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“THE” sports car celebrates a special anniversary!
How Porsche will celebrate their 50th anniversary…
For Porsche, the 50th anniversary of this iconic sports car is the central theme of 2013.
There will be a wide variety of anniversary events, starting with the “Retro Classics”
automobile show in Stuttgart. From March 7-10 the Porsche Museum will ring in the
anniversary year with four special exhibits: an early-model 911 Turbo Coupe, a 911
Cabriolet study from 1981, a 1997 street version 911 GT1 and the pre-series Type 754
T7. This chassis by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche was a milestone on the
way to the 911 design.
The company is also sending an authentic 1967 model 911 on a world tour. Over the
course of the year, this vintage 911 will travel to five continents where it will be shown in
places like Pebble Beach, Calif., Shanghai, Goodwood, U.K., Paris and Australia. As an
ambassador for the Porsche brand, this vintage 911 will be in attendance at many
international fairs, historical rallies and motor sport events.
Fans and interested individuals can follow the car’s progress at http://porsche.com/follow-911.
The Porsche Museum is celebrating “50 years of the Porsche 911” from June 4 – Sept.
29, 2013, with a special exhibition featuring the history and development of the 911. In
the spring the museum’s own publishing house, Edition Porsche-Museum, will publish
an anniversary edition entitled “911×911.”
What could be cooler than that!? According to this article published in the Bloomberg Business Week.. that’s the norm.
The bottom line: Germany’s tax rules have made the company car a top employee perk. About 70 percent of Porsches there are registered to companies….
…“You get to drive a car that otherwise you could never afford”…
In Germany, the Company Car Is a Porsche — By Dorothee Tschampa on January 10, 2013
…. “Cars bought by companies for employee use accounted for 32 percent of German auto sales last year, says the country’s motor vehicle office, KBA, up from 27 percent in 2010…..”
evo’s Henry Catchpole takes the new 991 Carrera 4S, the latest four-wheel-drive Porsche, on a wet and icy drive through Austria to test its all-weather capabilities. Enjoy the video, published on YouTube EvoTV channel… click to play. Published on Jan 9, 2013.
Coming from From UK TV. This video from 5th Gear features a shootout with the outgoing 997 GT3.
Note: This video is in 4 parts and all parts follow each other automatically. Fifth Gear Season 21 Episode 01, Tiff drives the Porsche 991, Vikki tries to smash a world record, Dakar 900HP rally truck, Jason finds the cheapest ways to make a car go faster, and testing the brand new VW Beetle.