Vous êtes ici : PassionPorsche > 2014 > septembre

Archives mensuelles : septembre 2014

Goodwood revival

It’s been a fun filled past week 

 

 

Within an hour of landing at London Heathrow airport I was at the Silverstone Porsche driving experience centre
 

 

I got to drive the current GB edition Turbo  S on the short twisty track
 

 

Also got a side ways drive in the 997 GT2 RS 
 

 

Met up with Phil Mcgoven from crank and piston and his XJ 220  jag 
 

 

 
Next up Porsche GB DUDE Jim willows drove done to Red Bull F1 HQ
 

 

 

 

Many thanks to Helmut Whal for setting up the tour
 
Next up was the 2 hr drive down to good wood in the 991 Carrera 4 S loaner car 
 

 

Typical Goodwood revival morning
 

 

The Porsche Classic stand at the revival
 

 

 

 

 

FacebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Pour consulter l'article original et complet, cliquez ici.

Refreshing or Revolting: 2015 Porsche Cayenne

Refreshing or Revolting: 2015 Porsche Cayenne - Motor Trend WOT

What do you think of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne? Do you think the subtle design changes improve upon the previous model?

Now entering its third generation, the 2015 Porsche Cayenne gets a comprehensive makeover without losing much of its signature look. And with the new 2015 Porsche Macan in the fold, the automaker is able to push the luxury sports SUV a tad more upmarket. Are the updates enough to justify a slightly higher base price? Here is a look at the styling changes to the 2015 Porsche Cayenne.

FacebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Pour consulter l'article original et complet, cliquez ici.

Porsche Macan Plug-In Hybrid Possible

It has emerged that the Porsche Macan is likely to become the German automaker’s latest plug-in hybrid vehicle. The Porsche Macan S E-Hybrid is set to be powered by the same supercharged V6 petrol-electric engine as used by both the …

Porsche Macan Plug-In Hybrid Possible

p13_0825_a4_rgb-1-640x480

FacebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Pour consulter l'article original et complet, cliquez ici.

Actualité : A vendre : Porsche 917K Gulf de 1969


Spécialiste de la restauration de Porsche anciennes,

FacebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Pour consulter l'article original et complet, cliquez ici.

FIA WEC Tudor USCC: Circuit of The Americas preview

The FIA World Endurance Championship returns to action this weekend for the first time since the 24 Hours of Le Mans and, at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas, the WEC will be joined by the Tudor United SportsCar Championship to form an international sports car weekend extravaganza.

Saturday morning will see the Tudor USCC competitors, including Porsche North America Racing’s two 991 RSRs, do battle in the penultimate round of their 2014 season, a race contested over two hours, 45 minutes and starting at 11:35am local time.

With Porsche heading the GTLM manufactuers’ standings heading into the Lone Star Le Mans event in Austin, Texas, the decision has been made to supplement the usual no. 911 and no. 912 entries with a third Porsche 911 RSR, no. 910.

Porsche's third Tudor USCC entry is numbered after the Porsche 910 prototype racer, seen here at the Targa Florio.

The third Porsche North America Racing entry will be an all-French affair with Patrick Pilet (who helped the no. 911 crew to Daytona triumph in January) teaming up with Frédéric Makowiecki, the latter a newcomer to US racing.

They will be hoping to ensure that Weissach secures the manufacturers’ title come the end of the year, a season which has seen Porsche return to factory US competition for the first time since 1998.

After his practice accident last time out at VIR, Richard Lietz is still unconfirmed in the Daytona-winning no. 911 RSR. This means that Jörg Bergmeister has been drafted in to support Nick Tandy should the British Porsche ace require a fully fit teammate.

The Porsche 911 RSRs were fast but unlucky at VIR. They will be hoping for more in Texas.

The no. 912 entry of Patrick Long and Michael Christensen remains unchanged, with the Dane able to devote his full attention to the Sebring-winning crew having been drafted in to co-drive with Tandy in Virginia.

Bad luck has hampered the Porsche North America Racing outfit in the last few rounds however, the recent Balance of Performance adjustments appear to have equalised the field, giving the 911 RSRs their best shot of victory since the season-opening triumphs.

After the chequered flag falls on the USCC race, all eyes will turn to the FIA WEC event, run over six hours of the 3.43-mile COTA track. Weissach will continue to be busy with the Porsche Team Manthey squad in action, alongside the Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 programme.

2014 Tudor United SportsCar Championship - VIR

For Austin – the fourth round of the 2014 world championship – the Manthey-run 991 RSRs have seen their line-ups shuffled, with Patrick Pilet moving across from the no. 91 entry, to replace Marco Holzer in the no. 92 Porsche.

He will team up with Makowiecki, leaving Jörg Bergmeister in the no. 91 car where Lietz should join him, if the Austrian is cleared to drive this weekend after his arm-breaking crash.

This means that Tandy has been registered as third driver in the no. 91 RSR for Austin, meaning that there is a strong possibility two factory 911 racers will be on double WEC and USCC duty at Circuit of The Americas.

The Porsche Team Manthey 911 RSRs haven't been out since Le Mans. Can they add to their Silverstone FIA WEC victory?

The British 911 racer (and Total 911 columnist) feels that “actually doing the two races on the Saturday will probably not be too stressful.” However, the hectic practice schedule means “a lot of time will be spent in briefings, track time and other commitments between the two team. That will be more challenging.”

Austin’s Lone Star Le Mans weekend will also mark Hartmut Kristen’s final meeting as Vice President of Porsche Motorsport. The long-serving head of the 911 race programme is retiring on 1 October and will be replaced by former 918 Spyder project manager, Dr Frank Walliser.

For all the latest, comprehensive race reports make sure you check out Total911.com after all the weekend’s action. You can also get up-to-the-minute updates via our Twitter feed.

The Porsche 919 Hybrid will be looking to head the FIA WEC field as it races into the darkness on Saturday.

FacebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Pour consulter l'article original et complet, cliquez ici.

Suivez-nous…

Catégories

Archives

Nos partenaires