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Porsche News 02/2009
Sportscar Technology for 4.
The New Panamera.
Deep upholstery, dark shades, notchback design –
all familiar features in more conventionally tasteful
saloon cars. But what if your character is completely
different – more demanding, more daring? Then
consider exploring the option of sporty, dynamic
style. Of personality. In the new Panamera.
Room for individuality
The new Panamera
Standard feature in the new
Adaptive air suspension
The seduction of function
The new Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3
The Panamericana Prototype.
Porsche Design Driver’s Selection
All you need for the golfing season.
The New Panamera at Auto Shanghai 2009
The exclusive preview of Porsche’s 4th model line.
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia
Off to a blazing start into the 2009 season.
Porsche News Singapore
Keep yourself up-to-date with the latest news
and events in Vietnam.
Profiling your personality: the new Panamera.
Dear Friends of Porsche,
The new Panamera is on the way – and expectations
are high. In the last edition we presented an in-depth
look at sportscar technology for 4. This time, we show
you how to add a personal touch to your Panamera.
At the wheel of the new Panamera, you may be
struck by its compelling fusion of sportiness and
comfort. Our special Technology feature on the
Porsche Active Suspension Management and the
adaptive air suspension explains how this is achieved.
A further creation that packs amazing personality
is the Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3 –
the latest triumph of the collaboration between
Porsche’s design and engineering teams, in which
both sides held uncompromisingly to their ideals.
Look forward to this unique vehicle in a strictly
limited edition of 1,000 units worldwide.
A highly anticipated event in both the Asia Pacific
region and worldwide was the world debut of the
new Panamera at the motor show Auto Shanghai
2009. Read more about the star at the Porsche
booth, which was also the highlight of a very special
And we also report on the first four rounds of the
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2009 season, which took
place in China at the Shanghai International Circuit
in April and Beijing’s Goldenport International Circuit
in May. Lastly, catch up on the latest Porsche news
and happenings in Vietnam.
The New Panamera
The new Panamera: 4 doors, 4 seats –
and endless scope for individuality.
All set to make waves in the luxury class, the new
Panamera replaces staidness with dynamism to
redefine luxury. Our goal is to create the pure driving
pleasure of a sports car – in a four-seater saloon.
But the Panamera has far more to offer than a
unique interior concept. Like all Porsches, it also
provides the option of customising your car to
suit your personal taste. Choose from 16 exterior
shades and six interior shades plus four two-tone
finishes for the interior. And that’s only the
Once you fall in love with the road,
you’ll never settle for second best.
When we designed the new Panamera, we shunned
experimentation – and created reality. The lines of the
new Panamera models are so distinctively Porsche.
Communicating dynamism without dominance.
Elegance without extravagance. The total length of
under 5 metres is also an advantage. Front, shoulders
* Manual gearbox. ** PDK.
and tail – the Porsche style is instantly identifiable.
The side air intakes behind the front wheels are a
particularly striking feature, giving a nod to the
Carrera GT. And that sums up the overall impression.
Deep, broad, low – typical sportscar proportions.
The wheel design shouts “sports car” all the way.
18-inch Panamera S light alloy wheels are a standard
feature on the new Panamera S and 4S models, in
a design that focuses on creating a classic feel with
a sporty touch. Tyres are in sizes 245/50 ZR 18
at the front and 275/45 ZR 18 at the rear. The
Panamera Turbo is fitted with 19-inch Panamera
Turbo light alloy wheels as standard, with
slightly wider tyres to do justice to the enhanced
performance: 255/45 ZR 19 at the front, 285/40
ZR 19 at the rear. Other 19-inch or 20-inch wheel
designs from our custom range are available on
request. And all of them allow a fine view of the
brake system – another example of sporty style.
Fuel consumption/emissions with auto start/stop function
Panamera 4S Panamera Turbo
Extra urban in I/100 km (mpg) 7.9 (35.8)** 8.1 (34.9)** 8.9 (31.7)**
Urban in I/100 km (mpg) 16.0 (17.7)** 16.4 (17.2)** 18.0 (15.7)**
Combined in I/100 km (mpg) 10.8 (26.2)** 11.1 (25.4)** 12.2 (23.2)**
Emissions in g/km 253** 260** 286**
Fuel consumption/emissions without auto start/stop function1) Extra urban in I/100 km (mpg) 8.9 (31.7)*/7.9 (35.8)** 8.1 (34.9)** 8.9 (31.7)**
Urban in I/100 km (mpg) 18.8 (15.0)*/17.6 (16.1)** 18.0 (15.7)** 19.9 (14.2)**
Combined in I/100 km (mpg) 12.5 (22.6)*/11.4 (24.8)** 11.7 (24.1)** 12.9 (21.9)**
Emissions in g/km 293*/268** 275** 303**
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.
Interior package Carbon with further customisation features
Interior package Aluminium brushed with further customisation features
Interior of Panamera Turbo in natural leather in shade Espresso, Walnut Burl
Interior of Panamera 4S in two-tone Yachting Blue/Cream, Anthracite Birch
Burmester ® High-End Surround Sound System
Painting things in dull colours
isn’t your style.
We’re well aware that every Porsche is as individual
as its driver’s personality. That’s why your car
interior is designed to give you so much scope
to express your personality and individual taste.
Choose from six interior shades and four two-tone
combinations plus six interior packages in Aluminium,
Carbon and a variety of wood finishes, including
sophisticated pairings such as Yachting Blue/Cream
or exclusive materials such as natural open-pored
And as other customisation options also show, the
new Panamera is fluent in the language of the luxury
class, both in its exterior and its interior. An optional
hybrid TV tuner receives unencrypted analogue and
digital TV stations. And if the sound of the engine
isn’t music enough to your ears, select a BOSE ®
Surround-Sound System or Burmester ® High-End
Surround-Sound System with a total of 16 speakers
and output of over 1,000 watts. A system of this
superiority is the result of honing countless details
and focusing on a single goal: sonic perfection.
Your Panamera – your personality.
The Porsche Car Configurator at www.porsche.com
enables you to test your personalisation preferences
– exterior and interior – in advance. Become the
designer of your own Panamera and look forward to
exploring your individuality – in the 4 th dimension. n
Sporty or comfortable? It’s up to you.
The new Panamera Turbo is equipped as standard with adaptive air suspension and PASM (Porsche Active
Suspension Management) – a dual system that enhances both the dynamics and comfort of your driving.
The Panamera S and 4S offer PASM as standard and adaptive air suspension as an option.
PASM is an electronic shock-absorber adjustment
system which actively and continuously aligns the
damping forces of the suspension system to your
road conditions and driving style.
Skyhook damping control maintains bodywork
stability, reducing body movement and thus
enhancing comfort for passengers in all four seats.
How PASM works.
A button on the centre console enables the driver
to select one of three modes: “Normal”, “Sport”
or “Sport Plus”. Sensors record the bodywork
movements that accompany powerful acceleration,
braking and rapid cornering or rough road surfaces,
while simultaneously analysing signals such as lateral
acceleration, steering angle, brake pressure and
engine torque. The PASM control unit evaluates
the current driving conditions and modifies damper
stiffness in accordance with the mode selected.
Sounds complicated? It isn’t. Just press one
button to feel the results: improved driving stability,
improved comfort, improved performance.
The road to success is rarely a
The new Panamera Turbo features adaptive air
suspension as standard (optional for Panamera S
and Panamera 4S). The system includes automatic
High level – 20 mm above normal level. For exceptionally rough road conditions. The chassis automatically returns to normal level at speeds of over 30 km/h.
Normal level – Max. ground clearance 144 mm as per DIN unladen weight. The system’s default setting.
Low level – 25 mm below normal level, max. ground clearance 119 mm. For sporty driving when road-holding conditions are ideal.
levelling plus ride height and spring rate adjustment
The levelling system is designed to maintain constant
vehicle level automatically, whatever the load
distribution. Manual ride height adjustment enables
the vehicle height to be raised by 20 mm to minimise
the danger of grounding.
When the “Sport Plus” chassis programme is
selected, the vehicle’s ride height is automatically
adjusted to its lowest level (–25 mm) while the
air suspension is set to a harder spring rate by
reducing the air volume. You could say it’s a onetouch
sports chassis. n
Find out more in our Web Special at:
The Panamericana Study
A Special Birthday Gift –
The Panamericana Prototype.
Ideas and innovation that look to the future have
always been among Porsche’s classic strengths. And
the year 1989 was no exception. When Professor
Ferry Porsche celebrated his 80th birthday, he
was presented with a prototype of stunning form,
colour and design: the Panamericana.
Inspired by the legendary Mexican open-road race
“Carrera Panamericana”, the prototype is a stunning
demonstration of the outstanding innovative might
of Porsche’s design and engineering teams. Under
the leadership of Porsche’s Head of Design Harm
Laagay, the two-seater roadster was given a
flamboyant exterior that passed into Porsche history
as a bold proposal pointing the way for sports cars
of the future.
Despite the unusual design, there was no doubt
about the prototype’s roadworthiness. Based on
a standard 964-series Porsche 911 Carrera 4, the
Panamericana was designed to combine features
of the 911 with its own highly individual style –
a mission that it fulfilled with flying colours. And
the Panamericana was also ahead of its time in
engineering terms, with bodywork that featured
state-of-the-art materials including plastic laminate,
fibreglass and carbon fibre.
A key consideration for the Panamericana’s designers
was safety, for which they developed spectacular
solutions. The roof line was formed by a roll bar
framing the windscreen and side windows and
reminiscent of a ship’s railing, which also served
as effective passenger protection in the event of a
rollover. The removable fabric roof was attached to
this structure by a full-length zipper and could be
rolled up and stowed in the luggage compartment
when not in use.
A special detail of the Panamericana was its tyres,
engraved with small Porsche crests.
Presented at the IAA in Frankfurt in 1989, the
Panamericana was a high point of the exhibition.
As expected, it polarised the opinions of journalists
and exhibition visitors and thus fulfilled its mission of
bringing Porsche, in the midst of a decline in 1989,
back to the headlines.
Today the Panamericana can be seen in the new
Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. A high
point of the museum’s “Prototypes” exhibition, the
Panamericana proves that it has lost none of its
fascination over the years. The Porsche Museum
opened at the beginning of this year: featuring
spectacular architecture and a unique concept,
it is home to around 80 vehicles. n
The seduction of function: the new
Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3.
We generally want everyday objects to function
– nothing more. But shouldn’t they also touch our
emotions? In 1963, Professor Ferdinand Alexander
Porsche – son of company founder Ferry Porsche
– launched the 911 as a loud and clear affirmative:
Yes, they should. When he founded the Porsche
Design Studio in 1972, his aim was to transform
the everyday into the exceptional. And the new
Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3, in a strictly
limited edition of 1,000, does just that.
At Porsche Design, we also have our dreams. And
they may not be so different from yours. For example,
when they’re about a Cayenne with genuine rarity
value: the Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3.
In Lava Grey Metallic finish, to enhance the sporty
elegance of its design.
The front is dominated by the new Bi-Xenon
headlights in Black. In the standard SportDesign
package, every part of the vehicle is seamlessly
complementary down to the last detail: the lower
mouldings of the front apron and rear base and the
sill trims are matched to the exterior colour, as is
the extended roof spoiler with integral third brake
light, available as a no-cost option.
The standard Black exterior package takes this
colour concept, as consistent as it is elegant, to
the limit, continuing the black finish through the side
window surrounds (including B and C-pillar trim),
door handles (excluding inlays) and door-sill trim
In the language of the Porsche Design Edition,
design stripes are a recurring idiom: the name of the
edition appears on the sides of the Cayenne GTS
Porsche Design Edition 3, while the bonnet features
the Porsche Design name and the rear displays the
model logo in black with red “S”.
Also finished in Lava Grey Metallic, the standard
21-inch Cayenne SportPlus wheels with wheel arch
extensions seamlessly blend into the design concept.
The hubcaps are decorated with the full-colour
An interior’s most important feature
is the heart that beats there.
The interior of the Cayenne GTS Porsche Design
Edition 3 is as exclusive as its limited-edition
production run. And just as sporty.
A striking yet familiar feature is the use of red
contrasting seams on the cover of the instrument
cluster panel, dashboard and door trims, and
continuing along the floor mats and load-space mat.
The exclusive black leather upholstery finish is
extended on parts of the dashboard, door trim and
centre console. The padded multifunctional steeringwheel
brings sportiness within your grasp.
The electrically adjustable sports seats in the front
have the integrated Comfort Memory package and
higher side wings, delivering supreme comfort and
firm support. Their headrests feature the Porsche
The central panels of non-slip Alcantara on the front
seats and rear two-seater bench are echoed in the
middle panel of the centre console arm rest, parts
of the door trim, door handle inner facings and
the roof interior. Trim strips in Carbon are a further
familiar element from the world of motor sports.
The standard BOSE ® Surround-Sound System installed
as standard has 14 speakers and delivers 410
watts of sonic power. The ultimate in audio design.
The instrument cluster features Porsche Design-style
dials and the Porsche Design Edition 3 logo, as a
distinctive homage to motorsports and the Porsche
All in all, an interior which speaks for itself – simply
stated in the Porsche Design Edition 3 logo on the
door sill guards, and naturally the glove-compartment
plaque bearing the limited-edition number: Porsche
Design Edition 3.
Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3
Fuel consumption in l/100 km, Emissions in g/km
Extra urban: 10,2 Urban: 20.6 Combined: 13.9 Emission: 332
Character is intrinsic. How we shape it
is a matter of choice.
The heart of the Cayenne GTS Porsche Design
Edition 3 is a 4.8-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine
with Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus.
In figures, this means 298 kW (405 PS) at 6,500 rpm
and maximum torque of 500 Nm at 3,500 rpm. The
Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3 accelerates
from 0 to 100 with standard Tiptronic S in only 6.5s.
The electromagnetically activated injection valves of
the DFI module inject the fuel into the combustion
chamber at high pressure and millisecond precision.
By mixing the fuel directly in the cylinder itself, the
system improves engine cooling but also enhances
cylinder filling and compression, resulting in high
efficiency plus low consumption. The standard
Data determined for standard specification in accordance with the 80/1268/EC measurement method in the current version at the time of
printing. The figures do not refer to an individual vehicle nor do they constitute part of the offer, but are intended solely as a means of comparing
different types of vehicle. You can obtain further information about individual vehicles from your Porsche Centre.
Tiptronic S transmission smoothly converts the high
torque output into forceful thrust.
A further standard feature is Porsche Active
Suspension Management (PASM), an electronic
chassis control system combined with a steel-spring
sports chassis with ride height lowered by 24 mm.
Uncompromising performance, pure and simple.
Some more, perhaps? We won’t take
no for an answer.
Strictly limited in number, yet boundless in
individuality? That’s easy: accessories for the Cayenne
GTS Porsche Design Edition 3. Exclusively produced
for the Cayenne in the same limited edition as the car
itself. The tradition of the first Porsche Design Studio
is brought up to date in the premium P’6612 “Edition
3“ Automatic Chronograph. The titanium casing 42
mm in diameter is anti-magnetic, corrosion-free
and ultra-light. Both casing and strap feature a
DLC (“Diamond-Like Carbon”) finish exclusively
coordinated to the vehicle exterior. Usually used in
the manufacture of motor-racing engines, the coating
technique used for the chronograph produces a
diamond-hard, scratchproof finish with immense
visual and tactile appeal. Equally sophisticated styling
is the hallmark of the four travel cases (three of
which are suitable for use as air cabin luggage) in
Porsche Design’s Roadster range, featuring their
own “Porsche Design Edition 3“ label and with red
external seams and red piping on the front pockets
to echo the vehicle interior. Outstandingly easy to
manoeuvre, with hand-crafted closures and wellplanned
interior pockets. In fact, multifunctional
comfort in a supremely sophisticated form.
The Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3 is what
happens when the design team at Porsche Design
meet the engineers at Porsche. And both sides hold
fast to their ideals. n
Find out more in our Web special at:
Porsche Design Driver’s Selection
Perfectly outfitted for the golfing season –
thanks to Porsche Design Driver’s Selection.
Stamina, concentration and swing technique are
essential if golfing success is your goal. But the
right equipment is also critical to the player’s ability
to master sporting challenges. Porsche Design
Driver’s Selection presents the ideal companions
for fairway and green.
The lightweight golf bag with automatic stand
mechanism offers plenty of room for everything
you need on the course. It’s packed with convenient
features including two large and two small outside
pockets, a compartment for clothing, a bag for
accessories and an insulated compartment for
The carbon fibre golf trolley, also ultra-light and
compact, is the perfect complement. An innovative
adapter mechanism secures the golf bag easily
and firmly on the slim, streamlined trolley. Simple
to dismantle after use, the trolley is so compact that
two can be stowed in the Porsche’s load space. A
scorecard holder and umbrella holder are available
as optional extras.
The collection also presents the perfect outfits to
inspire top performance on the golf course. The
quality polo shirts feature a practical appliqué sleeve
tab to ensure that tees are always ready to hand.
The functional polo shirt for men and women can be
teamed with the golf vest in WINDSTOPPER ® laminate
with reflective Porsche logo. Sunshine is no handicap
with the sun visor for women and cap for men,
and even rain can be laughed off under the sports
umbrella – tested in Porsche’s own wind tunnel for
optimum protection. All in all, the perfect outfits for
the new golfing season – and we wish you fun and
success in improving your handicap.
Get in contact with your Porsche Centre for further
information or visit www.porsche.com/shop.
 Lightweight Golf Bag with Automatic Stand
Lightweight design with automatic stand mechanism.
Two large and two small outside pockets. Large
compartment for clothing, several pockets for
accessories and insulated compartment for drinks.
Comfortable double carry strap. Rugged nylon
fabric. In Charcoal-Black-Silver. External dimensions:
28 (L) x 33.5 (W) x 83.5 (H) cm.
WAP 060 041 17
 Women’s Golf Polo Shirt
Contrasting inserts at sides and slim neck zip.
Appliqué tab for golf tees* on sleeve. Functional
fabric. 95 % Meryl microfibre, 5 % elastane. Available
in cream and chili red. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL.
WAP 742 0XS-0XL 19 (cream)
WAP 743 0XS-0XL 19 (chili red)
 Golf Polo Shirt
Contrasting piping on front and back. Slim neck zip
and appliqué tab for golf tees* on sleeve. Functional
fabric. 95 % Meryl microfibre, 5 % elastane. Available
in cream and chili red. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL.
WAP 740 00S-XXL 19 (cream)
WAP 741 00S-XXL 19 (chili red)
*Tees not included.
– WINDSTOPPER ® Golf Vest
Windproof, water-repellent and breathable with
WINDSTOPPER ® triple-layer soft shell. Close-fitting
stand-up collar. Two zipped front pockets. Reflective
piping on the front and back. Two-way front zip with
chin protector. Reflective Porsche logo. 100%
polyester with WINDSTOPPER ® membrane.
Women’s in cream/dark brown.
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL.
WAP 546 0XS-0XL 19
Men’s in dark brown/cream.
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL.
WAP 545 00S-XXL 19
 Golf Sun Visor
Comfortable terry lining. Velcro fastener for easy
size adjustment. 100% cotton. Cream/dark brown.
WAP 080 043 19
Porsche Design Driver’s Selection online at: www.porsche.
Panamera at Auto Shanghai 2009
The world premiere of the Panamera
at Auto Shanghai 2009.
Porsche’s fourth model line – the new Panamera
made its highly anticipated world debut at the Auto
Shanghai 2009, a fitting testament to Porsche’s
longstanding commitment to the China market.
Held in the expansive halls of Shanghai’s new
International Exhibition Centre from April 20th –
28th, the brand new Panamera model line made up
four out of a record number of fifteen iconic cars on
display at the auto show.
Aptly themed ‘Art of Innovation’, this year’s Auto
Shanghai could not have been a better platform to
feature the debut of Porsche’s brand new model
line – the new Panamera. Boasting no less than five
unique innovations in the luxury performance class,
the Panamera features Porsche Doppelkupplung
(PDK), the world’s first double-clutch gearbox in the
premium segment, as well as the first start-stop
system in conjunction with automatic transmission.
The new Panamera Turbo – the star of the Porsche booth
Additional never-before seen features include the new
adaptive air suspension on demand in each wheel
spring, as well as active aerodynamics in the form
of an extendable rear spoiler seen exclusively on the
Much to the delight of the press and the auto
enthusiasts, Auto Shanghai featured all the new
Panamera models – the Panamera S, Panamera
4S and Panamera Turbo – together with the latest
Porsche model line on a state-of-the-art Porsche
exhibition stand. The Porsche stand covered two
floors and extended to over 1,500 square metres of
space – a suitably impressive setting for the world
debut of the Panamera.
In celebration of this historic event, Porsche Asia
Pacific, with the help of Porsche (China) Motors
Ltd., organised a unique VIP customer trip centered
The wait is over: Porsche customer Mr Fong explores the remarkable
interior of the new Panamera
around the highly anticipated unveiling of the new
Panamera. Warmly welcomed by Mr Christer Ekberg,
Managing Director of Porsche Asia Pacific, and Mr
Karsono Kwee, Executive Chairman of Stuttgart Auto,
the official Porsche importer in Singapore, guests
were treated to an authentic Shanghainese dinner
held at Yongfoo Elite – a specially chosen venue,
before heading to the motor show the next morning.
Arriving at Auto Shanghai, invited guests from
Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines – who
were privileged to be invited by Mr Robert Coyuito,
Jr., Porsche Centre Philippines Principal – were
amongst the first in the world to get an up-close
look and feel of the Panameras on display. And
while the group was exclusively welcomed by both
Mr Helmut Broeker, CEO and Managing Director of
Porsche (China) Motors Ltd. and Mr Ekberg, it was
Mr Ekberg’s pleasure to present the Gran Turismo in
more detail to the VIP guests. And finally, the moment
The start of an exciting time for the VIP guests – welcome dinner at
Shanghai’s Yongfoo Elite restaurant
The Exclusive Room at the Porsche booth, featuring individualization
options for the Porsche range including the new Panamera
of truth – the new Panamera was unveiled, much to
the delight and anticipation of all attendees.
Loyal Porsche customers Mr and Mrs C.H Liauw were
honoured and excited to be part of this inaugural
experience. Said Mrs Linda Liauw, “It was my first
trip to Shanghai and my first time experiencing the
world launch of a Porsche. Both my husband and I
are grateful for the experience as we now know how
exciting it is to view the cars first-hand.”
Further treats in-store for the group during their visit
to the Porsche booth at Auto Shanghai included an
“Exclusive Room”, which featured selected Exclusive
and Tequipment accessories for all four Porsche
model lines, as well as the impressive Burmester ®
High-End Surround Sound System, which is available
as an option for all Panamera models. On the 2nd
floor, the Porsche hospitality area further allowed VIP
guests to mingle, exchange views and impressions
as well as to simply enjoy the view and refreshments.
Mr Eddy Quek from Singapore was also delighted
to be among the first to view the Panamera and is
considering this Grand Turismo as his next four door
car. “The Panamera is an outstanding four door
sedan, and I especially love the interior,” he added.
The end of the memorable trip left the guests excited
and eager for more. With the launch of the Panamera
in the Asian Pacific markets in the 4th quarter of
2009, their wishes are about to be answered. n
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia
Off to a Blazing Start:
The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2009.
The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2009 season started with two electrifying rounds at Shanghai International Circuit
GruppeM Racing’s Tim Sugden and Team
StarChase’s Christian Menzel proved to be the ones
to watch this season, in an electrifying opening to
this season’s Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA) held
at Shanghai International Circuit, China in April. The
heat continued during Rounds 3 and 4 at Beijing’s
Goldenport International Circuit in May.
A field packed with talent, skill and determination
lined up for the start of the new Porsche Carrera Cup
Asia season, which took off in support of the 2009
Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai.
Competition was intense during the races for both
Rounds 1 and 2 which were held over the April
17 – 19 weekend. Indeed, the pressure was on
between Class A drivers Menzel and Sugden, as
well as newcomer Rodolfo Avila of Asia Racing Team
right from the start. In the closely fought battle,
Sugden ultimately clinched the top spot in Round
1 with Menzel coming in a close 2nd place, while
the Macanese racer Avila finished 3rd. Sugden was
delighted with his win, but also forecasted a seasonlong
And the battle continued in Round 2 – a 12-lap race
which was affected by challenging, rainy conditions.
The contest between Menzel and Sugden continued,
but the German finally held firm to take the chequered
Series debutant Avila certainly made his mark,
scoring coveted podium finishes in both races. To
add to this impressive result, it was the first time in
his career that the 22-year old had raced a Porsche.
Avila said of his remarkable performance: “I took pole
position and two podiums this weekend, so I expect
to be on the pace for the rest of the season.”
A strong showing was also put on in Class B, where
Corum ThunderAsia Racing’s Melvin Choo blazed his
way to victory twice while Jacob & Co Racing’s Philip
Ma and OMAK Team’s Mak Hing Tak also proved their
mettle with a show of intense competition, resulting
in a 2nd and 3rd place finishing for each of them
after two rounds.
As the series moved on to Beijing’s Goldenport
International Circuit for Rounds 3 and 4, there was no
shortage of action over the May 8 – 10 weekend. For
defending champion Darryl O’Young, the miserable
start to the series in Rounds 1 and 2 was quickly
forgotten as he blazed through the ranks in Round
3, earning a pole-to-flag victory and also setting the
fastest lap of the race. “I’m very happy to be back
in Beijing. It’s the place where, in 2005, I took the
first win for Team Jebsen and we made our podium
debut,” said O’Young.
Round 4 saw Menzel claiming victory once again,
conquering Beijing’s notoriously mentally and
physically demanding track to edge out pole-man
Darryl. Only 0.371 of a second separated the
German and Hong Kong racer at the flag, with the
Celebrating the winner of Round 3 (L-R): Patrick Pesch, Director
Marketing with Helmut Broeker, CEO and MD, Porsche (Motors) China Ltd.
with runner-up Christian Menzel, winner Darryl O’Young, 2nd runner-up Tim
Sugden and Michael Peng, Director Sales Porsche (Motors) China Ltd
Briton Sugden coming in third for the second time
of the day.
In Class B, Corum ThunderAsia Racing’s Melvin
Choo is virtually unstoppable in his quest for the
championship, as he continued to dominate the track
with a perfect run of victory after victory. Jacob &
Co Racing’s Philip Ma finished second in both rounds.
Series newcomer Yuey Tan of Team PCS Racing also
performed well, earning his first podium by coming
in third in Round 3, and only narrowly missing out
on another podium finish in Round 4, where an epic
battle saw OMAK Team’s driver Mak inch past to
The region’s premier sportscar series continues at
the Zhuhai International Circuit in Southern China
with Rounds 5 and 6, as part of the Pan Delta Super
Racing Festival in June. n
Place Car No. Driver Team Points
1 99 Christian MENZEL Team StarChase 76
2 88 Tim SUGDEN GruppeM Racing 70
3 20 Rodolfo AVILA Asia Racing Team 47
Standings Class B
1 69 Melvin CHOO Kwok Ming Corum ThunderAsia Racing 82
2 98 Philip MA Jacob & Co Racing 70
3 68 MAK Hing Tak OMAK Team 64
Standings are based on total points earned up to Round 4.
Porsche Centre Saigon
Porsche Centre Saigon – One step closer
to your dream Porsche.
A Porsche needs no introduction. The brand name
is appreciated all over the world and the unique
form of every model is instantly recognisable as a
A Porsche symbolises uniqueness and luxury, and
as such it comes as no surprise that Porsche fans
are individuals with highly refined taste and an eye
for discernment. Customers have come to know
and expect the highest level of quality from Porsche,
both in terms of engineering and service. They know
how to appreciate the finest things in life, and the
car they choose to drive is a reflection of their style
and individuality. Understanding the importance of
this, we at Porsche Centre Saigon always make
the process of building your Porsche a unique,
individualized experience. All your needs and wants
are attended to – from the smallest detail such as the
choice of thread colour sewn in your leather seats
to designing special customization items upon your
request – Porsche Centre Saigon does it all.
Build your dream Porsche
at Porsche Centre Saigon
On arrival at Porsche Centre Saigon, a
comprehensive introduction to the different Porsche
models and personalisation options will be given by
our sales advisors. Our team has all the information
and experience needed to cater to your needs and
demands. As experts in their field, you are well on
your way to build the ideal Porsche that suits your
For customers who want a Porsche as individual as
they are, an array of exciting customization options
awaits. One of those is Porsche Exclusive, which is
the option to individually personalise your vehicle,
direct from the factory. Made to measure, using only
the finest materials and the skills of experienced
craftsmen, Porsche Exclusive is sure to bring out the
individual character of each part.
Choice of interior and exterior colours for Porsche sports cars Choice of interior and exterior colours for the Cayenne models
Customisation options from the Exclusive programme for the new Boxster and Cayman models
After delivery, should you wish to tweak the
customisations further, we can always retrofit your
car with additional options from our Tequipment
range. Tequipment is an exclusive collection of
tailored accessories for your Porsche, developed
by the same Porsche designers and engineers who
create the cars. It is a range of accessories designed
to further personalise your Porsche the way you
With Tequipment, Porsche owners can create
their own individual interpretation of Porsche’s
iconic design with a range of Porsche-approved
modifications, including engine power kits, body kits,
sport exhaust systems, a variety of rims and more.
The Porsche experience
Pressed for time? We know how that can be, which
is why you can also build your own Porsche at the
Porsche website. Simply log on to www.porschevietnam.com
and start building your dream model
with the Porsche Car Configurator. You literally
have access to hundreds of options for selecting
the exterior, including the colour and wheels; the
transmission/chassis; the audio/communication
system; and the interior design including the choice
of seat colours and various other interior options.
You even have the option to compare different
Porsche models using our “Compare model” tool
Porsche Centre Saigon
Porsche Centre Saigon Showroom
on the website, to decide which one suits you best.
Once you have built your dream Porsche, simply save
your design and bring it along to the Porsche Centre
Saigon to discuss with our Sales Team. You’ll find that
nearly everything is possible. Our Porsche Centre
Saigon Sales Team will help you to go through each
step, consulting with you on everything you require to
build your own unique Porsche.
The new Golf Bag from Porsche Design Driver’s Selection
Porsche Design Driver’s Selection
Porsche applies its same commitment to quality to
its Porsche Design Driver’s Selection (PDDS), a range
of classically sporting fashion items and exclusive
Featuring top-quality materials and eye-catching
styling in a whole range of products including men’s
and women’s T-shirts, jackets, luggage, toys, golf
sets, sunglasses and watches, each product is as
contemporary as it is timeless. All PDDS products are
truly Porsche. So welcome to the Porsche lifestyle!
To check availability and the price of any of the items
displayed, visit Porsche Centre Saigon or have a
look at our products online in our website under
“Personalisation & Service”/“Driver Selection”.
Presenting the PDDS Corner: Mr Andreas Klingler, General Director of
Prestige Sports Cars, the official Porsche importer in Vietnam
Porsche Sales Team
At Porsche Centre Saigon, our Sales Team shares
the same passion for Porsche cars as you do. Our
professionally trained team has immense knowledge
not only about Porsche cars but also about the
available accessories for the car and its owner.
Made up of the best people in the market,
possessing qualities of professionalism, depth of
Porsche Centre Saigon’s dedicated Sales Team
knowledge and outstanding customer service, you’ll
find our team open and friendly, and also keen to help
you in building the Porsche of your dreams.
Regularly trained to ensure that they are constantly
improving their skills and knowledge, our Sales
Team has the latest information about both Porsche
models and the car market in Vietnam. They are truly
the foremost experts to assist you in the process of
owning your dream Porsche.
So don’t hesitate. Make an appointment with our
Sales Team or visit Porsche Centre Saigon, where
you’ll get all the personal support and individual
expertise you need. Our sales staff will gladly
accompany you on your journey of building and
achieving your very own unique Porsche. n
For further information please contact:
Porsche Centre Saigon
802 Nguyen Van Linh,
Tan Phu Ward, District 7,
HCM City, Vietnam
Phone: (+84.8) 5.4141.911
The new Boxster and Cayman Launch
The new Boxster and Cayman Launch
Prestige Sports Cars Co. Ltd, the official importer of
Porsche in Vietnam, proudly presented the second
generation Boxster and Cayman for the first time on
27 April 2009. The event took place at the beautiful
restaurant situated right on the bank of Saigon River
in District 2, HCMC – The Boat House Restaurant.
Journalists were invited to an exclusive pre-event
Press Briefing, where they were introduced to the
highlights and unique features of the new Boxster
At 7pm, the official launch party began, with a host
of exciting performances to entertain participants;
including an electronic violin performance, a magic
show and a premium fashion show named “Star of
the Night”. Undoubtedly, the most thrilling moment of
the evening was the unveiling of the new Boxster and
Cayman, much to the delight and awe of the media
Eagerly awaited: the new Boxster
To help guests understand more about the new
features of the cars, Porsche representatives gave
a brief presentation on the two new models before
opening up to questions from the floor. Journalists
and guests were also invited to step up for a closer
look at the cars.
The atmosphere of the launch party was open,
relaxed and elegant. A little surprise was in store for
the guests as they eagerly participated in a lucky
draw session, where at the end, two lucky winners
walked home with a luxurious Porsche watch each.
Speaking at a press conference to the media of
Vietnam, Mr. Andreas Klingler, General Director of
Prestige Sports Cars, said: “The highlight of the new
generation Boxster and Cayman models are the new
flat-six boxer engines, providing not only more power,
but also significantly greater fuel efficiency. A further
improvement of both fuel economy and performance
Porsche Centre Saigon’s After Sales Director, Mr. Peer Marzahn presenting the new Cayman
is guaranteed by the new double-clutch gearbox
“Porsche Doppelkupplung” or PDK.” In addition, an
outstanding power-to-weight ratio offers the driver
maximum driving dynamics on minimum fuel. As a
result, the Cayman S with PDK and Launch Control
accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds, setting the
benchmark in the range.
The basic 2.9-litre engine develops 255 horsepower
in the Boxster and 265 horsepower in the Cayman,
an increase of 10 and 20 horsepower respectively
over the preceding models. The 3.4-litre power unit in
the S-versions benefits from Direct Fuel Injection (DFI)
to now deliver 310 horsepower in the Boxster S and
320 horsepower in the Cayman S, up by 15 and 25
Additional features of the 2 new models include the
new halogen headlights with their integrated direction
indicators and the new LED rear lights tapering out to
the outside, both integrated elegantly in the modified
rear end of the car.
The base price of the Boxster and Cayman starts
at US$139,000 and US$148,400 respectively
Lucky draw winners at the launch event
including Vietnam options and Import Tax, Special
Consumption Tax and VAT. n
For further information please contact:
Porsche Centre Saigon
802 Nguyen Van Linh,
Tan Phu Ward, District 7,
HCM City, Vietnam
Phone: (+84.8) 5.4141.911