Porschenews 01/2009 Go your own way. The new Cayman.


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Porsche News 01/2009

Go your own way. The new Cayman.

An uncompromising declaration of individuality.

The new Cayman and Cayman S.

Inner Fire. The new Boxster.

A roadster concept that’s been inspiring drivers

for more than 60 years. The new Boxster and

Boxster S.

MICA (P) 103/11/2008

The new 911 GT3

From the inner sanctum

The new Panamera

4 doors, 4 seats – redefined

The new Porsche Museum

Breaking all conventions

Further topics:

Porsche Exclusive & Tequipment

New heights for the Cayman and Boxster models.

Work against inertia

The new dynamic engine mounts.

Porsche Motorsport 2009

Additions to the racing programme.

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia

Season preview 2009.

Porsche News Singapore

Keep yourself up-to-date with the latest news

and events in Singapore.

Dear Porsche Enthusiast,

The new Boxster and Cayman models have arrived.

Read more about the two different characters

resulting in four new cars in this Porsche News issue.

Are you looking for an even more ‘personal’ dream

car? Porsche Exclusive & Tequipment knows many

ways to personalise your Porsche’s appearance. We

show you the highlights for the new Boxster and new

Cayman models.

And there is more good news: The new 911 GT3 is

about to come, arising from our deep passion for

motorsport. We take you on a journey inside the new

911 GT3 and provide full specification details.

And in the special technology section, we introduce

you to an innovative development in the new 911 GT3

that challenges the laws of physics – the new

dynamic engine mounts.

The new Panamera has some surprises in store too,

especially its interior – four individual seats and

plenty of room. Enjoy a comfortable ride two-by-two!

And also the new Porsche Museum has just opened

its doors. We invite you to read more about this

architectural wonder, located next to the main factory

in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.

And we also report on the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia,

which is just about to start into the new season with

a brilliant line up and an impressive race calendar.

Finally, we will inform you of the latest Porsche news

and happenings in Singapore.

There’s a lot to look forward to in 2009. I hope you

enjoy reading this issue.

Karsono Kwee

Executive Chairman

The new Boxster and Cayman models

When a real roadster meets

a distinctive personality.

The new Boxster and Cayman models.

Discover your Inner Fire.

Though 60 years of automotive evolution has seen

many changes, the cornerstones of the Boxster

remain unchanged. Sports performance, lightweight

construction, agility and pure driving pleasure. All

neatly packaged in a two-seat, mid-engine sports

car destined to be a modern classic.

Above all, the new Boxster models are governed

by extreme performance. Brand new engine

developments translate to higher capacity and

extremely smooth running. The Boxster’s six-cylinder

boxer engine, fitted with VarioCam Plus, now has a

2.9-litre capacity, which develops 188 kW (255 hp)

and takes the 0 – 100 km/h sprint in only 5.9

seconds before the acceleration ends at a top

speed of 263 km/h. The new Boxster S 3.4-litre

engine features direct fuel injection (DFI) and even

more power, developing an impressive 228 kW

(310 hp) and reaching 274 km/h top speed while the

acceleration to 100 km/h takes just 5.3 seconds.

Faster acceleration and lower fuel consumption

are also a reality with the optional Porsche

Doppelkupplung (PDK), available for both models.

Attention to detail means that nothing is overlooked.

The suspension of the new Boxster models have

been tuned in tandem with the engine’s increased

power. The enhanced Porsche Stability Management

(PSM) now includes two additional features.

Precharging of the braking system, and Brake

Assist both contribute towards shortening stopping

distances and increasing active safety. The mid-

engine design, in combination with the complex

chassis technology, result in an impressively smooth

ride even during cornering, braking and acceleration.

Pushing the boundaries of technical limitations, with

a seamless blend of function and design. The new

Boxster models remain true roadsters.

Go your own way.

An uncompromising declaration of individuality. Two

sports coupes that go beyond all conventions. Two

cars that draw their drivers under their spell, forever.

Two brand new engine developments continue to

herald the arrival of the new Cayman and Cayman S.

Outstanding for their lightweight construction,

power output and efficiency, their drive for power is

extraordinary. And the design? With a striking new

headlight concept, the new Cayman models are a

declaration of individuality.

The unmistakable sound of the Cayman belies its

powerful core: the familiar 6-cylinder, mid-engine

concept. The new 2.9-litre flat-six engine of the

Cayman delivers 195 kW (265 hp), an acceleration

from 0 – 100 km/h within 5.8 seconds and a top

speed of 265 km/h. The Cayman S goes one step

further, now for the first time with direct fuel injection

(DFI), a 3.4-litre engine and a power output of

235 kW (320 hp), leading to a top speed of 277 km/h

and an acceleration to 100 km/h within 5.2 seconds.

The optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) delivers

even faster rates of acceleration by significantly

reducing the time taken between gear selection and

gear engagements and is available as an option on

either model.

The Cayman models also incorporate the Porsche

Stability Management (PSM) as a standard feature,

to give you peace of mind while driving as the

automated control system stabilises the vehicle

at the limits of dynamic driving performance.

Completely revised suspension tuning ensures your

comfort on both short and longer journeys. Smooth

acceleration is readily matched by impressive braking

power, as both new Cayman models feature internally

vented brake discs to comfortably tame the power of

the engine.

Uncompromisingly sporty – the new Cayman and

Cayman S. Two different characters. One personality.

Their drive for power is impressive, their spirited

nature fascinating. The only question left to consider:

which one suits you best? n

Porsche Exclusive & Tequipment

The new Cayman and the new Boxster – now

with even more personality. New highlights

of the Porsche Exclusive & Tequipment


Each Porsche is a full-blooded sports car. Its sporty design is coordinated harmoniously with the entire

vehicle. Every detail tells a story of equal proportion. A fascinating one. A compelling one. But not

necessarily the same one. It is the small but significant difference. Something that highlights individuality

without concealing its origins. Something that accentuates personality without hiding its roots. We’ve

given a name to this “something” – Exclusive & Tequipment. So that your Porsche is yours for ever.

Wheels, mirror attachment point finisher, air intake grills in the rear side section

On the outside it’s sporty throughand-through.

To increase the distinctive sporty looks of the Boxster

and Cayman models, you could start with the exterior –

by using additional painted elements, for instance. New

options for this include air intake grilles in the exterior

colour on the front end of Cayman models, as well

as painted air intakes on the rear side section of the

Boxster and Cayman models. The latter are available

in the exterior colour for Boxster models and in a

contrasting exterior colour for Cayman models. New

for Cayman models is the option of having the grille

in the rear apron 1) sprayed in GT Silver Metallic. This

feature applies to both sides of the rear apron and

adds to the sporty design.

Aerokit Cayman.

Aerokit Cayman 1) is another customisation option. It

comprises new front splitter spoilers and a fixed rear

spoiler on the tailgate for optimum aerodynamics and

design. Please note that the approach angle is reduced.

Painted wheels.

New in the Tequipment programme are the 19-inch

SportDesign wheels, black (gloss) 1) . The wheel centre

is painted entirely in black. The wheel hub cover, also

painted black, displays a coloured Porsche crest and

is included.

For vehicles with Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPM),

Porsche Tequipment now offers the option of

decorative valve caps embossed with the Porsche

crest. A small detail that makes the overall

appearance of your tyres even more exclusive.

1) Earliest availability: 02/2009.

Painted air intake grilles in the front end

Aerokit Cayman

19-inch SportDesign wheels, black (glossy)

Exclusive & Tequipment Collection

Sports exhaust system including sports tailpipe Aluminium PDK gear/handbrake lever, leather PDK gear shift trim surround

Sports tailpipe and sports exhaust


Some of the new options for the engine,

transmission and chassis on Boxster and Cayman

models include the sports tailpipe 2) , which comes in a

twin-tube polished stainless steel design with polymer

nanocoating. The sports tailpipe is included if you

opt for the new sports exhaust system 2) with altered

main silencers.

2) Earliest availability: 06/2009.

From the inside: sportiness you can


Porsche Exclusive & Tequipment has developed

exciting options for the interior too. To supplement

the gear/handbrake lever in aluminium 3) , a unique

gear selector was developed for vehicles with

Porsche dual transmission (PDK). The aluminium

gear selector is equipped with leather insets in the

interior colour. The matching handbrake lever has

an aluminium handle and leather elements covered

in the interior colour.

Further highlights are design options for the skirt and

frame that surround the PDK gear shift. The trim

surround around the PDK gear shift 3) is both covered

in leather matching the interior colour, as well as

painted in either the exterior colour, black or in our

aluminium look.

The PCM package 3) also offers exclusive

personalisation options. It can be covered with

leather that matches the interior colour or painted in

the exterior colour, black or in our aluminium look.

3) Earliest availability: 03/2009.

Sport bucket seat.

A new, sporty option in the Porsche Tequipment

line are sport bucket seats with hinged backrests,

integrated thorax airbags and manual fore/aft

adjustment. The cushion shell is made of carbon-

fibre reinforced plastic with a surface made of

visible carbon fibre.

The sport bucket seats are available separately in

black leather with an embossed Porsche crest on

the headrests or in black, extremely flame-resistant

fabric. Please note that child safety seats cannot be

used in conjunction with these seats.

Child seats.

The new Porsche child seats are also a highlight. They

have a unique, modern design and meet the latest

safety standards. They were specially tested and

approved for Porsche vehicles and provid protection

and comfort to passengers up to 12 years of age.

The fabrics used are breathable, comfortable and

easy to clean. The covering is removable and

washable. The new child seats are black and grey

with a red belt. They can be fitted quickly and easily

to the passenger seat with a child seat adapter

or with the three-point belt system. For increased

protection, the Porsche Baby and the Porsche Junior

Seat ISOFIX use a unique five-point belt system. n

Porsche child seat

You will find more information in our web special at:


Some go racing to look for a thrill.

For us, it comes from inside.

Experience alone might be enough to build a

sports car. But not a Porsche. And certainly not

the 911 GT3. Such cars demand much more and

rely on engineers devoted to developing racing cars

with a passion for motorsport. That’s how the heart

of the 911 GT3 was created – the new engine.

A development produced for motorsport – of course,

with higher performance.

It is perhaps the clearest evidence of

our inner mindset.

The new 911 GT3 is powered by a six-cylinder water-

cooled boxer engine with four-valve technology. With

its new 3,797 cm 3 displacement, the engine develops

320 kW (435 hp). The maximum torque is 430 Nm. The

maximum RPM is 8,500 rpm. The new 911 GT3 passes

the 100 km/h mark after just 4.1 seconds. Its top

speed: 312 km/h. The power-to-weight ratio: 312 hp per

tonne. Output per litre: 115 hp per litre displacement.

In short, the new 911 GT3 now performs even better

with comparable consumption. It’s compliance with

the strict EU5 exhaust emissions standard also

demonstrates a clear commitment to protecting the


The engine in the new 911 GT3 is equipped with

an improved VarioCam, a valve-actuating concept

that distinguishes between different load states

and adjusts automatically to current demands. The

optimised system now regulates not only RPM and

load-dependent adjustments to the intake camshaft,

but also to the exhaust camshaft as well. For even

more power and torque.

Technical specifications


Cylinders 6

Displacement 3,797 cm 3

Max. power 320 kW/435 hp

at 7,600 rpm

Max. torque 430 Nm

at 6,250 rpm


Layout Rear-wheel drive

Unladen weight 1)

Unladen weight (DIN) 1,395 kg

Unladen weight (EC) 2) 1,470 kg

Permissible gross weight 1,680 kg

Performance 1)

Top speed 312 km/h (194 mph)

Acceleration 0–100 km/h 4.1 secs

Flexibility 80–120 km/h, 5 th gear 5.9 secs

911 GT3: Fuel consumption in l/100 km 1), 3) : urban 19.8; extra-urban 8.9;

combined 12.8; CO 2 emissions in g/km 1), 3) : 303

1) Provisional data only. Official data unavailable at the time of publication.

2) Weight is calculated in accordance with the relevant EC Directives and is valid for

standard specification vehicles only. Some optional equipment may increase this

weight. The figure given includes 68 kg for the driver and 7 kg for luggage.

3) The data presented here was recorded using the Euro 5 test procedure

(715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) and the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle)

on standard specification vehicles. This data was not recorded on one individual

vehicle, does not constitute part of the offer and is provided solely for the purposes

of comparison between the respective models. For more information, please

contact your Porsche Centre.

The vehicle chassis has absolute

directional stability. A real driving


The new 911 GT3 sits 30 mm lower than the

911 Carrera. Its uncompromising lightweight

construction keeps the total weight and the weight

of the unsprung mass as low as possible. It stands

for extraordinary agility, high driving safety and

secure handling, especially on corners. Every setting

you need for the racetrack can be made to the

vehicle chassis: height, camber, tracking, and the

stabilisers on the front and rear axles.

The new 911 GT3

Because the vehicle chassis is so securely attached

to the body, elastic load transfers are lower and

wheel tracking is more precise, in turn resulting in

better handling and steering.

One new development is the optional Porsche Active

Drivetrain Mount (PADM)* dynamic engine suspension

– an electronically controlled system for minimising

oscillations and vibrations in entire drive units, but

especially in the engine. Its effect? Whenever you steer

your new 911 GT3 into a corner, the vehicle follows

the direction you steer. The mass of the engine,

however, does not. The result is that the rear of the

vehicle on the rear axle is pushed outward when

cornering. The new PADM minimises this effect

by constantly measuring steering angle, rates of

longitudinal and lateral acceleration with a sensor.

The characteristics of both engine mounts are

adjusted automatically according to driving style.

Both on the racetrack and in everyday situations,

this provides betting handling with shifting loads in

fast bends that you can feel.

The optional Porsche Active Suspension Management

(PASM) add-on improves driving stability even further

by actively and continuously controlling the damper

force for each wheel depending on driving style and

situation. It helps to ensure high agility and superior

handling characteristics.

High performance demands a high

degree of safety.

The strengthened body structure of the new 911 GT3

offers a high degree of protection in a collision in

addition to a very robust passenger cell. The driver

and passenger airbags activate at one of two levels

depending on the impact force. In minor collisions,

they deploy at the first stage. The airbags are softer

and reduce the shock to passengers. The standard

POSIP comprises both side impact protection in the

doors as well as two side airbags per side. With

thorax and head airbags, it offers high protection

potential for lateral accidents.

Uncompromising on the race circuit.

Comfortable in everyday situations.

The origin of the new 911 GT3’s interior is clear –

motorsport. Everything the driver needs is within

reach and visible at all times.

Two high-quality materials underscore the sportiness

of the new 911 GT3 – leather and Alcantara. The

advantages of Alcantara are that it is non-slip,

washable, and easy to look after. That’s why you’ll

find it in the places you place your hands most

– on the steering wheel, the gear lever and the


The new 911 GT3 – developed with the aim of

avoiding all compromises. From its inner sanctum. n

*Earliest availability: 10/2009

You will find more information in our web special at:


The new dynamic engine mounts

The new dynamic

engine mounts.

Motorsport and inertia are terms that should cancel

each other out. That’s why our engineers strive to

measure their developments against the laws of

physics. With its new dynamic engine mounts, the

911 GT3 is a bit better than the rest at conquering


Its new feature is the optional dynamic engine

mounts (earliest availability: 09/2009), an

electronically controlled system for minimising

noticeable oscillations and vibrations in the entire

drive unit, especially the engine.

The motor is mounted to the rear part of the body in

two places. According to the law of inertia, a body

in a state of uniform movement along a straight line

will continue to move uniformly in a straight

line until acted upon by outside forces that alter its

state. Put simply, if you steer your new 911 GT3

into a corner, the vehicle will follow the direction you

steer. The mass of the engine, however, will not at

first. The result is that the rear of the vehicle on

the rear axle is pushed outward due to the inertial

forces of the engine mass.

Magnetic forces work against


And the new dynamic engine mounts minimise this

effect. Steering angle and rates of longitudinal and

lateral acceleration are measured constantly by

sensors and the characteristics of both engine

mounts are adjusted automatically according

to driving style. This is achieved by mean of a

magnetisable (magnetorheological) fluid and an

electronically generated magnetic field.

The magnetisable particles realign themselves and

the fluid’s resistance changes, as do the stiffness

and damping of the engine mounts. They are

softer for more comfort and fewer vibrations in

normal driving situations or harder for a more direct

feeling of contact in more dynamic and sporty

driving situations. This is like the 911 GT3 racing

cars, in which the engine unit is directly mounted

on the body. The dynamic engine mounts also

reduce vertical engine oscillations during full-throttle

acceleration. The result is a higher and more uniform

propulsion force on the rear axle, more traction and

better acceleration.

Both on the racetrack and in everyday situations,

this means better handling with shifting loads in fast

corners that you can feel. n

You will find more information in our web special at:


The new Panamera

We have no experience in constructing

large, heavy limousines. Fortunately.

The new Panamera.

It’s always better to find the solution in your own

ranks. So there were no specific guidelines that

required rigid compliance. A limousine was not

wanted, neither was an estate or a coupé. What

we wanted was a Porsche. The new Panamera.

It’s all about driving as it was meant to be. And now

it doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in the front or in

the back. Over the course of the design process,

the Panamera models became powerful sportscars,

From left to right: Panamera 4S, Panamera S and Panamera Turbo

designed for long trips for four, with lots of luggage

and plenty of comfort but with the feeling of a


The models are three interpretations

of one idea.

The new Panamera Turbo embodies high performance

and sporty dynamics – it’s not called a turbo for

nothing. The Panamera S and Panamera 4S also

bring action to the breed. But what all Panamera

models have in common is that they dynamically

interpret the concept of luxury.

A novelty in the premium class:

sportscar engineering for four.

The new Panamera S and 4S have a 4.8 litre V8

cylinder naturally aspirated engine with direct fuel

injection (DFI), VarioCam Plus and a variable intake

system. It develops 294 kW (400 hp) at 6,500 rpm

and a maximum torque of 500 Nm between 3,500

rpm and 5,000 rpm. The rear-wheel drive Panamera S

with manual transmission can accelerate from 0 to

100 km/h in just 5.6 seconds. Its top speed is

285 km/h. With the optional Porsche dual clutch

transmission (Porsche Doppelkupplung – PDK),

these figures are 5.4 seconds and 283 km/h. The

seven-gear PDK, standard in both the Panamera 4S

and Panamera Turbo, distributes power between

the front and rear axles by the intelligent all-wheel

drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system

with an electronically controlled multi-disc clutch.

For optimum traction and stability. The Panamera 4S

accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.0 seconds

and has a top speed of 282 km/h. The new Panamera

Turbo has a 4.8 litre V8 cylinder bi-turbo engine

with direct fuel injection (DFI), VarioCam Plus, and

charge-air cooling. It generates 368 kW (500 hp) at

6,000 rpm. Its maximum torque of 700 Nm is

attained between 2,250 rpm and 4,500 rpm.

Its top speed is 303 km/h. And it can accelerate

from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds.

Sportiness at the push of a button.

With the sport button, which comes as standard

on all vehicles in the Panamera series, you can

choose between comfort or sporty tuning. New to

the premium class are the optional Sport Chrono

Package Plus for the Panamera S and Panamera

4S, and the Sport Chrono Package Turbo for the

Panamera Turbo.

Fuel consumption/emissions with auto start/stop function 1)

Extra urban in l/100 km

Panamera S: 7.9**; Panamera 4S: 8.1**; Panamera Turbo: 8.9**;

Urban in l/100 km

Panamera S: 16.0**; Panamera 4S: 16.4**; Panamera Turbo: 18.0**;

Combined in l/100 km

Panamera S: 10.8**; Panamera 4S: 11.1**; Panamera Turbo: 12.2**;

Emissions in g/km

Panamera S: 253**; Panamera 4S: 260**; Panamera Turbo: 286**;

Fuel consumption/emissions without auto start/stop function 1)

Extra urban in l/100 km

Panamera S: 8.9*/7.9**; Panamera 4S: 8.1**; Panamera Turbo: 8.9**;

Urban in l/100 km

Panamera S: 18.8*/17.6**; Panamera 4S: 18.0**; Panamera Turbo: 19.9**;

Combined in l/100 km

Panamera S: 12.5*/11.4**; Panamera 4S: 11.7**; Panamera Turbo: 12.9**;

Emissions in g/km

Panamera S: 293*/268**; Panamera 4S: 275**; Panamera Turbo: 303*;

*Manual gearbox. ** PDK.

1) The data presented here was recorded using the Euro 5 test procedure

(715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) and the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle)

on standard specification vehicles. This data was not recorded on one individual

vehicle, does not constitute part of the offer and is provided solely for the

purposes of comparison between the respective models. For more information,

please contact your Porsche Centre. Provisional data only. Official data unavailable

at the time of publication.

Panamera interior with four individual seats

They include Porsche Communication Management

(PCM) to improve vehicle dynamics even further, at

the push of a button.

You’ve got a front-row seat. In all

four spaces.

The first time you sit in any of the new Panamera

models, you can’t help noticing three things. First,

the forward-sloping centre console. Second, the

four individual seats. And third, the amount of room

and freedom of movement in the rear. The main

characteristic of the rear seats is that there are two

separate, individual seats. With plenty of leg and

head room, even for large adults. And excellent side

support, even during dynamic cornering. Comfort has

not been sacrificed. In the middle there is a stowable

middle armrest with a storage box. The backrest can

be adjusted separately to a ratio of 40:60. With the

optional large middle console, both backrests can be

adjusted individually while the console itself remains


On request, comfort seats can be installed in the

rear of all new Panamera models. They come with

electronic backrest angle adjustment, seat length

adjustment, lumbar support – and the ability to

adjust the front passenger seat from the rear.

Audio and communication.

The CDR-31 audio system is standard in the

Panamera S and Panamera 4S and has a 7-inch

colour touchscreen monitor featuring fast and easy

scrolling through the most important functions

and menus. Porsche Communication Management

(PCM) comes as standard in the new Panamera

Turbo (optional in the Panamera S and 4S). PCM is

the central controlling unit for audio, navigation and

communication – versatile and efficient – yet easy to

operate. It comprises a navigation module with a quick

hard disk, a high-resolution 7-inch colour touchscreen,

and an optional voice control system. Options for the

middle console include an AUX interface for the PCM,

a USB port and a separate iPod ® port. You can also

choose to have a hybrid TV tuner installed to receive

unencrypted analogue and digital television. The

optional quad-band GSM telephone module is very

user-friendly with optimised speech quality. Either

insert your SIM card directly into the SIM card reader

integrated into the PCM and telephone using the

hands-free facility or a cordless receiver. Or, even

more conveniently, use the Bluetooth ® connection

on your mobile phone and the SIM Access Profile

(SAP). In addition, mobile phones that support

Handsfree Profile (HFP) can also be connected using

Bluetooth ® . The Panamera sets new standards for

sound systems too. The optional BOSE ® Surround

Sound System (standard in Panamera Turbo)

produces excellent sound quality. For those with the

highest demands in sound, technology and design

there is also the option of equipping the vehicle with

the Burmester ® High-End Surround Sound-System

– with both CDR-31 and PCM.

Rear: plenty of room. Right at the

back: even more room.

Room for four adults with their luggage in a Gran

Turismo? Yes, it’s possible. Only with Porsche. The

luggage compartment in the new Panamera models

has a volume of up to 445 litres. That’s enough for

four suitcases of different sizes – all of which you

can find in the Porsche Design Driver’s Selection

product line, matched to the exterior colour of your

vehicle, if you choose. Unusual in this vehicle class

are the rear seats that can be folded completely

or in sections. Folding them gives you a total of

1,263 litres of storage volume. The total useful

load of the Panamera S is 605 kg, the Panamera 4S

580 kg and the Panamera Turbo up to 530 kg.

Burmester ® High-End Surround Sound-System

Luggage compartment of the new Panamera models

The fourth dimension. Four doors. Four seats.

A sportscar for four. With room for luggage and

no compromises – it’s our contribution to premium

class driving, because we thought it could do with

a bit more pep. n

You will find more information in our web special at:


Porsche Museum

Breaking all conventions: the new Porsche

Museum is open!

It’s clear at first glance that the new Porsche

Museum is a cut above the rest. It doesn’t try to

blend in, but instead to stand out with its breath-

taking architecture. It has just opened its doors

and invites you to see things through Porsche’s


As the new annex to the main factory in Stuttgart-

Zuffenhausen, Porsche’s museum is an architectural

wonder, resembling a detached and dynamically

formed body that seems to float over one storey

height above the earth. The 5,600-square-metre

exhibition hall is constructed on a foundation of

three cores of reinforced concrete.

Like the exhibition hall itself, the structure of the

new museum’s content is based on three pillars,

the chronological Porsche product history being the

central guide to help visitors find their way around.

Accompanying this are a number of exhibits focused

on different epochs, which direct visitors’ attention

to Porsche’s most important vehicles, racing

rankings and technical innovations.

The historical development and the exhibits devoted

to individual themes are connected by a number

of small exhibits that revolve around the distinctive

characteristics of the brand – the “Porsche idea”.

They speak of the spirit and passion that Porsche

stands for and honour both the corporation and the

people who develop and manufacture its products.

A total of 80 or so vehicles and numerous small

exhibits are on display. In addition to classic

Porsches like the 356, 550, 911 and 917, the

engineering efforts of Professor Ferdinand Porsche

from the early years of the 20 th century are also


Immediately on entering the foyer, visitors to the new

museum will encounter the fascination of the Porsche

brand. In addition to the snack bar, cafť and museum

shop, you can also take a look into the museum

workshop for historic Porsche vehicles. Here, expert

Porsche mechanics carry out maintenance both

on valuable antiques owned by private customers

as well as on the more than 400 museum vehicles

driven around the world as a “museum on wheels”.

Because all of the cars exhibited are also used on

the road, the appearance of the 80 vehicle exhibition

at Porscheplatz will be in constant flux.

The new Porsche Museum functions as a venue both

for the exhibition and other events simultaneously.

With its spacious conference areas and its exclusive

catering, it can also be used flexibly, even outside

working hours, for conventions and business-related

or private events. n

You will find more information in our web special at:


Porsche Motorsport

Porsche’s 2009 Motorsport commitment: more

brand cups and a bigger racing programme in

the USA.

40 GT3 Cup vehicles from the 2009 and 2008 model years will head to the racetrack starting in 2009 for the Porsche Sports Cup in the GT3 Cup Challenge

We don’t want to deny our heritage and you can see

it in every Porsche – our roots lie in motorsport.

For over 60 years, we’ve been driven by a passion

for motorsport. Our participation in international

motorsport brand cups with first-class teams attests

to this. In 2009, we will participate in additional

brand cups and expand our racing programme.

The family of Porsche brand cups

will continue to grow in 2009.

As an addition to the professional Carrera Cup

Germany, Porsche is launching a less expensive

GT3 Cup Challenge for ambitious amateurs. The

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Germany will hold six

races in 2009 within the scope of the Porsche

Sports Cup. Mexico will also hold its first GT3

Cup Challenge in 2009. This will raise the number

of Porsche brand cups – the most successful

customer sport programme of any automobile

manufacturer – to a total of 15.

Success factors in 2009: the new

Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, ambition and


In the USA, Porsche seeks to defend its

championship title in the GT2 class for GT vehicles

nearing series production in the American Le

Mans Series (ALMS) with the new 911 GT3 RSR.

In addition, Porsche will intensify its role as the

engine provider in the Grand Am series in the USA.

As in 2008, the Brumos Racing team will employ

two Daytona prototypes with six-cylinder Porsche

911 boxer engines. But that’s not all, another new

addition is the Penske Racing team, which will use a

vehicle with a Porsche drive for works drivers Timo

Bernhard and Romain Dumas. Both drivers enjoyed

Grand Am series, 1 st race, Daytona 24, USA, Porsche Riley, Penske Racing

successful beginnings in the Grand Am series.

Bernhard’s record of success in the Daytona 24

was an overall victory in 2003 and a class victory

in 2002 with a total of six appearances. Dumas has

competed in Daytona four times, winning third place

twice in the class in 2002 and 2008. The Daytona

prototypes are full-blooded vehicles specially

designed for racing and ready for the Grand Am

series. GT-class racing cars, in contrast, are based

on mass-produced models that have been modified

for racing.

The racing line-up offers an exciting mix of long-

distance races like the opening event with the

legendary 24 hours of racing in Daytona. We’re

looking forward to a successful and exciting 2009

racing season! n

You will find more information in our web special at:


Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2009

Brilliant Line Up and Impressive Calendar

Herald New Season.

Reigning, former and potential champions join new

faces for this season’s dazzling crop of Porsche

Carrera Cup Asia talent, and with one of the most

exciting race calendars in the series’ history, the

2009 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA) is all set

for a seventh sensational season.

Reigning Class A Champion Darryl O’Young of

Hong Kong is back, with a mission to clinch an

unprecedented third Porsche Carrera Cup Asia title

with Team Jebsen.

However, an intense battle is on the cards between

2008 champion O’Young, 2007 champion Tim

Sugden of GruppeM Racing, and 2008 title runner-up

Christian Menzel of Team StarChase. With Germany’s

Menzel missing out on the championship by a mere

two points last season after a nail-biting title-decider

in Bahrain, with Briton Sugden finishing third, the trio

are guaranteed to have spectators on the edge of

their seats all year.

But also some exciting new faces are sure to

provide plenty of surprises this year. Rodolfo Avila

of Macau makes his debut with the series driving

for Asia Racing Team. The 22-year-old competed

already in first Asian and then British Formula 3,

and International Formula Masters, before making

a successful switch to sportscars last year.

Jeffrey Lee of Chinese Taipei will contest his first

full PCCA this season with PTRS Motorsport, having

joined the series after the opening rounds last year.

Indonesian talent Danny Chu will be one to watch

this year as he capitalises on the experience gained

during his debut season in 2008. Mok Weng Sun

of Team PCS Racing returns for his second year in

Class A having won Class B in 2007. Also returning

to Class A is Dilantha Malagamuwa, who finished

seventh in 2008 and will be looking to improve on

his overall standing in the 2009 season.

After losing out on the Class B title in the final race

of the 2008 season, Corum ThunderAsia Racing’s

Melvin Choo is looking to avenge his loss with a

strong challenge in 2009. Facing Choo will be

Hong Kong’s Philip Ma with Jacob & Co Racing and

Singapore’s Yuey Tan, competing in his first full

season of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia after getting

a taste for the series with three races in 2008.

Another new entrant into Class B field is Mak Ting

Hak, a Hong Kong sports and touring car racer.

The 2009 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia begins in April,

with the opening races held as part of the 2009

Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai

International Circuit before the series makes a

welcome return to Beijing’s Goldenport Circuit for

an entire weekend in May dedicated to Porsche.

Having raced on China’s Eastern Seaboard and in

the nation’s capital, the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia

next moves to Southern China’s Zhuhai International

Circuit in June as part of the Pan Delta Super

Racing Festival.

In July, the series will be part of the Asian Festival of

Speed weekend at Indonesia’s Sentul International

Circuit, a fixture on the calendar ever since its debut

there in 2006.

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2009 Calendar

Last year, the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia helped

make motorsport history as Singapore hosted its

first modern Formula One Grand Prix. This year,

Porsche Asia Pacific is delighted to partner SC

Global Developments for the 2nd time for this unique

event at the 2009 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix

on September 27.

Returning to China for the penultimate meeting in

2009, the PCCA will once again take to the Shanghai

International Circuit in October as part of a China

Formula Open/Asian Festival of Speed weekend,

before the final rounds in November, the venue for

which will be announced at a later date.

Commented Porsche Asia Pacific’s Manager

Motorsport, Christoph Choi: “We are delighted to

unveil this exciting line-up for the 2009 season. It

represents a mixture of prestigious race weekends,

where we support two rounds of the FIA Formula

One World Championship in Shanghai and Singapore,

as well as meetings which will give our drivers plenty

of track time on some of Asia’s finest circuits. We

believe this represents the best of both worlds for

our drivers and our partners, as well as superb

opportunities for all the fans to come and see some

incredible racing.” n

Date Circuit, Country Event Round(s)

February 27 – March 1 Sepang Int. Circuit, Malaysia PCCA Test Days -

April 17 – 19 Shanghai Int. Circuit, China Formula 1 Support Race 1 & 2

May 8 – 10 Beijing Goldenport Circuit, China Porsche Weekend 3 & 4

June 19 – 21 Zhuhai Int. Circuit, China Pan Delta Super Racing Festival 5 & 6

July 17 – 19 Sentul Int. Circuit, Indonesia Asian Festival of Speed 7 & 8

September 25 – 27 Marina Bay Circuit, Singapore Formula 1 Support Race 9

October 23 – 25 Shanghai Int. Circuit, China

China Formula Open/

Asian Festival of Speed

10 & 11

November TBA TBA TBA

Please note that the above calendar is subject to change.

Porsche World Roadshow Singapore

The Exhilarating World of Porsche

Returns to Singapore

Over the years more than 12,000 guests in over

25 countries across the globe have participated in

the Porsche World Roadshow events, and wherever

in the world it is held fans are treated to a first-

hand experience of the advanced technological

features and world-class performance of Porsche’s

legendary range of sports cars and SUVs.

The PWRS programme also provides an exhilarating

one-day Porsche driving experience where

participants, under the guidance of professional

Porsche factory instructors from Germany, can

test the scale of various Porsche models through

challenging driving activities and also pick up the

finer points of car handling and useful advice on how

to become better drivers on the road.

Porsche Centre Singapore organized the very first

and hugely successful PWRS in Singapore in 2007

Participants of the 2009 PWRS with the instructors from Germany

and this year they brought the event back on an

even bigger scale much to the delight of local

Porsche enthusiasts.

From 17th to 22nd February 2009 Changi Exhibition

Centre was transformed into part stunning

showroom and part driving school as close to 200

guests got the chance to experience the Porsche

legend up-close in a relaxed atmosphere and take

part in the driving activities.

Three German instructors were specially flown in

from Porsche AG to put participants through their

paces in exercises such as handling, slalom, the

moose test and braking. These activities, which

were specially selected for the Singapore leg of the

event by PWRS Manager Christian Lehwald, allowed

participants to experience the superb handling and

braking abilities of the complete range, including the

Briefing at the Moose Test Section

new 911 models with double-clutch gearbox Porsche-

Doppelkupplung (PDK) and the Cayenne GTS.

Participants were also treated to a fast lap

experience, in the passenger seat, as the Porsche

instructors demonstrated the full capabilities of

various Porsche models.

Porsche owner, Mr Michael Sng, said he felt that the

driving scenarios he experienced at the roadshow

will make him a better driver, and also helped him

appreciate the driving technology that his Porsche Cayenne is equipped with. Mr Sng said, “My

Ready to go at the Slalom Section in a Cayman S

An impressive line up of the latest Porsche models at Changi

Exhibition Centre

experience at the Porsche World Roadshow has

definitely increased my confidence in my own driving

abilities. The activities that we undertook also

convinced us of the remarkable driving abilities of

the Porsches, and how we can utilise technologies

such as the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) to

make ourselves better drivers and lower the risk of

accidents. I had a ball of a time, and am definitely

looking forward to the next Porsche World Roadshow

in Singapore.”

Explaining the format of the roadshow, PWRS

Manager Christian Lehwald explains, “Porsche’s

history of producing world-class sports cars is a well

known fact. The Porsche World Roadshow enables

us to convince participants of this reputation by

allowing them to test out the sporting prowess of a

wide variety of our Porsche cars not just in simple

everyday driving conditions, but also in challenging

driving scenarios that will improve and enhance the

participant’s driving abilities.”

Mr Karsono Kwee, Executive Chairman of Stuttgart

Auto, the official Porsche Importer added that the

purpose of having the PWRS extended deeper than

just a showcase of the power and the world-class

drivability of Porsche cars. He said, “Having an

event like the Porsche World Roadshow gives us an

excellent opportunity to thank our existing Porsche

owners for their loyal support of the brand, and to

allow them to try out other model ranges within the

Learning the handling of a Cayenne in challenging driving scenarios

Porsche family. The event also helps the brand reach

out to potential buyers and fans, who will be able

to experience for themselves, the powerful driving

pleasures that only a Porsche can evoke.”

The next PWRS in Singapore is scheduled for early

2010. Details on the venue and event date will be

announced when available. n

Mr Karsono Kwee (third from left), Executive Chairman of Stuttgart Auto

together with Mr Christer Ekberg, Managing Director of Porsche Asia

Pacific and Mr Christian Lehwald, Manager Porsche World Roadshow to

his right and the PWRS instructors

Cayenne SportDesign Special Edition

(Top) Porsche Cayenne equipped with SportDesign package and 19-inch Cayenne Design wheels (Bottom, L-R) Roof spoiler with fixed double wing profile and

integrated third brakelight, roof rails and sports tailpipes which are also included in the Cayenne SportDesign Special Edition

The Cayenne SportDesign Special Edition.

Strikingly Athletic and Dynamic.

Be among the first to experience the Porsche

Cayenne SportDesign Special Edition, which sports

new aesthetic enhancements that accentuate

the strikingly dynamic design of the Cayenne to

compliment your active lifestyle.

Athletic and brimming with energy, this Special

Edition Cayenne is fitted with the stylish SportDesign

Package, which includes lower part of front and

rear aprons with exterior colour paint finish, side

skirts and a longer roof spoiler with fixed double

wing profile with integrated third brakelight.

Aerodynamically refined in the Porsche wind tunnel,

the SportDesign Package gives a lowered look to

the car and enhances its sporty appearance.

To extend its dynamic character, this exclusive

edition of the Cayenne model also comes with 19-inch

Cayenne Design wheels, sports tailpipes, rounded off

with roof rails and side strips with the Cayenne model

designation, a perfect blend for its unique appeal. The

Cayenne SportDesign Special Edition is now available

at no additional cost when you purchase a Cayenne,

retailing from 282,000 SGD*.

To be part of this inaugural experience, please call

6472 4433 to book a test drive and find out more

information. n

*Price includes road tax, GST and 5-year maintenance and warranty

programme (5-years or up to 100,000km, whichever comes first).

Please note that price may vary according to different individual options

configuration. Terms and conditions apply.

Porsche Design Driver’s Selection highlights

Enduring Style with Porsche Design

Driver’s Selection

Stay stylish and wear your inner strength on your

sleeve with the season’s collection of garments

from Porsche Design Driver’s Selection.

Featuring technologically advanced materials and a

new design sensibility, this collection of garments

is inspired by the theme ‘inner strength’ of the next

generation of 911 models.

Perfectly blending functionality with clean,

contemporary lines, this eye catching range is

uniquely Porsche down to the smallest detail.

Men’s 911 TO THE CORE

piqué polo shirt

Buttons with Porsche logo. 911 TO THE CORE

logo printed on the front in same colour as fabric.

Porsche transfer print on the back. Contrasting

interior seams. 100% mercerised cotton.

Available in blue and black.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

WAP 731 00S-XXL 19 (blue)

WAP 738 00S-XXL 19 (black)

Women’s 911 TO THE CORE

polo shirt

Contrasting placket. Buttons with Porsche logo.

911 TO THE CORE logo printed on the front.

Porsche transfer print on the back. 95% cotton,

5% elastane. Available in purple and black.

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL

WAP 737 OXS-OXL 19 (purple)

WAP 732 OXS-OXL 19 (black)

Porsche Crest Cap (black)

Baseball cap with Porsche Crest. Contrasting piping

and small Porsche logo on peak. 100% cotton.

One size fits all.

WAP 080 001 17

For more information on available PDDS articles,

please call Porsche Centre Singapore located at

29 Leng Kee Road at 6472 4433. n

Head back to school with Porsche

Join us for a few days of fun-filled activities from

the 23rd to 27th April 2009, and experience the

excitement of an on-road training at the Porsche

Sport Driving School at Mt. Cotton in Australia.

This very special occasion will be a 4-day/4-night

affair and will take the participants to the Gold

Coast, where they will stay at the renowned Surfer’s

Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa.

Two specially-tailored options will be offered to cater

to the participants’ needs. Those who are looking to

push their driving skills to the limits can join our ‘Driver

Package’ for a comprehensive 2-day participation at

the Porsche Sport Driving School Australia.

Those who prefer something more relaxed can sign

up for the luxurious ‘Partner Package’ instead – with

an itinerary including some of the best shopping, spa

and leisure highlights.

Participants for the ‘Driver Package’ will get to

experience the first two levels of the training courses

at the Sport Driving School. The level 1, Precision

course will allow them to familiarise themselves with

the responses of a Porsche. Live demonstrations and

exercises will be carried out for the participants to

Porsche Sport Driving School Australia

practice all out braking, swerving to avoid

obstacles, correct steering control, cornering

techniques as well as tackling bends at optimum

levels. The level 2, Precision Plus course, will focus

more on how to handle their Porsches and respond

correctly in hazardous situations as well as retaining

control of the car at its optimum levels. Needless

to say, all exercises will be carried out under

professional instruction.

For more information about this course, please

get in contact with Mr David Chung at 6360 2405

(email: david.chung@porsche.com.sg) or

Ms Gracia Yap at 6360 2419 (email: gracia.yap@

porsche.com.sg). n

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