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Volume 54, Issue 626 June 2015

Le Mans

June 13th and 14th, 2015


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Patter The Porsche Patter is the official newsletter of the Chesapeake Region of the Porsche Club of America. Contributions to the Porsche Patter should be sent to the Editor at least four weeks preceding the month of publication in Microsoft Word format via email to Please send images in their original size. Editor: Michael Murphy


President’s Message


Membership and Anniversaries


Upcoming Events - June 2015 Calendar of Events


Upcoming Events - Autocross Instruction


Name and Car Badge - How To Order


944S Part II - More Than Meets The Eye


In The News - Porsche GT5 ?????



In The News - Porsche 458 Ferrari Beater ?????



In The News - Porsche 4-Cylinder Boxster and Cayman



In The News - Porsche Black Editions



In The News - Porsche - New Electric Super Sedan



Market - For Sale



PCA License Plates

Gary Martinez Aaron & Minta Miller Editor

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from our president President’s Message Greetings Everyone!



fter, what many people I’ve spoken with lately have uniformly declared as the “worst winter ever!’ (aren’t they all?), the warm sunshine seems to have finally broken through here in the Baltimore/DC area and we are all basking in some truly delightful climate change!

Pear Sauvignon Blanc, one could practically taste summer! Kudos to our tour leaders Mike Cook and Steve Graham for another successful outing.

This past month we were also treated to a terrific TECH session at the COLLECTORS CAR CORALL, where our Board Chair for Insurance, Lee Rock, gave our members a presentation on insurance which left most of us standing in line afterwards waiting to ask questions and hear more! Never would I have guessed that inI had the great pleasure recently to terest would have been so high, but join our TOUR group with a terrific trust me it was one of the best talks group of Chesapeake members, 25 I’ve ever heard; so good in fact cars or so in all, in a spirited drive there’s talk of having him take it to through the back roads north of BaltiNational’s Tech Tactics next year! more on our way to FIORI WINERY. What a spectacular day it was for a Congrats to Lee and our Tech codrive and the vineyard was the perfect chairs Rob Mairs and Jim Earlbeck place for an early season picnic. for another wonderful session, and a very special thanks to our own Randy After a delightful lunch under the trelMoss for inviting us into his wonderlised gardens of the vineyard, our ful facility there in Owings Mills! hosts setup a tasting session which highlighted their award-winning Looking forward, we have PAwines. Honestly, with selections such RADE coming up in June and 5 as Pomegranate Zinfandel and Kiwi members Rick and Patsy

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from our president MacIness, have organized a Caravan out to this years event in French Lick, Indiana! Covering two days, we’ll meander our way out to the Midwest with at least one stopover in horse country. This is sure to be a very unique event which has already attracted the attention of PCA National’s Digital Media chief, Damon Lowney. He has asked, and we have agreed, to have him join the trip and to record it for PCA’s website. It should be interesting!

Such is the state of our Region. There is a lot going on and even more exciting events in planning. I’m always happy to hear from you at and look forward to seeing you on the road soon! Have fun and Drive Safely!


AUTOCROSS and SOCIAL are both on the calendar for this coming month and your other Board members are equally active in planning events which should engage all interests for our Region members. Looking forward we have in planning our annual CRAB FEAST in July, our NEW MEMBER PARTY in August, and CHESAPEAKE CHALLENGE 46 in October. I’m sure there will a few surprises in between so keep an eye out on the calendar and be sure to come out and join us whenever you can! 6

Membership & Anniversaries May 2015

Aaron & Minta Miller

Primary Members: 789

Affiliate Members: 464


Total Members: 1254

New Members: Antonio Glaicia

2001 911 Carrera 4

David Gough Martin Miller

Potomac, MD Edgewater, MD Hampstead, MD

Scott Miller

Crofton, MD

Darren Palitti Robert Percival Ricardo Quinoes

Baltimore, MD Deale, MD Lothian, MD

David Reichenthal

Ellicott City, MD

2006 Cayman S, White

Thomas Schardt Mike Stitcher Greg Thompson Ryan Wilkinson

Columbia, MD Westminster, MD Baltimore, MD

1984 944, White 1986 944, India Red 2004 Boxster S, Silver

2014 Panamera S-E Hybrid, 1984 944, Gemini Grey 1986 944, Zermatt Silver 1988 944, Turbo 2009 911 Carrera S Cab, Silver 1971 911S Targa & 1976 911

Catonsville, MD

Transfer In:

2002 911 Carrera 4S, Blue

Transfer Out:

Annabelle Alvi - from: Potomac Windsor L. Anderson - from: Niagra Alessandro Gioacchini - from: Kansas City

No transfers out this month

Anniversaries 40th Year Anniversary: John E. and Mary Ashford

25th Year Anniversary: Larry Milstead and Leslie Pozanek

1st Year Anniversary: Parker Bratman, Greg Dahlem, J Robert Frazee, George Heine, Ross Lotharius, Michele B Moffett and Jerry Yeoumans

20th Year Anniversary: Steven and Susan Parker

15th Year Anniversary: William Leavitt and Rick and Patsy MacInnes

10th Year Anniversary: Adam and David Argenbright, Hobart and Charles Buppert, James and Karen Heidelbach, Mitchell and Susan McCloskey, Bob and Joanie Purgason and Chris and David Wruck

5th Year Anniversary: Michael Crider, Theodore and Kristina Giovanis, Eric Griesinger and Kathy Dougan, Lawrence Lewis, David and Jeanette Louderback and Christopher Sullivan


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the team President Executive Vice President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Past President Autocross Autocross Patter Editor Publicity Social Social Tech Session Tech Session Tour / Rally Master Tour / Rally Master Safety Chair Chief Driving Instructor Community Service Concours d’Elegance Concours d’Elegance Historian Membership Webmaster Insurance PCA License Plates PCA License Plates PCA Zone 2 Representative

Gary Martinez Mark Hubley Claude Taylor Lynda Sobus Michael Murphy David Dukehart Rick MacInnes Pat Walker Michael Murphy Pat Walker Bob Costello Kathy Costello Jim Earlbeck Rob Mairs Steve Graham Mike Cook John Jensen Ellen Beck OPEN Ron Gordon Doug Ehmann Bob Rassa Aaron & Minta Miller Terry Della Vecchia Lee Rock Laurie Tarsia Bruce Tarsia Cheryl Taylor



Upcoming Events

PCA Chesapeake Region-2015 Events Calendar May




Open House At Speed

11:00am to 4:00pm

7410 Coca Cola Drive in Hanover Maryland


32nd Deutsche Marque Concours

8:30am to 3:00pm

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Tech Session - Car Corral Autocross No. 2

10:30am to 2:00pm 8:00am to 12:00pm

Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Rd, Vienna, VA 22181 nottowaymap.htm Collector’s Car Corral, 12 Music Fair Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117 BWI Parking Lot on Mathison Way



6:30pm to 8:30pm

Aida Bistro Wine Bar, 6741 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 410-953-0500


Board Meeting

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Collector’s Car Corral, 12 Music Fair Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117


Tour No. 2

9:30am to 1:00pm

Picnic at Fiore Winery, 3026 Whiteford Road, Pylesville, MD 21132


Autocross No. 3

BWI Parking Lot on Mathison Way


Zone 2 Club Race




Tour No. 3 and Social

8:00am to 12:00pm All Day Events All Day Events Lunch


Tech Session - At Speed – DIY


At Speed – DIY


Board Meeting

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Hampton Inn & Suites, 7045 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD 21046 410-381-3001


Autocross No. 4

8:00am to 12:00pm

BWI Parking Lot on Mathison Way


Tour No. 4 and Social


Carrol County, Combine Social with Tour


Crab Feast

3:00pm to 7:00pm

Kemptown Park, Monrovia, MD – Sponsored by Porsche of Silver Spring

Virginia International Raceway (VIR) French Lick, IN, Contact: Susan Brown Suicide Bridge Restaurant, 6304 Suicide Bridge Road Hurlock, MD 410-943-4689


Pat Walker

Upcoming Events Autocross June 13

Autocross No. 3

8:00am to 12:00pm

BWI Parking Lot on Mathison Way

Saturday June 13th


Name and Car Badge


Chesapeake Region Members Now you can obtain the new Chesapeake Region Name Badge. Go to and scroll to the bottom of the page and there in the middle of the page is button to click that will take you right to the order form. $25, inclusive of handling and shipping. You have the opportunity to purchase a heavy gold-plated Chesapeake Region metal car badge. Each metal car badge comes complete with stainless steel screws, washers and nuts to mount it through your car grille or plate. We are taking orders right now! The cost per metal car badge is $30 or two for $50. This price includes handling and shipping. To place your pre-order, send an email message to the Patter Editor and indicate the quantity, your name, and your shipping address. Once we receive the badges, we will let you know how and where to send your payment. 11

Project 944S: Part Two - More Than

More Than M ity ensued, with new rod bearings, gaskets and seals going Article and Photos by Aaron Miller in and culminated a little after midnight with the engine and front suspension back in the car. A brief break for a In my previous article, I detailed the search for our new few hours sleep had us back in the garage, fully prepared 944S and the exhilaration of finding and buying it. Generto finish the task at hand. As we removed the valve cover ally, the process went quickly and smoothly with the seller to replace the gaskets, disaster struck in a way neither of delivering the car to our friend for storage until we could us would have anticipated. make arrangements to come and collect it. We named her Red Sonja and she was every bit the fiery little fighter we had hoped. With Red Sonja finally under the care of our close friend, the wrinkles under the makeup could be evaluated further. The biggest concern noted was a leaking oil pan gasket which on the 944-series cars requires engine removal to guarantee a "do it right, do it once" repair. Our close friend Darwin was chomping at the bit for a winter project and helpfully offered to pull the motor and get to work. His enthusiasm was equally matched by a bit of procrastination and as we slipped from 2014 to 2015, new parts were stacking up. We set a date in mid-March for me to fly out to Salt Lake City and collect Red Sonja. As the date approached, Darwin got started in earnest before a family emergency divided his attention and put Red Sonja on the back burner. We discussed pushing the date to the right but based on our schedules, it would have moved to June giving us a scant few days to prepare Red Sonja for Parade. The final decision to continue forward with our original date wasn't an easy decision to make but ultimately it was the one we would live with.

Project 944S: More Than Meets the Eye

On a cold and blustery day in March I departed from BWI and arrived at bright and sunny Salt Lake City. A short drive later I arrived at Darwin’s house and could finally see Red Sonja firsthand. She was beautiful! UnfortuHopefully this will still run? nately, her engine, front suspension and transaxle were sitting peacefully next to the chassis, waiting on her new We knew from the previous owner’s admission owner to roll up his sleeves and dive in. A flurry of activ- Red Sonja had suffered a timing belt failure and


n Meets The Eye

Aaron Miller

Meets The Eye had received a full top-end rebuild from a “reputable German shop” but had little supporting documentation. The DOHC 944 motors utilize a metal chain and oil-fed tensioner to keep the camshafts in-time. Imagine our surprise and horror when we looked down into the head and saw the tensioner held in place by gravity and friction!

One of the mounting bolts was clearly visible laying in the head but the second bolt was nowhere to be found. Since we had already removed the oil pan and inspected the oil galleys with a magnet probe we were confident the second bolt was not located within the engine. Our concern grew

Disastrous discovery!

Disastrous discovery Note the tensioner held in by… Nothing!

once we noticed the metal oil pipe feeding the tensioner had sheared from the stress. A frantic phone call to the local Porsche dealership filled me with dread when I was informed a replacement part was still available, albeit in Germany. With a new option not feasible based on our timeline, we had to come up with other options. In a stroke of lucky fate, Minta’s decision to remain at home became the lifeline we needed to get Red Sonja into a safe, drivable state. We had recently disassembled our spare S2 motor and through Minta’s meticulous organizational skills we knew exactly where to find our spare oil pipe. She dropped the oil pipe into an overnight package and by Thursday morning we were back on track. Unfortunately, we weren’t finished with the discovery process. At some point in the past, a mouse had decided to declare Red Sonja it’s home and crowned itself lord of the 13 944. We continued to find the remnants of in-

Project 944S: Part Two - More Than

More Than M festation in the form of scat and torn insulation. Our search culminated in the discovery of a mouse tomb in the insulation surrounding the shift lever.

detected, we started to pack her up for the drive home starting early the next morning. My confidence in our decision restored, I quickly fell asleep.

Evicting the previous tenant! We continued our assault on the drivetrain in earnest, fixing issues as they were discovered and slowly returning Red Sonja to a drivable state. My confidence in “fly out, drive home” was eroding but I was still optimistic I would make it to Maryland in our new car. Late Thursday night we finally hit pay dirt and accomplished what we had set out to do from the start, return Red Sonja to a running state. She coughed to life and quickly set in to a high idle. Oil pressure was strong and steady, we didn’t hear any sounds of impending doom and the test drive reaffirmed the taught handling and impressive power delivery compared to our 944 NA. With no red flags

The face of true friendship, late in the evening and wearing the only bandaid in the house! I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the herculean efforts of my dear friend Darwin in the efforts to fix all of the small issues with Red Sonja and help ensure a safe running car. Late on Thursday evening, after we had finished buttoning up Red Sonja, Darwin 14 managed to whack his forehead on a shelf and im-

n Meets The Eye

Aaron Miller

Meets The Eye mediately paid for the misstep by bleeding profusely. He managed to keep his good humor despite the injury but was none to pleased when I made him pose for a photo. His friendship and support perfectly embodies the PCA motto, “It’s not the cars, it’s the people!” and there is absolutely no way we could have done this without him. Tune in next month for the riveting tale of driving our newly re-sealed 944S on a 2500 mile road trip! The face of true friendship, late in the evening and wearing the only bandaid in the house ***


Next Month - Part III: The Drive Home


In The News - Porsche

Porsche GT5 and A Ferr AUTOCAR

FIRST FOR CAR NEWS previously indicated that he thought there was room AND REVIEWS in the company’s line-up for more focused models.

Porsche trademarks GT5 Name

When asked whether the increasing sales of PorPorsche has been granted the trademark ‘GT5’, sug- sche’s SUVs would be followed by more mogesting that a new motorsports-developed version of torsports-developed cars in order to maintain the brand’s sporting spirit, he said: “Absolutely my sugone of its line-up may be in the works. gestion.” Historically, the company’s flagship highperformance models have always featured numbers Production of GT models is usually limited but inthat correlate with the FIA class in which they are terest in the line is growing, in part thanks to the recent launch of the more afforddesigned to race. For example, by Lewis Kingston able Cayman GT4. Widening the the Porsche 911 GT3 was deMay 18, 2015 range would allow Porsche to signed for use in the FIA Group further capitalise on its appeal. GT3 class. The German trademark office reGiven that there is no moceived the company’s request for torsports equivalent of GT5, the GT5 trademark in August however, it may be the case that 2014, at the same time that it apthe new GT version is unlike plied for the GT4 name. Apanything seen in the current moproval was later granted, in Octotorsports environment. The new ber 2014. car may, as a result, take the

Trademark registrations and applications suggests new motorsportsdeveloped Porsche form of a flagship version of the may be in the works Porsche has since applied for the Panamera or Macan.

GT5 trademark at the European A Porsche spokesperson said: “There’s no comment office. This application, which was submitted on 13 on that [GT5] in relation to what our future product January 2015, is still under examination. might be.” “In this increasingly competitive world it makes The flagship versions of Porsche’s cars are devel- sense to cover any bases,” said Porsche’s spokesperoped by the company’s Weissach-based GT division, son. which applies its motorsport expertise to develop more focused and capable cars. Andreas Preuninger, head of the GT division, had

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rari 458-Beating Supercar AUTOCAR

FIRST FOR CAR NEWS the end of its natural life in terms of increasing its AND REVIEWS cubic capacity.

Some years ago, Porsche engineers told Autocar that the “theoretical limit” for a 
flat six engine was “around 
4.2 litres… after that, the weight of some internal components gets too great 
[for ideal balPorsche is working on a new four-strong family ance]”. of cars. The planned line-up includes a four-cylinder turbocharged version of the Boxster as well as a new Switching to a flat eight layout – expected to be eight-cylinder supercar which will look to challenge sized at about 4.0 litres – will give Porsche the headroom to extract plenty of extra the Ferrari 458. by Hilton Holloway power for its flagship model, July 6, 2014 The as yet unnamed flagship should it wish to, with various model – thought to be carrying strengths of turbocharging. the development tag ‘988’ – fiIt’s thought that the prototype ennally addresses the long-held gine is being tested with four turconcern of many Porsche engibos to push the output towards neers: that the company cannot 600bhp – more than the 562bhp adequately compete with eightof today’s Ferrari 458 Italia, with cylinder Ferraris with the classic more torque (likely to be above six-cylinder engine used by the 400lb ft) available much lower 911. down the rev range. There’s no clear news on the As Porsche pushes towards a meshape of the 988, although it will dium-term sales target of have strong shades of the 918 hy200,000 cars per year, the firm percar about its styling and in dehas also laid plans for a new artailing such as the headlights. chitecture that will be used as the Expect a long rear deck, too, bebasis for all of 
its upcoming sports cars – midcause of the mid-mounted flat eight engine. engined and rear-engined – and could also underpin The recent engine failures that stopped production 
the next-generation Lamborghini Aventa- dor. of the new 3.8-litre 911 GT3 are being seen by some in the company as proof that the flat six has reached Porsche is also developing a brand-new 17

Porsche working on new Ferrari 458-beating supercar

Development under way on new fourstrong family of Porsche models, to include turbocharged Boxster and a new eightcylinder supercar with as much as 600bhp

In The News - Porsche

Porsche GT5 and A Ferr family of turbocharged and normally aspirated boxer engines, 
which will come in four, six and eightcylinder formats. The new engine family will generate much higher power densities and feature some innovative fuel-saving tech.

sembly are likely to come in different versions. There will be one for the lower-powered Boxster, Cayman and 911 models. There will also be a mechanical all-wheel-drive version and one with electric drive to the front wheels.

Sources indicate that the new architecture will come with the option of both mechanical and combined hybrid/electric all-wheel drive, the latter using an electrically driven front axle similar to that of the 918 Spyder.

The modular engineering principle has also been applied to the design of the chassis’ front end, so it will accommodate upgraded spring and dampers systems and a wider range of brake 
set-ups, depending on which model is being underpinned.

Porsche’s eight-cylinder supercar is expected to go on sale in 2017, closely followed by replacements for the Boxster, Cayman and 911. The entry-level Boxster and Cayman are expected to have a 2.0-litre turbocharged flat four good for about 280bhp, with hotter versions set to have up to 350bhp.

The same goes for the new structure. Porsche is thought to be switching to a construction technique that uses aerospace bonding, riveting and welding to enable the basic sports car architecture to be upgraded with lightweight materials.

By 2019, Porsche should have moved its entire sports car family to the new architecture and nextgen engines. But the structure and components underpinning the new sports car models cannot be strictly called a platform. That’s because of the wide variation of requirements for a family of cars that will stretch from a 280bhp four-cylinder entry-level model to a new range-topping model with about 600bhp.

Just as the Lamborghini Huracán uses a carbonfibre rear bulkhead and centre tunnel within an aluminium structure, Porsche’s new architecture is expected to be upgraded with aluminium and composite structural elements for the 988. As for the number of body styles, the architecture is remarkably flexible. Aside from different engine locations and sizes, it is also ‘package protected’ for fixed-head, cabriolet and targa styles. The building blocks for Porsche's new sports cars

The front-end architecture and crash structure and 1 - Three different front axles the central passenger cell will be mostly the same on all the new models. But there will be considerable Porsche's new sports car architecture is thought to accommodate three different front axles. Two will room for specification differences. send drive to the front wheels, one mechaniFor example, the front suspension and steering ascally and one via electric motors. The hy- 18


rari 458-Beating Supercar brid axle can also be used to enhance handling by momentary activation of the electric motor to help the car steer into and accelerate out of bends. 2 - Shared front structures The front crash structure, bulkhead and central floorpan are thought to be common to all the future boxer-engined sports cars. The 988’s structure is likely to be enhanced by composite materials such carbonfibre-reinforced plastic. In this, it will be similar to the Lamborghini Huracán, which has a ‘monolithic’ carbonfibre centre tunnel and rear bulkhead to increase rigidity significantly. 3 - New family of ‘ideally sized’ engines The 988’s new flat eight is part of an all-new family of boxer engines that is expected to use new lowfriction technology and ‘ideally sized’ cylinders, which are expected to measure about 500cc each. Turbocharging on all engines will also improve economy. 4 - At least two separate rear ends The new sports car family’s rear structure will come in at least two variations to accommodate the different engine and transmission lengths but, more significant, because there will be three mid-engined layouts (with four, six and eight-cylinder engines) and the 911’s traditional six-cylinder, rear-engined layout. *** 19

In The News—Porsche

U.S. Boxster, Cayman To CEO Matthias Mueller: “We will see how it works.”

Amy Wilson Automotive News May 18, 2015 - 12:01 am ET ATLANTA -- Porsche will begin selling four-cylinder versions of its Boxster and Cayman sports cars in the U.S. in mid-2016, CEO Matthias Mueller said. Porsche last sold four-cylinder engines in this market 20 years ago. Mueller acknowledged that Porsche could consider four-cylinder engines in the U.S. for other nameplates. "First of all, we will have it in the Boxster and Cayman successor," Mueller told Automotive News. "And then we will see how it works and how successful it is and how the customers will react on that, and then we will take the next decisions." Executives confirmed last year that a new flat-four boxer engine was planned for the freshened Boxster and Cayman, but they didn't say which markets would get it. A flat-four engine has pistons that are horizontally opposed, instead of in line or in a V. The engine is expected to be turbocharged, and although Porsche has not confirmed details, displacement could come in 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter versions. It would lower vehicle weight and improve fuel efficiency and handling. According to a German report, Mueller has suggested that the new engine could produce "up to 395 horsepower." The Boxster and Cayman won't be Porsche's only four-cylinder vehicles. It sells a four-cylinder version of its new Macan crossover in China and the U.K. Until now, Porsche executives have said the fourcylinder Macan isn't slated for the U.S. But Mueller said Porsche hasn't decided about that. Porsche sold vehicles powered by flat-four engines from 1948 through 1976. It sold inline four-cylinder engines from 1976 through 1995. Porsche's last nameplate sold in the U.S. with a four-cylinder 20 engine was the 968 in 1995. ***


o Get 4-Cylinders In 2016 Cannes, France 17 May 2015 It was only legitimate and natural for TAG Heuer to be present at the side of Chad McQueen, son of Steve McQueen, and the whole team behind “Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans” for the film’s grand premiere screening on the famed Croisette in Cannes. As the documentary traces Steve McQueen’s passion for automotive racing with images from his now legendary movie ‘Le Mans’ and unpublished archive footage made available by his son Chad, we rediscover Steve McQueen in his Heuer racing jumpsuit and on his wrist the famous Monaco, the square-shaped automatic chronograph that had just been launched back then and has since become an icon of the brand. *** 21

In The News - Porsche CARSCOOPS

Black E

Porsche has announced a special series for the 911 Carrera and Boxster called

The name is pretty suggestive: both cars feature a combination of black body c also get more standard features, including the Porsche Communication Manage rors, rain sensor, cruise control and Sport Design steering wheel.

The Porsche 911 Carrera Black Edition is based on the entry-level model with a

Offered as coupe and convertible versions with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, th dard LED headlights including the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+). System, telephone module and Park Assist with reversing camera.

The Porsche Boxster Black Edition is also based on the entry-level model powe top and rollover protection bar, 20-inch Carrera Classic wheels and bi-xenon he includes two-zone air conditioning, heated seats and the Sound Package Plus.

Porsche 911 Carrera and Boxster Black Edition go on sale on May 18 in German U.S. Price: Max. Power Top Speed MPG City MPG Highway

Manual $88,800 350 hp at 7400 rpm 179 mph 19 mpg 27 mpg

PDK $93,120 350 hp at 7400 rpm 178mph 20 mpg 28 mpg

911 Carrera

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d Black Edition.

color, black interior and black accents such as the darkened headlights. They ement (PCM) with navigation module, automatically dimming rear-view mir-

a 3.4-liter flat-six engine producing 350PS (345hp).

he special edition model rides on 20-inch 911 Turbo wheels and features stan. Other standard features are the heated sports seats, Bose Surround Sound

ered by the 2.7-liter flat-six engine with 265PS (261hp). It features a black soft eadlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS). Standard equipment also

ny with prices starting from â‚Ź95,058 ($103,696) and â‚Ź59,477 ($64,881).


In The News - Porsche FLATSIXES.COM

New Electric Sup

Is Porsche Working On New Electric Super Sedan To Compete With Tesla? According to the fine men and women over at Autocar, Porsche is working on a brand new executive car that will be aimed squarely at BMW's 5 -series in size, and Tesla's Model S in terms of technology and likely pricing. The new sedan is rumored to be developed with two power-train systems at launch (both driven through the rear wheels), including a true plug-in electric version, and a hydrogen fuel cell electric version. Both are expected to launch in late 2017 or early 2018. This information was gleaned through a series of patent applications filed in various markets.

kets while retaining that Porsche-ness that makes their vehicles great. This new electric mid-size sedan shouldn't be looked at any differently. If the Tesla Model S can be seen as a performance sedan, then surely Porsche can make something at as good, and more likley a little better. According to the patent documents, the Porsche EV will be on a mostly new structure based on the incoming MSB platform. The MSB will underpin the second generation Panamera, a future Bentley model, and potentially a 'Panamera Junior' (AKA

Pajun). This EV architecture is said to visually This is a radical departure from the Porsches we all share with the Pajun, though will likely receive know and love, but as they've shown before, they different front and rear fascia treatments to differare more than capable of expanding into new mar-

per Sedan ????? entiate the two models. Both designs are claimed The battery version is expected to sell a lot more to be inspired by the 2012 Panamera Sport Tur- units than the limited production hydrogen fuel stack version. Both should easily aim for someismo concept.

Porsche has worked with the rest of the VAG group to make the MSB platform as modular as possible. Because of that modularity, they will be able to retain the front and rear crash structures of the platform and heavily modify the center section to house the batteries and the electric motor rear drive unit. This drive unit is expected to be structurally mounted, making the power-train an integral part of the rear of the car, helping to increase stiffness.

thing above what the Tesla produces, so it's safe to say 420 horsepower is their minimum goal, and a range of 270 miles would be about as low as can be expected. The rear-mounted electric power-train should be similar to the system used in Audi's R8 e-tron, with one motor on each of the rear wheels. Porsche, however, has made their design a bit more advanced. In the patent paperwork, 25

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the system is described as being a “hollow portal axle… that accommodates two electric motors” with a step-down gear mechanism for each wheel. That's all a little too science-y for me, but hopefully it'll be good. The system should allow for an advanced independent rear suspension system, and with each rear motor independently operated, torque vectoring should be relatively easy to implement.

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home, and be charged without need for cables or bulky wall-mounted sockets.

Porsche's current lineup is already one of the most forward thinking in the world of green-technology. They offer four fully-fledged plug-in electric hybrids, including one of the most advanced hypercars in the world, and are among the only companies to have raced a hybrid GT racing car. Their work with the 919 Hybrid in the World Endurance Allegedly, Porsche is also working on an induction Championship, and partnerships with A123 have charging system. This system should allow an elec- advanced Porsche's knowledge of electric propultric vehicle to park on top of a pad in the owner's sion systems, energy recovery, and lightweight


per Sedan ?????

lithium ion batteries. Is the future of the sports sedan electric powered? Is the future of the sports car electric powered? [Source: AutoCar] ***




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RACE/TRACK 993 $48,000 Many on Rennlist and in PCA know my 993 to be a very well developed and prepared car that is fast and forgiving. It is that rarest of racecars in that it has taken me to the podium quite a few times and, yet, it has never been wrecked. This car spent the first four years four or five years as a street car and then became a car that I drove 99% on the track. It is technically street legal since it's tagged and titled. I've actually been stopped/been given warnings by two police officers, and neither of them cited me for the loud exhaust, roll cage, etc. Lucky, I suppose. I have a lifetime emissions waiver from the state of Maryland, so it never needs to be smogged again. Contact: Mark Samuel at 410-375-6114 29


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2013 Boxster Items Porsche Brand Indoor Car Cover - $175 Coco Floor Mats of Natural Herringbone - $85 Clear Windstop from Pedros Garage - $75 Sold my 2013 Boxster and purchased a new 2015 911, so these items are for sale. Contact: Jim Orrell at or 410-592-3847.


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PCA Chesapeake Region - June 2015 Patter  

Monthly Newsletter of the Porsche Club of America, Chesapeake Region

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