Η Porsche ανακοίνωσε και επίσημα ότι θα βγάλει την αγωνιστική GT3 RSR έκδοση της νέας 911. Ντεμπούτο θα κάνει το 2014 και η Porsche δεν ανέφερε απολύτως καμία τεχνική λεπτομέρεια για το αγωνιστικό. Το τωρινό μοντέλο φορά έναν 4,0-λιτρο κινητήρα απόδοσης 460 ίππων ο οποίος συνδυάζεται με ένα 6-τάχυτο σειριακό κιβώτιο.
Παράλληλα η Porsche ανακοίνωσε ότι μπήκαν στα ταμεία της το 4,5 δις ευρώ από την ολοκλήρωση της εξαγοράς της από την Volkswagen. Η καθαρή ταμειακή ρευστότητα της εταιρίας βελτιώθηκε σημαντικά, αφού αυτή ανέρχεται σε 2,59 δις ευρώ, έναντι 1,52 δις στα τέλη του 2011. Με τα χρήματα της VW, η Porsche ξεπλήρωσε όλα τα δάνεια της, και πλέον είναι απαλλαγμένη από αυτά.
Τους πρώτους 9 μήνες, η Porsche είχε κέρδη μετά φόρων 7,42 δις με τα 4,5 δις να προέρχονται από την εξαγορά και τα 3,4 δις από τις πωλήσεις αυτοκινήτων. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.
Porsche Motorsport Development Activity to Transition to Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (type 991) Starting in 2013
Stuttgart, Germany/Santa Ana, Calif. – October 26 –With a new race car based on the new, seventh-generation Porsche 911 (type 991) street car on the horizon, Porsche Motorsport has announced it will wind down its development program for the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (type 997) – a very successful venture which began in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) in 2005. Hartmut Kristen, head of Porsche Motorsport worldwide, in making the announcement, explained that the current 911 race car will reach the end of its product cycle, and, while support will continue for customer teams, further new component development will be discontinued in favor of resources devoted to the all-new car.
“Just like our recent Porsche RS Spyder program, we must appreciate the success of our race cars during their product cycle, but move on to new models when it is time to do so. The venerable Porsche 911 GT3 RSR has provided our Porsche customer teams with numerous wins and championships, and will remain competitive in 2013. Porsche will support the customer teams which continue to race that car, but the time has come and we now must focus our research and engineering development efforts on its successor,” said Mr. Kristen. “The new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is slated to make its North American debut in 2014,” said Kristen.
In North America, the development partner helping to design, engineer and implement improvements in the current 911 RSR race car has been Flying Lizard Motorsports in the GT class of the ALMS. This partnership now is discontinued.
Jens Walther, president of Porsche Motorsport North America, was quick to point out that customer teams still wishing to run the current 911 race car will be able to continue to do so in the American Le Mans Series with full at-the-track engineering and parts support. PMNA shop service from Porsche will also continue in 2013.
“We will be at the track with our usual support for 2013, and some of our current customer teams have already committed to run the 911 GT3 RSR (type 997) next year. Each of the current teams will be announcing their plans as we get closer to the ALMS Winter Test in February,” he said.
Walther also pointed out that the Flying Lizards have been a terrific development partner since they took on the role with Porsche Motorsport in 2007.
“Team owner Seth Neiman and his entire Flying Lizard Motorsports organization have helped both Porsche Motorsport and all our customer teams around the world by being our development partner in the U.S. Together we have won multiple championships in the ALMS. The team has assisted in testing everything from new engines and transmissions to the latest aero package we introduced earlier this year – all to improve the car for everyone. In the midst of all that, they won three straight ALMS GT championships in the most competitive class in sports car racing. We thank Seth and his team for that service, and hope their racing plans going forward continue to include Porsche,” Walther said.
“It’s impressive how the 911 GT3 RSR has developed from year to year. The lap times alone are astounding, because despite the restrictions imposed on us again and again by the regulations, the car just got faster every year,” says Porsche works driver Joerg Bergmeister, who has celebrated the majority of his successes at the wheel of the 911 GT3 RSR.
Porsche SE becomes a financially strong holding company
Creation of the Integrated Automotive Group completed / Net liquidity clearly in the black / One-time positive effect of 4.75 billion euro on earnings for the first nine months
Stuttgart. 30 October 2012. Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE), Stuttgart, and Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, achieved their shared goal of creating the Integrated Automotive Group on 1 August 2012. In return for the contribution of its holding business operations, and therefore its remaining share in Porsche’s operating business, to Volkswagen AG, Porsche SE received one ordinary Volkswagen AG share and a cash amount of 4.5 billion euro. Part of the cash received was used to repay bank loans in full. Overall, net liquidity improved considerably as of 30 September 2012 to 2.59 billion euro. As of 31 December 2011, the corresponding figure had still been minus 1.52 billion euro.
In the first nine months of the current fiscal year 2012, the Porsche SE group generated a profit after tax of 7.42 billion euro. This profit is significantly influenced by the contribution of the holding business operations of Porsche SE to Volkswagen AG. The resulting one-time effect on earnings of 4.75 billion euro is primarily attributable to the income of 3.4 billion euro from the contribution of the business operations itself, and to a positive effect on the profit from investments accounted for at equity in the amount of 1.3 billion euro. Due to the creation of the Integrated Automotive Group, accounting for the investment in Porsche Zweite Zwischenholding GmbH (meanwhile renamed Porsche Holding Stuttgart GmbH) at equity had to cease in July 2012, with the result that no further profit or loss from investments accounted for at equity has been attributable to Porsche SE from this investment since July 2012. In the first nine months of the fiscal year 2012, the Porsche SE group achieved a total profit from investments accounted for at equity of 3.89 billion euro.
The put and call options were also contributed to Volkswagen AG as of 1 August 2012 within the scope of the contribution of the holding business operations and therefore had no further effects on the results of operations and net assets of the Porsche SE group as of this date. The final valuation as of 31 July 2012 resulted in total income of 205 million euro.
The financial result, which primarily contains expenses and income from loans as well as the dividend of 13 million euro received from Porsche Zweite Zwischenholding GmbH in July 2012, amounts to minus 26 million euro in the reporting period.
Porsche SE’s shareholding in the total capital of Volkswagen AG remains unchanged at 32.2 percent. In the remaining months of the 2012 fiscal year, the earnings of the Porsche SE group will thus be significantly influenced by the profit from the investment in Volkswagen AG accounted for at equity. As the largest shareholder in Volkswagen AG, Porsche SE will therefore continue to benefit greatly from the realization of the full synergy potential of the Integrated Automotive Group. In view of the Volkswagen group’s expectations regarding future developments and the positive effect already recognized from the contribution transaction, Porsche SE expects to generate a significant profit attributable to it from investments accounted for at equity in the fiscal year 2012.
After repaying liabilities to banks in August 2012, Porsche SE is virtually free of debt and will therefore be able to further reduce its financing costs considerably.
Taking into account the one-time positive effect on earnings from the contribution of the holding business operations, Porsche SE continues to expect an overall group profit after tax in the high single-digit billion-euro range for the fiscal year 2012.
Through the creation of the Integrated Automotive Group, Porsche SE has become a financially strong holding company with attractive potential for increasing value added, clear, sustainable structures and a solid outlook for the future.
Porsche SE intends to use the major portion of its current liquidity for strategic equity investments, focusing along the automotive value chain.