For the next three years, 26-year-old tennis champion Maria Sharapova will be the brand ambassador for German car manufacturer Porsche.
Russian sports personality Maria Sharapova is already familiar with the brand since she won a 911 Carrera S Cabriolet at the Stuttgart Tournament in 2012.
The CEO of Porsche, Matthias Mueller, is full of praise for the former world no. 1, who has won all four Grand Slams: “Maria Sharapova is an exceptional athlete. She combines top performance in her sports with elegance and power. These are precisely the qualities that are embroiled in our sports cars.”
The extensive campaign centered on the sportswoman will be unveiled in the near future.
Just before it presents its new generation saloon at the Shanghai Auto Show 2013, Porsche has unveiled its first rechargeable hybrid car, the Panamera S E-Hybrid.
The electric motor alone provides 95hp and it is powered by a new lithium-ion battery. If it is plugged into an industrial power source via the on-board charger, the car can reach full charge within two and a half hours. In a domestic mains socket, this charging time will not exceed 4 hours.
The Panamera S E-Hybrid goes from 0 to 100km/h, from a standing start, in 5.5 seconds and has a top speed of 270km/h. On average, it only consumes 3.1L/100k.
The Panamera S E-Hybrid and the Panamera Diesel are the only two new models within the range that have an eight-speed automatic Tiptronic S.
This new-generation Panamera will be launched in July 2013, and the Panamera S E-Hybrid is priced at 110,409 euros. The new Porsche Panamera Turbo S and Panamera Turbo S Executive will be on the market in 2014.
Luxury brand Porsche-Design has designed a luxury Shisha pipe as part of their Porsche Design World Collection.
German luxury sportscar maker Porsche said Wednesday that it had already sold more cars this year than the annual record it set last year.
It was just a couple of days back we introduced you with Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport art car by Bernar Venet that was repainted for the Art Basel Miami Beach event.
And now, there is another exclusive car by Brazilian-American Neo-pop artist Romero Britto for the Art Basel Miami Beach, the Porsche 911 Cabriolet.
The new-generation Cayman and Cayman S are already turning heads at the LA Auto Show: Porsche’s engineering wizards managed to make the speedsters faster than previous models while reducing fuel consumption.
A new vehicle will be added to Porsche’s Panamera range in late November: the Platinum Edition, upping the ante on the high-end line with a platinum silver look and leather interior, among other features.
The city of Atlanta has turned down a request to rename a street Ferdinand Porsche Avenue, because of the Porsche founder’s early association with the Nazis.
Porsche continues its line of hybrids with the latest release the fuel-efficient Panamera Sport Turismo, which consumes just 3.5 l per 100 km, and emits 82g of CO2 per km.
Porsche pays tribute to the iconic Martini Racing Team of the late 60s and 70s with the new Porsche 918 Spyder Martini Concept.
Martini served as the official partner of the Porsche factory team between 1973 and 1978. The new livery is said to be inspired by the Porsche 917.
Porsche has announced a special edition 911 Club Coupe to mark the 60th anniversary of the Porsche club scene.
Representative of the 13 original Porsche drivers who founded the world’s first Porsche Clubs in Germany, only 13 units will be built and they will be available exclusively to Porsche Club members.
However, Porsche will keep one of the 911 Club Coupes for itself. Porsche Club members now total more than 181,000 members worldwide.
First seen as a concept at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the 918 Spyder is a plug-in hybrid supercar that will enter production at the end of September 2013.
The new 918 Spyder is built around a carbon fibre-reinforced plastic monocoque and features fully adaptive aerodynamics and an adaptive rear-axle steering.
Porsche has announced that the production version will feature an enlarged 4.6-liter V-8 engine pumping out close to 570 horsepower.
Porsche is looking to develop a smaller, Panamera-styled sedan named the “Pajun” in order to compete with Mercedes-Benz’s popular E-Class and CLS coupe.
The Pajun will be a smaller version of the current Panamera sedan with four doors and would likely cost between €65,000 and €100,000.
Wealthy Iranians are fuelling an unprecedented luxury car boom despite sanctions hurting their economy, paying up to $360,000 for high-end autos.
“Buyers are paying upfront for these cars, which generally cost two to three times more than abroad,” one car salesman in Tehran told AFP on condition of anonymity.
An international panel of automotive journalists has voted the Porsche 911 the 2012 World Performance Car in New York.
The World Performance Car Award is presented by the World Car of the Year organization in recognition of a new car with ‘a specific and overt sports/performance orientation’.
The Porsche 911 was chosen from an entry list of 19 cars from all over the world and beat fellow finalists the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 and the McLaren MP4-12C.
This Porsche 911 Carrera 4S spotted in China features a loud gold chrome wrap with blacked-out taillights, a big fixed rear wing and gold-lined wheels.
Porsche‘s new compact SUV is to be called the Porsche Macan, derived from the Indonesian word for ‘tiger’, the luxury German automaker confirmed February 16.
Releasing the first teaser sketch and video for the model, Porsche also confirmed that it will begin production in 2013 as the fifth Porsche model line, following in the footsteps of the larger Cayenne SUV.
The firm’s first impressions show a low, sleek model which is known to be based on the Audi Q5 platform, with a sportier styling and premium interior.
Just days after Porsche unveiled its new 911 Cabriolet at the Detroit Motor Show, the German car-maker has released the first pictures of the 2013 Porsche Boxster.
The interior design offers the driver and passenger more space and reflects the new Porsche outline, while the distinctive center console further improves ergonomics.
The latest Boxster is said to be considerably lighter than the previous version, and uses a revised chassis and direct injection flat-six petrol engines.
Porsche has confirmed the launch of three new models ahead of its appearance at next week’s Detroit Auto Show.
Visitors to the show will see the 911 Cabrio for the first time. It will hit showrooms a few months after the Coupé variant of the 911 goes on sale in February.
Pricing is unannounced, but the vehicle is believed to boast a 3.8-liter V6 engine producing 294kW of power, with a seven-speed automatic transmission.
The 2011 911 Speedster art car was created by famous artist Miguel Paredes in collaboration with Champion Porsche for the 2011 Art Basel.
Miguel Paredes, born and raised in New York’s Upper West Side, is an urban realist that specializes in New York graffiti art.
Paredes designed a psychedelic Japanese-inspired visage on the 911 Speedster, replete with colorful tones, a geisha on the hood, and lots and lots of flowers.