The most recent win was in 1998 with the Porsche 911 GT1.

“Motorsport was always an essential part of the Porsche brand,” emphasises Matthias Müller, President of the Executive Board at Porsche AG. “So for us it was only a matter of time before we returned as a factory to the top league of racing. Porsche’s successes in Le Mans are unrivalled. We want to follow up on this with the 17th outright victory.” Read more

More than 300,000 Porsche Boxsters and Caymans built

Success story: 15 years of the Boxster model line

Stuttgart. A nice round number to celebrate the birthday: Almost exactly 15 years to the month after production began, the Porsche Boxster together with its sister model, the Cayman, exceeded the 300,000 mark for the number of vehicles built. Together with its timeless attractiveness, this two-seater, mid-engine car from the Dr. Ing. h.c. H. Porsche AG, Stuttgart has what it takes to make yet another sports car icon. As an anniversary model, a Boxster Spyder with Platinum Silver metallic finish and Carrera red natural leather interior trim rolled off the Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen production line in June, destined for a German customer. Read more

Prof. Dr. Winterkorn: “Porsche SE is clearly on track for success”

Annual General Meeting in Stuttgart / very good business development of Porsche and Volkswagen investments / proposed dividend of 50 cents per preference share

Stuttgart, 17 June 2011. Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE) is continuing to benefit from the very good business development of its Volkswagen and Porsche investments. In the first three months of the fiscal year 2011, profit after tax totaled 691 million euro. Already in the short fiscal year 2010, from 1 August to 31 December of the prior year, Porsche SE disclosed profit after tax of 1.29 billion euro. “Porsche SE is clearly on track for success,” Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Porsche SE told shareholders at the company’s Annual General Meeting in Stuttgart. Read more