“Mister 911” is retiring

Posted on 30. Nov, 2018 by in Porsche Canada

Walliser is now Head of Motorsport and GT Road Vehicles. Since a origination in 1963, a 911 has turn an idol that positively represents a core of a brand. Following 3 and a half decades during Porsche, Austria-born Achleitner, is relocating on to a well-earned retirement. “We appreciate Gustl Achleitner for his unusual joining to a company. Over a march of 18 years, he made a Porsche 911 some-more than anyone else. He accepted usually how to ceaselessly labour a 911, while always maintaining a character,” comments Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche AG, assenting a father-of-two’s services to a sports automobile icon. In tie with this change in personnel, Fritz Enzinger will also turn Head of Motorsport on 1 January, 2019.

August Achleitner started his career in 1983, operative on Porsche framework growth carrying lerned as a automatic engineer. He afterwards led a Technical Product Development, Vehicle Concepts, and Package dialect from 1989 to 2000, before holding over shortcoming for a 911 indication array in 2001: “The glow of a 911 always preoccupied me – a singular form and a concept. we have always been driven by a aim of preserving those aspects while nonetheless origination all improved – and that proceed has challenged me time and again,” Achleitner recalls.


August Achleitner, Vice President Product Line 911 and 718, Frank-Steffen Walliser, Head of Motorsport and GT Road Vehicles, l-r, 2018, Porsche AG

August Achleitner will palm over shortcoming to Frank-Steffen Walliser (l-r)

With a launch of a third 911 total underneath his management, a 992 – that was presented this week in Los Angeles – Achleitner is vacating his purpose as “keeper of a grail”. Frank-Steffen Walliser will take over indication array shortcoming for a 911 and 718 during a commencement of 2019, with a changeover holding place gradually during Q1. As Achleitner did previously, Walliser will also news directly to a CEO.

Walliser warranted his stripes in terms of traffic with formidable growth tasks when he was altogether plan manager for a 918 Spyder super sports automobile from 2010. The 49-year-old, innate in Stuttgart, afterwards took on shortcoming for Porsche Motorsport in 2014, as good as apropos Head of Development for a GT highway vehicles formed on a 911 series. The automatic engineering connoisseur will also keep a purpose of plan lead after switching to a indication series. “The formation of a GT highway vehicles into a 911 and 718 indication array enables us to take into comment significantly progressing a special facilities that are compulsory for a formidable highway sports cars,” Walliser comments. “It also means there will be no change to a tighten joining with motorsport. It’s still loyal for a GT vehicles: they’re innate in Flacht.”

August Achleitner is entering semi-retirement

It’s standard for a indication array to be used as an organisational section within Porsche. It determines how a whole product origination routine is concurrent and steered; not usually does it conduct a growth work compulsory for this, though is also a executive interface for other areas of a company, such as Sales and Production.

While it’s loyal that Aug Achleitner is entering semi-retirement – a reduction pressured time of life, enabling him to dedicate himself most some-more intensively to his family and hobbies – there’s no risk that a 63-year-old will be holding things easy: as good as a 911, he lists motorbiking, mountain-biking and skiing as his favourite hobbies.

911 Carrera 4S: Fuel expenditure total 9.0 l/100 km; CO2 emissions total 206 g/km

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