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PorscheNews 01/2008

The Boxster RS 60 Spyder

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Light-weight construction, a low centre of gravity,

mid-mounted engine. Even today, these are the

crucial points that make a sports car out of a

Roadster at Porsche. These values are more alive

than ever in the limited edition special

Boxster RS 60 Spyder.

VarioCam Plus

Propulsive power and low in consumption

The Porsche 718 RS 60 Spyder

King of the mountains

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status: 03/2008 Printed in Singapore


Further topics:

Porsche Motorsport

Success in the ALMS

Porsche Exclusive and Tequipment

Cayenne Turbo Power Kit

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia

Season review and outlook for 2008

Porsche Training and Recruitment

Centre Asia

Training of automotive technicians in the Philippines

The Boxster RS 60 Spyder.

Dear Porsche Enthusiast,

Lightweight construction, a low centre of gravity,

mid-mounted engine – the new Boxster RS 60 Spyder

is strongly reminiscent of the Porsche motor sports

of the 60s. No coincidence: Because the special

model has many things in common with the victorious

Porsche 718 RS 60 Spyder. In this edition of Porsche

News, we will be presenting this legendary predecessor

to you and introducing you to the fascinating

Boxster RS 60 Spyder.

In our special feature on technology you will find out

how VarioCam Plus makes it possible to achieve both

high performance and torque values in the Boxster

models, while at the same time cutting consumption

and emissions. Furthermore, we will show you how

even more performance can be exploited from the

already strong turbo engine of the Cayenne Turbo.

We will also report about the motor sport activities of

Porsche with the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia all set

for season 2008 and looking onward to be the

official support race for Formula 1 in Singapore.

In addition, you will find out how Porsche established

a Training and Recruitment Centre in the Philippines

in order to cater for the high demand of qualified

technicians by the Porsche dealer network.

I hope you will find this edition of Porsche News to be

an exciting and entertaining read.

Herbert Kwee

President Director


The Boxster RS 60 Spyder

History can’t be turned back, but it can

be revived. The Boxster RS 60 Spyder.

Forests, serpentines, and magnificent views; typical

for the popular mountain races in the 1960s.

Unpredictable and at times extreme corners put

special demands on the vehicles. The Porsche

718 RS 60 Spyder mastered them with bravado

and at that time wrote racing history. Its decisive

advantages: low weight and high agility – the classic

Roadster virtues at Porsche to this day. The most

recent proof: the Boxster S special model

RS 60 Spyder” limited to 1,960 cars.

Agile, athletic, authentic.

High performance, agility, a low centre of gravity

and the mid-engine concept – the core values of

the 718 type are more alive than ever in the new

Boxster RS 60 Spyder. Its power-enhanced mid-

engine and chassis coordinated for agility result in

an authentic driving experience. The design? Just

as expressive as its role model. Together with the

colouring, it is reminiscent of the aesthetics of the

Porsche racing car 718 RS 60 Spyder.

The design: Dynamic.

The 718 RS 60 Spyder’s design vocabulary was

characterised by its function, and the direct linking

of functionality and design. The expression of this

styling can be found in the Boxster today. For example

on the front section: elegantly rounded, flattened

down, and pulled closer to the road. The overall

impression? Powerful, purist and elegant like its

predecessor – just far more suitable for daily use.

In addition to these design features, the

Boxster RS 60 Spyder also assumed the silver

paintwork typical for the 718 RS 60 Spyder. Even

if it is in a special version: the GT Silver Metallic.

Reminiscent of the super sports car Carrera GT,

also with mid-engine. The windshield frame painted

black and the striking red hood underscore the

classic sports car genes of the Boxster RS 60 Spyder

and stand in elegant contrast to the body paintwork.

The hood can be opened and closed in just 12

seconds. Another recognisable feature of the special

model: the tail lights with the lenses kept entirely in

red – for an especially dynamic and imposing look.


The Boxster RS 60 Spyder

Its available power: High.

A 6-cylinder boxer engine with 3.4-litre displacement

drives the Boxster RS 60 Spyder. The mid-engine

delivers 223 kW (303 bhp) at 6,250 rpm and a

maximum torque of 340 Nm between 4,400 and

6,000 rpm.

Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds.

Its top speed is 274 km/h. On the road, this power

is transferred via a precision-guided 6-speed manual

transmission. Upon request, you can also get the

5-speed Tiptronic S. The engine has the VarioCam Plus

as standard (more about that in the technology feature).

In addition to excellent running quality, low fuel

consumption and fewer exhaust emissions, above

all it makes high performance and torque values

possible. Optimisations on the exhaust flow and the

additional standard sports exhaust system on the

Boxster RS 60 Spyder with a twin-branch tailpipe

akin to the 911 GT3 contribute to increasing the

power output to an impressive 303 bhp.

The standard 19-inch SportDesign wheels with 5-mm

wheel spacers for the Boxster RS 60 Spyder let the

car appear more muscular and enhance its connection

with the road.

The brake system has 4-piston aluminium monobloc

brake callipers. Advantages include high inherent

rigidity and low weight resulting in particularly fast

and effective responsiveness.

s The power-enhanced 6-cylinder boxer engine directly behind the driver as

well as the standard sports exhaust system with twin-branch tailpipe

The standard vehicle stability system, Porsche

Stability Management (PSM), provides for additional

safety. Upon deviation from the desired direction of

movement, it initiates targeted braking of individual

wheels. Also standard is the Porsche Active

Suspension Management (PASM), an active damper

system that additionally optimises road holding. With

PASM, the body is lowered by 10 mm. Through the

electronic adjustment of the damping system, the

damping power is actively and continuously controlled

for each individual wheel – depending on the driving

style, driving situation and the selected programme

“Normal” or “Sport”. For outstanding agility, increased

driving pleasure and increased active safety for every

driving style.


The Boxster RS 60 Spyder

The interior: Sporty.

TheRS 60 Spyder” logo on the door entry guards

made of stainless steel already promise exclusivity.

A discreet limited edition plaque on the cover of the

glove compartment provides the proof: This special

model is one of a limited edition numbering just

1,960 cars.

The striking leather interior in natural Carrera Red

leather is reminiscent of early motor sport. It is

colour coordinated with the exterior of the car –

like the red hood. With the option available – at no

additional cost – black hood, the interior is in dark

grey natural leather. Driver and passenger airbags

are also standard as is the Porsche Side Impact

Protection System (POSIP) with its separate head and

thorax airbags as well as side impact protection –

all effective even when the hood is open.

s The interior picks up the exterior paintwork in the GT Silver Metallic – for an even more harmonious coordination of the overall concept

On the finishing line:

The Boxster RS 60 Spyder.

You will find more information in our web special at: www.

porsche.com/boxsterrs60

The 718 has found a worthy successor in the

Boxster RS 60 Spyder. It is only logical that the

boxer mid-engine was again power-enhanced

compared with the already very sporty Boxster S.

It is only consistent if the special model supports

this added agility and dynamism visually. And it is

only Porsche if a Roadster drives like a sports car.

The result: more comfort than in the past from

mountain race driving. n

Urban fuel consumption (l/100 km) 1) : 15.3*/16.3**; fuel consumption non-urban (l/100 km) 1) : 7.8*/7.9**; fuel consumption overall (l/100 km) 1) : 10.6*/11.0**;

CO 2

emissions (g/km): 254*/262**. *6-speed manual transmission. **Tiptronic S. 1) According to 1999/100/EC.


VarioCam Plus

The Boxster RS 60 Spyder:

Propulsive power and low in consumption

thanks to VarioCam Plus.

The Boxster RS 60 Spyder creates enthusiasm

not least due to its impressive thrust and its

high reserves in power. One reason for this is the

6-cylinder boxer engine with VarioCam Plus.

The Boxster RS 60 Spyder – like all Boxster models –

has this system to adjust the intake camshafts and

to change the valve lift of the intake valves. In addition

to the best running quality, low fuel consumption and

fewer exhaust emissions, above all VarioCam Plus

makes high performance and torque values possible.

And VarioCam Plus is a 2-in-1 engine concept. It

adjusts itself to the respective demand for power.

The switch occurs without being noticed by means

of the Motronic ME7.8. This results in spontaneous

acceleration and extremely low engine noise.

s Schematic representation of VarioCam Plus

The valve-lift adjustment system consists of switchable

bucket tappets that are guided by an electro-hydraulic

switch valve. They consist of 2 interlocking tappets

that can be locked by means of a bolt. Either a large

cam works on the intake valves via the exterior tappet

or a small cam via the internal tappet. The intake

control times are infinitely variable via a camshaft

controller attached to the front of the camshaft that

works according to the vane principle. The control

occurs via an electro-hydraulic control valve.

For example, in order to optimise the petrol intake

during the warm-up phase at low temperatures,

VarioCam Plus selects large valve lifts with retarded

valve timing. In the mid engine speed and low load

range, the system reduces fuel consumption and

exhaust emission by switching to small valve lifts

with advanced valve timings.

To achieve maximum power and torque, the valve

lift is raised and the timing advanced. n


The Porsche 718 RS 60 Spyder

King of the mountains:

The Porsche 718 RS 60 Spyder.

s The newly produced 718 RS 60 Spyders in 1960 in the yard of factory I in Zuffenhausen (Stuttgart)

s Schauinsland (Freiburg) in 1961, 99 Heini Walter, winner with Porsche RS 60 (718)

At the beginning of the 1960s, Porsche used the

718 RS 60 Spyder to expand on their concept of success

in the legendary Porsche 550 Spyder: light-weight

construction, a low centre of gravity, mid-mounted

engine. Even today these are the crucial points that

make a sports car out of a Roadster at Porsche.

High dynamics and

high functionality.

The starting point for the development of the

718 RS 60 Spyder was a change in the rules of

the FIA that required a closer proximity to series

production for the racing cars of the 1960 racing

season. At Porsche this was seen as a challenge,

resulting in the creation of the 718 RS 60 Spyder on

the basis of the 718 RSK, a sports car that – if not

intended for the road – could in principle be used on

the road. Nevertheless it concentrated on the most

important features: agile and precise handling. It

had rather unusual features for a racing car: for

example, a larger windshield, a functioning hood and

a luggage compartment that was in the rear behind

the power-enhanced engine.

The engine itself: a boxer engine with displacement

enlarged to 1,587 cc and 160 bhp at 7,800 rpm.

In combination with the low gross weight of 550 kg

and the low centre of gravity, it decisively improved

the agility and the performance of the car.

The concept: Victorious.

What effect did the vehicle concept have in combination

with the additionally enhanced power output

of the 718 RS 60 Spyder? Extreme manoeuvrability

and the ability to accelerate quickly out of a corner;

especially important particularly for mountain racing.

And so its drivers made it to the winners’ rostrum

s Stirling Moss’ vehicle in 1961

worldwide in the host of disciplines. The victories

speak for themselves: The 718 RS 60 Spyder

won the 44 th Targa Florio 1960 – with a margin of

6 minutes. It won at the 4 th and 5 th European Hill

Climb Championship in 1960 and 1961 and excelled

at the 12 hours of Sebring in the US. Twice, because

it won both first and second place. It thus counts

among the outstanding racing cars of the 1960s. n


Porsche Motorsport

Success in a series:

Porsche in the ALMS.

12 races, 11 classes and 8 overall victories.

Manufacturer, team and driver titles – the

American Le Mans Series (ALMS) 2007 was extremely

successful for Porsche. Now the challenge is to

continue the series of successes in the 2008 season.

power-to-weight ratios. The goal for 2008 is

demanding: In the coming 12 runs, the Porsche

pilots in their Porsche RS Spyders – at the lead the

Penske Racing team with Sascha Maassen, Patrick

Long, Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas, Emmanuel

Collard and Ryan Briscoe – will come up against the

numerically reinforced competition.

The RS Spyder in the LMS.

High expectations in the ALMS.

When the ALMS 2008 starts on 15 March in Sebring,

the pilots of the Penske Racing and Dyson Racing

teams will again do their best in their

Porsche RS Spyders to dominate the LMP2 class

like they have in the years before. Already in 2006

and 2007 they were able to win the manufacturer

assessment with Porsche. In the season just ended,

in 8 out of 10 races the sport prototypes from

Weissach were even faster than the LMP1 vehicles

with their 200 bhp stronger and clearly superior

Besides the ALMS, Porsche will also start at the

European Le Mans Series (LMS) and at the 24-hour

race of Le Mans. At the 6 LMS races in 2008, each

over a distance of 1,000 km, the Horag Racing team

will also drive a Porsche RS Spyder. The Swiss are

already the 2nd customer team to implement the

extremely successful LMP2 sports car in Europe.

The Dutch VM Motor sport team will also start the

Le Mans Series in 2008 with one of the 478 bhp

strong sport prototypes.

t The Porsche RS Spyder on the track in Sebring, Florida 2007

Like the cars from the Penske Racing and Dyson

Racing teams in the ALMS, the RS Spyder from Horag

Racing will be racing on tyres from the manufacturer

Michelin. Initial test drives are planned for November.

As is customary for its customer teams, Porsche

will provide technical support for the test and racing

deployments.

24 hours of fascination – Porsche

Motorsport.

At the LMS halftime, from 14 to 15 June 2008, one

of the classics par excellence will also be added: the

24 hours of Le Mans. The race on the traditional French

track represents a further high point in the motor sport

calendar – for Porsche just as it is for all motor sport

fans. Maximum excitement is once again guaranteed

here – just like at the ALMS and the LMS races. n

You can find out more on the Internet at: www.porsche.

com/motorsport

Dates for ALMS 2008

15.03. Sebring

05.04. St. Petersburg

19.04. Long Beach

26.04. Houston

18.05. Salt Lake City

12.07. Lime Rock

19.07. Mid-Ohio

09.08. Road America

24.08. Mosport

30.08. Detroit

04.10. Road Atlanta

18.10. Laguna Seca

Dates for LMS 2008

06.04. Barcelona

27.04. Monza

11.05. Spa Francorchamps

17.08. Nürburgring

14.09. Silverstone

(Date and location for the 6th LMS run were not yet set at the time

of going to press.)

Dates for 24 Hours of Le Mans 2008

14./15.06. Le Mans


Porsche Exclusive & Tequipment

540 horsepower for the Cayenne Turbo.

Power (kW)

Torque (Nm)

to adjust to the new potential. That is why adapting

the chassis and the brake system – which further

improves the braking performance – are part of

enhancing power. That is why 6-piston aluminium

monobloc brake callipers and internally vented,

two-part brake discs with a diameter of 380 mm

(standard: 368 mm) and a thickness of 38 mm

(standard: 36 mm) are used on the front axle.

Specially developed additional brake air inlets

further improve the brake venting on the front axle.

In this way, top brake performance balances out

enhanced engine performance.

The Cayenne Turbo power kit is available from ex

works and for retrofitting via Porsche Tequipment.

And of course the guarantee is retained as usual

from Porsche Exclusive & Tequipment even when

retrofitted. n

Engine speed (rpm)

Fuel consumption urban (l/100 km) 1) : 22.5;

fuel consumption non-urban (l/100 km) 1) : 10.5;

fuel consumption overall (l/100 km) 1) : 14.9.

CO 2

emissions in (g/km): 358.

1)

According to 80/1268/EEC (version valid at time of printing).

Whoever is involved in motor sport like Porsche is, also

finds top performance to be something very normal.

It is also normal that this passion also manifests itself

in road vehicles. The power kit for the Cayenne Turbo

results from exactly this way of thinking about power.

Cayenne Turbo power kit.

The Cayenne Turbo is the strongest model in the

Cayenne series. Nonetheless, even in a performanceoriented

society, there are always passionate people

who achieve more. And who expect more power.

For them there is the Cayenne Turbo power kit from

the Porsche Exclusive & Tequipment programme.

In detail: 40 bhp more. With the Cayenne Turbo

power kit, the vehicle now has 540 bhp. This added

power output is achieved by demonstrably enlarged

and output-optimised charge-air coolers, flowoptimised

air baffles and a new engine management

system.The result: even better driving performance.

The top speed is 279 km/h, acceleration from 0 to

100 km/h in only 4.9 seconds.

Visibly more power.

The power kit visibly changes the design of the engine

compartment. The throttle valve cover made of light

carbon and a plaque made of brushed aluminium

already promise pure performance optically. Just

like the titanium-coloured intake manifold with

carbon inserts and silver-coloured “turbo” logo.

More performance for the brakes.

It goes without saying that power output cannot be

increased willy-nilly without other components having

s The power kit adds 40 bhp


Porsche Carrera Cup Asia

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia.

Season review.

Since its launch in 2003, the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia

has grown from strength to strength, every year

attracting some of the finest sportscar drivers from

across Asia and the Pacific as well as further afield.

After another intensely competitive season, Tim Sugden

of Britain took the 2007 Overall crown ahead of Japan’s

Keita Sawa and Australian Christian Jones.

Making history.

With a sterling line-up in both classes, and a

challenging mix of fast, sweeping circuits and tight

and demanding race tracks, the Porsche Carrera

Asia was all set for a fantastic fifth season.

There was also a major milestone in Asian

motorsport history to celebrate – the graduation

t Christian Jones, Tim Sugden and Keita Sawa at the Championship Dinner

of the first ever Chinese sportscar racer, reigning

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia champion Darryl O’Young,

to the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.

The 2007 series got underway in February with

an official test at Malaysia’s Sepang International

Circuit, and the opening rounds held in April as official

support races to the 2007 Formula 1 Petronas

Malaysian Grand Prix. A further two rounds were held

there in May as part of the Asian Festival of Speed

(AFOS), before the series travelled to Indonesia’s

Sentul International Circuit in July.

The second half of the season was held entirely in

China. The first of the four race meetings here in

September was also the first ever international

motorsport event for the brand new Chengdu

Goldenport Circuit in western China. The series

then featured as an official support event to the

s Darryl O’Young leading from pole position at the Macau Grand Prix

2007 Formula 1 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix in

Shanghai in October.

Zhuhai International Circuit in Southern China was the

venue for the penultimate two rounds of the season,

with the Macau Grand Prix once again playing host to

the grand finale.

After eight races of the 13-round season it was Cref

Motorsports’ Keita Sawa who led Class A, despite

having just one victory to his name compared with

two-time British GT champion Tim Sugden’s tally of

four and Christian Jones’ three consecutive victories

for his SCC Racing China team. The situation was just

as intense in Class B, with Australian Peter Boylan

and newcomer Mok Weng Sun of Singapore tied at

the top and only eight points separating the top four

drivers.

after the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season was over

took pole position and followed it up with the race

win, showing his experience around the Guia Circuit

paid off handsomely. But it was behind him that the

drama was unfolding. Starting from second on the

grid, Jones was running a comfortable 4th which

would have been enough to bag him the title, but

disaster struck at the infamous Lisboa Bend when he

hit the barrier and came to a halt. That gave Sugden

the 2007 title, with Keita Sawa runner up.

The season ahead.

With an improved version of the Porsche 911 GT3

Cup car and three support races to the 2008 FIA

Formula One World Championship on the calendar,

the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2008 looks set for its

best season yet.

As the series arrived in Macau for the championship

decider, just two points separated Sugden and

Jones. Darryl O’Young who came in as a guest driver

Recently confirmed as an official support race to the

2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix

on 28 September, the PCCA will also be part of the


Porsche Carrera Cup Asia

Race calendar.

Date Circuit, Country Event Round(s)

February 15 – 16 Sepang Int. Circuit, Malaysia – Test Days

March 21 – 23 Sepang Int. Circuit, Malaysia Formula 1 Support Race 1 & 2

April 18 – 20 Zhuhai Int. Circuit, China Asian Festival of Speed 3 & 4

June 20 – 22 Zhuhai Int. Circuit, China Pan Delta Super Racing Festival 5 & 6

July 18 – 20 Sentul Int. Circuit, Indonesia Asian Festival of Speed 7 & 8

September 26 – 28 Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore Formula 1 Support Race 9

October 17 – 19 Shanghai Int. Circuit, China Formula 1 Support Race 10

November 13 – 16 Macau Guia Circuit, China* Macau Grand Prix 11

*Subject to confirmation of commercial agreement.

s The 2008 model of the 911 GT3 Cup Car

Porsche Pit Stop Singapore – the

official Carrera Cup Asia 2008

season launch.

2008 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix in

March with the 2008 Formula 1 Sinopec Chinese

Grand Prix in October also on the provisional race

schedule.

The Singapore event on 28 September heralds one of

the most exciting new developments in recent

motorsport history as the first Formula 1 Grand Prix in

history to be run at night on a 5.05 km street circuit.

“We are delighted that the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia

is the first confirmed support race for the Singapore

Grand Prix. Since we introduced the series to Asia

in 2003, we have consistently set new benchmarks,

bringing the best in one-make sportscar racing to

the region and providing exceptional motorsport

entertainment to fans.” says Christer Ekberg,

Managing Director of Porsche Asia Pacific.

The series will also visit Zhuhai as well as Indonesia’s

Sentul Circuit, with the season-closer once again

provisionally scheduled as part of November’s Macau

Grand Prix.

Eighteen drivers have so far been confirmed for next

year, all of whom will compete in identical 997-based

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars.

The new car, built by Porsche Motorsport in Weissach,

Germany, boasts a 420 bhp engine, an increase of

20 bhp over the previous model, additional torque, and

an upgraded six gear sequential gearbox. In addition

to the engine upgrades, the car abandons ABS and

sports design modifications including the bumper

panel from the GT3 road car.

The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2008 roars into action

with a special season launch to be held in Singapore

on 14 March 2008. The historic Singapore Cricket

Club plays host to the event which is part of the 2008

Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix race build

up and also the 20th anniversary celebrations of the

Porsche Club Singapore.

Traditionally held at Sepang Int. Circuit, this year’s

launch is bigger than ever with a Porsche convoy

including a Carrera GT, a 911 GT3 RSR and the

Cayenne S Transsbyeria as well as road and heritage

cars driven by Singapore Porsche Club members,

leading the way to the Padang.

Visitors will be among the first to lay eyes on the new

Cayenne GTS and the new 911 GT3 Cup car model

as the cars will be launched during the event. All the

cars will be on display for the guests to enjoy. To add

to the racing atmosphere there will also be an MC

and music, giant TV screen with race footage and

information videos, information on the

2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix, the

Porsche Club Singapore and the Porsche Carrera

Cup Asia, plus a food and beverage tent.

Another great event highlight will be the very first

Porsche Kids Driving School in Singapore. Kids

between the age of 5 to 10 will get the chance to

sign up for the Porsche Kids Driving School including

a short theory lesson on basic traffic rules and signs

as well as a driving session on 911 pedal cars on a

road track. After successful completion, the kids will

receive their own Porsche Kids Driving license.

VIP guests and media will meet the teams and drivers

of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Season 2008 during

the official launch press conference. For more

information on the event, log on to porsche.com.sg. n


Porsche Training and Recruitment Centre Asia

Porsche Training and Recruitment Centre Asia

in the Philippines.

“Establishing the Porsche Training and Recruitment

Centre Asia in the Philippines makes perfect sense as

we have the full support of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

and Don Bosco, a well-established technical training

institute, as well as PGA Cars Inc. We are certain that

the Porsche Training and Recruitment Centre Asia will

offer a sustainable solution to meet the increasing

need for qualified technicians in our Porsche Centre

network.”

A total of 16 students of Don Bosco have already

been selected to commence the course at the

Porsche Training and Recruitment Centre Asia in April

this year. n

s MD Christer Ekberg informs about Porsche within the new training facilities

s Signing of the M.O.A. (or memorandum of agreement) from left, Herwart Fleischer, Robert Coyiuto JR., Porsche Asia Pacific’s MD Christer Ekberg,

Brother Elmer Rodriguez (Technical Director)

s Technical practice vehicle for students

A new Training and Recruitment Centre opening in

the Philippines will groom highly qualified automotive

mechanics and technicians to help meet increasing

demand for specialised mechanics at Porsche Centres

in emerging markets around the world.

Porsche Asia Pacific Pte Ltd supported by

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, in collaboration with

PGA Cars Inc., the official Porsche importer for the

Philippines, and The Don Bosco Technical Institute

recently announced the establishment of the

Porsche Training and Recruitment Centre Asia,

in the Philippines.

Under this initiative, the Don Bosco Technical Institute

will provide basic technical training, and technicians

who have completed this training can then advance

to the Porsche Training and Recruitment Centre Asia

located within PGA Cars Inc.’s premises, where

Porsche will provide a specialist training programme.

Up to 40 students will be accepted at the centre

every year and graduates from the scheme will

then be recruited for the extensive Porsche Centre

network upon completion of their training.

“As Porsche uses state-of-the-art and cutting edge

technology, recruiting qualified automotive

technicians is a key factor in providing professional

support at our Porsche Centres,” says Porsche Asia

Pacific Managing Director, Mr. Christer Ekberg.

t The first batch of students with Robert Coyiuto JR., Christer Ekberg, Herwart Fleischer and Brother Elmer Rodriguez

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