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To the core.
The new 911.
Building sports cars – numerous car manufacturers
are able to do that. But what is the defining essence
of a 911? Besides the reworked classic design,
it’s the pioneering technology it hides. In short: its
inner strength. The new 911.
Porsche Doppelkupplung – the new double clutch
Cayenne Transsyberia Rally
7,100 kilometres through desert, mud and dust
The history of the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
Always one gear ahead.
Porsche Travel Club
A very different experience.
Porsche Exclusive & Tequipment
Something special for the new 911.
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Rounds 5 to 8
O’Young proving the one to beat.
Porsche SC Global Carrera Cup Asia –
Singapore’s racers in the fast lane.
Porsche News in Indonesia
Keep yourself updated with the latest news
and events in Indonesia.
To the core.
Dear Porsche Enthusiast,
For many, the 911 triggers emotions – emotions
that last a lifetime – and we’re talking 45 years now.
And the new 911 is no exception to this rule, above
all because it has the inner strength to evolve with
each successive generation.
We would like to introduce you to the new 911:
besides the reworked classic design, it’s the inner
strength that comes from the pioneering technology
it hides – a new generation of engines with direct
fuel injection (DFI) and the new optional double
clutch transmission Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
that makes it possible to change gears without
interrupting power supply, lower fuel consumption
and emissions. How? You can find out in the
Another article in this edition will show you how the
new 911 can be made into a unique sports car with
Porsche Exclusive and Tequipment – and still stay
100 per cent Porsche.
Finally, if you’re looking for extraordinary motorsport
events in 2008, we recommend you to take a look
at the review of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia
Rounds 5 to 8 and ultimately the special on the
2008 FORMULA 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix.
Last but not least, we will inform you of the latest
Porsche news and happenings in Indonesia. We
hope you enjoy reading this issue.
The new 911 Carrera models
How do you combine
dynamism? With inner
strength for instance.
The new 911.
Inner strength in the new 911 comes about first
and foremost through state-of-the-art technology.
For example, with two completely new engines with
direct fuel injection (DFI), the new, optional Porsche
Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission, the intelligent
all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM),
and the latest generation of Porsche Communication
1. The engines.
Whether it’s the coupé, cabriolet or Targa – all ten
new 911 models have a new generation of engines
with direct fuel injection (DFI). This makes sure
the fuel is directly injected and measured by the
millisecond. Technically, that means optimum
carburetion and combustion. For the driver, that means
a clear increase in performance and torque, and a
clear decrease in fuel consumption and emissions.
Depending on the model, CO 2 emissions can be
reduced by up to 15 %.
The 3.6 litre 6-cylinder horizontally-opposed engine
in the rear of the new 911 now provides 254 kW
(345 bhp) at 6,500 rpm and a maximum torque of
390 Nm at 4,400 rpm. The figures for the S versions
are even more convincing: the 3.8 litre engine
develops 283 kW (385 bhp) at 6,500 rpm and a
maximum torque of 420 Nm at 4,400 rpm.
Porsche Communication Management (PCM)
Now with touch screen.
Porsche Traction Management (PTM)
Power, intelligently distributed.
Direct fuel injection (DFI)
More power with less fuel consumption.
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
dual clutch transmission
Two clutches, double the fun.
2. The intelligent all-wheel-drive.
The new all-wheel-drive 911 Carrera 4 models and
the new 911 Targa 4 models now also have Porsche
Traction Management (PTM). The electronically
steered multi-disc clutch determines the distribution
of the propulsion force to the front axle while taking
the driving conditions into account. The result:
the PTM in collaboration with Porsche Stability
Management (PSM) delivers the correct power
distribution in every driving situation, producing
excellent thrust and outstanding driving dynamics.
The standard mechanical rear differential lock also
assists with this. The advantage of PTM becomes
clearest on wet and snowy roads. The acceleration
potential here is straightforward and simply
breathtaking. The result: a high degree of safety and
outstanding performance, implemented with extreme
3. The Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
dual clutch transmission.
The new, optional Porsche Doppelkupplung transmission
(PDK – see also the Technology Special) has seven
gears at its disposal, divided over two transmissions
and two clutches, with manual and automatic modes.
When in gear, the next gear is always preselected in the
911 Carrera: Fuel consumption in l/100 km 1) : urban 15.5*/14.7**; non-urban 7.4*/7.0**; total 10.3*/9.8**; CO 2 emissions 1) in g/km: 242*/230**
911 Carrera S: Fuel consumption in l/100 km 1) : urban 15.9*/15.3**; non-urban 7.6*/7.2**; total 10.6*/10.2**; CO 2 emissions 1) in g/km: 250*/240**
911 Carrera Cabriolet: Fuel consumption in l/100 km 1) : urban 15.6*/14.9**; non-urban 7.5*/7.0**; total 10.4*/9.9**; CO 2 emissions 1) in g/km: 245*/233**
911 Carrera S Cabriolet: Fuel consumption in l/100 km 1) : urban 16.2*/15.5**; non-urban 7.7*/7.3**; total 10.8*/10.3**; CO 2 emissions 1) in g/km: 254*/242**
911 Carrera 4: Fuel consumption in l/100 km 1) : urban 15.9*/15.2**; non-urban 7.7*/7.2**; total 10.6*/10.1**; CO 2 emissions 1) in g/km: 249*/237**
911 Carrera 4S: Fuel consumption in l/100 km 1) : urban 16.5*/15.8**; non-urban 7.9*/7.5**; total 11.0*/10.5**; CO 2 emissions 1) in g/km: 259*/247**
911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet: Fuel consumption in l/100 km 1) : urban 16.2*/15.5**; non-urban 7.8*/7.4**; total 10.8*/10.3**; CO 2 emissions 1) in g/km: 245*/242**
911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet: Fuel consumption in l/100 km 1) : urban 16.8*/16.1**; non-urban 8.0*/7.7**; total 11.2*/10.7**; CO 2 emissions 1) in g/km: 263*/251**
911 Carrera Targa: Fuel consumption in l/100 km 1) : urban 15.9*/15.5**; non-urban 7.7*/7.4**; total 10.6*/10.3**; CO 2 emissions 1) in g/km: 249*/242**
911 Carrera Targa 4S: Fuel consumption in l/100 km 1) : urban 16.5*/15.8**; non-urban 7.9*/7.7**; total 11.0*/10.7**; CO 2 emissions 1) in g/km: 259*/251**
*Manual transmission. **PDK. 1) The data were determined according to the Euro 5 (XXX/2008/EC) measuring procedure in the NEFZ (New European Driving Cycle) in standard equipment.
The final ordinance number was not yet available at the time of printing. The information does not refer to a single vehicle and is not a part of the offer; rather it serves solely for the purpose of
comparison between the various vehicle types. You can receive further information on the individual vehicles from your Porsche Centre/dealer. Preliminary values, no officially audited values were
available at the time of printing.
other transmission. It is thus possible to switch gears
within milliseconds and without interrupting the power
delivery. PDK therefore achieves clearly better
acceleration rates than a conventional manual
transmission. And that’s with comparable fuel
consumption. Through improved responsiveness,
and thus higher agility, PDK delivers higher driving
pleasure than the previous converter automatic.
Looking at just one example: the 911 Carrera S
with PDK accelerates in just 4.5 seconds from 0 to
100 km/h. In combination with the optional Sport
Chrono Package Plus, new functions can be selected
for the PDK: “Launch Control” for the best possible
acceleration when starting and “Race track shift
strategy” for gear-shifting behaviour similar to race
driving, delivering acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h
in just 4.3 seconds.
4. Porsche Communication
Cutting-edge technology is provided in communications
too, with the new, standard Porsche Communication
Management (PCM). This has a touch screen and an
optional universal audio interface for the first time,
for the connection and convenient operation of an
iPod ® for example. Upon request, a TV tuner is also
available for the reception of analogue and digital
television broadcasts. An intuitive operating philosophy
and an optional voice control system with whole-word
entry are all part of the package.
5. The design:
an expression of inner strength.
The new 911’s inner strength does not stem solely
from technological achievements. It also comes from
the consistent linking of design and functionality, as
well as from day-to-day usability and sportiness.
Each element fulfils a specific function and the new
911 also draws its inner strength from this. Gadgetry
is unthinkable and has no place here. The very low
drag coefficient of 0.29 of the new 911 Carrera
is the logical consequence. Standard for all 911
models are the Bi-Xenon headlights. Indicators and
the daylight driving and position lights executed in
LED technology are integrated harmoniously into the
separate front end lights using the exterior air intakes
– for a striking visual effect. The optional dynamic
cornering light has a rotatable module for the dipped
beam – visible technology enabling better vision. Also
newly designed is the rear. The new imposing LED tail
lights are drawn far into the wing and come to a point
at the outer edge. Unmistakable – especially at night.
With all the pioneering technology, one thing remains
undisputed: the new 911 is a 911, because it has
the inner strength to become better with each
You can find more information in our web special at:
The Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) double clutch transmission
As if one clutch didn’t already provide enough
fun. The Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
double clutch transmission.
Multi-plate clutch 1
The Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission
with both manual gearshift and automatic modes
makes extremely fast gear changes possible without
interrupting power delivery. For clearly improved
acceleration and lower fuel consumption – without
having to sacrifice the convenience of a converter
Multi-plate clutch 2
Hydraulic control unit
Input shaft 1
Input shaft 2
4th gear 2nd 6 gear
1 st gear
3 rd gear
7 th gear
s The Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual clutch transmission
Switching gears in milliseconds.
The new PDK, available upon request for all 911
models, is based on a Porsche development and
caused a sensation in Porsche race cars on the
world’s race tracks back in the 80s. The new
PDK has seven gears; in effect two transmissions
5 th gear
integrated into one housing and – as the name
suggests – two clutches.
The PDK provides an alternating non-positive
connection between the gearbox and the engine by
means of two separate drive shafts (drive shaft 1
is inside the hollowed out drive shaft 2). The power
transmission of the engine thus always runs over
one partial transmission and one clutch, while the
next gear is already engaged in the second partial
transmission. So, when switching gears, shifting no
longer takes place, rather as one clutch is opened,
the other is closed at the same time. Gear changes
therefore take place within milliseconds. Clutch 1
serves the first partial transmission with the odd-
numbered gears (1, 3, 5, 7) as well as the reverse
gear. Clutch 2 operates the second partial transmis-
sion with the even-numbered gears (2, 4, 6).
The operating principle.
The crankshaft transfers the engine torque to the
damped flywheel. Then it is guided over the clutch
housing to the multi-disc clutch – to be more precise
to the respective outer slat members. By means of
t The gears can be changed using switches directly on the PDK steering wheel
oil pressure, clutch 1 closes and creates a power
transmission with drive shaft 1.
The PDK has already preselected the next gear.
The engine torque already bears against the other
outer slat member: at the signal for a gear shift, the
overlapping shifting takes place, i.e. while clutch 1
opens, clutch 2 closes. The power transmission with
drive shaft 2 is produced, which transfers the power
to the wheels.
The advantage of the PDK is extremely fast gear
changes without interruption of power delivery,
for improved acceleration ratios. The driving
experience is even more sporty and dynamic, and
agility is increased. The compact dimensions of the
transmission reduce the rotating masses. The result:
a more direct response from the engine and a lower
system weight. The very high level of efficiency and
the long ratio 7 th gear contribute to achieving lower
fuel consumption ratios and emissions – comparable
to that of a manual transmission. Together with
the new engines, it was possible to reduce fuel
consumption by up to 13%, depending on the
model, and CO 2 emissions by up to 15%. n
Cayenne Transsyberia Rally
7,100 kilometres through desert, mud and
dust in the Cayenne S Transsyberia.
Desert, crushed rock, mud, dust and water:
hard conditions were ahead for the Cayenne S
Transsyberia at the rally of the same name from
11 to 25 July 2008. Over 7,100 kilometres, vehicle
and drivers were confronted with constantly
Hard – harder – Transsyberia.
Fourteen strenuous stages – the Transsyberia is one
of the hardest challenges in rally sports. Once again
this year, various Porsche customer teams were at
the start. Their most important equipment component:
the Cayenne S Transsyberia. An off-road vehicle, fast,
strong and always prepared to master the most
varying stretches and tests.
The Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia was produced
in a small batch especially for long-distance rally
racing. Based on the experience of the Transsyberia
Rally last year, the off-road vehicle was optimised
for 2008. The modified parts were offered to the
participating customer teams from all over the world
as a conversion kit, so as to guarantee improved
off-road ability and optimise suspension tuning once
The current version of the successful long-distance
vehicle has a reinforced and newly shaped underride
protection. Knobbly off-road tyres by BFGoodrich
increase the ground clearance by an additional
30 millimetres. The higher, reinforced sidewalls
Clearly recognizable in the side view:
The higher, reinforced sidewalls (below left)
Knobbly off-road tyres by BFGoodrich in the size 265/55 R18 R
increase ground clearance by 30 mm (below right)
You will find more information in our web special at:
offer more protection from tyre damage, and the
pneumatic spring suspension was newly coordinated.
The Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control system
(PDCC), which compensates for the lateral
inclination in curves through active anti-roll bars,
was especially adapted to the marathon conditions
of the Transsyberia Rally – for optimum side stability
even over difficult ground.
Designed for extreme loads.
The 4.8 litre V8 naturally-aspirated engine continues to
come from the series and puts out 385 hp with direct
fuel injection (DFI). The 6-speed automatic transmission
of the Cayenne S was combined with the shortened
axle transfer of the Cayenne GTS for quick spurts.
Optimal for planning routes, the Porsche navigation
module with Tripmaster determines the route between
two navigation points.
The Cayenne S Transsyberia has a massive safety roll
cage, bucket seats and a 6-point seat belt for the
protection of the driver and the co-pilot. Equipment for
the teams was also supplemented by winches, fire
extinguishers, sand boards, spare wheels, 2-man tents,
insulating mats, ratchet straps and tool boxes. n
The history of the Porsche double clutch transmission
Always one gear ahead: Porsche
Doppelkupplung (PDK) double clutch
Porsche engineers have been following a clear
philosophy for 60 years: there is nothing that can’t
be made even better. They develop new ideas. They
scrutinize existing solutions and develop more new
ideas. Porsche started the search for a transmission
concept that had the advantages of a manual
transmission and avoided the disadvantages of an
automatic transmission over 40 years ago.
For fast gear changes in motor
Back in 1964, Porsche developed its initial double
clutch transmissions shiftable at load, including a
t View of the cockpit of the Porsche 962 C (1987) with PDK transmission
half-automatic 5-speed transmission for the type
908 race car. The development of an automatic
4-speed transmission began in 1968 using the
double clutch principle.
A special feature back then: the electro-hydraulic
control. A computer processed the parameters of
speed, engine rpm and the accelerator pedal’s
position and then calculated the shifting points.
Its use was also tested in the Porsche 911, but, at
the start of the 70s, high-performing electronics to
realize the sensitive clutch control necessary for
serial construction were lacking.
s Supercup in Diepholz (1987): Porsche type 962 C “short rear” with PDK double clutch transmission
1981: the next development stage.
Various versions of double clutch transmissions
were again constructed back in 1979 within the
context of a study conducted on a future sports
car. Starting in 1981, the Porsche Doppelkupplung
(PDK) transmission emerged from this foundation, a
load-changeable, electronically controlled spur gear
Developed for varying purposes, it was tested from
1981 to 1986 in parallel in the Group C race car
Porsche 956, as well as a half and fully automatic
version in Porsche series sports cars. The first trial
use of the direct manual transmission occurred in
1983 in the Group C race car Porsche 956. The
PDK made it possible for the driver to keep on the
gas when shifting gears, and also when cornering.
In 1986, Hans-Joachim Stuck won the Supercup in
the Porsche 962 C with PDK at Nürburgring and at
Hockenheimring. In the same year, he also achieved
a victory at the World Championship race in Monza.
Shifting faster. Everywhere.
Over 40 years of development work in dynamics
have brought Porsche further ahead. In motor sport,
where fast gear-shifting can decide between victory
and defeat and now in everyday usage too, where
acceleration without interrupting power delivery
provides a plus in driving fun: in the new
Porsche 911. n
Porsche Travel Club
Very different experiences.
On the road with the Porsche Travel Club.
Porsche Travel Club – a holiday which offers
everything. Absolutely everything, except boredom.
Created to provide a very special experience in the
world‘s most beautiful landscapes for enthusiasts
of the Porsche brand whether driving a Boxster,
Cayman, 911 or Cayenne. Read about two of the
many fascinating examples:
Desert Camp Dubai.
The 5-day Desert Camp Dubai is a first-rate off-road
adventure. Desert sand, instead of just asphalt roads
and add the attraction of a foreign culture with its
fascinating contrast between eastern tradition and
After arriving at the Dubai International Airport, we
first go via Cayenne Shuttle directly to the Hotel Bab
Al Shams. On three exciting days, under the direction
of the Porsche instructors, participants then experience
moments of exhilaration behind the steering wheel as
Details and other offers from the Porsche Travel Club
can be found at www.porsche.com
they drive through sand dunes, dried out river beds
and take on the most demanding desert excursions.
Many contrasting experiences are included – travelling
in the Porsche Cayenne and on the back of a camel,
and dining in an Arabian Bedouin tent and in one of
the most fashionable restaurants of the Arabian
Portofino, east of Genoa. This picturesque coastal
city offers a unique mix of tradition with the flair of
high society. And plenty of exhilarating roads. The
individual daily stages of the 5-day Camp Portofino
seem as if they were created for a Porsche. They
lead through marvellous mountain roads and minute
villages. What sounds enchanting demands quite a bit
of driving skill: narrow country roads provide highly
demanding driving challenges. Bend follows bend.
The restaurants visited offer pleasures of a different
kind, for example, La Rotonda restaurant set by the
sea. Locations where, after an active day of driving,
you can easily slide into relaxation – reflecting on the
excitement of the day’s experiences. n
23.10. – 27.10.2008
Desert Camp Dubai:
29.10. – 02.11.2008
03.11. – 07.11.2008
08.11. – 12.11.2008
13.11. – 17.11.2008
18.11. – 22.11.2008
23.11. – 27.11.2008
28.11. – 02.12.2008
03.12. – 07.12.2008
Porsche Exclusive & Tequipment
Something special for a special vehicle.
Porsche Exclusive & Tequipment for
the new 911.
s Especially for vehicles with PDK: the gear selector made of aluminium is
equipped with inserts made of leather in the interior colour
There are no alternatives to a 911. But when it
comes to its finish it’s a different story. Porsche
Exclusive & Tequipment offer many options for
the new 911 and make a unique vehicle in the
truest sense of the word out of what is already
an extraordinary vehicle. From the factory using
Porsche Exclusive. And later, too, using Porsche
Visually accentuated dynamism.
Starting in October 2008, Porsche Exclusive &
Tequipment will be offering exciting options for
vehicle personalisation for the new 911. This includes
the front air intake grill painted in body colour, which
harmoniously fits into the vehicle design. The grill is
also optionally available in a matt Aluminium Look.
Matching this, the exterior mirror subshells are
available in the matt Aluminium Look as well as the
lateral decorative inscriptions with the respective
model designation. Or alternatively in Guards Red,
Speed Yellow, Black, Carrara White, Orange, Green,
Dark Blue or Meteor Grey. This means an impressive
effect can be achieved with each exterior colour.
The 19-inch Carrera Sport wheels are also eye-
catching – with a wheel centre painted in GT Silver
Metallic, highly polished rim flange and wheel hub
covers with a coloured Porsche Crest. For the
911 Carrera 4 and the 911 Targa 4 models,
starting in November 2008, the wheels are also
available with a lower wheel offset (50 instead of
67). With this option, the previously integrated
17 mm wheel spacers are no longer required.
And inside? Even more individuality as Porsche
Exclusive & Tequipment are opening up exciting
options for the interior too.
To supplement the Aluminium I gear/handbrake
lever, a gear selector was developed for vehicles
with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission
in a unique design. The aluminium gear selector
comes with leather inserts in the interior colour.
The appurtenant handbrake lever has an aluminium
handle with the Porsche logo and elements that are
covered with leather in the interior colour (available
from 10/2008). The surrounding PDK gate can also
be refined: its trim surround is available either with
s 19-inch Carrera Sport wheel
leather or painted in the exterior colour or Aluminium
Look (available from 01/2009).
Additional options are also available for the instrument
dial of the Sports Chrono stopwatch. It will be available
from September 2008 in the same colours as the
instrument dial for the instrument cluster – in Sand
Beige, Guards Red, Speed Yellow and Carrara White.
Even the seats have something new. Porsche
Tequipment is offering sport bucket seats with
hinged backrests, integrated thorax airbags and
manual fore/aft adjustment as a retrofit option.
The cushion shell consists of plastic reinforced with
glass and carbon fibre with a surface made of face
carbon. They are available in black leather with an
embossed Porsche Crest on the headrests, or in
black fabric (available from October 2008).
Further information about the customisation options
available from Porsche Exclusive & Tequipment can
be found at www.porsche.com. n
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia
O’Young Proving the One to Beat in the
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2008.
Championship leader Darryl O’Young has further
fuelled his hopes of a second Porsche Carrera
Cup Asia (PCCA) title this season with his eighth
straight podium finish, including a win in Round 7
at the notoriously tricky Sentul International
Circuit, Indonesia in July.
Along with GruppeM Racing’s Tim Sugden, O’Young
showed some brilliant driving for Team Jebsen
grabbing the lead from the start of Round 7 and
never giving it up to finish more than three seconds
clear of Sugden who managed to squeeze past
Germany’s ace Christian Menzel of Team StarChase
on the final lap.
t Tim Sugden of GruppeM Racing
But in the following race, Sugden, determined not
to let history repeat itself, made his move on lap
four to snatch the lead and with Australia’s Christian
Jones and O’Young caught up in their own battle, he
was able to pull out a gap at the front and take the
After being untouchable in Rounds 5 and 6 at the
Zhuhai International Circuit the month prior, Jones,
who set the fastest lap of the race, remained upbeat
despite not taking a win this time round. “Although
I’ve lost points to Darryl in this race, I still believe I’m
in a position to fight for the championship.”
s Christian, Darryl and Tim enjoying their place at the podium
Singapore’s Melvin Choo celebrated a double
victory in searing heat in the two previous rounds
in Zhuhai China, but had to settle for third in Round 7.
Class B pole-sitter Philip Ma of Hong Kong converted
his grid advantage to a victory ahead of Malaysia’s
Tunku Hammam, who later stormed back to take
the win in Round 8.
O’Young now sits comfortably at the top of the
Overall leader board, 11 points clear of Jones
with Sugden another point adrift. In Class B,
Choo remains at the top of the points standings,
ahead of Malaysia’s Tunku Hammam and Australia’s
Team StarChase with Christian Menzel together with
Ringo Chong of Team Kangshun joined an activity
of the Zhuhai International Circuit and the PCCA to
raise funds for victims of the recent earthquake in
China by treating donors to the ride of a lifetime with
some hot laps in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car.
The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia is back in action in
September at the inaugural 2008 FORMULA 1
SingTel Singapore Grand Prix, where the drivers will
be amongst the first to compete on the exciting new
Marina Bay street circuit on September 26 – 28. n
Porsche SC Global Carrera Cup Asia – Singapore 2008
Singapore’s Racers in the Fast Lane.
Singapore may be the new kid on the block in
modern Formula One and we have yet to see
homegrown talent race alongside the likes of
Hamilton, Alonso and Raikkonen, but the city is
certainly no stranger to world class motorsport.
Back in 1961 Singapore hosted its first international
motor racing event, the inaugural Singapore Grand
Prix, and the last in 1973 and despite the long
absence, those races left a lasting legacy.
Many teams and drivers fly the flag for the city
state on race tracks across the region, especially
in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, Round 9 of which
is an official support race to the inaugural 2008
FORMULA 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix on
Seven of the 19 entries lining up in their identical
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars for this race, sponsored
by leading luxury property developer SC Global
Developments Limited, are closely connected to
Brothers Greg and Gerald Teo, David Lai and
Singapore-based Malaysian Mok Weng Sun race for
Team Porsche Club Singapore Racing; Melvin Choo
for Team Corum ThunderAsia Racing and Ringo
Chong in Class A for professional drivers with Team
Kangshun as well as Matthew Marsh from Hong
Kong for Singapore-based team SC Global Racing.
They will go toe-to-toe with the likes of
Le Mans 24 Hour regular Tim Sugden, German
GT ace Christian Menzel, and Christian Jones, son
of former Formula One World Champion Alan in
fast, furious, no-holds barred racing around the
spectacular Marina Bay 5.067 km street circuit.
Ringo Chong who inherited his passion for racing
from his late father Chong Boon Seng says
September 28, 2008 will be an emotional day, as
was the last Singapore Grand Prix back in 1973:
“My dad raced and finished 2nd in the Sports and
GT cars. I had tears in my eyes when my mom told
me it would be the last race. I didn’t want it to end
as I wanted my dad to be first! I have waited 35
years to race on home ground. My dream is to win
and carry on my family’s legacy.”
Melvin Choo, who is dominating the Porsche Carrera
Cup Asia Class B category this year adds that fans
are in for a real treat. “From what I have seen,
this track is going to become a legend. Thirty
years from now people are still going to remember
Just like how Porsche is synonymous with well-built,
highly engineered sports cars designed for ‘real
drivers’ providing the ultimate performance on
the road, SC Global Developments’ philosophy
of delivering ‘The Ultimate Living’ has seen the
realisation of Singapore’s most breathtaking prime
residential properties. Both brands represent the
very top within their respective industries and are
proud to present the Formula One inaugural race
in Singapore. n
Porsche Club Indonesia
Porsche Club Indonesia Experiences Porsche
Carrera Cup Asia Action, Firsthand.
With the air of anticipation on race day, there is
nothing more thrilling than watching all the action,
in the hotly contested Rounds 7 and 8 of the
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, firsthand. So what better
way for the Porsche Club Indonesia to spend their
day, than to do just that.
Organised by the Asian Festival of Speed, the three-
day affair from 18-20 July was held at the 3.96 km
Sentul International Circuit and included practice
sessions, a qualifying round as well as two races.
Early Sunday morning, Porsche Club members were
welcomed to the Porsche Centre Jakarta by Director,
Mr. Sarwono Tjokrowinoto and After Sales Manager,
Mr. I. Made, with goody bags, snacks and drinks.
They were also given the opportunity to mingle and
network before heading off in an impressive convoy
to the Sentul International Circuit.
A police escort paved the way to Sentul International
Circuit where guests were welcomed by Marketing
Manager, Ms. Cynthia Ratna and Porsche Race
Queens, before settling in to watch the 15-lap race.
Television monitors provided a live feed from the race
track and also showed all the action from the pits,
as team Jebsen’s Darryl O’Young and Tim Sugden of
GruppeM Racing dueled for top place on the podium
in Class A.
Porsche Club member Mr. Arief Syaaf was delighted
to be able to enjoy such exciting racing up-close,
and has already cemented plans for a repeat visit
next year. “It’s a must! It was such an incredible
experience to watch the race and enjoy lunch with
everyone. I just hope even more Porsche Club
members will join us for this thrilling event next
t Mr. Syaaf and Mr. Simbolon (from left to right) enjoying the hospitality
t Mr. Singgih and wife (from right to left) soaking up the atmosphere at
the Sentul International Circuit