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Test drives on the computer

Developers are creating a virtual world in which to test, train, and validate driver assistance systems and autonomous driving functions. At the Porsche Engineering Virtual ADAS Testing Center (PEVATeC), computer-generated environments with physically realistic effects are being created that cannot be distinguished from tests in real traffic.

Project 356/930
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Project 356/930

After thirty-one years in Australia, Viktor Grahser returned to his native Austria with one suitcase and three Porsche 356s.

“The Goal Is to Stay on Top!”
Lifestyle

“The Goal Is to Stay on Top!”

As Vice President Porsche Motorsport and Group Motorsport Volkswagen AG, Fritz Enzinger oversees thousands upon thousands of horsepower—and increasingly, kilowatts as well. The energy to do so comes from four special horses. A conversation about quiet, efficiency, and Formula E.

The creative spirit
History

The creative spirit

Whether playing the piano, painting or constructing a racing engine – Hans Mezger's repertoire is wide-ranging, resulting in brilliant technical compositions.

“We need to use all our options now”
Technology

“We need to use all our options now”

Lutz Meschke, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board and Member of the Executive Board—Finance and IT of Porsche AG, and Dirk Lappe, Managing Director Porsche Engineering, met to talk about how digitalization and new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) affect Porsche and the automotive industry.

A Spider in the Computer Network
Motorsports

A Spider in the Computer Network

The Porsche racing simulator is one of the most up to date in the world. A hungry high-tech monster that feeds on data. That’s where factory driver Neel Jani practices the energy management so critical in Formula E.

The Porsche year 2019
Company

The Porsche year 2019

For Porsche, 2019 was all about electric mobility. But there were also some highlights away from the Taycan. A look back.

There can only be two
History

There can only be two

They lost their heads, and it didn’t hurt: high above Zuffenhausen on the roof of the Porsche Museum are two Porsche 911 Speedsters, one with a great history, one ready to continue this history.

Last Porsche 911 of the 991 generation comes off the production line
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Last Porsche 911 of the 991 generation comes off the production line

Pioneer, millionaire, bestseller: the 991 series has been the most comprehensively-developed generation of the 911 to date – and the most successful too, with 233,540 units produced. The final specimen has now rolled off the production line: a 911 Speedster.

Fast network for smart cars
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Fast network for smart cars

The 5G wireless network enables secure and instantaneous data transmission between machines. This also benefits fully automated driving functions, which place high demands on the flow of information with the infrastructure and other vehicles.

PMSC: 3,827 laps in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup
Motorsports

PMSC: 3,827 laps in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup

Thanks to a close fight for the championship title, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup again offered gripping motor racing in its 27th season. Michael Ammermüller had to wait until the final round of the international one-make cup in Mexico City to clinch his third championship title in a row.

The Art of Light – Inspired by E-Performance
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The Art of Light – Inspired by E-Performance

Flowing energy: As part of the “Inspired by Porsche” series, Bernhard “Lumenman” Rauscher shows off the design, precision and dynamics of the Porsche Taycan using light.

A Visit to Épernay
Lifestyle

A Visit to Épernay

What exactly are the qualities of a top-notch champagne? An excursion to Moët & Chandon.

Jordan Love impresses on debut while Güven wins Porsche Junior Shootout
Motorsports

Jordan Love impresses on debut while Güven wins Porsche Junior Shootout

Ayhancan Güven from Turkey will contest the international Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in 2020 as a Porsche Junior. At the three-day selection process in Portimão in Portugal, the 21-year-old beat eleven other candidates from Carrera Cup series around the world, including Australia’s Jordan Love.

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup features at eight Formula 1 rounds
Motorsports

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup features at eight Formula 1 rounds

For the 2020 season, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will again support the premier class of motorsport: the calendar of the one-make cup, in which Porsche 911 GT3 Cup vehicles are fielded, is made up of eight rounds run as part of the Formula One support programme for the upcoming season.

Southern (Dis)comfort
Lifestyle

Southern (Dis)comfort

How an air-cooled 911 took one intrepid couple on the roasting hot journey of a lifetime.

The first of its kind
History

The first of its kind

This 911 should never have existed. Engine, year of manufacture, rear wing – nothing matched. But it was ahead of its time, just like its first owner: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ernst Fuhrmann.

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The Porsche year 2019

The Porsche year 2019

For Porsche, 2019 was all about electric mobility. But there were also some highlights away from the Taycan. A look back.

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woman with drive

Planning a five-star vacation? Want in on the latest in fitness and style? Or perhaps you are looking for inspiration from women at the peak of their lives. Whatever you seek in the world of luxury, woman with drive will show you the way.

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Dates & Events

  • 20 Feb

    Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup Australia: Round 1

    Superloop Adelaide 500, Adelaide
  • 12 Mar

    Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup Australia: Round 2

    Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne
  • 26 Jun

    Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup Australia: Round 3

    WatPac Townsville 500, Townsville
  • 17 Jul

    Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup Australia: Round 4

    BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown, Darwin

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Energized City

Energized City

Boston wants to achieve full climate neutrality and is charting a completely new course to get there.

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Team talk

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.

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A Spider in the Computer Network

A Spider in the Computer Network

The Porsche racing simulator is one of the most up to date in the world. A hungry high-tech monster that feeds on data. That’s where factory driver Neel Jani practices the energy management so critical in Formula E.

PMSC: 3,827 laps in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup

PMSC: 3,827 laps in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup

Thanks to a close fight for the championship title, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup again offered gripping motor racing in its 27th season. Michael Ammermüller had to wait until the final round of the international one-make cup in Mexico City to clinch his third championship title in a row.

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The creative spirit

The creative spirit

Whether playing the piano, painting or constructing a racing engine – Hans Mezger's repertoire is wide-ranging, resulting in brilliant technical compositions.

There can only be two

There can only be two

They lost their heads, and it didn’t hurt: high above Zuffenhausen on the roof of the Porsche Museum are two Porsche 911 Speedsters, one with a great history, one ready to continue this history.

Porsche in the Media

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Quick smart

If you are the type of person who likes catching your mates off guard, then Porsche's latest head turner could be just the ticket to a night (or two} of entertainment.

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“We need to use all our options now”

“We need to use all our options now”

Lutz Meschke, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board and Member of the Executive Board—Finance and IT of Porsche AG, and Dirk Lappe, Managing Director Porsche Engineering, met to talk about how digitalization and new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) affect Porsche and the automotive industry.

Fast network for smart cars

Fast network for smart cars

The 5G wireless network enables secure and instantaneous data transmission between machines. This also benefits fully automated driving functions, which place high demands on the flow of information with the infrastructure and other vehicles.

Double Pleasure

Double Pleasure

It used to be that only a Porsche with manual was a true Porsche. Not anymore. The advantages of the dual-clutch transmission.

9:11 Magazine

Episode 13 - DNA

The 718 Spyder and the Cayman GT4 are ready for Dario and Marino Franchitti, a vision way back: the Porsche for four, Development of the Panamera, 356/2 Gmünd Cabriolet, Cruising the Blue Zone in the new 911 Speedster - in 9:11 Magazine.

Motor racing genes

The 718 Spyder and Cayman GT4 are ready for Dario and Mario Franchitti. They have had a close association with Porsche and motor racing since their childhood. They now go back to their roots at the Knockhill Racing Circuit in Scotland.

The Type 989

Four people in a Porsche – this vision already existed in the 1950s. A highly promising development in this direction: the Type 989 from 1988. A thoroughbred sports car with the DNA of the 911.

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Transverse Dynamics

The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid offers a new dimension of transverse dynamic capabilities and chassis innovations.

Painted Love

Californian Lisa Taylor has a bit of a thing for Porsche models in vibrant colors. Whether it’s yellow, pink, or blue—it had better be bright!

Emotional Exterior Design

The Taycan is recognizable as a Porsche at first glance. It consistently transfers the brand’s design language into the world of electric cars—and will shape that world.

Taycan Love: Stefan Weckbach

The head of the Taycan model range knows every centimeter of the first fully electric sports car of the Porsche brand. Here he explains his love for the Taycan.

Once around Hell

Porsche pilot Lars Kern puts the Taycan to the ultimate test—on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife.

Back to the Roots

With the new 911 Speedster, Porsche is presenting a Heritage Design package—the first in a series of iconic design options for the sports cars of today and of the future.

Right in the Middle

Fifty years ago Porsche brought the mid-engine from the racetrack to series production with the 914. The latest incarnations: the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and the 718 Boxster Spyder.

Back to the Future

The world’s first car race started in Paris 125 years ago. In December of 2019 Neel Jani will enter the first Formula E race in Porsche’s history.

Double Pleasure

It used to be that only a Porsche with manual was a true Porsche. Not anymore. The advantages of the dual-clutch transmission are too great to ignore.

Merry Band of Misfits

The members of the R Gruppe in California have been indulging their special passion for Porsche for twenty years.

The More Things Change

Even though it’s been open for a decade, there’s still a lot to discover at the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen. An exclusive look at the exhibits.

Go for It

There’s no instruction manual for getting started in the world of motorsports. Karting is one possibility. The Porsche Racing Experience is another.

Purism & Performance

They are light-footed, despite following in great footsteps: the new Porsche 718 T and the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport.

Arrival

The latest generation of the 911 meets its forbear while Dr. Wolfgang Porsche explains what gives porsche its legendary quality.

Stronger. Racier. Sharper

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.

Thinking One Step Ahaed

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.

Speed Date

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.

Everything on the Horse

Six hundred options, one choice: Taycan. What the name of the first fully electric Porsche means—and how it came to be

Timeless Master

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.

Cleaning Up

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.

To the Limit

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.

Mission E

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.

The Golden Middle

The equator divides the earth into north and south—as it does Ecuador. A journey through the land that bears its name.

Only a broken leg. Yours, Annie

Annie Bousquet loved speed and stimulation. Her world-record drive in a Porsche 550 Spyder fascinated her contemporaries in 1955. But tragedy followed on the heels of triumph.

Wild at Heart

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.

His Company, His Life

Dr. Wolfgang Porsche is the face of the brand and its ambassador. In May he will celebrate his 75th birthday.

E-Design

Background on the design of future e-models: Michael Mauer on the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo.

Conceiving Color

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS: 0 to 100 kmh in 3.2 seconds, peak speed 312 kmh. It's green. Why is that?

Back to the Roots

Porsche has brought the 356 “No. 1” Roadster from 1948 back to life as a show car.

Dialogue of Forms

We present the future of the sports car with models on a scale of 1:3—seen here for the first time and set in Paris by art photographer Eric Otto.

24/7

From the track to the road—this is reality for Porsche. We look at the ability to combine everyday usability and recreation with the possibilities of modern mobility.

Materials of the Future

It’s better to implement ideas than to dream of them. And that’s how the developers of Porsche proceed: the seemingly impossible becomes tangible technology.

Nerves of Zeal

Car races are decided on the track. That will continue to be the case in the future. But virtual contests are on the rise. Welcome to the world of eSports.

At the Limit

Limit: the point at which it’s not possible to go farther. The natural habitat of race-car drivers and their crews. Scenes from previous years of Porsche Motorsports.

Designing for the Future

Style Porsche is shaping how digital elements will be incorporated into sports cars in the years to come. A visit to the future-oriented architects in Weissach.

Porsche Takes the Plunge

Spring of 1977: Porsche fans are shaken to the core when the brand comes out with its new top model, the 928. The car defies—and exceeds—all expectations.

Miniature Marvels

Conceived for kids, built for adults: Bernd Pennewitz makes iconic Porsche replicas—in miniature form with electric drives.