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These Porsche cars saw a light of day in Geneva

Porsche celebrates a ancestral impulse during a Geneva Motor Show, that takes place from 7 to 17 Mar 2019:  precisely 70 years ago, a immature code introduced itself to an general open assembly for a initial time. That illusory première would be followed by many some-more over a decades – in any box with a sportiest models of a era, in a Porsche tradition that has been inspected right adult to today. To applaud a 70th anniversary of a entrance in Geneva, a sports automobile manufacturer will benefaction a eighth era of a iconic 911, in Cabriolet form; during a same time, a 718 Cayman T and 718 Boxster T will also applaud their universe première. 

70 years ago, on 17 Mar 1949, it was a 356 Coupé and a 356 Cabriolet from a array prolongation of Gmünd (Austria) that Porsche presented during a tiny mount in a categorical hall. The response was fantastic, with both sports cars enthusiastically received. The successful arrangement in Switzerland is deliberate to be a substructure for a after breakthrough of a initial array products from Zuffenhausen: by 1965, a sum of around 78,000 units of a 356 had been built.


Heinrich Kunz (salesman), Ferry Porsche, Bernhard Blank, Louise Piëch, Ernst Schoch (private secretary of Bernhard Blank), l-r, 356, Geneva International Motor Show, 1949, Porsche AG

The 356 done a initial general coming in Geneva in 1949

The Geneva Motor Show has a repute for being a largest engine uncover in a world; a explain fake during a 1960s in particular. Every year, Porsche joins many other manufacturers there to benefaction a strongest developments. The Porsche 904 Carrera GTS distinguished a première in Geneva 55 years ago, when a mid-engined sports automobile designed by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche was a theme of many indebtedness – in fact, a 904 Carrera GTS is still deliberate one of a many pleasing Porsche sports cars of all time.

The Porsche 917 also had a open entrance during a Geneva Motor Show, in 1969, when a Press Department announced a strongest racing automobile of a time as “one of a many critical competitors in normal long-distance racing”. Exactly 50 years on, a 917 with framework array 001 goes on arrangement in a Porsche Museum, easy to a strange condition as in 1969.

The sports automobile manufacturer also comparison a Swiss trade satisfactory building for a universe première of a initial 911 GT3. The 911 GT3 from a 996 series, in understated Arctic Silver with “fried egg” headlights, met a world’s press here in 1999. 20 years on, a GT3 description still signifies a sports automobile legend.


356, Geneva International Motor Show, 1964, Porsche AG

Some brands have prolonged given ceased to exist: a 1964 Motor Show

In 2014, Porsche distinguished a lapse to a large motorsport theatre and with it a universe première – in Geneva of march – of a Porsche 919 Hybrid for a tip LMP1 difficulty of a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Its many famous miracle is a 24-hour competition during Le Mans. The WEC regulations – that had usually recently been total during that time – need an innovative hybrid drive. The 919 Hybrid with complement outlay of around 1,000 PS would also duty as a investigate space for a record of destiny series-production vehicles. From 2015 to 2017 inclusive, a Porsche LMP group achieved 3 Le Mans altogether victories in a row, 3 universe championship titles in a manufacturers’ standings and 3 universe championship titles for a drivers of a Porsche 919 Hybrid.

The LMP1 antecedent was flanked on a Geneva theatre by a Porsche 911 RSR, charity around 470 PS in a sharpest racing competition chronicle of a sports automobile icon. The dual racing cars – a 919 Hybrid and 911 RSR – started in several classes of a WEC, creation 2014 a year of a many endless motorsport programme in Porsche association history.


911 GT3 RS, Geneva International Motor Show, 2018, Porsche AG

The 911 GT3 RS was presented in Geneva final year

One year ago, in 2018, Porsche introduced dual innovations that paint a mainstays of a company’s product strategy: a 911 GT3 RS with a motorsport framework and a 383 kW (520 PS; 911 GT3 RS: Fuel expenditure total 12.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 291 g/km) 4-litre high-revving aspirated engine, and a judgment investigate for a entirely electric Cross Utility Vehicle (CUV). Highlights of a investigate embody a romantic pattern with distinguished off-road elements, as good as a innovative arrangement and control judgment with a touchscreen and eye-tracking control. Featuring a low carp between heavily winding fenders, a front of a Mission E Cross Turismo has a transparent visible couple to a Porsche 911. This judgment vehicle, 4.95 m in length, offers some-more than 600 PS and all-wheel drive. The ready-to-drive Mission E Cross Turismo is connected with a Mission E investigate that was demonstrated during a 2015 International Motor Show Germany (IAA). In autumn 2018, a Porsche AG Supervisory Board motionless to put a Taycan Cross Turismo into array prolongation during a Zuffenhausen site.

911 Carrera S Cabriolet: Fuel expenditure total 9.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 208 g/km

911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet: Fuel expenditure total 9.0 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 207 g/km

718 Boxster T: Fuel expenditure total 8.2 – 7.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 187 – 181 g/km

718 Cayman T: Fuel expenditure total 8.1 – 7.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 186 – 180 g/km

911 GT3 RS: Fuel expenditure total 12.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 291 g/km