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Comment by Nico on March 5, 2009 at 5:12pm
I'm just our of the Paris event for the new Cayman & Boxster, and we spoke a lot about Panamera, have a look at this : http://www.exoticsonroad.com/p12481/pictures_2009_/bild20093389244138827016___porschepanamera161546609.jpg

The car is massive but so beautiful !!!
Comment by Roger Wills on March 5, 2009 at 3:23pm


73RS and friends - McLaren M1B, 1965 Mustang, 1973 BMW 3.5 CSL Batmobile, 1965 Bizzarrini 5300 GT, just out of sight 1976 March 761 Formula 1
Comment by Roger Wills on March 5, 2009 at 3:21pm


73RS
Comment by Roger Wills on March 5, 2009 at 2:56pm
Porsche Panamera. Any thoughts? I received a VIP brochure for one of these and it does look like a fantastic car. I wonder how it will sell in the current economic environment. But I guess anything is possible - who would have thought they could biuld a 4x4??

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=190289269802
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Comment by Paul E. Hubert on February 11, 2009 at 8:20pm

"Butzy" My Porsche 912E
Comment by dwight on January 26, 2009 at 9:16pm
New to VRL, hope to meet new friends.
Comment by Stephen Page on October 22, 2008 at 3:28pm


2008 Racing News
http://www.porsche.com/usa/eventsandracing/motorsport/racing/lms/news/

Porsche RS Spyder wins efficiency classification
- Special Classification - 18/09/2008 Stuttgart
Double victory for the RS Spyder at the final crowns the season
- Race report - 14/09/2008 Silverstone
Jos Verstappen claims fifth pole position with the RS Spyder
- Qualifying - 13/09/2008 Silverstone
Porsche travels to final as champion
- Preview - 08/09/2008 Silverstone
Porsche secures early championship title
- Race report - 17/08/2008 Nürburgring
Double pole for the Porsche RS Spyder at home race
- Qualifying - 16/08/2008 Nürburgring
Porsche RS Spyder makes race debut in Germany
- Preview - 11/08/2008 Nürburgring
Double victory for Porsche RS Spyder
- Race report - 15/06/2008 Le Mans
RS Spyder has the best overall efficiency of all participants
- Michelin Energy Endurance Challenge Trophy -
15/06/2008 Le Mans
Porsche customer teams dominate qualifying
- Qualifying - 12/06/2008 Le Mans
Interview with Head of Porsche Motorsport Hartmut Kristen
- Interview - 09/06/2008 Le Mans
Porsche customer teams aim for class victories
- Preview - 06/06/2008 Le Mans
Porsche RS Spyder fastest LMP2 car
- Pre-Test - 01/06/2008 Le Mans
Second straight triple victory for the Porsche RS Spyder
- Race report - 11/05/2008 Spa-Francorchamps
Pole Position for Porsche RS Spyder at debut in the Ardennes
- Qualifying - 10/05/2008 Spa-Francorchamps
Porsche RS Spyder celebrates debut on Ardennes circuit
- Preview - 06/05/2008 Spa-Francorchamps
Triple victory for Porsche RS Spyder
- Race report - 27/04/2008 Monza
Three Porsche RS Spyder on first three grid positions in class
- Qualifying - 26/04/2008 Monza
Porsche teams keen to secure second win for RS Spyder
- Preview - 22/04/2008 Monza
Victory for the Porsche RS Spyder at season-opener
- Race report - 06/04/2008 Barcelona
Porsche RS Spyder sets pole in the LMP2 class at European premiere
- Qualifying - 05/04/2008 Barcelona
Three Porsche RS Spyder and six 911 GT3 RSR at season-opener in Barcelona
- Preview - 31/03/2008 Barcelona
European premiere of the Porsche RS Spyder
- Summary -
Comment by Stephen Page on October 22, 2008 at 3:22pm


1954 Porsche 550 Spyder

The Porsche 550 Spyder, which was first exhibited at the 1953 Paris Salon and featured the four-camshaft-engine developed by Dr. Ernst Fuhrmann, a four-speed transmission and a differential lock, was not only an immediate success but was also admired for its harmonious shape. Its light-alloy monocoque body, a so-called integral body-frame with floor frame, flowed smoothly from the front end, over the wings and to the rear. The flat frame consisted of welded tubing. Internally designated Type 547, the air-cooled 1,500-ccm four-cylinder engine was equipped with four overhead camshafts and had a power output of 110 bhp at 7,800 rpm. Thanks to ongoing further development, it represented the greatest trump card held by Porsche in motor racing until 1961.

This was demonstrated in the early 50s during the Carrera Panamericana in Mexico, a 3,000-km long-distance race across the country. This is where Porsche wrote a chapter in racing history — unintentionally at first. The main aim in 1954 was to prove the performance capability of the new 117-bhp engine with four camshafts in the 500 Spyder. Sponsor logos from Fletcher and Telefunken, the companies supporting racing director Huschke von Hanstein for the event in Mexico, also appeared for the first time on a Porsche factory car. With the passenger seat covered, the Spyder achieved sustained speeds of more than 200 km/h (124 mph) on the long straightaways of the Carrera Panamericana. The vehicle‘s low weight made it superior to most of its large-displacement rivals. Hans Hermann came in third and Jaroslav Juhan came in fourth overall behind the two Ferrari factory cars, which was an impressive double victory in the sports-car class up to 1,500 ccm.

Technical Specifications

Model: Porsche 550-1500 RS Spyder
Year: 1954-1955
Engine: Air-cooled flat-four engine
Valves: Two-valve engine, two overhead camshafts per cylinder bank, vertical shaft drive
Displacement: 1,498 ccm
Bore x stroke: 85 x 66 mm
Max. power: 110 bhp (81 kW) at 6,200 rpm
Mixture formation: Two Solex 40 PJJ double-downdraft carburettors
Transmission: 4 F, 1 R; ZF locking differential
Brakes, f/r: Hydraulic drum brakes
Top speed: 220 km/h (137 mph)
Weight empty: 590 kg
Tyres, f/r: 5.00-16 / 5.25-16; 5.50-16
Wheelbase: 2100 mm
Track width, f/r: 1290 / 1250 mm
L x W x H: 3600 x 1550 x 1015 mm

Model: Porsche 550-1500 RS Spyder "Carrera Panamericana”
Year: 1954-1955
Engine: Air-cooled flat-four engine
Valves: Two-valve engine, two overhead camshafts per cylinder bank, vertical shaft drive
Displacement: 1,498 ccm
Bore x stroke: 85 x 66 mm
Max. power: 117 bhp (86 kW) at 7,800 rpm
Torque 129 Nm (95 ftlb.) at 5,300 rpm
Mixture formation: Two Solex 40 PJJ double-downdraft carburettors
Transmission: 4 F, 1 R; ZF locking differential
Brakes, f/r: Hydraulic drum brakes
Top speed: 220 km/h (137 mph)
Weight empty: 550 kg
Tyres, f/r: 5.00-16 / 5.25-16; 5.50-16
Wheelbase: 2100 mm
Track width, f/r: 1290 / 1250 mm
L x W x H: 3600 x 1550 x 1015 mm
 

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