01/01/2017

Welcome to 2017!

An exciting year is behind us. Many stories from the Porsche world are once again waiting to be told in 2017. The Porsche Newsroom team is looking forward to it and wishes you all the best.

Before you completely switch your attention to the new year, we have summarised Porsche's 2016 highlights for you here.

January

The new Porsche 718 Boxster

20 years after the first Boxster made its debut, Porsche is restructuring its mid-engine roadsters. The designation for the new generation of models is 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S.

February

Ice-cold driving pleasure

Rarely has a driving school offered so much fun: at Porsche Driving Experience Winter, participants will learn to drive the sports cars from Zuffenhausen with confidence, even under icy conditions and in extremely challenging situations.

March

Fifth consecutive record year

Sales revenue, operating profit and deliveries reached top levels as did employee numbers. Thus, 2015 was the most successful fiscal year in the Porsche history.

April

Angelique Kerber wins all-German final

The Porsche Brand Ambassador triumphs at 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. She is therefore the first German to win the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix two times in succession.

May

919 Hybrid's steering wheel

For Porsche's factory drivers, being at the wheel of the 919 Hybrid means multitasking at racing speed. Taking a look at the steering wheel and its technical features.

June

Le Mans: 18th overall win for Porsche

Emotional highlight of the year: Porsche wins the 24 hour Le Mans race. By winning the manufacturers’ world championship and the drivers’ world championship in November Porsche has taken everything in the FIA World Endurance Championship for the second consecutive year.

July

Panamera breaks Nordschleife record

Just a short time after making its premiere in Berlin, the new Panamera has hit the headlines with a world record on the Nordschleife at the Nürburgring.

August

From an elite university to the LMP1 workshop

Henry Merrow studies mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – one of the best universities in the USA. As an intern at Porsche, he assisted the developers in the LMP1 team in August.

September

“A good team can put anything into motion”

In September, Oliver Blume has been Chairman of the Executive Board at Porsche for one year. The job came during a time of significant upheaval. Now seems like the perfect time to reflect.

October

Porsche 6-hour run brings in 180,000 euros

More than 3,000 employees took part in the second Porsche 6-hour run through the plant in Zuffenhausen.

November

L.A.: Porsche opens new Experience Center

With the new Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles the sports car manufacturer is expanding its worldwide network of centres. On a site spanning 20 hectares, customers and fans can experience the Porsche brand up close and personal.

December

Porsche strengthens driver lineup

Porsche has paid tribute to the outstanding achievements of teams and drivers during 2016 at the Night of Champions motorsport gala in Weissach. On this occasion, the new driver lineup for the 2017 season was announced.

Consumption data

718 Boxster: Combined fuel consumption: 7.4 – 6.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions: 168 - 158 g/km

718 Boxster S: Combined fuel consumption 8.1 – 7.3 l/100 km; CO2 emissions: 184 - 167 g/km

911 Carrera S: Combined fuel consumption: 9,5 – 8,7 l/100 km; CO2-emissions: 223 – 202 g/km

911 Carrera 4S: Combined fuel consumption: 8,9 – 7,9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions: 204 – 180 g/km

911 Turbo: Combined fuel consumption 9.1 l/100 km, CO2 emissions 212 g/km

911 Turbo S: Combined fuel consumption 9.1 l/100 km, CO2 emissions 212 g/km

911 GT3 RS: Combined fuel consumption 12.7 l/100 km; CO2 emissions: 296 g/km

Panamera Turbo: combined fuel consumption 9.4 – 9.3 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 214 – 212 g/km

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