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Slipstream - October 2013

The monthly newsletter of the Maverick Region of the Porsche Club of America

Record Broken at the

Record Broken at the Nürburgring: 918 Spyder By Thomas Becki, Communication Porsche AG As the first vehicle to boast global road homologation, the Porsche 918 Spyder* has conquered the 20.6-kilometer (12.8-mile) lap around the Nürburgring Nordschleife in less than seven minutes. Achieving a time of exactly six minutes and 57 seconds, the super sportscar equipped with a hybrid drive shaved 14 seconds off the previous record. Wolfgang Hatz, member of the Porsche AG Board of Management in charge of Research and Development, had the following to say: “We promised a great deal with the 918 Spyder, namely to redefine driving pleasure, efficiency and performance. We have kept our word.” As is always the case with Porsche, the 918 Spyder is also leading the way for future generations as the latest in the line of super sportscars. It recently made its global debut at the International Motor Show (IAA). With its unique spread, the model blends maximum driving dynamics with minimal fuel consumption. By taking the Nürburgring record, the sportscar is demonstrating the enormous potential that lies in Porsche’s pioneering plug-in hybrid concept, and is Photos courtesy Porsche underpinning the leading role the company enjoys when it comes to developing sporty hybrid vehicles. “The radical hybridisation of the 918 Spyder from the very outset is what made this lap record possible” says Dr. Frank Walliser, head of the 918 Spyder project. “The lap time on the Nordschleife is and remains the toughest measure of a super sportscar. Posting a time of 6 minutes 57 seconds, we achieved a result of which everyone in the development team and at Porsche as a whole is rightly proud.” 28 October

Marcus Schurig, editor-in-chief of sportscar magazine Sport Auto, was on hand as an objective observer of the record-breaking runs. The two sportscars, which deliver an output of 887 bhp (652 kW), were equipped with the optional “Weissach Package” to increase the driving dynamics, and lead out on the standard Michelin tires developed specifically for the 918 Spyder. * 918 Spyder: combined fuel consumption: 3.3~3.0 liters/100 km (71~78 mpg US); combined energy consumption: 13.0~12.5 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions: 79~70 g/km The record, which was previously held for four years, was even broken during the first attempt in the test drive on the morning of September 4. All three drivers -- former European Rally Champion Walter Röhrl, Porsche test driver Timo Kluck, and Porsche factory driver Marc Lieb -- were quicker than the existing record with each lap driving the two 918 Spyder models used, and posted lap times of less than seven minutes on numerous occasions. Ultimately, it was Marc Lieb who posted the absolute best time of 6:57, driving at an average speed of 179.5 km/h (111.5 mph), as measured by Wige Solutions. PCA News: USGP PCA Corral at the Salt Lick News Brief courtesy Porsche Club of America In conjunction with the USGP at Circuit of the Americas, Hill Country Region will again be hosting the Hill Country PCA Corral at the world famous Salt Lick BBQ Pecan Grove Pavilion on Saturday, Nov. 16. Times TBA once the track schedule is released. This year’s ticket price is $80 if purchased before Oct. 15. On Slipstream Advertiser Index These advertisers support Maverick Region -- Tell them you saw their ad in Slipstream! 3 Locate LLC (817) 886-6861 Page 18 Ascot Diamonds (972) 991-0001 Page 19 Autobahn Motorcar Group (800) 433-5602 B.C. deBoulle Diamond & Jewelry (800) 454-4367 Page 9 Eagles Canyon Raceway (940) 466-9775 Page 11 Ebby Halliday--Michael Picolo (972) 365-7370 Page 21 Falgout & Associates, P. C. (972) 669-2370 Page 23 Fifth Gear Motorsports (972) 317-4005 Page 10 (515) 203-3503 Page 24 Invisibra (214) 704-9299 Page 14 Louden Motorcar Services (972) 241-6326 I.B.C. Maverick Region Goodie Store Page 32 Mayo Performance (817) 540-4939 Page 12 Oct. 15, the price will increase to $90. Seating is limited to 500 people, so please register early! Included are: a sumptuous BBQ dinner; a racer’s perspective by world-famous, five-time LeMans winner and former F1 driver Derek Bell; new and vintage Porsche models on display; a Merchandise Raffle; and social time to share your passion with other Porsche enthusiasts! A cash bar for alcoholic beverage purchases will be available to ages 21 and over. Each PCA Member can purchase up to 8 tickets for his/her family and friends. And there is plenty of free parking available at the Salt Lick. For advertising rates and information contact Pat Friend at Mullenix Motorsport (972) 417-0997 Page 27 Mustard Racing (817) 366-1678 Page 19 Park Place Porsche (800) 553-3196 Page 13 The Phoenix Insurance (214) 253-0570 Page 24 Porsche of Plano (214) 576-1911 I.F.C. RAC Performance (214) 269-1571 Page 3 RetroAir (972) 960-6899 Page 12 Roofing Solutions by Darren Houk (817) 692-8496 Page 22 Silver Fox (817) 329-6995 Page 2 UPS Store (972) 420-1250 Page 21 Ussery Printing (972) 438-8344 Page 22 Zims Autotechnik (817) 267-4451 Page 15 29

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