• Zhuhai International Circuit (ZIC) in China – 2-3 June 2012

    China Touring Car Championship

     

    The Rounds 3 & 4 of Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, Audi R8 LMS Cup and VW Scirocco R Cup were held last weekend at Zhuhai International Circuit. I was there mainly for the Audi R8 LMS Cup. However, I have captured many photos throughout the race events for my publication use and your viewing pleasure here.

     

    Anyway, check out the unedited photos and comment about the race if you like it!

     

    2012 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Rounds 3 & 4

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    2012 Audi R8 LMS Cup - Rounds 3 & 4

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    2012 VW Scirocco R Cup - Rounds 3 & 4

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    China Touring Car Championship

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  • 2012 Malaysia Super Series – GT Asia Series

    Yokohama Advan Slick Tyres for GT Asia Series

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    2012 Malaysia Super Series – GT Asia Series


  • Porsche 918 Spyder Prototype Commence Trials for 2013

    The Porsche 918 Spyder is on the road: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has taken the driving trials of the super sports car of the future a step further with completion of the initial prototypes. The 918 Spyder will go into production at the end of September 2013 as planned, with the first customers receiving their vehicles before 2013 is out. “What we are doing with the 918 Spyder is redefining driving fun, efficiency and performance,” said Wolfgang Hatz, Member of the Executive Board Research and Development of Porsche AG.

     

    Porsche 918 Spyder-Prototyp

     

    The prototypes, their camouflage harking back to historical Porsche 917 racing cars, signal the final touches to the 918 Spyder. The focus is on the interplay between the highly sophisticated individual drive components. The combination of combustion engine and two independent electric motors – one on the front axle and one in the drive line, acting on the rear wheels – poses completely new demands on the development of the operating strategies. “They are therefore a critical component in this vehicle into which we have put all of our expertise and capacity for innovation,” said Wolfgang Hatz. These operating strategies and the development of the software to go with them are one of Porsche’s core competences. Both of them have a major influence on the extreme driving fun to be had with the 918 Spyder and they make possible a unique combination of minimal fuel consumption and maximum performance. The initial results of the driving trials are in line with the high expectations placed on the 918 Spyder.

     

    Porsche 918 Spyder-Prototyp

     

    The super sports car is designed as a plug-in hybrid vehicle combining a high-performance com-bustion engine with cutting-edge electric motors for extraordinary performance: on the one hand, the dynamics of a racing machine boasting more than 770 hp, on the other hand, fuel consumption in the region of three litres per 100 kilometres. Moreover, Porsche is breaking yet more new ground with the technology demonstrator with spectacular solutions such as the full carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) monocoque with unit carrier, fully adaptive aerodynamics, adaptive rear-axle steering and the upward-venting “top pipes” exhaust system. In the process, the 918 Spyder is offering a glimpse of what Porsche Intelligent Performance may be capable of in future.

     

    Porsche 918 Spyder-Prototyp

     

    Specifications of the Porsche 918 Spyder*

     

    Body: Two-seater Spyder; carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) monocoque interlocked with CFRP unit carrier; two-piece Targa roof; fixed roll-over protection system.

     

    Drivetrain: Parallel full hybrid; 4.6-litre V8 mid-engine with dry-sump lubrication; hybrid module with electric motor and decoupler; electric motor with decoupler and gear unit on front axle; electrical system recuperation; four cooling circuits for motors, transmission and battery; thermal management.

     

    Engine Power: > 570 hp (V8 engine) ~ 90 kW (hybrid module on rear axle) ~ 80 kW (electric motor on front axle) > 770 hp (combined)

     

    Suspension: Double-wishbone front axle; optional electro-pneumatic lift system on front axle; electro-mechanical power steering; multi-link rear axle with adaptive electro-mechanical system for individual rear wheel steering

     

    Brake system: High-performance hybrid brake system with adaptive recuperation; ceramic brake discs (PCCB)

     

    Energy supply: Lithium-ion battery with 6.8 kWh capacity (BOL nominal), 202 kW maximum power and mains-compatible plug-in charger.

     

    Performance: Top speed > 325 km/h purely electric > 150 km/h

     

    Acceleration: 0 – 100 km/h < 3.0 s

     

    Consumption (NEDC): Total ~ 3.0 l/100 km

     

    CO2 emissions: Total ~ 70 g/km

     

    Range: Purely electric > 25 km

     

    * Provisional specifications

     


  • “Sweet Dreams” only with Porsche

     

    From the Porsche Channel in YouTube, one of the Porsche My Daily Magic Film Contest Finalist was “Sweet Dreams”. This video illustrate the magical Porsche Panamera not only deliver driving pleasure to the owner, but also able to provide sweet dreams to the children. How wonderful isn’t?

     


  • Porsche 911 Proven To Be the Least Defects among Older Vehicles

    Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

     

    In the latest Autobild TÜV report, it declared that Porsche 911 is a car with the least defects among older vehicles. No matter whether it is 7, 9 or 11 years old – in the latest Autobild TÜV report, the sports car icon was again the model with the fewest defects among all vehicles in its age group. The same as the year before, in each of the general technical inspections, the TÜV inspectors found the least grounds for complaint. Overall, the 911, Boxster and Cayman models occupied five of the ten best rankings across all age groups, which is once again impressive proof of the Zuffenhausen sports cars’ long term quality and ability to hold their value.

     

    The Autobild TÜV Report is based on data from approximately eight million general technical inspections between July 2010 and June 2011. According to information from the Association of Technical Inspectorate Agencies, almost 18% of seven year old vehicles, a good 22% of nine year old vehicles and almost 27% of all eleven year old vehicles exhibited such serious defects that they only received their TÜV certificate the second time around.


  • Porsche Releases Short Clip about Testing of 2012 Porsche Carrera 911

    2012 Porsche Carrera 911

     

    If you have been following me at FastMotoring.com, you might know that I am a big fan of Porsche. Recently, the Stuttgart-based automaker released a short video clip in YouTube about the process of testing the all-new 2012 Porsche Carrera 911, codename 991.

     

    Check out the YouTube video below as Porsche engineers thoroughly test the all-new 2012 Porsche Carrera 911 in South Africa and the Arctic Circle. The Porsche’s engineers took the car on the most demanding road trips imaginable while in the most punishing of climates. They pushed the test cars to excessive limits before the cars global debut.

     

    The reasons that Porsche claimed of this process is to guarantee that the seventh-generation 2012 Carrera 911 will perform to Porsche Standards on the German Autobahn, U.S. interstate highway and anywhere in the world.