Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Porsche at the Techno Classica 2013

 
50 years anniversary of Porsche 911

Stuttgart. Porsche Classic will be in attendance at the world's largest old-timer car show in Essen from April 10 to 14, 2013. The extensive range of Classic Genuine Parts and the full spectrum of services provided by the Porsche Classic workshop for the restoration, maintenance and repair of classic Porsche vehicles will be on show in Hall 7.0. The main focus at the spacious exhibition stand will be on the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911. The sports car icon from Zuffenhausen has excited car enthusiasts all over the world for five decades.

Few other automobiles in the world can look back on such a long tradition and such continuity as the Porsche 911. It has been inspiring car enthusiasts the world over since its debut as the model 901 at the IAA International Automotive Show in September 1963. Today it is considered the quintessential sports car, the benchmark for all others. The 911 is also the central point of reference for all other Porsche series. Over 820,000 Porsche 911s have been built, making it to one of the most successful sports car in the world. Like no other vehicle, the 911 reconciles apparent contradictions such as sportiness and everyday practicality, tradition and innovation, exclusivity and social acceptance, design and functionality. And about 70 percent of all built 911 are still driving on the streets today.

Porsche Classic will take this opportunity to present four 911 models to illustrate the broad scope of the 911's history. Two early coupés will provide visitors with an insight into the technology of the first 911 models: one 911 (1964) currently being restored in the Porsche Classic workshop as well as a 911 (1965) straight from the Porsche Museum. The 911 Turbo Cabriolet concept car will also be on show in Essen. This made its debut in September 1981 at the IAA in Frankfurt. Porsche Exclusive and Tequipment will present the modern 911 range with a current 911 (type 991) which has been specially equipped to demonstrate the broad range of personalisation options. In addition, fans of the 911 predecessor, the 356, will not be disappointed at the Techno Classica, as Porsche Classic will be presenting a rare fully restored 356 B T5 GS Carrera GT model.

Naturally, Porsche Classic experts will be present to advise and assist visitors to the show. They will be pleased to provide information on the extensive availability of Genuine Parts for Porsche Classic models as well as insider tips on the maintenance and correct servicing of these historic vehicles. Many of the Genuine Parts and accessories from the Classic range will be presented in a large shelving unit. In this way, Porsche Classic is clearly stating that its commitment to the preservation of old sports car treasures has never been stronger. A total of 35,000 Genuine Parts for Classic vehicles are available via the Porsche Centres worldwide.

The large selection of products on show on the Porsche stand will be complemented with the Sales Truck of Driver's Selection by Porsche Design, which has a large selection of current Porsche accessories on offer.

For further information, visit our homepage at:
http://www.porsche.com/classic


 
 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ford India: What the f#ck were they thinking?

"Leave Your Worries Behind with the Figo's extra-large boot."

In a case of what is possibly the worst example of inappropriate advertising in recent history, Ford India is now in major damage control after the predicable global outcry.

"The posters are contrary to the standards of professionalism and decency within Ford and our agency partners," Ford India said in a statement. "Together with our partners, we are reviewing approval and oversight processes to help ensure nothing like this ever happens again."

No kidding.

What should be of concern to all thinking persons is how, in light of recent events in patriarchal, morality-challenged India, this kind of advertising should find its way off the toilet cubicle wall and into mainstream press. What is doubly concerning is that someone signed off on this creative, thinking it was a good idea.
The agency? Long time Ford ad agency, JWT, the Indian wing of New York-based global advertising giant.

Anyone else got an idea for an "extra large boot"?

 Source: http://finance.ninemsn.com.au/newsbusiness/aap/8631830/ford-apologises-over-sexist-ad


Jameson Empire Awards 2013 Best Movies

Samantha Barks, Jameson Empire Awards 2013
Here to present this award is Sam Claflin, presumably taking a
quick break from flirting with half the Capitol as Finnick in
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire after, as Byrne puts it,
"taking the missionary position" in the last Pirates movie.

SAM MENDES AND SKYFALL TRIUMPH AT THE 18TH JAMESON EMPIRE AWARDS

DANNY BOYLE, DAME HELEN MIRREN, DANIEL RADCLIFFE, MARTIN FREEMAN AND JENNIFER LAWRENCE ALSO HONOURED

The best movies of last year were finally revealed at this evening's Jameson Empire Awards, as the public rewarded the movies that won their hearts and minds in 2012. The readers of Empire – the world's biggest movie magazine – voted in their hundreds of thousands, from all corners of the globe, to bestow major prizes on the best of the best at the Jameson Empire Awards. The results showcased the movies and their makers that were loved most by the people who actually pay to see them.

Sam Mendes was victorious, scooping up three awards, including the Empire Inspiration award presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey as well as Best Film presented by Sky Movies and Best Director presented by Monitor Audio for UK box office smash Skyfall.

Dame Helen Mirren was bestowed with this year's Empire Legend award, which was presented to her by Tom Hiddleston. Celebrated for her performances in everything from Gosford Park to The Queen, The Long Good Friday to The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, And Her Lover and this year's Hitchcock, she follows last year's inaugural Legend winner, Tim Burton.

Danny Boyle also won gold at the Awards, collecting the Empire Outstanding Contribution award. The award acknowledges Boyle's stellar career so far, with highlights cited on the night including his outstanding work on everything from Shallow Grave to Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours and this year's Trance.

Collecting the Empire Hero award was Daniel Radcliffe, who was presented with his award by Woman In Black director James Watkins. He joins an illustrious list of previous winners including Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Jude Law. Radcliffe was also in attendance on behalf of The Woman In Black, which won the award for Best Horror presented by Café de Paris.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which had been neck-and-neck with Avengers Assemble in the nominations with five apiece, claimed two wins, taking Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film presented by MediCinema and the Jameson Best Actor award, presented by Rebecca Hall, which was picked up by Martin Freeman.


Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress presented by Citroën for her role in The Hunger Games and thanked the Empire readers from on location in Hawaii. Lawrence's win tops off a long run of awards this year including Best Actress Golden Globe and Oscar ® awards for Silver Linings Playbook.

Best Male Newcomer presented by Entertainment Tonight went to Tom Holland for his role in The Impossible, whilst Best Female Newcomer was picked up by Samantha Barks for her role in Les Misérables. Both actors were in attendance to collect their awards.

Ted was awarded Best Comedy presented by Magic 105.4, whilst Headhunters won Best Thriller presented by Vue Entertainment. Dredd 3D picked up The Art Of 3D award presented by RealD.

This year's winner of Best British Film presented by Tresor Paris was Sightseers. There to accept the award were co-writers and stars Alice Lowe and Steve Oram. Previous winners include Harry Brown, Kick-Ass and RockNRolla.

The Jameson Empire Done In 60 Seconds short film award-winner was Philip Askins for his remake of Blade Runner. He was shortlisted on a list of 22 nominees by the voting public, which were then whittled down to the Top 5 by 6 judges: Tom Hiddleston, Edith Bowman, Alex Zane, Joanne Froggatt, Bauer Media CEO Paul Keenan and Editor-In-Chief of Empire Mark Dinning, who finally picked their winner.

Also present at the event this evening were nominees and guests including Sir Ian McKellan, Mark Strong, Beth Tweddle, Edgar Wright, Johnny Vegas, Jenna Coleman, Nick Park, Sam Claflin, Mariella Frostrup and Blake Harrison, and the evening's host, Ed Byrne.

Editor-In-Chief of Empire magazine, Mark Dinning, commented: "Given how vibrant and exciting the world of movies is at the moment, it's perhaps no surprise that this year's Jameson Empire Awards have been the best ever. In the year that box office records were smashed to pieces by the likes of Skyfall, it is terrific to see the Empire readers honour those achievements, with the movie awards that actually reflect the films that people really care about."

The Jameson Empire Film Awards Special will be transmitted on Saturday March 30 on Sky Movies at 8.30pm and will be repeated on Sunday March 31 at 7.30pm on Sky Movies Showcase. It will also be repeated throughout the week and on Sky Go and On Demand on the Sky Box.

The 18th annual Jameson Empire Awards were once again held at Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel, in Park Lane in the heart of London's Mayfair.

In celebration of the Jameson Empire Awards, U.S. fans can download the current issue of Empire magazine's exclusive U.S. edition for iPad FREE from now through March 27th



Empire is now the biggest movie brand in the world, with Empire magazine outselling all other movie magazines internationally by an average of 2 to 1. With its bespoke editions in the US, Australia, Russia, Portugal and Italy, as well as Empire Online's global readership of 2.8 million, the brand's reach extends to over 5 million movie fans across the planet, making Empire the go-to brand for film fans and filmmakers across the world.

Each year, The Jameson Empire Awards attract some of the biggest names in Hollywood, with last year's guests including: Gary Oldman, Danny DeVito, Bérénice Marlohe, James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston and Michael Fassbender. Previous years' guests have included: Tim Burton, Russell Crowe, Daniel Radcliffe, Keira Knightley, Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Sigourney Weaver, Emma Watson, Tony Curtis, Quentin Tarantino, Kate Winslet and Dustin Hoffman. Because the Awards are voted for by the public, they honour an eclectic mix of films, from big-budget blockbusters to independent cinema. Previous winners have included: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows — Part 2, Thor, Kill List, The Inbetweeners Movie, Avatar, Inception, Four Lions and In The Loop. Previous Awards hosts have included: BBC6 Music's Lauren Laverne and Empire's own Chris Hewitt, and comedians Dara O Briain, Bill Bailey and Rob Brydon.

Jameson Irish Whiskey is the world's No. 1-selling Irish whiskey. The success of the Irish brand is down to its great quality and smooth taste, coupled with a fantastic heritage, established in 1780 by the legendary John Jameson. Having played a part in film since 1998, today Jameson is involved with film festivals and events that support and encourage up-and-coming film talent and enthusiasts including the Jameson Cult Film Club, Jameson First Shot and Independent Spirit Awards, to name but a few.

The Jameson Empire Awards 2013 Nominations/Winners

Best Male Newcomer presented by Entertainment Tonight

•Domhnall Gleeson (Anna Karenina)
•Rafe Spall (Life Of Pi)
•Steve Oram (Sightseers)
•Suraj Sharma (Life Of Pi)
•Tom Holland (The Impossible)


Best Female Newcomer

•Alice Lowe (Sightseers)
•Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina)
•Holliday Grainger (Great Expectations)
•Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts Of The Southern Wild)
•Samantha Barks (Les Misérables)


Best Comedy presented by Magic 105.4

•21 Jump Street
•Moonrise Kingdom
•The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists!
•Silver Linings Playbook
•Ted


Best Science-Fiction/Fantasy

•Dredd 3D
•Looper
•Avengers Assemble
•Prometheus
•The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


Best Thriller presented by Vue Entertainment

•Argo
•Headhunters
•Skyfall
•The Raid
•Zero Dark Thirty


Best Horror presented by Café de Paris

•Dark Shadows
•Sightseers
•Sinister
•The Cabin In The Woods
•The Woman In Black


The Art Of 3D presented by RealD

•Dredd 3D
•Life Of Pi
•Avengers Assemble
•Prometheus
•The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


Best British Film presented by Tresor Paris

•Dredd 3D
•Les Misérables
•Sightseers
•Skyfall
•The Woman In Black


Best Director presented by Monitor Audio

•Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises)
•Joss Whedon (Avengers Assemble)
•Peter Jackson (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)
•Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
•Sam Mendes (Skyfall)


Jameson Best Actor

•Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
•Daniel Craig (Skyfall)
•Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
•Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)
•Robert Downey Jr. (Avengers Assemble)


Best Actress presented by Citroën

•Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises)
•Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)
•Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
•Dame Judi Dench (Skyfall)
•Naomi Watts (The Impossible)


Best Film presented by Sky Movies

•Django Unchained
•Avengers Assemble
•Skyfall
•The Dark Knight Rises
•The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


Empire Inspiration Award presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey

•Sam Mendes


Empire Legend

•Helen Mirren


Empire Hero

•Daniel Radcliffe


Empire Outstanding Contribution

•Danny Boyle







Wednesday, March 20, 2013

For Sale: Maserati 300S Sports-Racing Spider


Bonhams is delighted to announce the sale of Maserati 300S Sports-Racing Spider, chassis no. 3053.

Sir Stirling Moss has described the 3-litre, 6-cylinder-engined Maserati 300S as having been: "...one of my favourite front-engined sports Maseratis – one of the easiest, nicest, best-balanced sports-racing cars ever made...".

This fine example of the coveted model was the third 300S ordered by the great American collector, Briggs Swift Cunningham, for his old friend and team driver Bill Spear. Upon delivery '3053' was co-driven by Bill Spear and Sherwood Johnston in the 1955 Sebring 12-Hours race, the American round of the FIA Sports Car World Championship. They enjoyed a fine debut, finishing third, beaten only by a Phil Hill- driven Ferrari and the winning Mike Hawthorn Jaguar D-Type.

After racing '3053' widely throughout the USA, Bill Spear sold the car in 1956 to Joe Giubardo of Valley Stream, Long Island, who owned the car until 1964. Subsequently preserved by prominent Maserati authority Joel Eric Finn, '3053' was acquired by leading German Maseratisto Dr Thomas Bscher in 1986. After some twenty years in his care – during which it was maintained in highly original order while being campaigned successfully in historic racing – the car passed from Dr Bscher to its present vendor.

Such premium-grade Maserati 300S sports-racing cars are very rarely offered for sale by public auction. The appearance of '3053' here as one of the star lots in the Bonhams 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale is certain to generate worldwide interest.

James Knight, Bonhams Group Motoring Director, said: "In collecting terms, sports- racing cars of the 1950s are the most coveted of all. The competition between the great marques from this period – Aston Martin, Ferrari, Jaguar, Maserati – is as fierce today as it was then. The Maserati 300S is right up there among the greats. A car equally at home on road or track, offering impeccable handling and – crucially – able to accommodate two in comfort, it is the perfect all-rounder and eligible for all the great historic events, including the Mille Miglia, Le Mans Classic and Goodwood Revival."


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Murder on the Home Front: Molly Lefebure


A True Story of Morgues, Murderers and Mysteries in the Blitz

Molly Lefebure


The remarkable memoir of Molly Lefebure, secretary to the Home Office's chief forensic pathologist during the Second World War. NOW ADAPTED FOR TELEVISION!

It is 1941. There may be a 'war of chaos' in the skies over London, but 'the perpetual war against the underworld of crime' must nevertheless continue on the streets below.

At 12 o'clock on a Spring day in a London Coroner's Court, famed forensic pathologist Dr Keith Simpson asks young journalist Molly Lefebure if she might like to become his secretary. Recalling the 'horror of secretarial work and secretarial young ladies', she turns him down flat, resolving to stick to twelve-hour days covering 'everything from Boy Scout meetings to the blitz'.

By 3 o'clock that afternoon, curious about exactly what goes on behind a mortuary door, Molly has changed her mind. It is the beginning of an extraordinary adventure. 'Miss Molly' becomes Dr Simpson's right-hand woman, following him to crime scenes, courtrooms and mortuaries, taking notes, collecting evidence and witnessing the most shocking of sights.

'You'll never regret going to work in the mortuaries, Miss Molly,' a coroner's officer told her. 'There's never a dull moment with the bodies around.'

About the Author

Molly Lefebure was secretary to acclaimed forensic pathologist Dr Keith Simpson during the Second World War. Her memoir of her time at the Department of Forensic Medicine was originally published in 1955 as Evidence for the Crown. She went on to write children's books, a biography of Coleridge and several novels. Now in her nineties, she lives in Keswick, Cumbria, and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
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  • 9780751552041
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  • April 2013
  • 288 pages
  • Biography: general

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The Honey Guide


Richard Crompton

Rankin with Rhinos!

THE HONEY GUIDE is the first in a breathtaking new series starring detective Mollel.

For all the wrong reasons, our hero, Mollel, is assigned to the investigation of the brutal murder of a local prostitute. Was it a female circumcision operation gone wrong? Or was she the victim of a pimp or one of her customers? Mollel, who cannot leave the truth alone, whatever the consequences, soon begins to uncover something far more far-reaching.

But are the warrior's instincts that have always served him so well, correct? Or will all his convictions about the case be turned on their head? The investigation will certainly become more personal to him than he could have possibly imagined.

Set against the backdrop of turbulent elections, THE HONEY GUIDE brings Nairobi and its citizens vividly to life, and introduces a truly unforgettable leading man in crime fiction.

About the Author

Richard Crompton is an ex-BBC journalist who moved to East Africa several years ago with his wife, a human rights lawyer who worked on the Rwanda genocide trials. Richard won the Daily Telegraph Short Story Award in 2010.
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  • March 2013
  • 320 pages
  • Crime & mystery

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Keeping Hope Alive


How One Somalian Woman Changed 90,000 Lives

Hawa Abdi

The truly inspiring and moving story of a female doctor in war torn Somalia who refuses to leave her country and her people.

For the last twenty years, Dr Hawa Abdi and her daughters have run a refugee camp on their family farm not far from Mogadishu which has grown to shelter 90,000 displaced Somalis: men, women, and children in urgent need of medical attention. As Islamist militia groups have been battling for control of the country creating one of the most dire human rights crises in the world, Dr. Abdi's camp is a beacon of hope for the Somalis, most of whom have no proper access to health care. She was recently held hostage by a militant groups who threatened her life and told her that because she's a woman she has no right to run the camp. She refused to leave.

This is not just the story of a woman doctor in a war torn Islamic country risking her life daily to minister to thousands of desperate people, it's also an inspiring story of a divorced woman and her two daughters, bound together on a mission to rehabilitate a country.

About the Author

Dr Hawa Abdi, a Somalian human rights activist, lawyer, and doctor, specializing in gynecology, founded the Doctor Hawa Abdi Foundation. Glamour named her 'Woman of the Year', in 2010 and dubbed her and her daughters 'the Saints of Somalia, equal parts Mother Teresa and Rambo'. Dr Hawa Abdi has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bentley Power On Ice


The Bentley Motors Power On Ice driving programme brings the Bentley driving experience to a new level. Power On Ice is a rare opportunity to discover how to get the optimum performance from a Bentley in the toughest of natural driving conditions. Challenging activities allow you to indulge your passion and fine tune your experience first-hand at the wheel of a Bentley. Other attractions include a night husky sled safari, a traditional Finnish smoke sauna, snowmobiling and dinner at an historic reindeer farm. Guests of our 2013 programme told us 'We had a fantastic time and learned so much'. Watch 4-time World Rally Champion Juha Kankkunen demonstrate performance driving on the Power On Ice 2013 circuit here. To reserve your place for Power On Ice 2014 click here.


Miss Tenerife falls off the world's largest message-in-a-bottle







You have never seen a baptizing like this before!
Explorer launches the world's largest message-in-a-bottle

 Bewildered spectators pinched themselves in disbelief when a bright yellow 26 feet and 2,5 ton message-in-a-bottle was baptized by the Norwegian explorer Jarle Andhøy in Tenerife yesterday. The unique project is the offspring of the unlikely alliance between the Norwegian soft drink Solo and the owner of Koeningsegg super cars. When released to the ocean currents next week, people all over the world can follow the high-tech phenomena's crossing of the Atlantic live on Facebook.


- If you're not sailing the big blue yourself - you can follow it online and track the adventure that way. Truth be told, if you encountered this bottle in the middle of the Atlantic you would guess it was just an illusion, says Jarle Andhøy who is the godfather of the expedition and well known for his controversial oceanic voyages on the sailboat Berserk.
- In our 79 year history this is the most spectacular project we have done, and that is why we have taken all kinds of safety measures. The bottle will be towed 200 nautical miles off the coast before it's released and it is equipped with the required navigation lights for a drifting object in international waters, it has Automatic Identification System, radar reflector and tracking technology. It will be monitored continuously and if needs be, we will use a tugboat to get it safely ashore wherever it ends up, says Joakim Sande, CEO of Solo.
But no safety feature could help Miss Tenerife, Sady Chavez Diaz (21), as she slipped and fell off the bottle and into the cold ocean during a photo shoot just after the baptizing.
- That wasn't my idea. It was a good thing that lifeguard was there, because I was told she couldn't swim, adds Sande.

Head turner of the year
Inside the giant bottle is lots of Solo and a fitting 12 square meter personal letter to the finder.
- We believe Solo is the best soda in the world, but unfortunately not enough people outside of Norway have had the chance to experience it yet. Deciding who should be the lucky ones to get a taste was too heartbreaking, so we decided to leave it to the ocean currents, says Joakim Sande. Wherever the bottle ends up, we will fly in with more Solo - and throw a party! says Sande.
The baptizing gathered a curious crowd of onlookers, even busloads of Norwegian tourists had found the way to the picturesque Marina San Miguel, Tenerife.
- The bottle is quite the head turner, all morning was spent answering questions about what it was, where it was going and if someone would actually travel inside it, Sande laughs.
- I’m assuming it ends up somewhere in the North Caribbean. But then again, maybe it will follow the wake of Thor Heyerdahl's RA-expedition to Barbados. It’s really just a wild guess and nature can be unpredictable, I just know that the canary current pushes west on these latitudes, says Jarle Andhøy.
Columbus set out from the Canaries to discover America in 1492, and the island of Tenerife was where Norwegian icon Thor Heyerdahl spent his last years, making it the perfect location for the ambitious project.

High-tech bottle
On Solos Facebook page everyone can track and guess exactly where the bottle will end up. The winner will receive one bottle of Solo per nautical mile the bottle has drifted, which could amount to 3-4.000 bottles if Andhøy’s guess comes through. There is no sure bet as to how far the bottle's journey will take.
- Someone will be very popular in their neighborhood this spring or this summer, at least in the fall or next winter or spring…oh well, you get the drill, says Joakim Sande.
Bård Eker, the co-owner of such speed-related companies as Hydrolift, Koenigsegg and Eker Design Group, has been in charge of creating giant bottle which is actually registered as a boat. It has state-of-the-art solar panels, satellite-connection and GPS-technology. A 140-liter fresh water tank with remote controlled nozzles will clear the lenses of the custom made camera which will upload a picture every 8 hours.
Let's be frank – it’s the greatest bottle ever made.




The launch happened at Marina San Miguel, Tenerife, close to the Amarillo Golf Resort on Wednesday the 13th of March at 11.30am.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Baumgartner: Free Falling at the Speed of Sound



Photograph courtesy Red Bull Stratos/Red Bull Content Pool

On October 14, 2012, Austrian pilot Baumgartner, 43, jumped from his capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico. Baumgartner fell from 24.2 miles above the Earth and became the first human in free fall to break the sound barrier. The feat captured the attention of the world and was broadcast live on TV and the Internet. It was watched live by a record audience of more than eight million people on YouTube.

“I wish the whole world could see what I see,” said Baumgartner before he leapt. “Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you really are.”

Felix Baumgartner Named People's Choice Adventurer of the Year

The votes are in, and we're pleased to announce that Felix Baumgartner is the 2013 People's Choice Adventurer of the Year. The Austrian BASE jumper made history on October 14, 2012, by completing a seven-year quest to become the first person to break the speed of sound in free fall.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Porsche at the International Motor Show in Geneva


Porsche 911 GT3 Cup © 2013 Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG.
Sporty premieres in the 911 anniversary year

Stuttgart. Porsche AG has not only begun the year particularly successful, but 2013 also marks the anniversary of the company's most iconic car: the Porsche 911 has for the last 50 years been equally at home on the racetrack as on the road. Its genetic DNA can be found in every other Porsche model. At over 820,000 units built, the 911 is the world’s most successful sports car ever. In addition to the anniversary, the International Motor Show in Geneva also provides a stage for two particularly sporty premieres on the Porsche stand in hall 1. The press conference on the stand takes place on March 5 at 10.45 CET.

The title ‘World Premiere’ truly applies here to the first appearance of an extremely exciting 911 model, which awaits with new engineering highlights, plus a whole lot more. The car’s driving dynamics and driving excitement are at an even higher level than before. For the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup this will be its first public unveiling. Delivering 460 hp, this single-make cup racer is the latest version of the car, which is, with a total of 2,400 units, the best-selling and most successful sports car in the world. The new 911 GT3 Cup is initially being deployed in the international Porsche Supercup 2013.

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