Porsche s presenting the new Boxster RS 60 Spyder
Germany. From April 4, the most recent model in the successful Boxster
series will be celebrating its first home appearance at the 18th Auto
Mobil International (AMI) in Leipzig. The city is home to Porsche’s
second production location, complementing the main factory in
Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. At the motor show there are other highlights to
be appreciated, too: the innovative power train of the future Cayenne,
with its Full Parallel Hybrid drive giving particularly low fuel
consumption, and the Porsche RS Spyder racing car.
With eight overall wins in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) in
2007, the RS Spyder has proved itself as the racing car with the most
international overall victories to have been designed and built in
Germany. Moreover, in its triumphal progress through the USA, the RS
Spyder was using the especially environmentally friendly E10-fuel which
contains ten percent bioethanol by volume.
By contrast, the newest version of the mid-engine two-seater Porsche
Boxster is reminiscent of the great racing triumphs of the 1960s. The
RS 60 Spyder is a vivid reminder of the Porsche racing era of the
’sixties in color, shape, fittings and philosophy. The Boxster, which
enjoys the full power of 303 PS (223 kW), thanks to its sporting
exhaust system, holds the promise of correspondingly sporty driving
dynamics combined with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as
standard equipment, and 19-inch wheels. The modern Roadster in ’sixties
style comes luxuriously equipped, and – in commemoration of the year
1960 when its ‘role model’ and predecessor, the Porsche 718 RS 60
Spyder, first made its appearance – production is limited to a series
of 1,960 vehicles.
Porsche will be giving a privileged insight into its development http://presse.porsche.de/activities
with the Cayenne Hybrid, whose innovative drive train can be seen in
Leipzig at the AMI. The emphatically sporting all-terrain vehicle will
be available within the present decade as a “Full Parallel Hybrid”.
This particularly efficient Hybrid system has an electric motor placed
between the internal combustion engine and the transmission. The Hybrid
drive offers not only maximized fuel economy, but also the additional
possibility of driving in a completely emission-free,
Once again, the Porsche factory in Leipzig has its own information
counter at the exhibition stand. There, visitors can book factory
tours, reserve self-drive or accompanied drives in a Porsche on the
works’ own running-in and test track, or can glean general information
on Porsche’s activities in Leipzig. From 2009, a second Porsche model
will be taking shape at the Leipzig works alongside the Cayenne. The
new four-door Gran Turismo Panamera will then be manufactured at the
Porsche factory, which meanwhile will have been extended and oriented
towards the newest production methods. Two Webcams are transmitting
live pictures from the Porsche stand on the Internet at www.porsche.com.
Porsche can be found at the AMI in Hall 5. About 270,000 visitors
are expected at this year’s auto show, which is open daily April 5 to
April 13, from 9:00 to 18:00. The Porsche press conference will be held
on Press Preview Day, April 4, from 13:00 to 13:15 at the Porsche stand.