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PorscheNews 01/2008

The Boxster RS 60 Spyder

Light-weight construction, a low centre of gravity,

mid-mounted engine. Even today, these are the

crucial points that make a sports car out of a

Roadster at Porsche. These values are more alive

than ever in the limited edition special

Boxster RS 60 Spyder.

VarioCam Plus

Propulsive power and low in consumption

The Porsche 718 RS 60 Spyder

King of the mountains

Further topics:

Porsche Motorsport

Success in the ALMS

Porsche Exclusive and Tequipment

Cayenne Turbo Power Kit

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia

Season review and outlook for 2008

Porsche Training and Recruitment

Centre Asia

Training of automotive technicians in the Philippines

Porsche News in Malaysia

Keep yourself up-to-date with the latest news and

events in Malaysia

The Boxster RS 60 Spyder.

Dear Porsche Enthusiast,

Lightweight construction, a low centre of gravity,

mid-mounted engine – the new Boxster RS 60 Spyder

is strongly reminiscent of the Porsche motor sports

of the 60s. No coincidence: Because the special

model has many things in common with the victorious

Porsche 718 RS 60 Spyder. In this edition of Porsche

News, we will be presenting this legendary predecessor

to you and introducing you to the fascinating

Boxster RS 60 Spyder.

In our special feature on technology you will find out

how VarioCam Plus makes it possible to achieve both

high performance and torque values in the Boxster

models, while at the same time cutting consumption

and emissions. Furthermore, we will show you how

even more performance can be exploited from the

already strong turbo engine of the Cayenne Turbo.

We will also report about the motor sport activities of

Porsche with the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia all set

for season 2008 and looking onward to be the

official support race for Formula 1 in Singapore.

In addition, you will find out how Porsche established

a Training and Recruitment Centre in the Philippines

in order to cater for the high demand of qualified

technicians by the Porsche dealer network. Last but

not least, we will update you on the latest Porsche

news and happenings in Malaysia.

I hope you will find this edition of Porsche News to be

an exciting and entertaining read.

Allan Pillai

Chief Operating Officer

The Boxster RS 60 Spyder

History can’t be turned back, but it can

be revived. The Boxster RS 60 Spyder.

Forests, serpentines, and magnificent views; typical

for the popular mountain races in the 1960s.

Unpredictable and at times extreme corners put

special demands on the vehicles. The Porsche

718 RS 60 Spyder mastered them with bravado

and at that time wrote racing history. Its decisive

advantages: low weight and high agility – the classic

Roadster virtues at Porsche to this day. The most

recent proof: the Boxster S special model

RS 60 Spyder” limited to 1,960 cars.

Agile, athletic, authentic.

High performance, agility, a low centre of gravity

and the mid-engine concept – the core values of

the 718 type are more alive than ever in the new

Boxster RS 60 Spyder. Its power-enhanced mid-

engine and chassis coordinated for agility result in

an authentic driving experience. The design? Just

as expressive as its role model. Together with the

colouring, it is reminiscent of the aesthetics of the

Porsche racing car 718 RS 60 Spyder.

The design: Dynamic.

The 718 RS 60 Spyder’s design vocabulary was

characterised by its function, and the direct linking

of functionality and design. The expression of this

styling can be found in the Boxster today. For example

on the front section: elegantly rounded, flattened

down, and pulled closer to the road. The overall

impression? Powerful, purist and elegant like its

predecessor – just far more suitable for daily use.

In addition to these design features, the

Boxster RS 60 Spyder also assumed the silver

paintwork typical for the 718 RS 60 Spyder. Even

if it is in a special version: the GT Silver Metallic.

Reminiscent of the super sports car Carrera GT,

also with mid-engine. The windshield frame painted

black and the striking red hood underscore the

classic sports car genes of the Boxster RS 60 Spyder

and stand in elegant contrast to the body paintwork.

The hood can be opened and closed in just 12

seconds. Another recognisable feature of the special

model: the tail lights with the lenses kept entirely in

red – for an especially dynamic and imposing look.

The Boxster RS 60 Spyder

Its available power: High.

A 6-cylinder boxer engine with 3.4-litre displacement

drives the Boxster RS 60 Spyder. The mid-engine

delivers 223 kW (303 bhp) at 6,250 rpm and a

maximum torque of 340 Nm between 4,400 and

6,000 rpm.

Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds.

Its top speed is 274 km/h. On the road, this power

is transferred via a precision-guided 6-speed manual

transmission. Upon request, you can also get the

5-speed Tiptronic S. The engine has the VarioCam Plus

as standard (more about that in the technology feature).

In addition to excellent running quality, low fuel

consumption and fewer exhaust emissions, above

all it makes high performance and torque values

possible. Optimisations on the exhaust flow and the

additional standard sports exhaust system on the

Boxster RS 60 Spyder with a twin-branch tailpipe

akin to the 911 GT3 contribute to increasing the

power output to an impressive 303 bhp.

The standard 19-inch SportDesign wheels with 5-mm

wheel spacers for the Boxster RS 60 Spyder let the

car appear more muscular and enhance its connection

with the road.

The brake system has 4-piston aluminium monobloc

brake callipers. Advantages include high inherent

rigidity and low weight resulting in particularly fast

and effective responsiveness.

s The power-enhanced 6-cylinder boxer engine directly behind the driver as

well as the standard sports exhaust system with twin-branch tailpipe

The standard vehicle stability system, Porsche

Stability Management (PSM), provides for additional

safety. Upon deviation from the desired direction of

movement, it initiates targeted braking of individual

wheels. Also standard is the Porsche Active

Suspension Management (PASM), an active damper

system that additionally optimises road holding. With

PASM, the body is lowered by 10 mm. Through the

electronic adjustment of the damping system, the

damping power is actively and continuously controlled

for each individual wheel – depending on the driving

style, driving situation and the selected programme

“Normal” or “Sport”. For outstanding agility, increased

driving pleasure and increased active safety for every

driving style.

The Boxster RS 60 Spyder

The interior: Sporty.

TheRS 60 Spyder” logo on the door entry guards

made of stainless steel already promise exclusivity.

A discreet limited edition plaque on the cover of the

glove compartment provides the proof: This special

model is one of a limited edition numbering just

1,960 cars.

The striking leather interior in natural Carrera Red

leather is reminiscent of early motor sport. It is

colour coordinated with the exterior of the car –

like the red hood. With the option available – at no

additional cost – black hood, the interior is in dark

grey natural leather. Driver and passenger airbags

are also standard as is the Porsche Side Impact

Protection System (POSIP) with its separate head and

thorax airbags as well as side impact protection –

all effective even when the hood is open.

s The interior picks up the exterior paintwork in the GT Silver Metallic – for an even more harmonious coordination of the overall concept

On the finishing line:

The Boxster RS 60 Spyder.

The 718 has found a worthy successor in the

Boxster RS 60 Spyder. It is only logical that the

boxer mid-engine was again power-enhanced

compared with the already very sporty Boxster S.

It is only consistent if the special model supports

this added agility and dynamism visually. And it is

only Porsche if a Roadster drives like a sports car.

The result: more comfort than in the past from

mountain race driving. n

You will find more information in our web special at: www.


Urban fuel consumption (l/100 km) 1) : 15.3*/16.3**; fuel consumption non-urban (l/100 km) 1) : 7.8*/7.9**; fuel consumption overall (l/100 km) 1) : 10.6*/11.0**;

CO 2 emissions (g/km): 254*/262**. *6-speed manual transmission. **Tiptronic S. 1) According to 1999/100/EC.

VarioCam Plus

The Boxster RS 60 Spyder:

Propulsive power and low in consumption

thanks to VarioCam Plus.

The Boxster RS 60 Spyder creates enthusiasm

not least due to its impressive thrust and its

high reserves in power. One reason for this is the

6-cylinder boxer engine with VarioCam Plus.

The Boxster RS 60 Spyder – like all Boxster models –

has this system to adjust the intake camshafts and

to change the valve lift of the intake valves. In addition

to the best running quality, low fuel consumption and

fewer exhaust emissions, above all VarioCam Plus

makes high performance and torque values possible.

And VarioCam Plus is a 2-in-1 engine concept. It

adjusts itself to the respective demand for power.

The switch occurs without being noticed by means

of the Motronic ME7.8. This results in spontaneous

acceleration and extremely low engine noise.

s Schematic representation of VarioCam Plus

The valve-lift adjustment system consists of switchable

bucket tappets that are guided by an electro-hydraulic

switch valve. They consist of 2 interlocking tappets

that can be locked by means of a bolt. Either a large

cam works on the intake valves via the exterior tappet

or a small cam via the internal tappet. The intake

control times are infinitely variable via a camshaft

controller attached to the front of the camshaft that

works according to the vane principle. The control

occurs via an electro-hydraulic control valve.

For example, in order to optimise the petrol intake

during the warm-up phase at low temperatures,

VarioCam Plus selects large valve lifts with retarded

valve timing. In the mid engine speed and low load

range, the system reduces fuel consumption and

exhaust emission by switching to small valve lifts

with advanced valve timings.

To achieve maximum power and torque, the valve

lift is raised and the timing advanced. n

The Porsche 718 RS 60 Spyder

King of the mountains:

The Porsche 718 RS 60 Spyder.

s Schauinsland (Freiburg) in 1961, 99 Heini Walter, winner with Porsche RS 60 (718)

At the beginning of the 1960s, Porsche used the

718 RS 60 Spyder to expand on their concept of success

in the legendary Porsche 550 Spyder: light-weight

construction, a low centre of gravity, mid-mounted

engine. Even today these are the crucial points that

make a sports car out of a Roadster at Porsche.

High dynamics and

high functionality.

The starting point for the development of the

718 RS 60 Spyder was a change in the rules of

the FIA that required a closer proximity to series

production for the racing cars of the 1960 racing

season. At Porsche this was seen as a challenge,

resulting in the creation of the 718 RS 60 Spyder on

the basis of the 718 RSK, a sports car that – if not

intended for the road – could in principle be used on

the road. Nevertheless it concentrated on the most

important features: agile and precise handling. It

had rather unusual features for a racing car: for

example, a larger windshield, a functioning hood and

a luggage compartment that was in the rear behind

the power-enhanced engine.

The engine itself: a boxer engine with displacement

enlarged to 1,587 cc and 160 bhp at 7,800 rpm.

In combination with the low gross weight of 550 kg

s The newly produced 718 RS 60 Spyders in 1960 in the yard of factory I in Zuffenhausen (Stuttgart)

and the low centre of gravity, it decisively improved

the agility and the performance of the car.

The concept: Victorious.

What effect did the vehicle concept have in com-

bination with the additionally enhanced power output

of the 718 RS 60 Spyder? Extreme manoeuvrability

and the ability to accelerate quickly out of a corner;

especially important particularly for mountain racing.

And so its drivers made it to the winners’ rostrum

s Stirling Moss’ vehicle in 1961

worldwide in the host of disciplines. The victories

speak for themselves: The 718 RS 60 Spyder

won the 44 th Targa Florio 1960 – with a margin of

6 minutes. It won at the 4 th and 5 th European Hill

Climb Championship in 1960 and 1961 and excelled

at the 12 hours of Sebring in the US. Twice, because

it won both first and second place. It thus counts

among the outstanding racing cars of the 1960s. n

Porsche Motorsport

Success in a series:

Porsche in the ALMS.

12 races, 11 classes and 8 overall victories.

Manufacturer, team and driver titles – the

American Le Mans Series (ALMS) 2007 was extremely

successful for Porsche. Now the challenge is to

continue the series of successes in the 2008 season.

High expectations in the ALMS.

When the ALMS 2008 starts on 15 March in Sebring,

the pilots of the Penske Racing and Dyson Racing

teams will again do their best in their

Porsche RS Spyders to dominate the LMP2 class

like they have in the years before. Already in 2006

and 2007 they were able to win the manufacturer

assessment with Porsche. In the season just ended,

in 8 out of 10 races the sport prototypes from

Weissach were even faster than the LMP1 vehicles

with their 200 bhp stronger and clearly superior

power-to-weight ratios. The goal for 2008 is

demanding: In the coming 12 runs, the Porsche

pilots in their Porsche RS Spyders – at the lead the

Penske Racing team with Sascha Maassen, Patrick

Long, Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas, Emmanuel

Collard and Ryan Briscoe – will come up against the

numerically reinforced competition.

The RS Spyder in the LMS.

Besides the ALMS, Porsche will also start at the

European Le Mans Series (LMS) and at the 24-hour

race of Le Mans. At the 6 LMS races in 2008, each

over a distance of 1,000 km, the Horag Racing team

will also drive a Porsche RS Spyder. The Swiss are

already the 2nd customer team to implement the

extremely successful LMP2 sports car in Europe.

The Dutch VM Motor sport team will also start the

Le Mans Series in 2008 with one of the 478 bhp

strong sport prototypes.

t The Porsche RS Spyder on the track in Sebring, Florida 2007

Like the cars from the Penske Racing and Dyson

Racing teams in the ALMS, the RS Spyder from Horag

Racing will be racing on tyres from the manufacturer

Michelin. Initial test drives are planned for November.

As is customary for its customer teams, Porsche

will provide technical support for the test and racing


24 hours of fascination – Porsche


At the LMS halftime, from 14 to 15 June 2008, one

of the classics par excellence will also be added: the

24 hours of Le Mans. The race on the traditional French

track represents a further high point in the motor sport

calendar – for Porsche just as it is for all motor sport

fans. Maximum excitement is once again guaranteed

here – just like at the ALMS and the LMS races. n

You can find out more on the Internet at: www.porsche.


Dates for ALMS 2008

15.03. Sebring

05.04. St. Petersburg

19.04. Long Beach

26.04. Houston

18.05. Salt Lake City

12.07. Lime Rock

19.07. Mid-Ohio

09.08. Road America

24.08. Mosport

30.08. Detroit

04.10. Road Atlanta

18.10. Laguna Seca

Dates for LMS 2008

06.04. Barcelona

27.04. Monza

11.05. Spa Francorchamps

17.08. Nürburgring

14.09. Silverstone

(Date and location for the 6th LMS run were not yet set at the time

of going to press.)

Dates for 24 Hours of Le Mans 2008

14./15.06. Le Mans

Porsche Exclusive & Tequipment

540 horsepower for the Cayenne Turbo.

Whoever is involved in motor sport like Porsche is, also

finds top performance to be something very normal.

It is also normal that this passion also manifests itself

in road vehicles. The power kit for the Cayenne Turbo

results from exactly this way of thinking about power.

Cayenne Turbo power kit.

The Cayenne Turbo is the strongest model in the

Cayenne series. Nonetheless, even in a performance-

oriented society, there are always passionate people

who achieve more. And who expect more power.

For them there is the Cayenne Turbo power kit from

the Porsche Exclusive & Tequipment programme.

In detail: 40 bhp more. With the Cayenne Turbo

power kit, the vehicle now has 540 bhp. This added

power output is achieved by demonstrably enlarged

and output-optimised charge-air coolers, flow-

optimised air baffles and a new engine management

system.The result: even better driving performance.

The top speed is 279 km/h, acceleration from 0 to

100 km/h in only 4.9 seconds.

Power (kW)











750 Nm

(2,250–4,500 rpm)

Cayenne Turbo with power kit

Cayenne Turbo standard

2000 4000 6000

Engine speed (rpm)

Visibly more power.

397 kW

(540 bhp)

The power kit visibly changes the design of the engine

compartment. The throttle valve cover made of light

carbon and a plaque made of brushed aluminium

already promise pure performance optically. Just

like the titanium-coloured intake manifold with










carbon inserts and silver-coloured “turbo” logo.

More performance for the brakes.

It goes without saying that power output cannot be

increased willy-nilly without other components having


Torque (Nm)

to adjust to the new potential. That is why adapting

the chassis and the brake system – which further

improves the braking performance – are part of

enhancing power. That is why 6-piston aluminium

monobloc brake callipers and internally vented,

two-part brake discs with a diameter of 380 mm

(standard: 368 mm) and a thickness of 38 mm

(standard: 36 mm) are used on the front axle.

Specially developed additional brake air inlets

further improve the brake venting on the front axle.

In this way, top brake performance balances out

enhanced engine performance.

The Cayenne Turbo power kit is available from ex

works and for retrofitting via Porsche Tequipment.

And of course the guarantee is retained as usual

from Porsche Exclusive & Tequipment even when

retrofitted. n

Fuel consumption urban (l/100 km) 1) : 22.5;

fuel consumption non-urban (l/100 km) 1) : 10.5;

fuel consumption overall (l/100 km) 1) : 14.9.

CO 2 emissions in (g/km): 358.

1) According to 80/1268/EEC (version valid at time of printing).

s The power kit adds 40 bhp

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia.

Season review.

Since its launch in 2003, the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia

has grown from strength to strength, every year

attracting some of the finest sportscar drivers from

across Asia and the Pacific as well as further afield.

After another intensely competitive season, Tim Sugden

of Britain took the 2007 Overall crown ahead of Japan’s

Keita Sawa and Australian Christian Jones.

Making history.

With a sterling line-up in both classes, and a

challenging mix of fast, sweeping circuits and tight

and demanding race tracks, the Porsche Carrera

Asia was all set for a fantastic fifth season.

There was also a major milestone in Asian

motorsport history to celebrate – the graduation

t Christian Jones, Tim Sugden and Keita Sawa at the Championship Dinner

of the first ever Chinese sportscar racer, reigning

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia champion Darryl O’Young,

to the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.

The 2007 series got underway in February with

an official test at Malaysia’s Sepang International

Circuit, and the opening rounds held in April as official

support races to the 2007 Formula 1 Petronas

Malaysian Grand Prix. A further two rounds were held

there in May as part of the Asian Festival of Speed

(AFOS), before the series travelled to Indonesia’s

Sentul International Circuit in July.

The second half of the season was held entirely in

China. The first of the four race meetings here in

September was also the first ever international

motorsport event for the brand new Chengdu

Goldenport Circuit in western China. The series

then featured as an official support event to the

s Darryl O’Young leading from pole position at the Macau Grand Prix

2007 Formula 1 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix in

Shanghai in October.

Zhuhai International Circuit in Southern China was the

venue for the penultimate two rounds of the season,

with the Macau Grand Prix once again playing host to

the grand finale.

After eight races of the 13-round season it was Cref

Motorsports’ Keita Sawa who led Class A, despite

having just one victory to his name compared with

two-time British GT champion Tim Sugden’s tally of

four and Christian Jones’ three consecutive victories

for his SCC Racing China team. The situation was just

as intense in Class B, with Australian Peter Boylan

and newcomer Mok Weng Sun of Singapore tied at

the top and only eight points separating the top four


As the series arrived in Macau for the championship

decider, just two points separated Sugden and

Jones. Darryl O’Young who came in as a guest driver

after the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season was over

took pole position and followed it up with the race

win, showing his experience around the Guia Circuit

paid off handsomely. But it was behind him that the

drama was unfolding. Starting from second on the

grid, Jones was running a comfortable 4th which

would have been enough to bag him the title, but

disaster struck at the infamous Lisboa Bend when he

hit the barrier and came to a halt. That gave Sugden

the 2007 title, with Keita Sawa runner up.

The season ahead.

With an improved version of the Porsche 911 GT3

Cup car and three support races to the 2008 FIA

Formula One World Championship on the calendar,

the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2008 looks set for its

best season yet.

Recently confirmed as an official support race to the

2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix

on 28 September, the PCCA will also be part of the

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia

s The 2008 model of the 911 GT3 Cup Car

2008 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix in

March with the 2008 Formula 1 Sinopec Chinese

Grand Prix in October also on the provisional race


The Singapore event on 28 September heralds one of

the most exciting new developments in recent

motorsport history as the first Formula 1 Grand Prix in

history to be run at night on a 5.05 km street circuit.

“We are delighted that the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia

is the first confirmed support race for the Singapore

Grand Prix. Since we introduced the series to Asia

in 2003, we have consistently set new benchmarks,

bringing the best in one-make sportscar racing to

the region and providing exceptional motorsport

entertainment to fans.” says Christer Ekberg,

Managing Director of Porsche Asia Pacific.

The series will also visit Zhuhai as well as Indonesia’s

Sentul Circuit, with the season-closer once again

provisionally scheduled as part of November’s Macau

Grand Prix.

Eighteen drivers have so far been confirmed for next

year, all of whom will compete in identical 997-based

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars.

The new car, built by Porsche Motorsport in Weissach,

Germany, boasts a 420 bhp engine, an increase of

20 bhp over the previous model, additional torque, and

an upgraded six gear sequential gearbox. In addition

to the engine upgrades, the car abandons ABS and

sports design modifications including the bumper

panel from the GT3 road car.

Race calendar.

Date Circuit, Country Event Round(s)

February 15 – 16 Sepang Int. Circuit, Malaysia – Test Days

March 21 – 23 Sepang Int. Circuit, Malaysia Formula 1 Support Race 1 & 2

April 18 – 20 Zhuhai Int. Circuit, China Asian Festival of Speed 3 & 4

June 20 – 22 Zhuhai Int. Circuit, China Pan Delta Super Racing Festival 5 & 6

July 18 – 20 Sentul Int. Circuit, Indonesia Asian Festival of Speed 7 & 8

September 26 – 28 Marina Bay Circuit, Singapore Formula 1 Support Race 9

October 17 – 19 Shanghai Int. Circuit, China Formula 1 Support Race 10

November 13 – 16 Macau Guia Circuit, China* Macau Grand Prix 11

*Subject to confirmation of commercial agreement.

Porsche Pit Stop Singapore – the

official Carrera Cup Asia 2008

season launch.

The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2008 roars into action

with a special season launch to be held in Singapore

on 14 March 2008. The historic Singapore Cricket

Club plays host to the event which is part of the 2008

Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix race build

up and also the 20th anniversary celebrations of the

Porsche Club Singapore.

Traditionally held at Sepang Int. Circuit, this year’s

launch is bigger than ever with a Porsche convoy

including a Carrera GT, a 911 GT3 RSR and the

Cayenne S Transsbyeria as well as road and heritage

cars driven by Singapore Porsche Club members,

leading the way to the Padang.

Visitors will be among the first to lay eyes on the new

Cayenne GTS and the new 911 GT3 Cup car model

as the cars will be launched during the event. All the

cars will be on display for the guests to enjoy. To add

to the racing atmosphere there will also be an MC

and music, giant TV screen with race footage and

information videos, information on the

2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix, the

Porsche Club Singapore and the Porsche Carrera

Cup Asia, plus a food and beverage tent.

Another great event highlight will be the very first

Porsche Kids Driving School in Singapore. Kids

between the age of 5 to 10 will get the chance to

sign up for the Porsche Kids Driving School including

a short theory lesson on basic traffic rules and signs

as well as a driving session on 911 pedal cars on a

road track. After successful completion, the kids will

receive their own Porsche Kids Driving license.

VIP guests and media will meet the teams and drivers

of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Season 2008 during

the official launch press conference. For more

information on the event, log on to porsche.com.sg. n

Porsche Training and Recruitment Centre Asia

Porsche Training and Recruitment Centre Asia

in the Philippines.

s Signing of the M.O.A. (or memorandum of agreement) from left, Porsche Asia Pacific (PAP) Regional Manager After Sales Herwart Fleischer, PGA Cars Chairman

Robert Coyiuto Jr., PAP MD Christer Ekberg, Don Bosco Technical Director Brother Elmer Rodriguez

A new Training and Recruitment Centre opening in

the Philippines will groom highly qualified automotive

mechanics and technicians to help meet increasing

demand for specialised mechanics at Porsche Centres

in emerging markets around the world.

Porsche Asia Pacific Pte Ltd supported by

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, in collaboration with

PGA Cars, the official Porsche importer for the

Philippines, and The Don Bosco Technical Institute

recently announced the establishment of the

Porsche Training and Recruitment Centre Asia,

in the Philippines.

Under this initiative, the Don Bosco Technical Institute

will provide basic technical training, and technicians

who have completed this training can then advance

to the Porsche Training and Recruitment Centre Asia

located within PGA Cars’s premises, where Porsche

will provide a specialist training programme.

Up to 40 students will be accepted at the centre

every year and graduates from the scheme will

then be recruited for the extensive Porsche Centre

network upon completion of their training.

“As Porsche uses state-of-the-art and cutting edge

technology, recruiting qualified automotive

technicians is a key factor in providing professional

support at our Porsche Centres,” says Porsche Asia

Pacific Managing Director, Mr. Christer Ekberg.

“Establishing the Porsche Training and Recruitment

Centre Asia in the Philippines makes perfect sense as

we have the full support of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

and Don Bosco, a well-established technical training

institute, as well as PGA Cars. We are certain that

the Porsche Training and Recruitment Centre Asia will

offer a sustainable solution to meet the increasing

need for qualified technicians in our Porsche Centre


A total of 16 students of Don Bosco have already

been selected to commence the course at the

Porsche Training and Recruitment Centre Asia in April

this year. n

s MD Christer Ekberg informs about Porsche within the new training facilities

s Technical practice vehicle for students

t The first batch of students with Robert Coyiuto Jr., Christer Ekberg, Herwart Fleischer and Brother Elmer Rodriguez

Porsche Club Malaysia Chiang Mai trip

The great escape.

Where in the world can a convoy of Porsche cars drive

for close to 4,000 km through spectacular terrain?

The answer is Thailand and more specifically, Chiang

Mai and the Golden Triangle – the destination for the

Porsche Club Malaysia’s recent driving trip.

About thirty club members and their families made up

the convoy of twelve cars 8-day trip to Chiang Mai,

Pai and the Golden Triangle.

With jungle trekking, elephant riding, scouting out the

local night markets, spa treats and go-karting all on

the agenda, the trip couldn’t have been more action

packed. But as one club member put it, it was the

combination of fast highway driving, intense mountain

driving and fantastic company that was tough to beat.

Day three of the trip, the 150 km uphill drive from

Chiang Mai to Pai, a charming small village was

undoubtedly the highlight for the group with challenging

mountain roads and more than 800 bends to

negotiate. Once there, members relaxed with elephant

treks, serene water rafting, a dip in the nearby hot

springs and shopping for handicrafts all on offer.

s PCM members group photo at Sofitel, Chiang Mai

After several days exploring the area and enjoying

the local sights and flavours, the cars were then

trucked back to Hatyai while the group flew to

Bangkok for one night before collecting their cars

for the drive home. n

s Porsche cars stopped over at Golden Triangle

t Greeting from Phupa, Al Presidente Resort with PCM members and

Auto Eurokars’ mechanics t “Public” transport spotted during the drive from Pai to Chiang Rai

A passion for charity.

Porsche has long been committed to helping the less

fortunate and to taking an active role in fundraising

for worthy charities and recently, Porsche in Malaysia

was one of the sponsors for the Passions Royal Charity

Ball ’07 to benefit IJN (National Heart Foundation),

a foundation that helps fund treatment for patients

in need.

The Ball was organised by Malaysia’s premier

lifestyle magazine Passions, and attracted close to

800 guests including members of the royal families,

socialites, captains of industry, prominent

professionals and members of Malaysia’s diplomatic

community. There were also a number of Mrs World

beauty queens to add to the glamour of the occasion.

VIP guests of Passions first enjoyed a visit to Porsche

Malaysia to have a Porsche driving experience of

various Porsche models. Mrs Worlds were chauffeur

driven around the city in style in a Cayenne Turbo.

t Lerena Villalobos – Mrs Costa Rica World 2007 in a Porsche Carrera GT

Porsche Passions Royal Charity Ball ’07

s CEO Auto Eurokars, Mr Allan Pillai aka James Bond with two Charlie Angels,

Mrs Pakistan and Mrs Malaysia World 2007

Then on gala night, two Porsche cars, the Cayenne S

and the Cayman S, were displayed at the entrance

to the grand ballroom for guests to admire as they

enjoyed swinging 50s and rocking 60s music, as well

as a sumptuous seven-course banquet prepared by

the master chef at the Palace of Golden Horses. n

Porsche Centre Penang Porsche Cayenne GTS

Porsche Preview Party with 18th Raja Muda

Selangor International Regatta.

Porsche was well and truly in the spotlight in a five

day preview party at Tanjung City Marina, Penang last

November held in conjunction with the 18th Raja Muda

Selangor International Regatta.

On 20 November 2007, Porsche Centre Penang

launched the preview party and hosted cocktail

dinner for all participants in the yachting regatta at

Queen Elizabeth II – also known as QEII – a local

famous bistro pub situated at the edge of a jetty at

Tanjung City Marina of Penang. About 200 Porsche

Centre Penang guests were treated to a Porsche

Design Driver Selection fashion show, and an

informative talk focusing on the unique Porsche

experience from the dealer principal.

s Porsche cars displayed at the quay, entrance to QEII

s Merdeka Millenium Endurance Race winning machine, the

Porsche GT3 RSR

Throughout the five days many guests also took up

the opportunity to test drive the Cayenne and Boxster

models and to enjoy the static displays of the Boxster,

Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne V6 and Cayman S models as

well as of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia series. n

s Dealer Principle, Mr Nizam Arifin (back row left 5) celebrating over the

success of the event with his hard working staff

s Beautiful models posing for PDDS merchandises s Crowd enjoyed the night away in a cozy atmosphere at QEII

The Grand Reveal.

The unveiling of a new Porsche is always a moment

guaranteed to get your pulse racing, so be amongst

the first to feast your eyes on the hot new

Cayenne GTS!

The sportiest of Porsche’s SUVs will be revealed on

Wednesday 19th March, 2008 at

Porsche Centre Kuala Lumpur, 01-01 Level 1

PNB Darby Park, 10, Jalan Binjal

50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

If you would like to attend the Porsche Cayenne GTS

launch, please contact

Mr. CN Esqandar at 012-338 8878

(Porsche Centre Glenmarie)

Mr. Johnny Hoo at 012-336 4328

(Porsche Centre Kuala Lumpur) or

Mr. Nizam Arifin at 012-332 8140

(Porsche Centre Penang) for more details.

We look forward to seeing you there! n

In the previous article ‘The Grand Reveal’ of the Porsche News 04-07, please note the amendment that Jaseri Automotive Group Sdn. Bhd. is the official Porsche

importer in Malaysia instead of Eurokars Sdn. Bhd.

Porsche Aerokit Cup

Designing your dream Porsche.

If you want to make your 911 the perfect expression of

your personality and sense of style, Porsche in Malaysia

has everything you need to help you achieve your dream

car with our specially developed Porsche Tequipment


If you’d like to add a sportier dimension to your car,

Porsche Malaysia is pleased to offer for a limited

time the Aerokit Cup at a special price of RM31,500.

Aerodynamically refined in the Porsche wind tunnel,

this attractive package has been carefully designed

to minimise lift on the front and rear axles. The

new front apron with large air intakes and splitter

spoiler is balanced by an engine cover with fixed

double-aerofoil rear spoiler to give a distinctively

sporting effect.

The package price includes installation, painting,

labour charge and a one year warranty. Terms and

conditions apply. n

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Porsche Price List

Model Price (RM)* Cylinders/





Power (bhp)/


Torque (Nm)/


Max Speed

km/h 1)




km/h 1)

Boxster 520,000.00 Flat 6 2,687 245/6500 273/4600-6000 251 7.0

Boxster S 602,000.00 Flat 6 3,387 295/6250 340/4400-6000 264 6.1

Cayman 556,000.00 Flat 6 2,687 245/6500 273/4600-6000 251 7.0

Cayman S 669,000.00 Flat 6 3,387 295/6250 340/4400-6000 264 6.1

Carrera 868,000.00 Flat 6 3,596 325/6800 370/4250 280 5.5

Carrera S 955,000.00 Flat 6 3,824 355/6600 400/4600 285 5.3

Carrera Cabriolet 948,000.00 Flat 6 3,596 325/6800 370/4250 280 5.7

Carrera S Cabriolet 1,030,000.00 Flat 6 3,824 355/6600 400/4600 285 5.4

Carrera 4 917,000.00 Flat 6 3,596 325/6800 370/4250 275 5.6

Carrera 4S 999,800.00 Flat 6 3,824 355/6600 400/4600 280 5.3

Carrera 4 Cabriolet 1,014,000.00 Flat 6 3,596 325/6800 370/4250 275 5.8

Carrera 4S Cabriolet 1,087,000.00 Flat 6 3,824 355/6600 400/4600 280 5.4

Targa 4 978,000.00 Flat 6 3,596 325/6800 370/4250 275 5.8

Targa 4S 1,072,000.00 Flat 6 3,824 355/6600 400/4600 280 5.4

911 Turbo 1,366,000.00 Flat 6 3,600 480/6000 620/1950-5000


with overboost)

911 Turbo Cabriolet 1,432,000.00 Flat 6 3,600 480/6000 620/1950-5000


with overboost)

310 3.7

310 3.8

GT3 1,160,000.00 Flat 6 3,600 415/7600 405/5500 310 4.3

GT3 RS 1,190,000.00 Flat 6 3,600 415/7600 405/5500 310 4.2

GT2 1,720,000.00 Flat 6 3,600 530/6500 680/2200-4500 329 3.7

Cayenne 650,000.00 V6 3,598 290/6200 385/3000 227 8.5

Cayenne S 771,000.00 V8 4,806 385/6200 500/3500 250 6.8

Cayenne GTS 858,000.00 V8 4,806 405/6500 500/3500 251 6.5

Cayenne Turbo 1,115,000.00 V8 4,806 500/6000 700/2250-4500 275 5.1

Jaseri Automotive Group Sdn Bhd – Porsche Official Importer, Malaysia

* As of 4 December 2007. All prices shown include all applicable duties and taxes and exclude registration fees, road tax and insurance. The importer reserves

the right to amend vehicle prices when required without prior notice. The prices contained herein are correct at time of print.

1) For Tiptronic S - equipped version, except for 911 GT3, 911 GT2 and 911 GT3 RS.

In Malaysia, all orders signed for new car deliveries from any Porsche Centre would be entitled to a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty plus another

2-year extended warranty. Terms and conditions apply.

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