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Porschenews 03/2009 Efficiency demands performance. The new 911

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Porsche News 03/2009

Efficiency demands performance.

The new 911 Turbo.

The new 911 Turbo. It’s where we realise what

technology can achieve. In driving performance,

day-to-day use and efficiency. It confirms the

validity of a special route on which we embarked

in 1974 with the very first 911 Turbo: efficiency

demands performance.

Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV)

Now available for the 911 Turbo

Because life isn’t a spectator sport.

The new 911 GT3 RS


Further themes:

Porsche Exclusive

Porsche Exclusive enhances the personality of the

911 Turbo.

Porsche Design Driver’s Selection

Exclusive collection based upon the new Panamera.

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia

The heat continues.

Porsche News Philippines

Keep yourself up-to-date with the latest news

and events in Philippines.

The new 911 Turbo.

Efficiency demands performance.

Dear Porsche enthusiasts,

Extracting more out of less. Optimising the costbenefit

ratio. Efficiency meets performance – this is

the principle we applied in the very first 911 Turbo,

back in 1974. Today this principle is more powerful,

more efficient and thus more compelling than ever

before. Its culmination is the new 911 Turbo, which

we present to you in this edition of Porsche News.

You can also look forward to the Technology

Special in which we turn the spotlight on Porsche

Torque Vectoring (PTV), a technology system

which optimises cornering dynamics and which is

premiered in the new 911 Turbo. In addition, find

out how to further enhance the personality of your

911 Turbo with the help of Porsche Exclusive.

The new 911 GT3 RS sets a new benchmark for the

driving ambition of our engineers. Discover how

they boosted the performance of the 911 GT3.

Catch up on the latest motorsport events with the

exhilarating continuation of the Porsche Carrera

Cup Asia Rounds 5 & 6 held in Zhuhai in June, and

Rounds 7 & 8 held in Sentul, Indonesia in August.

And finally, we will inform you of the latest news and

happenings in Philippines.

Enjoy reading!

Robert Coyiuto, Jr.

Chairman


Can performance and efficiency be boosted

again and again? Sure. That’s what every

new 911 Turbo does.

The evolution of the 911 Turbo began to unfurl in 1974, with the first 911 to incorporate a turbocharger. First

of all, it was necessary to understand this new principle. The first 911 Turbo required no more than 3.0 litres

of cubic capacity and 6 boxer-style cylinders to turn the world of sports cars upside down. This was more

than a presentation of a just another high-powered car – it was an inspiration. An opportunity to make more

out of less. And today? Today the 911 Turbo principle is more powerful and more efficient than ever before.

The Engine.

First things first; let’s start at the rear. With the

engine, the stellar feature of the new 911 Turbo

models. This new design answers all questions about

performance before they’ve even been asked. A

compact, light engine with 3.8 litre cubic capacity,

it delivers 368 kW (500 hp) and 650 Nm torque.

Compared to its predecessor, it thus features a

higher torque rating for the same rpm, making driving

even more relaxing – and fuel consumption likewise.

In these times, fuel consumption is as much a high

priority topic as performance. Also – and, indeed,

precisely for – a sports car of this calibre. Yet despite

the increased power, the new 911 Turbo uses up to

16% less fuel (depending on the model), and its

carbon emissions have been slashed by up to 18%

to comply with the European EU5 exhaust emissions

standard.

The design of the new 911 Turbo.

The visuals: dynamic, without being brash. Sporty,

without being raucous. In short, no frills, no

sensationalism, no uncertainty. The lateral air intake

grilles in the front section now feature titanium-finish

louvres. To their right and left, the new low-level

daytime running lights are LED, like the indicators,

delivering maximum light power and retaining a

characteristic appearance. The optional dynamic

curve light function increases driving safety.

The two tailpipes, now larger in diameter, fit snugly

into the rear apron recesses as a visual symbol of

the engine’s power. All in all, the design is

appropriately dynamic and up to date.

Performance 911 Turbo 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Maximum power 368 kW (500 hp) 368 kW (500 hp)

at 6,000 rpm 6,000 rpm

Maximum Torque 650 Nm /700 Nm* 650 Nm /700 Nm*

at 1,950 – 5,000 rpm /2,100 – 4,000rpm* 1,950 – 5,000 rpm /2,100 – 4,000rpm*

0 – 100 km/h 3.7 s 1) /3.6 s 2) (3.4 s) 3) 3.8 s 1) /3.7 s 2) (3.5 s) 3)

Top Speed km/h 312 312

1) Manual gearbox. 2) PDK. 3) Figures for PDK include the optional Sport Chrono Package. * With overboost.

Urban fuel consumption figures in l/100km for the 911 Turbo are 17.3 1) /17.0 2) and 17.5 1) /17.2 2) for the 911 Turbo Cabriolet. Extra urban fuel consumption figures

(l/100km) for the 911 Turbo are 8.3 1) /8.1 2) and 8.3 1) /8.2 2) for the 911 Turbo Cabriolet. Combined fuel consumption figures (l/100km) for the 911 Turbo are 11.6 1) /11.4 2) and

11.7 1) /11.5 2) for the 911 Turbo Cabriolet. These data were obtained using the Euro 5 measurement method (715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) in the NEDC (New European

Driving Cycle) with standard equipment. The information does not refer to an individual vehicle and is not part of the offer, but is simply provided so that comparisons can

be made between different types of vehicle. Further, up to date information on the individual vehicles can be obtained from your Porsche Centre. Provisional figures as

there were no official figures available at the time of going to print. Please contact your Porsche Centre for the final and officially certified values. Consumption figures were

obtained on the basis of standard equipment. Special equipment may affect consumption and performance.


The new 911 Turbo

911 Turbo Cabriolet with two-tone interior in Black and Stone Grey Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

3-spoke sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles

Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

The new 911 Turbo Cabriolet.

If life is a journey, then it’s best to experience its

route to the full. This admittedly somewhat

philosophical thought may be the best description of

the necessity of a 911 Turbo Cabriolet. It’s all about

the thrill of open-top driving. Complemented by the

impressive power development of the new 3.8-litre

boxer engine.

Like all its predecessors, the new 911 Turbo

Cabriolet has a soft top. The reasons are obvious: it

saves weight at the right point and maintains a low

centre of gravity. When open, it takes up far less

space than solid folding roofs. And it preserves the

classic 911 Turbo Cabriolet style.

The new 911 Turbo. Whether you view it as an

uncompromising embodiment of the performance

principle, or a technology standard-bearer that

easily fuses efficiency with comfort and sportiness,

depends primarily on one thing: your personal

requirements.

FInd out more in our Web Special at:

www.porsche.com/911turbo


Porsche Torque Vectoring

Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV).

The optional Porsche Torque Vectoring feature,

with variable torque distribution (vectoring) to rear

wheels and mechanical rear axle differential lock, is

now available for the 911 Turbo. The PTV system

actively enhances driving dynamics and stability

by responding to the steering angle and steering

speed, accelerator position, yaw rate and overall

speed. Essentially, it corrects steering behaviour and

precision by applying targeted braking to the right or

left rear wheel as required.

In practice, this means that during dynamic cornering

slight braking is applied to the rear wheel on the

inside of the bend (1) as soon as the steering wheel

is turned. This braking distributes driving torque from

the inside wheel to the outside wheel (3) via the rear

axle differential (2). As a result, the outside wheel

has more power and angular momentum (yawing

movement) is delivered to the vehicle’s vertical axis

(4) which supports the steering angle and increases

steering dynamics. At low and medium speeds the

4

3

system significantly enhances vehicle agility and

steering precision; at high speeds the system

works in combination with the mechanical rear axle

differential lock to add driving stability.

The system maximises its benefits in combination

with Porsche Traction Management (PTM) and

Porsche Stability Management (PSM) on a variety of

road conditions and in rain and snow to maximise

driving stability.

As PTV enhances driving dynamics, the system

remains active during sporty circuit driving even

when the PSM is deactivated.

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And on the subject of efficiency, this superior

performance and driving stability is achieved without

any additional components, aside from the

mechanical rear axle differential lock. In other words,

loads more driving fun – without extra loads of

weight.

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Aerokit Turbo

Individual leather in Hazelnut Brown combined with leather in Cocoa

Personalisation package PDK for gear selector lever/handbrake

(Hazelnut Brown leather)

Air vents in Cocoa leather, air louvres in Hazelnut Brown leather

PCM package in Hazelnut Brown leather

A Porsche 911 Turbo is unique.

And Porsche Exclusive enhances its unique

personality.

A Porsche is more than just a car. To its driver,

it’s also the perfect expression of personal freedom.

And the driver’s unique personal taste and lifestyle.

Porsche Exclusive offers an array of options fitted

at the factory that add the final supreme touches

to your Porsche. Visual and technological, in

its interior and exterior. And all tailored to your

personal wishes.

For us, every special request is a

reason to celebrate.

Probably the most important extra feature is time.

Because only the greatest care and attention in

consulting, planning and craftsmanship can create

a truly exceptional object. Something that’s tailored

precisely to your wishes – down to the tiniest

detail. Something absolutely inimitable. With its own

character. A Porsche that is as distinctive as the

driver at its wheel. Here you will find a selection of

Exclusive options to inspire you in designing your

own personal 911 Turbo. All further options are

available in the current Exclusive catalogues.

Exterior option:

Aerokit Turbo.

911 Turbo: The epitome of sportiness. Now Porsche

Exclusive’s new Aerokit Turbo offers the option

of enhancing the powerful lines of your 911 Turbo.

Aerodynamically optimised in the Porsche wind

tunnel, the package components include distinctive

front spoiler lip and rear lid with rear spoiler and fixed

wing profile. The standard sill trims and standard rear

base have the same finish as the exterior.

The Aerokit Turbo reduces the lift forces on front

and rear axle, improves driving stability and brings

out the stylish sportiness of your vehicle.

Interior options.

A composition of individual Hazelnut Brown

leather with a host of elements in Cocoa leather.

Contradictory? You may think so. Yet there can be a

perfect fusion of high tension and deepest harmony.

This unique and tasteful combination extends the use

of leather throughout almost the entire interior.

Have we met your tastes? Then we look forward to

transforming your 911 Turbo into a unique creation.

Find out about the Exclusive options available for

your vehicle at your Porsche Centre.

Further information is available at:

www.porsche.com

Porsche Exclusive


Because life isn’t a spectator sport.

The new 911 GT3 RS.

A new RS? But hadn’t the pinnacle already been

reached in the most recent development phase? Well,

we simply couldn’t let it lie. Driven by ambition, we

set ourselves a lap time that seemed to be unattainable

even for a 911 GT3 RS. Or so we thought.

The starting point: the 911 GT3. The very best

preconditions. Our engineers had a clear-cut task.

More power. Higher performance. Lower lap times.

To enhance engine power, the intake manifold was

optimised with a new air filter and the suction system

was redesigned to create a power unit that was honed

for high-revving performance. 6 cylinders in boxer

arrangement, with 3.8 litres of cubic capacity and the

advanced VarioCam system regulating intake and

exhaust camshafts. For even more power and torque.

Vital statistics: 331 kW (450 hp) at 7,900 1/min.

Maximum torque: 430 Nm at 6,750 1/min, with the

joy of revving only ending at 8,500 1/min.

Figures that speak for themselves. For driving

performance that inspires awe. From a standing

start the new 911 GT3 RS accelerates to 100 km/h

in a mere 4.0 s and has a top speed of 310 km/h.

The gearbox? Manual. 6-gear. Quick shifting and

precision steering. The 1:5 gear ratio is around

13% lower than the 911 GT3, promising improved

acceleration and more power.

Boosting driving dynamics:

the dynamic engine mounts.

The engines in the 911 GT3 models are fixed to the

rear part of the chassis with two mounts. When the

driver steers into a corner, the vehicle follows the

steering movement – but initially, the mass of the

engine does not. As a result, the inertia forces of the

engine mass act on the rear axle and, after a delay,

push the rear end of the vehicle outwards as it

enters the corner. The standard-specification

dynamic engine mounts minimise this effect. Sensors

continuously record the steering angle, longitudinal

and transverse acceleration. Depending on driving

style and driving conditions, this information is

used to automatically adjust the characteristics of

the engine mounts. In day-to-day driving and on the

track, this results in noticeably higher stability in load

cycle changes and fast cornering.

The design speaks a clearly

understandable language – the

language of function.

The parameters were as clear as day. No frills.

Stopwatch times, not looks, were the critical factor.

Although some opinions proverbially differ.

The difference from the 911 GT3 can be seen at

a glance. The bodywork of the new 911 GT3 RS

is broader. 44 mm at the rear axle, and now also

26 mm at the front axle, allowing for a broader

track and enabling wider tyres to be fitted. The

result: improved anti-roll stability and enhanced

steering behaviour into corners.

911 GT3 RS

The visual hallmark is the fixed rear wing. Technology

that comes straight from the racetrack, for

maximum driving stability and increased downforce

on the rear axle. Wing supports are of forged

aluminium, while the wing itself is carbon-fibre and

can be adjusted for racetrack conditions. Also new:

Tequipment motor sports accessories for the 911

GT3 RS. Designed for the racetrack, approved for

the road. Find out more at www.porsche.com.

The new 911 GT3 RS. Designed by racing

engineers. Incorporating racetrack technology, with

the ambition of making the proven into perfection.

What should you expect? Nothing but the truth.

Find out more in our Web Special at:

www.porsche.com/911gt3rs

Maximum power in kW/hp Maximum torque in Nm Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h Top speed in km/h

331/450 (at 7,900 rpm) 430 at 6,750 rpm 4.0 s* 310*

* The technical specifications are provisional, unofficial values available at the time of going to press.

Urban fuel consumption figures in l/100km for the 911 GT3 RS are 19.4, extra urban figures are 9.6 and combined figures are 13.2 at the time of going to press. These

data were obtained using the Euro 5 measurement method (715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) with standard equipment. The final

and officially verified values can be obtained from your Porsche Centre/dealer. The information does not refer to an individual vehicle and is not part of the offer, but is simply

provided so that comparisons can be made between different types of vehicle. Consumption figures were obtained on the basis of standard equipment. Special equipment may

affect consumption and performance.


Porsche Design Driver’s Selection

Porsche Design Driver’s Selection – The

exclusive collection for the new Panamera.

The new Panamera is a combination of exclusive

comfort and consistent sportiness. To match these

characteristics, Porsche Design Driver’s Selection

presents the Panamera Collection.

Right from its debut presentation in Shanghai, the

Panamera offers something new in the luxury sector.

And that’s the aim of the new Panamera Collection

from Porsche Design Driver’s Selection. A range of

luggage, watches, clothing and accessories inspired

by the sporty style, elegance and colour palate of

the Panamera.

The “AluFrame” Trolley Cases designed for the new

Porsche Travel System luggage range fit perfectly

into the boot of the Panamera and all other Porsche

models. Combining aluminium frame with polycarbon

shells, they are ultra-light and ultra-stable. The cases

are available in three models in different sizes in the

original exterior colours of the Porsche range.

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[1] Panamera Outdoor Jacket Ladies

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL.

WAP 516 0XS-0XL 0A

The Collection’s watches are in elegant Black, Blue

and shades of Brown. The Chronograph Panamera

for men and women and the Chronograph Panamera

Turbo feature highly distinctive design, their striking

rectangular steel lines echoing the Panamera

theme. The same applies to the dark blue sailingstyle

Outdoor Jackets and windproof, breathable

Outdoor Soft Shell Jackets.

The men’s Rugby Shirt enables Panamera drivers to

wear their individuality on their sleeve. The

Panamera Collection also includes Polo Shirts and a

range of Rugby Shirts in various colours, completing

the classically sporty look with matching Cap and

Accessories.

Get in contact with your Porsche Centre for further

information or visit www.porsche.com/shop.

[2] Rugby-Shirt

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL.

WAP 778 00S-XXL 0A

[7] Trolley Case AluFrame M

External dimensions: 52.5 x 39 x 24.2 cm

Capacity: approx. 42 l

Weight: 4,3 kg

(Basalt Black Metallic)

WAP 035 400 0A

Custom production in range of vehicle exterior colours on request.

WAP 035 400 0A + colour code

[6] Trolley Case AluFrame L

External dimensions : 56 x 45 x 24,2 cm

Capacity: approx. 51 l

Weight: 4,5 kg

(Basalt Black Metallic)

WAP 035 440 0A

Custom production in range of vehicle exterior colours on request.

WAP 035 440 0A + colour code

[5] Men’s Chronograph Panamera

One size.

WAP 070 002 0A

[4] Women’s Chronograph Panamera

One size.

WAP 070 006 0A

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[3] Panamera Embroidered Men’s T-shirt

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL.

WAP 773 00S-XXL 0A

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Porsche Design Driver’s Selection online at:

www.porsche.com/shop

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Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2009

Exhilarating Action Continues in the

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2009.

Talented series debutant Rodolfo Avila of Asia Racing Team earned his maiden Porsche Carrera Cup Asia

(PCCA) victory, while reigning PCCA champion Darryl O’Young got the title defence back on track for Team

Jebsen with an emphatic victory in the intensely competitive Rounds 5 & 6 at Zhuhai International Circuit

in June. However, the competition raged on in Rounds 7 & 8 at Sentul International Circuit in August with

an interesting turn of events.

22 year-old Avila valiantly held off a determined Tim

Sugden of GruppeM Racing in a thrilling final lap for

Round 5. It was a close shave for Avila as Sugden

tenaciously kept abreast on the charge to the line,

where the two were separated only by a mere

0.250 of a second. Having set the fastest lap of the

race, a delighted Avila commented: “It was a very,

very hard race, and was really tough, especially with

Tim. This is my second home circuit, so maybe I

was a little bit aggressive, but if you want to win you

need to be!” The final podium place was claimed by

O’Young who recovered from an early spin.

As the battle ensued in Round 6, O‘Young grabbed

the lead during the 6th lap from Sugden and pulled

Off to a roaring start in Round 6

out a gap of 4.437 seconds by the flag, emerging

victorious while Sugden settled for second place.

In a thrilling twist of events, Team StarChase’s

Christian Menzel finished third on the podium

despite having started from the fourth row of the

grid after his retirement with mechanical problems

in Round 5. In reference to the volatility of results,

O‘Young said: “I hope now we can close the gap as

really anything can happen in the championship.”

In class B, Philip Ma of Jacob & Co Racing Team

dominated the top position for Rounds 5 and 6, while

Team PCS Racing’s guest driver Tan Ian Mao and

OMAK Team’s Mak Hing Tak came in second and

third respectively after a grueling duel of skill and will.

Round 7 saw Avila demonstrating his excellent

racing techniques as he secured another victory by

overtaking Menzel at the start of the 15-lap race in

a crucial move, leaving the experienced German to

finish second. Sugden and O’Young jostled for the

final podium position, with the former emerging a

second faster.

Leveraging on his experience, Menzel used a

tactical approach to help him clinch the winning

position in Round 8 where he chipped away at

the gap with Avila on lap seven, snatching the top

position by 3.296 seconds. It was Menzel’s third

victory for the season while Sugden was third for

a second time during the weekend. “Today we

changed our strategy with the car and were more

aggressive. It was easy for me to follow Rodolfo

(Avila) and it was only a question of time that he

made a mistake,” said an excited Menzel.

With his podium wins, Menzel is only six points off

Sugden’s championship lead and is right on track

for his first PCCA championship victory. O’Young is

next on the chart, thirty points behind Sugden.

The action was also riveting in Class B as Corum

ThunderAsia Racing’s Melvin Choo, who has won

every Class B race he has competed in this year,

did not disappoint. The Singaporean scored two

consecutive wins in Rounds 7 & 8 after missing out

on June’s two races in Zhuhai. Jacob & Co Racing’s

Philip Ma secured the second position in both

rounds while Yuey Tan of Team PCS Racing came in

third after edging out OMAK Team’s Mak Hing Tak.

Catch the upcoming action from September 25 – 27

at the Marina Bay street circuit in Singapore, where

the PCCA will support the 2009 Formula 1 TM SingTel

Singapore Grand Prix.

Standings Overall

Place Car No. Driver Team Points

1 88 Tim SUGDEN GruppeM Racing 138

2 99 Christian MENZEL Team StarChase 132

3 55 Darryl O’YOUNG Team Jebsen 108

Standings Class B

1 98 Philip MA Jacob & Co Racing 148

2 69 Melvin CHOO Kwok Ming Corum ThunderAsia Racing 122

3 5 Yuey TAN YuHian Team PCS Racing 108

Standings are based on total points earned up to Round 8.

The winners of Round 7 celebrate after a grueling race (From L to R):

runner-up Christian Menzel, winner Rodolfo Avila and 2nd runner-up

Tim Sugden

Winner of Round 8, Christian Menzel of Team StarChase


Panamera Launch Philippines

Porsche Centre Philippines Presents

the New Gran Turismo.

The highly anticipated Philippine premiere of the Porsche Panamera has arrived. Porsche Centre Philippines

has made available for viewing the four-seater Gran Turismo in its three variants - the Panamera S,

Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo in a series of private viewing events at the Porsche Centre in Manila.

The Philippine Premiere kicks-off with a series

of private viewing sessions for exclusive clients,

guests, lifestyle and motoring press. Heralded “Four,

Uncompromised. The New Porsche Panamera”,

the event features the latest addition to the

Porsche model line-up in an elite “White World”

concept. Designed to ensure the utmost in the

Porsche experience, the event features impeccable

aesthetics, allowing guests to feel the fourth

dimension definition in every aspect of the premiere.

Events have also been organised after the premiere

to feature the new Panamera in a series of displays

in high-end shopping malls. Additionally, test run

activities will be held in conjunction with the launch to

highlight the Panamera’s aesthetic and technological

innovations, through first-hand experience of

the vehicle’s product features and powerful

performance.

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG presented the four-seater

Gran Turismo to the international press and public

for the first time at the Shanghai Auto Show in China

in April this year. This was already a clear signal

of the importance of the Asian markets and the

company’s full confidence in their future economic

potential.

The Panamera will thrill aficionados of exclusive

sports cars all over the world, states Porsche

Philippines Head Mr. Roberto Coyiuto III, adding

that with the launch, Porsche Centre Philippines is

sending a powerful message and demonstrating its

strong commitment to the Philippine market. “This

is a clear signal that we have full confidence in the

Philippines’ future potential”, Coyiuto said.

Porsche’s Gran Turismo sets new standards in

its market segment in terms of performance,

driving dynamics and efficiency, benefiting from

Porsche’s traditional core competences and years

of experience in motorsport, since efficient and

powerful engines, lightweight technologies, and

optimised aerodynamics are crucial to success

also on the race track. Mr. Coyiuto added, “Our

engineers, technicians, and designers have invested

all their know-how, years of experience, a wealth of

ideas, and their full passion for sports cars in this

four-seater Gran Turismo.”

For further information regarding this event, kindly

contact Marketing Manager Beth Pimentel at

+632 727 0381 ext. 252. n

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