Porsche presents two new eBikes

Porsche is expanding its range of e-mobility products and introducing two new eBikes – the eBike Sport and eBike Cross.

These two electrically assisted bikes are developed in collaboration with Rotwild using the latest generation Shimano motor and fitted with Magura high-performance brakes. The full-suspension carbon frame featuring an organic shape inspired by the flyline of the Porsche Taycan. The elaborate design, developed by Studio F. A. Porsche, ensures optimum reflection of light.

The Sport is perfect for daily rides, whether in the city or countryside, on the way to work or enjoying some free time, whilst the Cross is at home in the countryside, off the beaten path and away from roads.

The Porsche eBike Sport has a clean and compact cockpit with brakes integrated into the handlebars. The puristic design is emphasized by M99 LED lights embedded in the handlebar stem and seat post from lighting specialist Supernova. The Cross on the other hand is slightly more rugged with extra large Magura-MT Trail high-performance brake discs , while the mechanical Shimano XT 12-fold shifting system enables fast gear changes according to the rider’s needs and the terrain.

When Porsche Design gets involved in projects, the level of detail is second to none but that is also reflected in the price. The Ebike Sport comes in at £9,600 whilst the Ebike Cross comes in at £7,650.


Ferrari announces entry to Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) programme

2023 is going to be a good year. The FIA World Endurance Championship and North American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will have a new class open to Hypercars with a hybrid powertrain.

Porsche has announced that it is working towards having a racing prototype for the 2023 season as has Audi, Honda and most recently the team that every racing Championship wants – Ferrari.

Following a period of study and analysis, Ferrari has kicked off the development of the new LMH car to include in recent weeks the design and simulation phases.

Fifty years after its last official participation in the premier class of the World Sports Car Championship in 1973, Ferrari will take to the track in the Hypercar class of the FIA World Endurance Championship, which it proactively helped to establish.

Ferrari President John Elkann commented: “In over 70 years of racing, on tracks all over the world, we led our closed-wheel cars to victory by exploring cutting-edge technological solutions: innovations that arise from the track and make every road car produced in Maranello extraordinary. With the new Le Mans Hypercar programme, Ferrari once again asserts its sporting commitment and determination to be a protagonist in the major global motorsport events”.

It will be fantastic to see these might manufacturers battling it out for an overall win at Le Mans again.

Lego 911 G-series Turbo/Targa

Lego and Porsche has recently unveiled its latest creation – a G-series 911 which is a two-in-one LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa set that brings together two icons from the 1970s and 80s.

Both forms of the 911 feature all the hallmarks of their namesakes, from the aerodynamic shoulder line to angled headlamps and sculpted bonnet with Porsche badge and rear-mounted flat six ‘boxer’ engine.

The detail isn’t only on the exterior, the seats and dashboard are finished in dark orange and nougat, based on the classic 911 upholstery. Further interior details include a handbrake, gearshift and functional steering, while the front seats also tilt forward for access to the rear bench seats.

The 911 Turbo sports distinctive Turbo badging, a wide rear axle, turbocharger and intercooler whilst its look is completed with an integrated rear spoiler.The Targa on the other hand, has a fully-removable roof that can be stowed under the front bonnet, whilst the iconic Targa bar and wraparound window completes the look.

LEGO is also offering the first buyers the chance to receive a limited-edition LEGO Porsche owners pack with their purchase. The pack contains a certificate of ownership, an official LEGO Porsche card wallet and a set of four unique art prints based on contemporary Porsche 911 adverts, all presented in a smart collector’s wallet.

It has 1,458 pieces and is available from March 1st for £119.99.

Singer reveals All-Terrain Competition Study

Singer Vehicle Design has teamed up with renowned 911 rally specialist Tuthill Porsche to create an homage to Porsche 911/959 Safari rally cars of the 1980s for a long-standing client who wants to go rallying.

The rich client commissioned two machines, one – in Singer’s iconic Parallax White – focused on high-speed desert rallying and a second – in Corsica Red – configured for high-speed, high-grip tarmac events and disciplines. Taking a 964 as a donor vehicle, before being stripped and rebuilt as perfect as possible.

All panels are carbon-fibre with clamshell opening at the front and rear with subtle hints to the cars it’s based on – from an homage to the Rothmans livery under one clamshell to the rear spoiler shaped like that of the 959. The use of carbon fiber allows Singer to reduce overall mass and, for this car, to offset the extra weight of the roll-cage. On each corner, there are double 5-way adjustable dampers with long range travel, meaning every bump no matter how big will be absorbed nicely.

The engine has been tuned, now running a twin-turbo setup with a power output of 450hp using a five-speed sequential dog-box for flatshifting putting the power down to all four wheels.

Inside, the All-terrain Competition Study reflects the demands of off-road racing. FIA specification seats and harnesses sit within a full roll cage. The car is equipped with a race GPS navigation system while both driver and navigator have access to in-seat rehydration systems.

The man who commissioned this fantastic vehicle could have easily wanted to keep it as their own, but he has agreed that the results of the All-terrain Competition Study will be available to others who wish to equip their cars with this off-road capability.

So, if you have a lot of money and want to take your Singer to where roads don’t exist, you now can.

Luftgekühlt Book V2

In the world of Porsche, Luftgekühlt represents all the air-cooled cars in the manufacturer’s history, from the Pre-A 356 through the 993 model line. It is an experiential car culture event centered around a tightly curated list of historically significant or interesting cars, both race and street.

This is the second volume of its book, Luft Book, which captures the events from Luft 4 in the Port of LA to Luft 6 at Universal Studios Backlot as well as events out of the US in Great Britain and Germany.

Expect fantastic photography curated by Jeff Zwart, much of it never seen before, paired with exciting literary journey crafted by wordsmith and Luft fellow Mr. Joshy Robots. It won’t be in print forever, so if you want something special for your coffee table, better get it ordered now. It is priced at $140.

Porsche Unseen – never seen before concepts

Porsche Museum has opened its doors and wheeled out some never seen before concepts, fifteen of them to be exact which vary from vehicles that could, have, should have been turned into production models to those so far out there, the designers were just flexing their creative muscles.

Porsche has for the first time published design studies from 2005 to 2019 which had until now been kept under lock and key. A book entitled “Porsche Unseen” is available published by Delius Klasing publishing house. Interested readers are given a detailed look behind the scenes of Style Porsche. More than 120 designers, experts for interior, exterior, colours and materials, model builders, modellers and study engineers work in the Porsche Design Studio.

The book is for sale on Amazon for £57.99 and the author goes into the details of each of these incredible design studies from the 919 Street based on the multiple winning Le Mans 919 Hybrid to the Boxster Bergspyder which was ahead of its time especially when manufacturers like McLaren and Ferrari are now cashing in on their own versions. There is the 911 Safari, to the Vision Renndienst to wilder Vision models. Any motoring enthusiast will be ecstatic to open this on Christmas morning.

Match your 911 to your jet with this limited edition collaboration

Private jet travel is the pinnacle of wealth – no need to wait for anybody to board, no waiting for luggage or even rushing to the gate to be front of the line to board first. Instead you swan up to the waiting jet, get in and off you go.

Well Porsche and Embraer have teamed up to present the ultimate pairing aptly named ‘Duet’. Purchase one of ten limited edition Embraer Phenom 300E, the fastest and longest-ranged single-pilot jet, can have their Porsche 911 Turbo S in a similar spec.

The sports car and jet have the same two-tone paintwork in Platinum Silver Metallic and matt Jet Grey Metallic with trim strips in Brilliant Chrome and Speed Blue. The Duet logo which takes its cues from aerodynamics is used on the exterior and in the interior of both products: it is embossed on the head rests, and also features on the limited-edition badge. Another nod to the owner’s pairing is that they may have their jet’s individual registration on the underside of the rear wing and on the sides of the vehicle key.

Some other nods to the jet include ‘No Step’ sills, two tone steering indicating the jet’s yoke as well as the stopwatch of the Sport Chrono package.