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Porsche <strong>New</strong>s <strong>02</strong>/<strong>2009</strong><br />

<strong>Sportscar</strong> <strong>Technology</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>4.</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>New</strong> Panamera.<br />

Deep upholstery, dark shades, notchback design –<br />

all familiar features in more conventionally tasteful<br />

saloon cars. But what if your character is completely<br />

different – more demanding, more daring? <strong>The</strong>n<br />

consider exploring the option of sporty, dynamic<br />

style. Of personality. In the new Panamera.<br />

Room <strong>for</strong> individuality<br />

<strong>The</strong> new Panamera<br />

Standard feature in the new<br />

Panamera Turbo<br />

Adaptive air suspension<br />

<strong>The</strong> seduction of function<br />

<strong>The</strong> new Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3

Further themes:<br />

Porsche Classic<br />

<strong>The</strong> Panamericana Prototype.<br />

Porsche Design Driver’s Selection<br />

All you need <strong>for</strong> the golfing season.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>New</strong> Panamera at Auto Shanghai <strong>2009</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> exclusive preview of Porsche’s 4th model line.<br />

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia<br />

Off to a blazing start into the <strong>2009</strong> season.<br />

Porsche <strong>New</strong>s Singapore<br />

Keep yourself up-to-date with the latest news<br />

and events in Vietnam.<br />

Profiling your personality: the new Panamera.<br />

Dear Friends of Porsche,<br />

<strong>The</strong> new Panamera is on the way – and expectations<br />

are high. In the last edition we presented an in-depth<br />

look at sportscar technology <strong>for</strong> <strong>4.</strong> This time, we show<br />

you how to add a personal touch to your Panamera.<br />

At the wheel of the new Panamera, you may be<br />

struck by its compelling fusion of sportiness and<br />

com<strong>for</strong>t. Our special <strong>Technology</strong> feature on the<br />

Porsche Active Suspension Management and the<br />

adaptive air suspension explains how this is achieved.<br />

A further creation that packs amazing personality<br />

is the Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3 –<br />

the latest triumph of the collaboration between<br />

Porsche’s design and engineering teams, in which<br />

both sides held uncompromisingly to their ideals.<br />

Look <strong>for</strong>ward to this unique vehicle in a strictly<br />

limited edition of 1,000 units worldwide.<br />

A highly anticipated event in both the Asia Pacific<br />

region and worldwide was the world debut of the<br />

new Panamera at the motor show Auto Shanghai<br />

<strong>2009</strong>. Read more about the star at the Porsche<br />

booth, which was also the highlight of a very special<br />

customer trip.<br />

And we also report on the first four rounds of the<br />

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia <strong>2009</strong> season, which took<br />

place in China at the Shanghai International Circuit<br />

in April and Beijing’s Goldenport International Circuit<br />

in May. Lastly, catch up on the latest Porsche news<br />

and happenings in Vietnam.<br />

Enjoy reading!<br />

Andreas Klingler<br />

General Director

<strong>The</strong> <strong>New</strong> Panamera<br />

<strong>The</strong> new Panamera: 4 doors, 4 seats –<br />

and endless scope <strong>for</strong> individuality.<br />

All set to make waves in the luxury class, the new<br />

Panamera replaces staidness with dynamism to<br />

redefine luxury. Our goal is to create the pure driving<br />

pleasure of a sports car – in a four-seater saloon.<br />

But the Panamera has far more to offer than a<br />

unique interior concept. Like all Porsches, it also<br />

provides the option of customising your car to<br />

suit your personal taste. Choose from 16 exterior<br />

shades and six interior shades plus four two-tone<br />

finishes <strong>for</strong> the interior. And that’s only the<br />

beginning!<br />

Once you fall in love with the road,<br />

you’ll never settle <strong>for</strong> second best.<br />

When we designed the new Panamera, we shunned<br />

experimentation – and created reality. <strong>The</strong> lines of the<br />

new Panamera models are so distinctively Porsche.<br />

Communicating dynamism without dominance.<br />

Elegance without extravagance. <strong>The</strong> total length of<br />

under 5 metres is also an advantage. Front, shoulders<br />

* Manual gearbox. ** PDK.<br />

and tail – the Porsche style is instantly identifiable.<br />

<strong>The</strong> side air intakes behind the front wheels are a<br />

particularly striking feature, giving a nod to the<br />

Carrera GT. And that sums up the overall impression.<br />

Deep, broad, low – typical sportscar proportions.<br />

<strong>The</strong> wheel design shouts “sports car” all the way.<br />

18-inch Panamera S light alloy wheels are a standard<br />

feature on the new Panamera S and 4S models, in<br />

a design that focuses on creating a classic feel with<br />

a sporty touch. Tyres are in sizes 245/50 ZR 18<br />

at the front and 275/45 ZR 18 at the rear. <strong>The</strong><br />

Panamera Turbo is fitted with 19-inch Panamera<br />

Turbo light alloy wheels as standard, with<br />

slightly wider tyres to do justice to the enhanced<br />

per<strong>for</strong>mance: 255/45 ZR 19 at the front, 285/40<br />

ZR 19 at the rear. Other 19-inch or 20-inch wheel<br />

designs from our custom range are available on<br />

request. And all of them allow a fine view of the<br />

brake system – another example of sporty style.<br />

Panamera S<br />

Fuel consumption/emissions with auto start/stop function<br />

Panamera 4S Panamera Turbo<br />

1)<br />

Extra urban in I/100 km (mpg) 7.9 (35.8)** 8.1 (3<strong>4.</strong>9)** 8.9 (31.7)**<br />

Urban in I/100 km (mpg) 16.0 (17.7)** 16.4 (17.2)** 18.0 (15.7)**<br />

Combined in I/100 km (mpg) 10.8 (26.2)** 11.1 (25.4)** 12.2 (23.2)**<br />

Emissions in g/km 253** 260** 286**<br />

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 (3<strong>4.</strong>9)** 8.9 (31.7)**<br />

Urban in I/100 km (mpg) 18.8 (15.0)*/17.6 (16.1)** 18.0 (15.7)** 19.9 (1<strong>4.</strong>2)**<br />

Combined in I/100 km (mpg) 12.5 (22.6)*/11.4 (2<strong>4.</strong>8)** 11.7 (2<strong>4.</strong>1)** 12.9 (21.9)**<br />

Emissions in g/km 293*/268** 275** 303**<br />

1) <strong>The</strong> data presented here was recorded using the Euro 5 test procedure (715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) and the NEDC (<strong>New</strong> European Driving Cycle) on standard<br />

specification vehicles. This data was not recorded on one individual vehicle, does not constitute part of the offer and is provided solely <strong>for</strong> the purposes of comparison<br />

between the respective models. For more in<strong>for</strong>mation, please contact your Porsche Centre. Provisional data only. Official data unavailable at the time of publication.<br />

Interior package Carbon with further customisation features<br />

Interior package Aluminium brushed with further customisation features

Interior of Panamera Turbo in natural leather in shade Espresso, Walnut Burl<br />

Interior of Panamera 4S in two-tone Yachting Blue/Cream, Anthracite Birch<br />

Burmester ® High-End Surround Sound System<br />

Painting things in dull colours<br />

isn’t your style.<br />

We’re well aware that every Porsche is as individual<br />

as its driver’s personality. That’s why your car<br />

interior is designed to give you so much scope<br />

to express your personality and individual taste.<br />

Choose from six interior shades and four two-tone<br />

combinations plus six interior packages in Aluminium,<br />

Carbon and a variety of wood finishes, including<br />

sophisticated pairings such as Yachting Blue/Cream<br />

or exclusive materials such as natural open-pored<br />

olivewood.<br />

And as other customisation options also show, the<br />

new Panamera is fluent in the language of the luxury<br />

class, both in its exterior and its interior. An optional<br />

hybrid TV tuner receives unencrypted analogue and<br />

digital TV stations. And if the sound of the engine<br />

isn’t music enough to your ears, select a BOSE ®<br />

Surround-Sound System or Burmester ® High-End<br />

Surround-Sound System with a total of 16 speakers<br />

and output of over 1,000 watts. A system of this<br />

superiority is the result of honing countless details<br />

and focusing on a single goal: sonic perfection.<br />

Your Panamera – your personality.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Porsche Car Configurator at www.porsche.com<br />

enables you to test your personalisation preferences<br />

– exterior and interior – in advance. Become the<br />

designer of your own Panamera and look <strong>for</strong>ward to<br />

exploring your individuality – in the 4 th dimension. n

Sporty or com<strong>for</strong>table? It’s up to you.<br />

<strong>The</strong> new Panamera Turbo is equipped as standard with adaptive air suspension and PASM (Porsche Active<br />

Suspension Management) – a dual system that enhances both the dynamics and com<strong>for</strong>t of your driving.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Panamera S and 4S offer PASM as standard and adaptive air suspension as an option.<br />

PASM is an electronic shock-absorber adjustment<br />

system which actively and continuously aligns the<br />

damping <strong>for</strong>ces of the suspension system to your<br />

road conditions and driving style.<br />

Skyhook damping control maintains bodywork<br />

stability, reducing body movement and thus<br />

enhancing com<strong>for</strong>t <strong>for</strong> passengers in all four seats.<br />

How PASM works.<br />

A button on the centre console enables the driver<br />

to select one of three modes: “Normal”, “Sport”<br />

or “Sport Plus”. Sensors record the bodywork<br />

movements that accompany powerful acceleration,<br />

braking and rapid cornering or rough road surfaces,<br />

while simultaneously analysing signals such as lateral<br />

acceleration, steering angle, brake pressure and<br />

engine torque. <strong>The</strong> PASM control unit evaluates<br />

the current driving conditions and modifies damper<br />

stiffness in accordance with the mode selected.<br />

Sounds complicated? It isn’t. Just press one<br />

button to feel the results: improved driving stability,<br />

improved com<strong>for</strong>t, improved per<strong>for</strong>mance.<br />

<strong>The</strong> road to success is rarely a<br />

smooth one.<br />

<strong>The</strong> new Panamera Turbo features adaptive air<br />

suspension as standard (optional <strong>for</strong> Panamera S<br />

and Panamera 4S). <strong>The</strong> system includes automatic<br />

High level – 20 mm above normal level. For exceptionally rough road conditions. <strong>The</strong> chassis automatically returns to normal level at speeds of over 30 km/h.<br />

Normal level – Max. ground clearance 144 mm as per DIN unladen weight. <strong>The</strong> system’s default setting.<br />

Low level – 25 mm below normal level, max. ground clearance 119 mm. For sporty driving when road-holding conditions are ideal.<br />

levelling plus ride height and spring rate adjustment<br />

functions.<br />

<strong>The</strong> levelling system is designed to maintain constant<br />

vehicle level automatically, whatever the load<br />

distribution. Manual ride height adjustment enables<br />

the vehicle height to be raised by 20 mm to minimise<br />

the danger of grounding.<br />

When the “Sport Plus” chassis programme is<br />

selected, the vehicle’s ride height is automatically<br />

adjusted to its lowest level (–25 mm) while the<br />

air suspension is set to a harder spring rate by<br />

reducing the air volume. You could say it’s a onetouch<br />

sports chassis. n<br />

Find out more in our Web Special at:<br />


<strong>The</strong> Panamericana Study<br />

A Special Birthday Gift –<br />

<strong>The</strong> Panamericana Prototype.<br />

Ideas and innovation that look to the future have<br />

always been among Porsche’s classic strengths. And<br />

the year 1989 was no exception. When Professor<br />

Ferry Porsche celebrated his 80th birthday, he<br />

was presented with a prototype of stunning <strong>for</strong>m,<br />

colour and design: the Panamericana.<br />

Inspired by the legendary Mexican open-road race<br />

“Carrera Panamericana”, the prototype is a stunning<br />

demonstration of the outstanding innovative might<br />

of Porsche’s design and engineering teams. Under<br />

the leadership of Porsche’s Head of Design Harm<br />

Laagay, the two-seater roadster was given a<br />

flamboyant exterior that passed into Porsche history<br />

as a bold proposal pointing the way <strong>for</strong> sports cars<br />

of the future.<br />

Despite the unusual design, there was no doubt<br />

about the prototype’s roadworthiness. Based on<br />

a standard 964-series Porsche 911 Carrera 4, the<br />

Panamericana was designed to combine features<br />

of the 911 with its own highly individual style –<br />

a mission that it fulfilled with flying colours. And<br />

the Panamericana was also ahead of its time in<br />

engineering terms, with bodywork that featured<br />

state-of-the-art materials including plastic laminate,<br />

fibreglass and carbon fibre.<br />

A key consideration <strong>for</strong> the Panamericana’s designers<br />

was safety, <strong>for</strong> which they developed spectacular<br />

solutions. <strong>The</strong> roof line was <strong>for</strong>med by a roll bar<br />

framing the windscreen and side windows and<br />

reminiscent of a ship’s railing, which also served<br />

as effective passenger protection in the event of a<br />

rollover. <strong>The</strong> removable fabric roof was attached to<br />

this structure by a full-length zipper and could be<br />

rolled up and stowed in the luggage compartment<br />

when not in use.<br />

A special detail of the Panamericana was its tyres,<br />

engraved with small Porsche crests.<br />

Presented at the IAA in Frankfurt in 1989, the<br />

Panamericana was a high point of the exhibition.<br />

As expected, it polarised the opinions of journalists<br />

and exhibition visitors and thus fulfilled its mission of<br />

bringing Porsche, in the midst of a decline in 1989,<br />

back to the headlines.<br />

Today the Panamericana can be seen in the new<br />

Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. A high<br />

point of the museum’s “Prototypes” exhibition, the<br />

Panamericana proves that it has lost none of its<br />

fascination over the years. <strong>The</strong> Porsche Museum<br />

opened at the beginning of this year: featuring<br />

spectacular architecture and a unique concept,<br />

it is home to around 80 vehicles. n

<strong>The</strong> seduction of function: the new<br />

Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3.<br />

We generally want everyday objects to function<br />

– nothing more. But shouldn’t they also touch our<br />

emotions? In 1963, Professor Ferdinand Alexander<br />

Porsche – son of company founder Ferry Porsche<br />

– launched the 911 as a loud and clear affirmative:<br />

Yes, they should. When he founded the Porsche<br />

Design Studio in 1972, his aim was to trans<strong>for</strong>m<br />

the everyday into the exceptional. And the new<br />

Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3, in a strictly<br />

limited edition of 1,000, does just that.<br />

At Porsche Design, we also have our dreams. And<br />

they may not be so different from yours. For example,<br />

when they’re about a Cayenne with genuine rarity<br />

value: the Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3.<br />

In Lava Grey Metallic finish, to enhance the sporty<br />

elegance of its design.<br />

<strong>The</strong> front is dominated by the new Bi-Xenon<br />

headlights in Black. In the standard SportDesign<br />

package, every part of the vehicle is seamlessly<br />

complementary down to the last detail: the lower<br />

mouldings of the front apron and rear base and the<br />

sill trims are matched to the exterior colour, as is<br />

the extended roof spoiler with integral third brake<br />

light, available as a no-cost option.<br />

<strong>The</strong> standard Black exterior package takes this<br />

colour concept, as consistent as it is elegant, to<br />

the limit, continuing the black finish through the side<br />

window surrounds (including B and C-pillar trim),<br />

door handles (excluding inlays) and door-sill trim<br />

strips.<br />

In the language of the Porsche Design Edition,<br />

design stripes are a recurring idiom: the name of the<br />

edition appears on the sides of the Cayenne GTS<br />

Porsche Design Edition 3, while the bonnet features<br />

the Porsche Design name and the rear displays the<br />

model logo in black with red “S”.<br />

Also finished in Lava Grey Metallic, the standard<br />

21-inch Cayenne SportPlus wheels with wheel arch<br />

extensions seamlessly blend into the design concept.<br />

<strong>The</strong> hubcaps are decorated with the full-colour<br />

Porsche crest.<br />

An interior’s most important feature<br />

is the heart that beats there.<br />

<strong>The</strong> interior of the Cayenne GTS Porsche Design<br />

Edition 3 is as exclusive as its limited-edition<br />

production run. And just as sporty.<br />

A striking yet familiar feature is the use of red<br />

contrasting seams on the cover of the instrument<br />

cluster panel, dashboard and door trims, and<br />

continuing along the floor mats and load-space mat.<br />

<strong>The</strong> exclusive black leather upholstery finish is<br />

extended on parts of the dashboard, door trim and<br />

centre console. <strong>The</strong> padded multifunctional steeringwheel<br />

brings sportiness within your grasp.<br />

<strong>The</strong> electrically adjustable sports seats in the front<br />

have the integrated Com<strong>for</strong>t Memory package and<br />

higher side wings, delivering supreme com<strong>for</strong>t and<br />

firm support. <strong>The</strong>ir headrests feature the Porsche<br />

crest.<br />

<strong>The</strong> central panels of non-slip Alcantara on the front<br />

seats and rear two-seater bench are echoed in the<br />

middle panel of the centre console arm rest, parts

of the door trim, door handle inner facings and<br />

the roof interior. Trim strips in Carbon are a further<br />

familiar element from the world of motor sports.<br />

<strong>The</strong> standard BOSE ® Surround-Sound System installed<br />

as standard has 14 speakers and delivers 410<br />

watts of sonic power. <strong>The</strong> ultimate in audio design.<br />

<strong>The</strong> instrument cluster features Porsche Design-style<br />

dials and the Porsche Design Edition 3 logo, as a<br />

distinctive homage to motorsports and the Porsche<br />

design heritage.<br />

All in all, an interior which speaks <strong>for</strong> itself – simply<br />

stated in the Porsche Design Edition 3 logo on the<br />

door sill guards, and naturally the glove-compartment<br />

plaque bearing the limited-edition number: Porsche<br />

Design Edition 3.<br />

Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3<br />

Fuel consumption in l/100 km, Emissions in g/km<br />

Extra urban: 10,2 Urban: 20.6 Combined: 13.9 Emission: 332<br />

Character is intrinsic. How we shape it<br />

is a matter of choice.<br />

<strong>The</strong> heart of the Cayenne GTS Porsche Design<br />

Edition 3 is a <strong>4.</strong>8-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine<br />

with Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus.<br />

In figures, this means 298 kW (405 PS) at 6,500 rpm<br />

and maximum torque of 500 Nm at 3,500 rpm. <strong>The</strong><br />

Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3 accelerates<br />

from 0 to 100 with standard Tiptronic S in only 6.5s.<br />

<strong>The</strong> electromagnetically activated injection valves of<br />

the DFI module inject the fuel into the combustion<br />

chamber at high pressure and millisecond precision.<br />

By mixing the fuel directly in the cylinder itself, the<br />

system improves engine cooling but also enhances<br />

cylinder filling and compression, resulting in high<br />

efficiency plus low consumption. <strong>The</strong> standard<br />

Data determined <strong>for</strong> standard specification in accordance with the 80/1268/EC measurement method in the current version at the time of<br />

printing. <strong>The</strong> 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<br />

different types of vehicle. You can obtain further in<strong>for</strong>mation about individual vehicles from your Porsche Centre.<br />

Tiptronic S transmission smoothly converts the high<br />

torque output into <strong>for</strong>ceful thrust.<br />

A further standard feature is Porsche Active<br />

Suspension Management (PASM), an electronic<br />

chassis control system combined with a steel-spring<br />

sports chassis with ride height lowered by 24 mm.<br />

Uncompromising per<strong>for</strong>mance, pure and simple.<br />

Some more, perhaps? We won’t take<br />

no <strong>for</strong> an answer.<br />

Strictly limited in number, yet boundless in<br />

individuality? That’s easy: accessories <strong>for</strong> the Cayenne<br />

GTS Porsche Design Edition 3. Exclusively produced<br />

<strong>for</strong> the Cayenne in the same limited edition as the car<br />

itself. <strong>The</strong> tradition of the first Porsche Design Studio<br />

is brought up to date in the premium P’6612 “Edition<br />

3“ Automatic Chronograph. <strong>The</strong> titanium casing 42<br />

mm in diameter is anti-magnetic, corrosion-free<br />

and ultra-light. Both casing and strap feature a<br />

DLC (“Diamond-Like Carbon”) finish exclusively<br />

coordinated to the vehicle exterior. Usually used in<br />

the manufacture of motor-racing engines, the coating<br />

technique used <strong>for</strong> the chronograph produces a<br />

diamond-hard, scratchproof finish with immense<br />

visual and tactile appeal. Equally sophisticated styling<br />

is the hallmark of the four travel cases (three of<br />

which are suitable <strong>for</strong> use as air cabin luggage) in<br />

Porsche Design’s Roadster range, featuring their<br />

own “Porsche Design Edition 3“ label and with red<br />

external seams and red piping on the front pockets<br />

to echo the vehicle interior. Outstandingly easy to<br />

manoeuvre, with hand-crafted closures and wellplanned<br />

interior pockets. In fact, multifunctional<br />

com<strong>for</strong>t in a supremely sophisticated <strong>for</strong>m.<br />

In short.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3 is what<br />

happens when the design team at Porsche Design<br />

meet the engineers at Porsche. And both sides hold<br />

fast to their ideals. n<br />

Find out more in our Web special at:<br />


Porsche Design Driver’s Selection<br />

Perfectly outfitted <strong>for</strong> the golfing season –<br />

thanks to Porsche Design Driver’s Selection.<br />

Stamina, concentration and swing technique are<br />

essential if golfing success is your goal. But the<br />

right equipment is also critical to the player’s ability<br />

to master sporting challenges. Porsche Design<br />

Driver’s Selection presents the ideal companions<br />

<strong>for</strong> fairway and green.<br />

<strong>The</strong> lightweight golf bag with automatic stand<br />

mechanism offers plenty of room <strong>for</strong> everything<br />

you need on the course. It’s packed with convenient<br />

features including two large and two small outside<br />

pockets, a compartment <strong>for</strong> clothing, a bag <strong>for</strong><br />

accessories and an insulated compartment <strong>for</strong><br />

drinks.<br />

<strong>The</strong> carbon fibre golf trolley, also ultra-light and<br />

compact, is the perfect complement. An innovative<br />

adapter mechanism secures the golf bag easily<br />

and firmly on the slim, streamlined trolley. Simple<br />

[2–3]<br />

[1]<br />

to dismantle after use, the trolley is so compact that<br />

two can be stowed in the Porsche’s load space. A<br />

scorecard holder and umbrella holder are available<br />

as optional extras.<br />

<strong>The</strong> collection also presents the perfect outfits to<br />

inspire top per<strong>for</strong>mance on the golf course. <strong>The</strong><br />

quality polo shirts feature a practical appliqué sleeve<br />

tab to ensure that tees are always ready to hand.<br />

<strong>The</strong> functional polo shirt <strong>for</strong> men and women can be<br />

teamed with the golf vest in WINDSTOPPER ® laminate<br />

with reflective Porsche logo. Sunshine is no handicap<br />

with the sun visor <strong>for</strong> women and cap <strong>for</strong> men,<br />

and even rain can be laughed off under the sports<br />

umbrella – tested in Porsche’s own wind tunnel <strong>for</strong><br />

optimum protection. All in all, the perfect outfits <strong>for</strong><br />

the new golfing season – and we wish you fun and<br />

success in improving your handicap.<br />

Get in contact with your Porsche Centre <strong>for</strong> further<br />

in<strong>for</strong>mation or visit www.porsche.com/shop.<br />

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[1] Lightweight Golf Bag with Automatic Stand<br />

Mechanism<br />

Lightweight design with automatic stand mechanism.<br />

Two large and two small outside pockets. Large<br />

compartment <strong>for</strong> clothing, several pockets <strong>for</strong><br />

accessories and insulated compartment <strong>for</strong> drinks.<br />

Com<strong>for</strong>table double carry strap. Rugged nylon<br />

fabric. In Charcoal-Black-Silver. External dimensions:<br />

28 (L) x 33.5 (W) x 83.5 (H) cm.<br />

WAP 060 041 17<br />

[2] Women’s Golf Polo Shirt<br />

Contrasting inserts at sides and slim neck zip.<br />

Appliqué tab <strong>for</strong> golf tees* on sleeve. Functional<br />

fabric. 95 % Meryl microfibre, 5 % elastane. Available<br />

in cream and chili red. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL.<br />

WAP 742 0XS-0XL 19 (cream)<br />

WAP 743 0XS-0XL 19 (chili red)<br />

[3] Golf Polo Shirt<br />

Contrasting piping on front and back. Slim neck zip<br />

and appliqué tab <strong>for</strong> golf tees* on sleeve. Functional<br />

fabric. 95 % Meryl microfibre, 5 % elastane. Available<br />

in cream and chili red. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL.<br />

WAP 740 00S-XXL 19 (cream)<br />

WAP 741 00S-XXL 19 (chili red)<br />

*Tees not included.<br />

[4]–[5] WINDSTOPPER ® Golf Vest<br />

Windproof, water-repellent and breathable with<br />

WINDSTOPPER ® triple-layer soft shell. Close-fitting<br />

stand-up collar. Two zipped front pockets. Reflective<br />

piping on the front and back. Two-way front zip with<br />

chin protector. Reflective Porsche logo. 100%<br />

polyester with WINDSTOPPER ® membrane.<br />

Women’s in cream/dark brown.<br />

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL.<br />

WAP 546 0XS-0XL 19<br />

Men’s in dark brown/cream.<br />

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL.<br />

WAP 545 00S-XXL 19<br />

[6] Golf Sun Visor<br />

Com<strong>for</strong>table terry lining. Velcro fastener <strong>for</strong> easy<br />

size adjustment. 100% cotton. Cream/dark brown.<br />

One size.<br />

WAP 080 043 19<br />

[6]<br />

Porsche Design Driver’s Selection online at: www.porsche.<br />


Panamera at Auto Shanghai <strong>2009</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> world premiere of the Panamera<br />

at Auto Shanghai <strong>2009</strong>.<br />

Porsche’s fourth model line – the new Panamera<br />

made its highly anticipated world debut at the Auto<br />

Shanghai <strong>2009</strong>, a fitting testament to Porsche’s<br />

longstanding commitment to the China market.<br />

Held in the expansive halls of Shanghai’s new<br />

International Exhibition Centre from April 20th –<br />

28th, the brand new Panamera model line made up<br />

four out of a record number of fifteen iconic cars on<br />

display at the auto show.<br />

Aptly themed ‘Art of Innovation’, this year’s Auto<br />

Shanghai could not have been a better plat<strong>for</strong>m to<br />

feature the debut of Porsche’s brand new model<br />

line – the new Panamera. Boasting no less than five<br />

unique innovations in the luxury per<strong>for</strong>mance class,<br />

the Panamera features Porsche Doppelkupplung<br />

(PDK), the world’s first double-clutch gearbox in the<br />

premium segment, as well as the first start-stop<br />

system in conjunction with automatic transmission.<br />

<strong>The</strong> new Panamera Turbo – the star of the Porsche booth<br />

Additional never-be<strong>for</strong>e seen features include the new<br />

adaptive air suspension on demand in each wheel<br />

spring, as well as active aerodynamics in the <strong>for</strong>m<br />

of an extendable rear spoiler seen exclusively on the<br />

Panamera Turbo.<br />

Much to the delight of the press and the auto<br />

enthusiasts, Auto Shanghai featured all the new<br />

Panamera models – the Panamera S, Panamera<br />

4S and Panamera Turbo – together with the latest<br />

Porsche model line on a state-of-the-art Porsche<br />

exhibition stand. <strong>The</strong> Porsche stand covered two<br />

floors and extended to over 1,500 square metres of<br />

space – a suitably impressive setting <strong>for</strong> the world<br />

debut of the Panamera.<br />

In celebration of this historic event, Porsche Asia<br />

Pacific, with the help of Porsche (China) Motors<br />

Ltd., organised a unique VIP customer trip centered<br />

<strong>The</strong> wait is over: Porsche customer Mr Fong explores the remarkable<br />

interior of the new Panamera<br />

around the highly anticipated unveiling of the new<br />

Panamera. Warmly welcomed by Mr Christer Ekberg,<br />

Managing Director of Porsche Asia Pacific, and Mr<br />

Karsono Kwee, Executive Chairman of Stuttgart Auto,<br />

the official Porsche importer in Singapore, guests<br />

were treated to an authentic Shanghainese dinner<br />

held at Yongfoo Elite – a specially chosen venue,<br />

be<strong>for</strong>e heading to the motor show the next morning.<br />

Arriving at Auto Shanghai, invited guests from<br />

Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines – who<br />

were privileged to be invited by Mr Robert Coyuito,<br />

Jr., Porsche Centre Philippines Principal – were<br />

amongst the first in the world to get an up-close<br />

look and feel of the Panameras on display. And<br />

while the group was exclusively welcomed by both<br />

Mr Helmut Broeker, CEO and Managing Director of<br />

Porsche (China) Motors Ltd. and Mr Ekberg, it was<br />

Mr Ekberg’s pleasure to present the Gran Turismo in<br />

more detail to the VIP guests. And finally, the moment<br />

<strong>The</strong> start of an exciting time <strong>for</strong> the VIP guests – welcome dinner at<br />

Shanghai’s Yongfoo Elite restaurant<br />

<strong>The</strong> Exclusive Room at the Porsche booth, featuring individualization<br />

options <strong>for</strong> the Porsche range including the new Panamera<br />

of truth – the new Panamera was unveiled, much to<br />

the delight and anticipation of all attendees.<br />

Loyal Porsche customers Mr and Mrs C.H Liauw were<br />

honoured and excited to be part of this inaugural<br />

experience. Said Mrs Linda Liauw, “It was my first<br />

trip to Shanghai and my first time experiencing the<br />

world launch of a Porsche. Both my husband and I<br />

are grateful <strong>for</strong> the experience as we now know how<br />

exciting it is to view the cars first-hand.”<br />

Further treats in-store <strong>for</strong> the group during their visit<br />

to the Porsche booth at Auto Shanghai included an<br />

“Exclusive Room”, which featured selected Exclusive<br />

and Tequipment accessories <strong>for</strong> all four Porsche<br />

model lines, as well as the impressive Burmester ®<br />

High-End Surround Sound System, which is available<br />

as an option <strong>for</strong> all Panamera models. On the 2nd<br />

floor, the Porsche hospitality area further allowed VIP<br />

guests to mingle, exchange views and impressions<br />

as well as to simply enjoy the view and refreshments.<br />

Mr Eddy Quek from Singapore was also delighted<br />

to be among the first to view the Panamera and is<br />

considering this Grand Turismo as his next four door<br />

car. “<strong>The</strong> Panamera is an outstanding four door<br />

sedan, and I especially love the interior,” he added.<br />

<strong>The</strong> end of the memorable trip left the guests excited<br />

and eager <strong>for</strong> more. With the launch of the Panamera<br />

in the Asian Pacific markets in the 4th quarter of<br />

<strong>2009</strong>, their wishes are about to be answered. n

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia<br />

Off to a Blazing Start:<br />

<strong>The</strong> Porsche Carrera Cup Asia <strong>2009</strong>.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Porsche Carrera Cup Asia <strong>2009</strong> season started with two electrifying rounds at Shanghai International Circuit<br />

GruppeM Racing’s Tim Sugden and Team<br />

StarChase’s Christian Menzel proved to be the ones<br />

to watch this season, in an electrifying opening to<br />

this season’s Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA) held<br />

at Shanghai International Circuit, China in April. <strong>The</strong><br />

heat continued during Rounds 3 and 4 at Beijing’s<br />

Goldenport International Circuit in May.<br />

A field packed with talent, skill and determination<br />

lined up <strong>for</strong> the start of the new Porsche Carrera Cup<br />

Asia season, which took off in support of the <strong>2009</strong><br />

Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai.<br />

Competition was intense during the races <strong>for</strong> both<br />

Rounds 1 and 2 which were held over the April<br />

17 – 19 weekend. Indeed, the pressure was on<br />

between Class A drivers Menzel and Sugden, as<br />

well as newcomer Rodolfo Avila of Asia Racing Team<br />

right from the start. In the closely fought battle,<br />

Sugden ultimately clinched the top spot in Round<br />

1 with Menzel coming in a close 2nd place, while<br />

the Macanese racer Avila finished 3rd. Sugden was<br />

delighted with his win, but also <strong>for</strong>ecasted a seasonlong<br />

battle ahead.<br />

And the battle continued in Round 2 – a 12-lap race<br />

which was affected by challenging, rainy conditions.<br />

<strong>The</strong> contest between Menzel and Sugden continued,<br />

but the German finally held firm to take the chequered<br />

flag.<br />

Series debutant Avila certainly made his mark,<br />

scoring coveted podium finishes in both races. To<br />

add to this impressive result, it was the first time in<br />

his career that the 22-year old had raced a Porsche.<br />

Avila said of his remarkable per<strong>for</strong>mance: “I took pole<br />

position and two podiums this weekend, so I expect<br />

to be on the pace <strong>for</strong> the rest of the season.”<br />

A strong showing was also put on in Class B, where<br />

Corum ThunderAsia Racing’s Melvin Choo blazed his<br />

way to victory twice while Jacob & Co Racing’s Philip<br />

Ma and OMAK Team’s Mak Hing Tak also proved their<br />

mettle with a show of intense competition, resulting<br />

in a 2nd and 3rd place finishing <strong>for</strong> each of them<br />

after two rounds.<br />

As the series moved on to Beijing’s Goldenport<br />

International Circuit <strong>for</strong> Rounds 3 and 4, there was no<br />

shortage of action over the May 8 – 10 weekend. For<br />

defending champion Darryl O’Young, the miserable<br />

start to the series in Rounds 1 and 2 was quickly<br />

<strong>for</strong>gotten as he blazed through the ranks in Round<br />

3, earning a pole-to-flag victory and also setting the<br />

fastest lap of the race. “I’m very happy to be back<br />

in Beijing. It’s the place where, in 2005, I took the<br />

first win <strong>for</strong> Team Jebsen and we made our podium<br />

debut,” said O’Young.<br />

Round 4 saw Menzel claiming victory once again,<br />

conquering Beijing’s notoriously mentally and<br />

physically demanding track to edge out pole-man<br />

Darryl. Only 0.371 of a second separated the<br />

German and Hong Kong racer at the flag, with the<br />

Celebrating the winner of Round 3 (L-R): Patrick Pesch, Director<br />

Marketing with Helmut Broeker, CEO and MD, Porsche (Motors) China Ltd.<br />

with runner-up Christian Menzel, winner Darryl O’Young, 2nd runner-up Tim<br />

Sugden and Michael Peng, Director Sales Porsche (Motors) China Ltd<br />

Briton Sugden coming in third <strong>for</strong> the second time<br />

of the day.<br />

In Class B, Corum ThunderAsia Racing’s Melvin<br />

Choo is virtually unstoppable in his quest <strong>for</strong> the<br />

championship, as he continued to dominate the track<br />

with a perfect run of victory after victory. Jacob &<br />

Co Racing’s Philip Ma finished second in both rounds.<br />

Series newcomer Yuey Tan of Team PCS Racing also<br />

per<strong>for</strong>med well, earning his first podium by coming<br />

in third in Round 3, and only narrowly missing out<br />

on another podium finish in Round 4, where an epic<br />

battle saw OMAK Team’s driver Mak inch past to<br />

place 3rd.<br />

<strong>The</strong> region’s premier sportscar series continues at<br />

the Zhuhai International Circuit in Southern China<br />

with Rounds 5 and 6, as part of the Pan Delta Super<br />

Racing Festival in June. n<br />

Standings Overall<br />

Place Car No. Driver Team Points<br />

1 99 Christian MENZEL Team StarChase 76<br />

2 88 Tim SUGDEN GruppeM Racing 70<br />

3 20 Rodolfo AVILA Asia Racing Team 47<br />

Standings Class B<br />

1 69 Melvin CHOO Kwok Ming Corum ThunderAsia Racing 82<br />

2 98 Philip MA Jacob & Co Racing 70<br />

3 68 MAK Hing Tak OMAK Team 64<br />

Standings are based on total points earned up to Round <strong>4.</strong>

Porsche Centre Saigon<br />

Porsche Centre Saigon – One step closer<br />

to your dream Porsche.<br />

A Porsche needs no introduction. <strong>The</strong> brand name<br />

is appreciated all over the world and the unique<br />

<strong>for</strong>m of every model is instantly recognisable as a<br />

Porsche.<br />

A Porsche symbolises uniqueness and luxury, and<br />

as such it comes as no surprise that Porsche fans<br />

are individuals with highly refined taste and an eye<br />

<strong>for</strong> discernment. Customers have come to know<br />

and expect the highest level of quality from Porsche,<br />

both in terms of engineering and service. <strong>The</strong>y know<br />

how to appreciate the finest things in life, and the<br />

car they choose to drive is a reflection of their style<br />

and individuality. Understanding the importance of<br />

this, we at Porsche Centre Saigon always make<br />

the process of building your Porsche a unique,<br />

individualized experience. All your needs and wants<br />

are attended to – from the smallest detail such as the<br />

choice of thread colour sewn in your leather seats<br />

to designing special customization items upon your<br />

request – Porsche Centre Saigon does it all.<br />

Build your dream Porsche<br />

at Porsche Centre Saigon<br />

On arrival at Porsche Centre Saigon, a<br />

comprehensive introduction to the different Porsche<br />

models and personalisation options will be given by<br />

our sales advisors. Our team has all the in<strong>for</strong>mation<br />

and experience needed to cater to your needs and<br />

demands. As experts in their field, you are well on<br />

your way to build the ideal Porsche that suits your<br />

own character.<br />

For customers who want a Porsche as individual as<br />

they are, an array of exciting customization options<br />

awaits. One of those is Porsche Exclusive, which is<br />

the option to individually personalise your vehicle,<br />

direct from the factory. Made to measure, using only<br />

the finest materials and the skills of experienced<br />

craftsmen, Porsche Exclusive is sure to bring out the<br />

individual character of each part.<br />

Choice of interior and exterior colours <strong>for</strong> Porsche sports cars Choice of interior and exterior colours <strong>for</strong> the Cayenne models<br />

Customisation options from the Exclusive programme <strong>for</strong> the new Boxster and Cayman models<br />

After delivery, should you wish to tweak the<br />

customisations further, we can always retrofit your<br />

car with additional options from our Tequipment<br />

range. Tequipment is an exclusive collection of<br />

tailored accessories <strong>for</strong> your Porsche, developed<br />

by the same Porsche designers and engineers who<br />

create the cars. It is a range of accessories designed<br />

to further personalise your Porsche the way you<br />

want it.<br />

With Tequipment, Porsche owners can create<br />

their own individual interpretation of Porsche’s<br />

iconic design with a range of Porsche-approved<br />

modifications, including engine power kits, body kits,<br />

sport exhaust systems, a variety of rims and more.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Porsche experience<br />

continues online<br />

Pressed <strong>for</strong> time? We know how that can be, which<br />

is why you can also build your own Porsche at the<br />

Porsche website. Simply log on to www.porschevietnam.com<br />

and start building your dream model<br />

with the Porsche Car Configurator. You literally<br />

have access to hundreds of options <strong>for</strong> selecting<br />

the exterior, including the colour and wheels; the<br />

transmission/chassis; the audio/communication<br />

system; and the interior design including the choice<br />

of seat colours and various other interior options.<br />

You even have the option to compare different<br />

Porsche models using our “Compare model” tool

Porsche Centre Saigon<br />

Porsche Centre Saigon Showroom<br />

on the website, to decide which one suits you best.<br />

Once you have built your dream Porsche, simply save<br />

your design and bring it along to the Porsche Centre<br />

Saigon to discuss with our Sales Team. You’ll find that<br />

nearly everything is possible. Our Porsche Centre<br />

Saigon Sales Team will help you to go through each<br />

step, consulting with you on everything you require to<br />

build your own unique Porsche.<br />

<strong>The</strong> new Golf Bag from Porsche Design Driver’s Selection<br />

Porsche Design Driver’s Selection<br />

Porsche applies its same commitment to quality to<br />

its Porsche Design Driver’s Selection (PDDS), a range<br />

of classically sporting fashion items and exclusive<br />

personal accessories.<br />

Featuring top-quality materials and eye-catching<br />

styling in a whole range of products including men’s<br />

and women’s T-shirts, jackets, luggage, toys, golf<br />

sets, sunglasses and watches, each product is as<br />

contemporary as it is timeless. All PDDS products are<br />

truly Porsche. So welcome to the Porsche lifestyle!<br />

To check availability and the price of any of the items<br />

displayed, visit Porsche Centre Saigon or have a<br />

look at our products online in our website under<br />

“Personalisation & Service”/“Driver Selection”.<br />

Presenting the PDDS Corner: Mr Andreas Klingler, General Director of<br />

Prestige Sports Cars, the official Porsche importer in Vietnam<br />

Porsche Sales Team<br />

At Porsche Centre Saigon, our Sales Team shares<br />

the same passion <strong>for</strong> Porsche cars as you do. Our<br />

professionally trained team has immense knowledge<br />

not only about Porsche cars but also about the<br />

available accessories <strong>for</strong> the car and its owner.<br />

Made up of the best people in the market,<br />

possessing qualities of professionalism, depth of<br />

Porsche Centre Saigon’s dedicated Sales Team<br />

knowledge and outstanding customer service, you’ll<br />

find our team open and friendly, and also keen to help<br />

you in building the Porsche of your dreams.<br />

Regularly trained to ensure that they are constantly<br />

improving their skills and knowledge, our Sales<br />

Team has the latest in<strong>for</strong>mation about both Porsche<br />

models and the car market in Vietnam. <strong>The</strong>y are truly<br />

the <strong>for</strong>emost experts to assist you in the process of<br />

owning your dream Porsche.<br />

So don’t hesitate. Make an appointment with our<br />

Sales Team or visit Porsche Centre Saigon, where<br />

you’ll get all the personal support and individual<br />

expertise you need. Our sales staff will gladly<br />

accompany you on your journey of building and<br />

achieving your very own unique Porsche. n<br />

For further in<strong>for</strong>mation please contact:<br />

Porsche Centre Saigon<br />

8<strong>02</strong> Nguyen Van Linh,<br />

Tan Phu Ward, District 7,<br />

HCM City, Vietnam<br />

Phone: (+8<strong>4.</strong>8) 5.4141.911<br />

E-mail: info@porsche-vietnam.com<br />

Website: www.porsche-vietnam.com

<strong>The</strong> new Boxster and Cayman Launch<br />

<strong>The</strong> new Boxster and Cayman Launch<br />

in Vietnam.<br />

Prestige Sports Cars Co. Ltd, the official importer of<br />

Porsche in Vietnam, proudly presented the second<br />

generation Boxster and Cayman <strong>for</strong> the first time on<br />

27 April <strong>2009</strong>. <strong>The</strong> event took place at the beautiful<br />

restaurant situated right on the bank of Saigon River<br />

in District 2, HCMC – <strong>The</strong> Boat House Restaurant.<br />

Journalists were invited to an exclusive pre-event<br />

Press Briefing, where they were introduced to the<br />

highlights and unique features of the new Boxster<br />

and Cayman.<br />

At 7pm, the official launch party began, with a host<br />

of exciting per<strong>for</strong>mances to entertain participants;<br />

including an electronic violin per<strong>for</strong>mance, a magic<br />

show and a premium fashion show named “Star of<br />

the Night”. Undoubtedly, the most thrilling moment of<br />

the evening was the unveiling of the new Boxster and<br />

Cayman, much to the delight and awe of the media<br />

and guests.<br />

Eagerly awaited: the new Boxster<br />

To help guests understand more about the new<br />

features of the cars, Porsche representatives gave<br />

a brief presentation on the two new models be<strong>for</strong>e<br />

opening up to questions from the floor. Journalists<br />

and guests were also invited to step up <strong>for</strong> a closer<br />

look at the cars.<br />

<strong>The</strong> atmosphere of the launch party was open,<br />

relaxed and elegant. A little surprise was in store <strong>for</strong><br />

the guests as they eagerly participated in a lucky<br />

draw session, where at the end, two lucky winners<br />

walked home with a luxurious Porsche watch each.<br />

Speaking at a press conference to the media of<br />

Vietnam, Mr. Andreas Klingler, General Director of<br />

Prestige Sports Cars, said: “<strong>The</strong> highlight of the new<br />

generation Boxster and Cayman models are the new<br />

flat-six boxer engines, providing not only more power,<br />

but also significantly greater fuel efficiency. A further<br />

improvement of both fuel economy and per<strong>for</strong>mance<br />

Porsche Centre Saigon’s After Sales Director, Mr. Peer Marzahn presenting the new Cayman<br />

is guaranteed by the new double-clutch gearbox<br />

“Porsche Doppelkupplung” or PDK.” In addition, an<br />

outstanding power-to-weight ratio offers the driver<br />

maximum driving dynamics on minimum fuel. As a<br />

result, the Cayman S with PDK and Launch Control<br />

accelerates to 100 km/h in <strong>4.</strong>9 seconds, setting the<br />

benchmark in the range.<br />

<strong>The</strong> basic 2.9-litre engine develops 255 horsepower<br />

in the Boxster and 265 horsepower in the Cayman,<br />

an increase of 10 and 20 horsepower respectively<br />

over the preceding models. <strong>The</strong> 3.4-litre power unit in<br />

the S-versions benefits from Direct Fuel Injection (DFI)<br />

to now deliver 310 horsepower in the Boxster S and<br />

320 horsepower in the Cayman S, up by 15 and 25<br />

horsepower respectively.<br />

Additional features of the 2 new models include the<br />

new halogen headlights with their integrated direction<br />

indicators and the new LED rear lights tapering out to<br />

the outside, both integrated elegantly in the modified<br />

rear end of the car.<br />

<strong>The</strong> base price of the Boxster and Cayman starts<br />

at US$139,000 and US$148,400 respectively<br />

Lucky draw winners at the launch event<br />

including Vietnam options and Import Tax, Special<br />

Consumption Tax and VAT. n<br />

For further in<strong>for</strong>mation please contact:<br />

Porsche Centre Saigon<br />

8<strong>02</strong> Nguyen Van Linh,<br />

Tan Phu Ward, District 7,<br />

HCM City, Vietnam<br />

Phone: (+8<strong>4.</strong>8) 5.4141.911<br />

E-mail: info@porsche-vietnam.com<br />

Website: www.porsche-vietnam.com

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