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    New special exhibition at the Porsche Museum: “Project: Top Secret!”

    Sep 17 • Auto, EMN • 0 Views

    Stuttgart. An exclusive peek behind what have been up to now closed doors is offered by the Porsche Museum at the “Project: Top Secret!” special exhibition, running from September 17, 2014, through January 11, 2015: for the very first time, 16 unique vehicles will be on exhibition, which for the most part have never before been shown. The range of automobiles being presented includes secret concept cars, camouflaged prototypes as well as one-of-a-kind record, test and experimental vehicles.

    Developing, researching and meticulous work are in the very nature of Porsche. It is not for nothing that the official name of the company is: “Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG.” Over 4,500 engineers are working at the Porsche Development Centre in Weissach ensuring that Porsche stays always one step ahead. The way to new innovations does not always run in a straight line. Many great ideas never make it to series production for technical or economic reasons. Nonetheless, they are frequently realised as research projects or concept cars. A great deal, of course, goes on in secrecy – because one thing is sure: a great idea is always quickly imitated by others. That is why many of the concept cars and experimental vehicles never leave the premises of the Weissach Development Centre. After the completion of the project, they are usually scrapped. The most important or exciting projects, though, were put into the stock of the Porsche Museum. Coming directly from there, they are now being shown for the first time to the wider public as part of this special exhibition.

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  • Shane Burke

    Shane Burke

    Sep 16 • Auto, EMN • 0 Views

    In my own words  – Shane Burke

    ” So 2014 hasn’t been my year at all as what I had planned hasn’t happened for many reasons. I went through something which no one should have to experience in their life which threw my plans for the summer up into the air. But thats life and you can’t have everything go to plan but I am planning ahead for winter and 2015.
    My plans for the winter isn’t much as I only plan on doing Tullyallen Karting night race at Edgeworthstown on the 1st of November. That will be my first night race which is a experience I’ve always wanted to experience. I shall be racing a KF3 in the Rotax Max class, reasons for KF3 engine is its cheaper for the same performance.
    The weekend after I’m off to the UK for 6 hours of Teesside where I will team up with fellow SimTech Motorsport drivers, Luke Walsh and Alexander Van Der Woude. We will take on challenging and new experience in the rental kart class. The team will be ran by me so strategy, driver coaching and driving has to be all done in the one race. Its something I’m looking forward hugely as I’ve ran a team in simulation racing but that is really it. So getting the chance in reality is great and I hope this experience will help us for 2015.

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    New Tyre Porsche Approval lists Published Following Extensive Tests

    Sep 16 • Auto, EMN • 0 Views

    Stuttgart. Drivers of classic Porsche sports cars can now find the new lists with all tyres approved by Porsche for download on the Porsche Classic website. These tyre approval lists represent the results of extensive tests over several weeks carried out by the Porsche tyre experts this summer. They used classic Porsche sports cars and modern classics such as a 356, a 911 Carrera G model, a 911 Turbo (930) and a first generation Porsche Boxster (986) for these tests. Such tests take place on a regular basis to test and approve newly developed tyres for classic Porsche cars. The approval is also documented by the so-called N marking on the tyre flank.

    Porsche is the only manufacturer that performs such an extensive service for older models, ranging from those 356 models that are over 50 years old, through all the 911 generations and the transaxle models 924/944/968 and 928, right up to the first Boxster (986). This is justifiable as around two thirds of all Porsche sports cars ever built are still driving more or less regularly on our roads.

    With these tyre tests for classic sports cars, Porsche ensures that these older models also profit from the progress made in tyre development and can take advantage of the modern tyres that are tailored to meet their requirements. This benefits driving behaviour and driving safety with regards to grip on wet roads and shorter braking distances.

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    Honda Racing aims to end EWC season in style at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

    Sep 16 • EMN, Moto • 0 Views

    Fresh from its maiden Endurance World Championship victory at the Oschersleben 8 Hours, the Honda Racing team is aiming to end the season in style at the final round of the year, the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, which takes place this weekend.

    Over the course of the season and despite some bad luck, the Honda Racing team and its line-up of endurance specialists, Julian Da Costa, Freddy Foray and Sebastien Gimbert, have proved to be serious competition. The team has consistently been the fastest permanent EWC squad in practice and qualifying, it led the Bol d’Or from the race start until the 21st hour and led the Oschersleben 8 Hours from the opening lap to the chequered flag to take its first EWC victory.

    The win in Germany elevated Honda Racing to fourth in the championship standings, 37 points behind series leader Yamaha GMT94. The team heads to France hungry for success and determined to add the holy grail of a 24 Hours of Le Mans victory to its tally – and with a potential maximum of 55 points available thanks to the new bonus points structure, the fight for the 2014 EWC title is far from over.

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    All Out Attack For Seb Morris As NEC Season Reaches Conclusion

    Sep 16 • Auto, EMN • 0 Views

    Welsh racing driver Seb Morris will be going all-out for victories during the finale of the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup (NEC) at Germany’s Nurburgring this coming weekend, 20th/21st September, as he strives for a top three championship finish – and potentially more besides.

    Heading into the all-important title decider, the Fortec Motorsport driver is only 15 points adrift of third place in the standings but also just 39 points away from the series lead. With three races to be contested at the weekend, one carried over from the previous round at Most in the Czech Republic where horrendous weather forced its postponement, a total of 90 points will be on offer.

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    Raymond Pettibon for Supreme

    Sep 15 • EMN, Fashion • 0 Views

    Raymond Pettibon is an American artist born in Tucson, Arizona in 1957. He currently lives and works in New York City.

    Pettibon grew up in Hermosa Beach, California and began his career as a musician and designer. Pettibon’s subject matter is sometimes violent and anti-authoritarian. From the late 1970s through the mid-1980s, he was closely associated with the punk rock band Black Flag for whom he designed the iconic “four bars” logo, and several album covers. In addition, Pettibon designed the cover of the 1991 Sonic Youth album, “Goo”; Beginning in the 1990s, he became a well-known figure in his own right in the contemporary art scene.

     

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    Driving into the night in Austin with the Porsche 919 Hybrid

    Sep 12 • Auto, EMN • 0 Views

    Stuttgart. The Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, will be the venue for the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) on 20th September. The six-hour race will start at 5pm with the sun setting at 7.43pm. This schedule makes it the maiden night race for COTA, while the six Porsche 919 Hybrid works drivers have all the experience from Le Mans in how to deal with twilight and darkness. The circuit in the US poses quite a variety of challenges: The start-finish-straight leads steeply up the hill and into a left-hand hairpin. Other exciting sections of the circuit are borrowed from famous racetracks of all over the world. They are reminiscent, for example, of the Esses at Suzuka, Maggots-Beckets at Silverstone and the Hockenheim Motodrom. The back straight is an impressive 1.2 kilometre stretch.

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    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Announces Partnership

    Sep 12 • EMN, Moto • 0 Views

    Misano Adriatico (Italy), 12th September 2014 – Movistar Yamaha MotoGP is delighted to announce a brand new partnership between TW Steel, Yamaha Factory Racing and VR|46, the lifestyle brand created by MotoGP legend and current Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi.

    Friday’s announcement, timed to coincide with the Grand Prix of San Marino, hosted at the ‘Marco Simoncelli’ Misano World Circuit, showcased the first fruits of the relationship between TW Steel and VR|46 – with the unveiling of two distinctive watch collections soon to be available to fans and watch lovers alike.

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  • Jordan Albert

    Donington Silverware In SWR Caterham’s Sights As F4 Resumes

    Sep 12 • Auto, EMN • 0 Views

    Following on from a season-best showing for the SWR Caterham F1 Driver Development Programme Team a fortnight ago, first year BRDC Formula 4 Championship racer Jordan Albert is targeting his maiden silverware when the series resumes at Donington Park next weekend, 20th/21st September.

    Only six races remain on the 2014 schedule – the first three of those taking place on Donington’s full Grand Prix configuration – and alongside Albert’s podium bid, team-mate Diego Borrelli will be just as eager to chalk-up his best results of the year as both youngsters continue to make big strides.

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    The Formula E Battery: A Q&A with Craig Wilson

    Sep 11 • Auto, EMN • 0 Views

    Williams Advanced Engineering is the official battery supplier for the inaugural season of Formula E, the world’s first fully electric racing series. Managing Director Craig Wilson introduces the technology, its development history from Formula One, and the company’s pedigree in energy efficient performance technologies.

    Q: What sort of experience made Williams Advanced Engineering the chosen company to design and manufacture the Formula E batteries?

    CW: Williams has a history of developing various forms of energy storage technology that dates back to the introduction of KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) into Formula One in 2009. Williams was one of the only teams to design and manufacture a complete KERS unit entirely in-house, and we developed both battery and flywheel based variants. Not only did we race our KERS system in Formula One for three seasons, but through the establishment of Williams Advanced Engineering we started developing new variants for commercial use. To date our technology has been used in Le Mans winning racing cars, a hybrid supercar with Jaguar, and buses to name a few. The Formula E battery has taken the learning from our previous projects and scaled up the batteries to create one of the most sophisticated ever made.

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