Posts Tagged ‘Porsche’

Highly Efficient and Ultra-Fast: Concept Car with Plug-In Hybrid
Porsche Presents 918 Spyder High-Performance Concept Sports Car in Geneva

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Porsche 918 Spyder Concept

Stuttgart — Presenting a high-performance mid-engined concept sports car with ultra-efficient, low-emission drive technology, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is further increasing the Company's competence in hybrid technology.

The 918 Spyder prototype combines high-tech racing features and electro-mobility to offer a fascinating range of qualities: An emission level of just 70 grams CO2 per kilometer on fuel consumption of three liter/100 kilometers (equal to 94 mpg imp) truly outstanding even for an ultra-compact city car, on the one hand, combined with the performance of a super sports car (more…)

Porsche Presents First Photos of Four-Door Panamera Gran Turismo

Monday, November 24th, 2008
Porsche Panamera
© Porsche AG

Stuttgart — About three-quarters of a year prior to the actual market launch, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has disclosed the first official photos of the Panamera in its final look. In its design, profile and silhouette, Porsche's unique four-seater stands out clearly as a new member of the Porsche family. Conceived and designed as a four-door grand touring sports car, the Panamera combines numerous talents in typical Porsche style: sporting driving dynamics, a generous and variable interior, and the supreme driving comfort of a Gran Turismo. Joining the 911, Boxster and Cayman sports cars as well as the Cayenne Sports Utility, the Panamera is Porsche's fourth model series. (more…)

7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission by Porsche and ZF Enters Volume Production

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Northville, MI — The new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission developed by Porsche and ZF is now in volume production. Its first application is the Porsche 911 Carrera. With quick transfer of power and smooth shifting, the ZF 7-speed dual-clutch transmission combines the sporty agility of a manual transmission and the shifting comfort of an automatic transmission — ideal for high-performance sports cars with powerful engines.

The transmission was developed in Germany and is being produced at the Brandenburg, Germany site of ZF's Car Driveline Technology division.

In the dual clutch transmission this performance is possible by connecting two separate transmission shafts to the engine via two parallel powershift clutches. (more…)

Porsche Seeks to Acquire Share in Volkswagen

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Stuttgart — , Stuttgart, seeks to acquire a share of approximately 20 per cent in the stock capital of , Wolfsburg, entitled to vote. Porsche is taking this decision because Volkswagen is now not only an important development partner for Porsche, but also a significant supplier for approximately 30 per cent of Porsche's sales volume. In the words of Porsche's President and CEO: “Making this investment, we seek to secure our business relations with Volkswagen and make a significant contribution to our own future plans on a lasting, long-term basis.” (more…)