driving the latest porsche 911 collection, designboom joins the 28th annual winter marathon
driving the latest porsche 911 collection, designboom joins the 28th annual winter marathon
jan 26, 2016

driving the latest porsche 911 collection, designboom joins the 28th annual winter marathon

driving the latest porsche 911 collection, designboom joins the 28th annual winter marathon 
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the winter marathon is an international exhibition of a variety of classic cars built between 1968 to 1976, driven through to the foothills of the italian alps in the trentino province. among the participants of the convoy was a 1973 porsche ‘RS 911’ driven by pietro innocenti, general manger at porsche italia, and felix braeutigam vice president of porsche europe. the event also offered a chance for porsche to highlight the next line of ‘911s’ .

designboom’s massimo mini with the 2017 porsche ‘911 carrera cabriolet S’ 
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designboom CEO massimo mini followed suit in the latest porsche ‘911 carrera cabriolet S’ – a sports car that only ever existed in one highly efficient form. the model driven has several modes with an multifunctional ‘GT sport’ steering wheel incorporating a ‘plus sport’ response button for added responsiveness.

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porsche redesigned the new front and rear layout with four point LED daytime running lights, 3D taillights and four-point brake lights. a twin-turbo engine with more power, and considerably more torque, higher RPM limits and lower fuel consumption is matched alongside a sport exhaust system with central tailpipes that announce when the ‘911’ feels at home.

the porsche ‘911 carrera’ and ‘carrera 4S’ 
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porsche’s formula for success could not be more simple. thanks to their ritual turbocharged engines, they offer immediate responsiveness, and even greater power output. the six cylinder horiztonally opposed engine creates a legendary sound echoed through the foothills, and the seven-speed manual transmission delivers better fuel consumption than expected. depending on the driving style, active air intake flaps reduce air resistance or improved cooling performance at every turn. weighing 1,965 kilograms, the cabriolet can reach speeds of up to 304 km/h. setting it to ‘sport plus’, it accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds.

the redesigned rear taillight layout 
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the interior of the porsche ‘911 carrera cabriolet S’ is infused with over 60 years of experience. the ascending center console is driver focused, putting the most important vehicle functions within short reach of the steering wheel. a classic ‘911’ feature is the arrangement of the five round instruments with the tachometer positioned in the center. the instrument cluster itself was a high-resolution 4.6 inch color screen to add to the modernity of the cockpit.

a detailed look of the twin exhaust system 
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a live cutout of the latest ‘911’ model 
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the interior cabin the ‘911’ 
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the high-resolution instrument display 
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the six cylinder horiztonally opposed engine
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leather samples and shift knob 
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a 1973 porsche ‘911 RS’ with pietro innocenti, general manager porsche italia, alongside felix braeutigam vice president of the european region
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a porsche ‘356 speedster’ in the convoy 
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many classic porsches were among the vintage cars 
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passo pordoi in dolomites mountains – a pitstop along the winter marthon around midnight
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the winter marathon was founded in 1989 with the aim of combining the beauty of cars that made history in the past decades and the scenery of alpine landscapes. the classic event is coveted by enthusiasts and collectors of vintage cars to meet together and face the over 420 kilometer roads and dolomite passes. hosted in madonna di compiglio, the location represents a combination between the prestige of night-long caravan of classic cars and the landscape. 

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