Porsche is getting ready for the labor market of the future
The Stuttgart-based Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG is looking to improve competitiveness and attractiveness as an employer even further. The Executive Board and General Works Council have agreed on appropriate measures for increased flexibility and productivity, as well as a better balance between family and career. This enables the sports car manufacturer to cover its rising demand for skilled workers. The highly successful Porsche "Strategy 2018" necessitates workforce growth every year: the number of employees worldwide has increased by around 30 percent to more than 17,000 staff since 2011. More
PCA Product Spotlight
We stop by HPI Racing Global Headquarters and learn more about their radio controlled Sprint 2 Sport 911 GT3 RSR 1/10 scale race car as well as learn how they make their gorgeous Porsche lexan bodies. These high tech toys aren't just for kids.
Brumos Racing sets driver lineup for Rolex 24 at Daytona
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For fans of Brumos Racing, there is no place like Daytona International Speedway as the GRAND-AM Rolex Series kicks off a new season with the iconic Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Last year was not only the 50th running of the twice-around-the-clock race, it marked a significant milestone for the Brumos team. Driving legend Hurley Haywood made his 40th and final Rolex 24 start behind the wheel of a Brumos Porsche. Fittingly, Haywood ended the race in Victory Lane alongside co-drivers Andrew Davis, Leh Keen and Marc Lieb, celebrating a Brumos podium finish. More
Porsche is recalling certain model year 2010 911 GT3 vehicles manufactured May 15, 2009, through February 11, 2010. The rear wheel hubs may be prone to failure under certain driving conditions. Also, the original, suggested maintenance intervals may be insufficient to prevent wheel hub failure.
If the rear hub fails, there may be a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wheel hubs on the rear axle free of charge. The service interval specifications will also be revised and provided to owners as part of Porsche's owner notification letter. The recall is expected to begin in December 2012. Owners may contact Porsche at 1-800-767-7243.
Porsche's safety recall number is AC05. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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Porsche Cup Recipient Nick Tandy joins former Rolex 24 GT winner Orbit Racing
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Orbit's 2013 Rolex 24 lineup again will feature international talent - this time with another driver from Great Britain, 28-year-old Nick Tandy. Tandy is the 2012 winner of the prestigious Porsche Cup and only the third British winner ever. The Porsche Cup is awarded to the most successful non-factory Porsche driver at the conclusion of each season. Previous British winners were John Fitzpatrick and Tim Sugden. More
Porsche is planning a new training center in Zuffenhausen, Germany
The Stuttgart-based Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG is investing in cutting-edge, future-oriented education and training: A new training center is to be built in Zuffenhausen, Germany, which is set to provide additional capacity for more than 500 career entrants. Porsche has acquired a 9,000 square meter site for the planned facility. The site is located in the immediate vicinity of the plant. More
'All-inclusive' tickets now on sale for inaugural visit to Texas' Circuit of The Americas
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Being able to say you were part of a "first" in anything is very special. Especially if it involves the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. You can be - on March 2, when GRAND-AM visits the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, for the very first time. The inaugural event is the second on the 2013 GRAND-AM calendar and follows the signature Rolex 24 At Daytona. More
Porsche customer hospitality returns to GRAND-AM series - Rolex 24 at Daytona
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The 51st running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona promises to be an exciting kick off for the 50-year celebration of the Porsche 911. With a record 22 overall wins and 74 class wins, Porsche is the most successful manufacturer at the twice-around-the-clock event. We are pleased to announce that Porsche Cars North America will once again host a customer hospitality program at the 2013 race. More
New Porsche Boxster named Men's Health Car of the Year
Men's Health has named the Porsche Boxster as 2013 Car of the Year. The announcement was made on the cover of the December 2012 issue of the magazine and was made after careful deliberation. More
Newly released Porsche 956 models in new packaging
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The Porsche 956 won the Le Mans 24 hour race four straight years from 1982 through 1985. The engine specification is twin turbo charged opposed piston six cylinders and it is mounted on a monocoque constructed chassis. More
Porsche reviews creative business
On the heels of record sales, Porsche North America has launched an agency review of its creative business, which is handled by Cramer-Krasselt. The Chicago incumbent is expected to participate in the search process, which is being directed by External View Consulting Group in L.A. C-K declined to comment and referred calls to External View owner Russel Wohlwerth, who confirmed the review. Porsche execs did not respond to inquiries. More
Porsche beats 2011 sales record
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German sport vehicle manufacturer Porsche has already exceeded previous year's sales record a few weeks before the end of this accounting year. They have delivered 128,978 new cars to customers around the world in just eleven months. For the overall duration of 2011, they only managed to shift 118,868 cars in total, so they have actually managed to set a new sales record with time to spare. More
Design process behind the Panamera Sport Turismo
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From a clay model to the world premiere at the 2012 Paris Motor Show: Accompany designers Michael Mauer and Mitja Borkert to our R&D center in Weissach and watch exclusive footage of the development process of the Panamera Sport Turismo in this video. More
Three Porsche 918 Spyders caught on video in Spain
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This video contains photographs as well as video footage taken of three Porsche 918 Spyders in the parking garage of as well as around a hotel in Stiges, Spain. The video features some action shots of the new Porsche hybrid supercar prototypes during testing. More
PCA stainless steel license frames in stock
These elegant OEM quality stainless steel frames are now in stock in four finishes, including a high tech carbon fiber look. All frames are made from heavy rust proof 304 stainless steel with highly detailed laser etch graphics. Universal fit and easy mounting application. Includes matching frame finish hardware hider caps to complement your frames. Available in black powder-coated, brushed stainless steel, and gold titanium finishes. Price $19.99-39.99 S/H. Order here.
PCA Golden Era of Motorsport Oxford Shirt featuring Vic Elford
PCA is proud to offer for a limited time (production ends Dec. 31) a podium quality shirt honoring Porsche racing legend Vic Elford. Quick Vic provided design input (his favorite number and signature) and took prototype shirts for a "test run" and gave them his personal approval. Four gorgeously embroidered areas on the shirt. With 100 percent two-ply cotton, the shirts look polished all day long, without touching an iron. This button-down shirt is woven with 80-doubles yarn and specially treated to stay exceptionally soft. Single-needle tailoring; open collar, patch pocket, Red House brand engraved. Additional details and purchase at www.pcawebstore.com
The Porsche Club of America Visa Platinum Rewards Card
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PCA Photo of the Week
Here is our brand new Boxster S on it's first trip. It replaces my Cayman S track car. The photo was taken on the Kancamagus Scenic Highway through the White Mountains of New Hampshire on our way to the Maine Coast.
Photo by Donald Schneider
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