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H Porsche γιόρτασε στο μουσείο της στη Στουτγάρδη τα 50στα γενέθλια της 911, εγκαινιάζοντας παράλληλα την έκθεση ” 50 χρόνια 911″. Στην είσοδο του μουσείου υπάρχει μια οθόνη που προβάλει την εξέλιξη της 911 ενώ υπάρχει και μια ρέπλικα της πρώτης 911 που παρουσιάστηκε στην έκθεση της Φρανκφούρτης το 1963.

Συνολικά 40 911 υπάρχουν στο μουσείο, όπου ανάμεσα τους υπάρχει μια σειρά σπάνιων και πρωτότυπων αυτοκινήτων. Ανάμεσά τους τα 1967 911 R, η πρώτη 911 Carrera Cup και η θωρακισμένη 911 (996) του τραγουδιστή Julio Iglesias.

Η έκθεση θα διαρκέσει έως τις 29 Σεπτεμβρίου με το μουσείο να προσφέρει δωρεάν είσοδο στους ιδιοκτήτες εκείνους μιας 911 που γεννήθηκαν το 1963.

Παράλληλα η Porsche ανακοίνωσε πως τον Μάιο πούλησε 15.020 αυτοκίνητα (+13%) ενώ από την αρχή του έτους έχει πουλήσει 67.261 αυτοκίνητα (+19,1%).

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Anniversary exhibition celebrates “50 Years of 911”

Stuttgart. The Porsche Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 911 with one of the most extensive special exhibitions since its opening: Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, and Matthias Müller, President of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, opened the “50 Years of 911” anniversary exhibition today. The Porsche Museum is presenting an extraordinary retrospective on the 911 until September 29, 2013. More than 40 different 911 versions tell the unique and exciting history of this sports car model range. The range of vehicles shown extends from the original 911 up to the present day, including rare production cars and race cars as well as numerous prototypes, which will be presented to the general public for the first time. Historic brochures, advertisements and posters from the collections of the Porsche archive round off this journey through time, reviewing five decades of 911 history.

“I personally recall the presentation of the Porsche 901 very well at the IAA in Frankfurt in September 1963,” says Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, looking back into the past. “Everybody in the company was anxiously waiting to see how customers and journalists would react to the new car. But my father Ferry Porsche believed in the concept of the new model right from the onset. A couple of years before his death, he emphasised once again how proud he was that he was proven right about the 911 being a success.” Matthias Müller too backed up the story of success of the 911. “I don’t know any other sports car that has such a great history and yet at the same time is so modern as the Porsche 911,” he stressed. “It reflects everything that makes our brand special in its very essence. This timeless sports car concept not only has behind it an exciting history. It also has ahead of it a great and successful future.”

Today, the 911, designed by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, is deemed one of the most successful sports cars of all time. More than 820,000 of the 911 were built over the last 50 years. It has gained more than 20,000 racing victories. The Porsche engineers from Zuffenhausen and Weissach have reinvented the 911 in each of the now seven generations, demonstrating the innovativeness of the brand again and again. Like no other vehicle, the 911 combines seemingly contradictory traits such as sportiness and everyday utility, tradition and innovation, exclusiveness and social acceptability, design and functionality – there can be no doubt that it stands for the “Engineered by Porsche” quality seal. Ferry Porsche once put into a nutshell what constitutes the secret of the success of the 911 model range: “The 911 is the only car that you can drive from an African safari to Le Mans, then to the theatre and onto the streets of New York.”

The starting point of the “50 Years of 911” special exhibition highlights the development stages of the 901 type as well as a replica of its first-ever presentation at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in 1963. In addition, film footage of the first 911 test drive will be shown. 50 stories all around the topic of the 911 will then guide the visitors through the exhibition. Among other things, the 911 fan will learn how the sports car got its model designation. Advertising messages, quotes from Ferry Porsche, highlights from the racing history as well as anecdotes from the early development stages point the way for the visitor through the history of the 911.

More than 40 exhibits in the anniversary exhibition show the wide product range of the 911 from its beginnings to our present day. A 911 R can be admired by fans, of which no more than 19 units were produced in 1967 for a small circle of top-notch private drivers as well as for the Porsche factory itself. A 911 Carrera RSR is on exhibit, with which the sports car manufacturer heralded in a new era in customer sports car racing. One 934 model from 1976 that was part of the field of starters in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, continuing right up to 1982, also contributes to the exhibition. Alongside the original 911 of 1964 and other anniversary models, there are unusual and prominent 911 cars to be discovered. An armoured 911 (996) with safety glass is presented alongside a 911 Carrera, whose former owner was the Spanish singer Julio Iglesias. Among many other things, motor sports fans can delight in the first Carrera Cup model from 1990, a 911 Carrera Cup (964) as well as one 911 GT3 RS 4.0.

Anniversary promotions for museum visitors and 911 drivers: Many special promotions will accompany the “50 Years 911” special exhibition.

Free admission All 911 drivers plus one accompanying person, upon presentation of the vehicle registration at the box office of the Porsche Museum, have free admission from June 4 to September 29, 2013. The Porsche Museum also foregoes any admission price for visitors who have been born in 1963 and can prove it by presenting their ID.

Holiday programme for children Moreover, in collaboration with the Stuttgart Police Department, the Porsche Museum is organising a free summer holiday programme for girls and boys five years old and up. Ten interactive stations await the car drivers of tomorrow from August 24 to September 8, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily (except Monday). Alongside a bicycle round course on the roof terrace of the Porsche Museum, our little visitors can solve exciting puzzles and complete assignments that all have to do with the 911. The children may also slip into a racing suit and sit behind the steering wheel of a Porsche. Free tours for children are provided during this time from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Museum shop The museum shop will have a selection of special 911 items for sale: The in-house publishers “Edition Porsche Museum” is putting out a book entitled “911×911” in the anniversary year of the Eleven; it is available in five languages in the shop of the Porsche Museum and costs 39.90 euro. A Bordeaux with the fine-sounding name of “Rouge Pérou” has been bottled exclusively for the Porsche Museum and can be had there for 29.00 euro. The designation of “Rosso Bordeaux” has been taken from the 911 colour table – in French, it’s “Rouge Pérou.” Alongside small items like 911 sheet-metal cards and a cutting board with the design of the 911 silhouette, the museum keeps vehicle miniatures for model car fans on hand. Posters depicting 50 production cars and race cars (for 19.00 euro each) round off the anniversary range of offers.

Museum cafeteria Our visitors restaurant “Boxenstopp,” located in the lounge, is also serving special 911 dishes. They range from the “Targa Florio Antipasti Plate” for 9.11 euro to a 911 birthday hamburger for 9.97 euro to the “Turbo Currywurst” for 9.64 euro. The opening hours of the “Boxenstopp” are 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday. It can be accessed without an admission ticket.

The Porsche Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. The admission fee is eight euro for adults. Reduced price tickets cost four euro. You’ll find more information in the Internet at: www.porsche.com/museum.

Strong demand for mid-engine models worldwide

Porsche delivers 15,000 sports cars to customers in May

Stuttgart. With 15,020 deliveries worldwide in May 2013, sports-car maker Porsche has outperformed the figure of the same month in the prior year by 13 percent. Up to now, 67,261 new autos of the model ranges made in Zuffenhausen and Leipzig were handed over to customers this year – a boost of 19 percent compared to the period of January to May 2012.

“In terms of customer deliveries to date, we have exceeded our expectations in the ongoing year. Given the continuing volatility of the market development, we nevertheless remain cautiously optimistic for the second half of the year,” said Bernhard Maier, Member of the Executive Board Sales and Marketing of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. “The 911 in particular delights customers and aficionados of the brand the world over, being highly coveted in the year of its 50th birthday. We are honouring our iconic car with an exclusive limited special model at the IAA, which can now be ordered.”

In the United States, exactly 3,927 customers rejoiced over the delivery of their new sports car – an increase of 38 percent compared to the same month of the previous year. In the second-largest Porsche market, China, the very high level from May 2012 was improved by six percent to 3,206 deliveries in May of this year. The best-seller in this market was again the sporty SUV Cayenne.

The new models in the Boxster and Cayman model ranges were especially sought worldwide: Porsche delivered 2,805 mid-engine sports cars to customers – this is nearly three times the figure of May 2012. 3,000 vehicles in the 911 model range, i.e. twelve percent more than in the same month of the past year, were handed over to customers in the reporting month.

PORSCHE AG Deliveries May January – May
2013 2012 Variance (%) 2013 2012 Variance (%)
World 15,020 13,331 12.7 67,261 56,472 19.1
Europe 5,034 5,168 -2.6 21,494 20,725 3.7
Germany 2,223 1,921 15.7 9,351 7,656 22.1
America 4,669 3,427 36.2 20,608 15,746 30.9
USA 3,927 2,852 37.7 17,609 13,448 30.9
Asia Pacific, Africa and Mideast 5,317 4,736 12.3 25,159 20,001 25.8
China 3,206 3,027 5.9 15,038 12,486 20.4

Note to editorial staff: The Porsche Museum is presenting the multifaceted “50 years of Porsche 911” anniversary exhibition until September 29, 2013. There is free admission for drivers of a 911 and visitors who were born in 1963. You’ll find more information in the Internet at: www.porsche.de/museum