More than 30,000 people work for Porsche, all from different backgrounds and each with a different job to do. No matter what the role – engineer, HR specialist, programmer – each member of the team has the same goal: to continue the path that company founder Ferry Porsche took decades ago, with passion and pioneering spirit. Here, the men and women of Porsche give a behind-the-scenes glimpse of their work, from their own unique perspective, as well as the lowdown on current developments.
Feel it. A new technology, which could give a haptic feedback to the driver, was developed by the Start-Up "Ghost - feel it". This innovative feature has won the second edition of the "Porsche Next Open Innovation Competition".
Everything in episode 11 of the 9:11 magazine goes under the heading “Extraordinary”. In five chapters, the web TV format provides a portrait of sports cars such as a Porsche 911 from 1970, a 928 SE on a world tour, and the new puristic 718 T in a design check.
A stately 32 hp and a top speed of 145 km/h––the Volkswagen 39 was a high-speed prototype. Porsche built fourteen of these pre-series vehicles. The last Volkswagen 39 is now in dazzling form after being restored.
All words to describe the new generation of the classic sports car from Zuffenhausen. What are the special features of the new 911? Porsche designers Peter Varga (exterior) and Ivo van Hulten (interior) explain.
It’s 6:36 p.m. Time for a quick stop at Porsche Digital in Ludwigsburg. The lights are still on, because the team headed by CEO Thilo Koslowski is envisioning the future. The world premiere of the new Porsche 911 heralds three digital developments that reveal how the Porsche company is expanding beyond the car itself into new horizons.
A tennis star meets a world champion endurance racer. They don’t sit down and chat about performance and success, but instead go out and practice serving and driving. A fast-paced encounter between Angelique Kerber and Mark Webber.
To win the Targa Florio you need an extremely sensitive foot on the accelerator. Many drivers swear by the creations of shoemaker Francesco “Ciccio” Liberto, who has been making footwear for race-car drivers for more than fifty years. We drop in on the master—together with Gijs van Lennep, winner of the last great Targa Florio.
Particulate matter doesn’t stand a chance: as of September 1 of this year, all new Porsche models with gasoline engines will be successively outfitted with particulate filters, with six- and eight-cylinder models receiving two filters, one for each cylinder block.
The Porsche 919 Hybrid and the 917 dominated the races of their time. The final incarnation of each model was utterly dominant in its class before being retired. A meeting of these two ultimate driving machines—which, despite their age difference, have a lot in common.
Breaking new ground and promptly taking the lead. Doing everything differently yet still decisively stamping classic Porsche virtues on the electric era. The world expects no more and no less of the first purely electric Porsche when it makes its debut in 2019. A dossier on the subject of electromobility.
A natural paradise for Heck cattle, wild ponies, and deer is also where Porsche customers can navigate their Cayenne and Macan. This off-road terrain at Porsche’s Leipzig site is a remarkable natural habitat. For Bertram Schultze it’s simply his preserve.
Conceived for kids, built for adults: Bernd Pennewitz makes iconic Porsche replicas—in miniature form with electric drives.
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