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|From the Wurst Wing |
| --by John Celona, GGR President
Lots to cover this month. Let's get started!
Potential Club Event on August 9th
On each Thursday evening throughout the summer, the little town of San Carlos celebrates "Hot August Nights" with a farmers market plus. Besides an abundance of fresh fruit, produce, nuts, breads, etc., vendors offer a variety of hot food, beer and wine, desserts. There's also live entertainment with bands playing at two separate locations.
GGR has been contact regarding the possibility of having club members display their cars as part of the festival. An additional city block would be closed off for this. We're awaiting final approval on the necessary permit, but wanted to get the word out now so folks can check their calendars.
If we go ahead, we're thinking of having attendees vote on their favorite Porsche (no concours preparation necessary!) and awarding prizes. This would be a great opportunity to meet and hang out with fellow club members, enjoy the food and entertainment--and get some grocery shopping done at the same time!
Stay tuned. We should have word on this soon. Annual Members Meeting on August 12
GGR's Annual Members Meeting will be held on Sunday, August 12, at 6 pm in conjunction with the Board of Directors meeting that day. We'll be presenting a financial report on the club, plus addressing any items members wish to raise. If you're interested in attending, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know:--Names of members attending
--Their PCA membership numbers
--Whether you have an agenda items for the board to address Dinner wil be provided at 5 pm, with the meeting starting promptly at 6 pm, immediately followed by the regular Board of Directors Meeting. It will be held in San Carlos and directions will be sent out later to attendees.
Autocross School Is Coming Up; Space Still Available
There are still a few spots left in our annual Porboys beginners' autocross school. See the next piece for details. This is a great (and safe!) way to meet other club members and learn what your car can really do! Here's what's on the schedule for the remainder of the year for autocross.
2012 Track Schedule Season: Buttonwillow Is History, Return to Thunderhill Next
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Annual Porboy's Beginners' Autocross School
September 8 - 9
Autocross #7 GGR (Sat), LPR (Sun), Zone 7 Autocross weekend
Caution: autocross can be addicting!
Here's a message from our Track Chair, Carl Switzer:
The long version: we're just back from a beautiful and enjoyable weekend in Buttonwillow. For those that couldn't join us, here's what you missed:
- Several hours of uncrowded track time in beautiful weather (mid 70s and little breeze).
- One of our largest and best student classes in recent history.
- A very exciting Time Trial, with TTOD grabbed by our friend Andrew Winterbottom from the CCC Region (we love Andrew, but come on GGR people, let's not let that happen again!). Congratulations to Mary Riddel for TTODL and Jussi Pekka-Mantere for his lap record in TT2.
- Three exciting Club Races dominated by GGR Drivers Warren Walker and Ken Park. Nice work, guys.
- And, last but not least, great camaraderie and a lot of fun at the Saturday night dinner and raffle. Prizes, you ask? Yes, had you been there, maybe you would have walked out with a 5 gallon jug of race gas from Goodies Speed Shop, two jet ski rentals from Full Throttle Tahoe or a Go Pro HD camera compliments of GGR's 2012 Track Series (have I mentioned it's a series?).
So, here we go again. Please join us on July 14-15 for what will be a beautiful Drivers' Education and Time Trial event at Thunderhill. By popular demand, we will be running clockwise. If you're ready to register, read no more and do so here: http://www.pca-ggr.motorsportreg.com/. If you need help with your excuses, here you are:
- The weather at our Thunderhill event last year was perfect: mid 70s with nearly no wind.
- Thunderhill Clockwise is a real treat. We'll do a comprehensive track walk Friday night if you haven't driven this configuration.
- Time Trial points will be enhanced by a 125% multiplier for this event (yes, this could make critical year-end differences).
- Registration preference and discounts to our Laguna Seca DE/TT will be awarded to those drivers that haven't missed an event this year.
- We will have another fun raffle and also a mid-year awards ceremony for our Club Races and Time Trials to date (must be present to win!).
- And, last but not least, I, personally, would really like for you to join us. I'm very fortunate to have a group of exceptional volunteers that make for well-run and enjoyable events -- whether you're a racer or a first time driver. I also have the support of the GGR Board, which has given me great latitude to host 7 (seven!) events this year at three tracks without making a material cost increase to you. For this good run to continue, we can't have a dead event. I need you and 98 of your closest friends to join us in July and I'll do just about anything to make that happen.
Thanks for reading and thanks for your support of GGR's 2012 Track Series (remember, it's a SERIES!).
Drivers' Ed/Time Trial/Club Race Chair
If you haven't tried one of track events, it's a great way to really learn how to drive your Porsche at higher speeds than at autocross. Plus you get just gobs of driving time. We average about 2 HOURS of driving time per day! You'll be worn out before your tires are!
Here's the schedule for the rest of the year:
- July 14-15: back to Thunderhill for Drivers' Ed and a Time Trial.
- September 8-9: Drivers' Ed and Time Trial at Thunderhill.
- November 20-21 at Laguna Seca.
Hope to see you out there driving! I'll be in the yellow Boxster running on street tires. (That's my excuse for going so slowly, and I'm sticking with it!)
Lots of Other Great Events Coming UP!
So many fun things to do--so many great reasons to drive your Porsche!
Till next month...
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|Register for Porboys Beginners' Autocross School |
Announcing the Famous
Annual GGR Porboys Beginner Autocross School !!!!!!!!!
It is that time of year to start thinking about all of the great Porsche driving opportunities in 2012. On Sunday June 24, Howard Yao, and John Seidell will again run this school. It is really for beginners or people who have autocrossed only a few times. If you have ever wondered what it is like to experience driving your Porsche on the edge (but safely in control) then this is for you. This is a good safe place for drivers to learn about the handling of their Porsche.
The school will be on the large North runway area of the old Alameda NAS (just past the Alameda Ferry Terminal). The day begins at 7:30 AM with registration, teching of cars, and then a driver's meeting at 8:15. Students will then walk the course with their morning instructors. After that, students will be driving on skidpads in order to learn the feel of an oversteering and an understeering car. It is a lot of fun!! The day will proceed with students running the Autocross course with their instructors, while half of the students learn to work the course. As in the past, Mr. Larry Sharp, who is a world famous course designer, will make up the course for this year's event.
After the lunch break we continue to run cars in hour sessions until 5 PM. It is truly a fun day with lots of learning. One of the best parts is that students get a few rides in their instructor's car. We try as best we can to have instructors that have had experience with cars similar to the students. You will also have different instructors in the morning and afternoon.
The school is sponsored by Joe and Annie Zeiph, the owners of Porboys German Automotive Service. They are located at 3640 East 9th ST. in Oakland. Joe and his technicians are experts in the repair of all German makes, but they specialize in the maintenance, repair, and complete rebuilds of 911, 944, 914, 928, 996, and Boxster cars. If you have questions or need repairs, call Porboys at 510-437-9400. They do Smog Checks, excellent work on all German makes, and are highly recommended.
If you sign up and pay the $99 fee, you get:
- Instruction from the best and most experienced instructors in the west!! (Really)
- A lunch including Porboys sandwiches, chips, cookies, sodas and water.
- A Porboys Autocross School T-shirt or hat.
- A knowledge of how an Autocross is run, and how to work different jobs.
- A basic knowledge of car control and great tips on how to handle your car.
- You will drive home with a big smile on your face!!!!
If this sounds really good then click here to sign up on now. You can also find this event through the GGR "landing page" on Motorsportsreg.com: http://pca-ggr.motorsportreg.com/
If you have questions email Howard Yao at email@example.com or John Seidell at firstname.lastname@example.org
We do limit the number of students to 55 so that there is plenty of driving time. Advance signup and payment is required. See you there!!
--by Bill Benz, Competition Director
Road & Track
I'm looking at a notice from ROAD & TRACK. My subscription is up for renewal. For the first time in 54 years the answer is not an automatic "Do it!" This indecision is not all the magazine's fault. Heaven knows if we readers had bought and sold more $3500 Bugattis and Lucas Flamethrower driving lights from the fondly-remembered R&T classified section the magazine would not have had to shift its advertizing focus toward penile enhancement, erectile dysfunction and pajama-grams to hold my attention and help pay its rent. Thanks to Tire-Rack's wheels and tires and David MacNeil's WeatherTech floor liners there are still some automotive ads in the magazine. But ads for Chinese watches and collector coins are certainly closing on their lead, however.
Some folks contend that the SPEED channels and the internet have taken over the up-to-the- minute communication and chronicling of the automotive scene. I'm sure that this is partially correct but there is something great about reading the written word from some of R&T's authors that expands events and makes them memorable.
A 1960's five page race report with crummy photos from Henry Manney III. or more recent articles by Innes Ireland or Rob Walker or Phil Hill or even Patrick Long when read today communicate what happened better than any modern You-Tube clips. The same holds true for Peter Egan's descriptions of his automotive adventures which are always worth reading and rereading.
As an example, check out this passage from an article written by Hector Luis Bergandi and published in ROAD & TRACK in 1983, about a ride he took with Juan Fangio around the Nurburgring.
"At the wheel was a 71-reyear old man who not only knew the place like the back of his hand, but also drove as if the big sedan were an extension of himself. The place was the Nurburgring and the man was Juan Manuel Fangio. In the midst of my astonishment at this unspectacular display of driving, I realized that had I been the passenger of anyone else I would be hanging on, feet braking against the floor, eyes bulging, breathing in short gasps. Instead I was calm, smiling comfortably ensconced in my seat looking at the road swirling beneath me as I listened to the only person in the world with whom I could feel safe at that breakneck speed."
Contrast that with a more recent R&T offering
"TEGS = Enhanced MPG: As its name suggests, a thermoelectric generator, TEG for short, converts heat into electrical energy. It does this through a phenomenon known as the Seebeck effect (beyond the scope of this discussion, though it turns out that Danish physicist Hans Christian Orsted rectified German physicist Thomas Johann Seebeck's 1821 misunderstanding about the effect....) "
I'm sorry R&T, but I'm gonna go with the Argentineans, Juan and Hector.
What makes this worse is that it's not a time-dependent matter as in Old stuff GOOD - New stuff NOT SO GOOD. In the past year EVO Magazine from England had this description of driving a 911 Turbo S in a supercar comparison test:
"Away from the village, you smile like Dreyfus learning of Clouseau's demise: 'It's a Porsche Turbo' you say to yourself, one eye-lid flickering- and you bang the slightly ornate PDK lever away from you into manual mode, prod the Sport Plus button , calm the dampers back into normal mode and begin a new phase in the relationship: one that uses the steering wheel- mounted paddles. And for the next twenty minutes you are quite possibly the fastest moving land-based object on earth. You accelerate and brake, turn and scoot... You'd swear that this car isn't bound by the same laws of traction and mechanical grip as the others here."
Again, R&T takes a whuppin'. One saving grace is that one issue of EVO costs about the same a year of R & T so that may make the renewal less painful.
On a separate topic You probably have noted that I NEVER do anything that even vaguely relates to my position as Competition Director. That's going to change as of now. We're hunkering down for big time business.
1. RULE CHANGES. If you look at the GGR competition rules (They're in the website) you will see that they call for annual review and annual consideration of changes proposed by the membership. This was done last year and needs to happen again this Summer and Fall. The autocross and time trial communities will be sending representatives into this process. Others (like you) will be enthusiastically welcomed. If you want to help or propose rule changes let me know.
2. HELP WANTED. My term as Competition Director is over in 6 months. YOU should step up and offer your services in this position. As a matter of full disclosure, I was lured into the job by slick talk from Andrew and President Celona who virtually promised that I could transform the position into one of dictatorial power - in short I that I would be the Bernie Ecclestone of GGR. This has not come to pass. But this should not dissuade you. Volunteer!
--by Mike Sherman, Membership Director
GGR Regional Summary - April 2012
Primary Members 1,488
Affiliate Members 972
Life Members 6
Total Members 2,461
He Flashed Me! OK, I'm referring to the notable, oft-ignored, significantly extraordinary practice of acknowledging the acuity, perspicacity, shrewdness, and keen judgment that each of us has for buying a Porsche! How do we do this? Well, we flash our lights, we wave from the bully pulpit behind the wheel, and sometimes, we beep our horns as another Porsche zips by...all in the name of tech-savvy recognition. But, sometimes, yes, it's true, they pass us by; they ignore our laudatory efforts; they drive on! Today, two Porsche drivers flashed me...I was ecstatic, fulfilled, even happy. So, let's keep this going, don't let this die in the bud, make someone else happy - Flash Them! Cheers and all the best, and don't hurt yourselves trying to pronounce PDK! Capt. Mike
New Members/Transfers: 24 (+ 7 Affiliate Members)
Howard Ashcraft 2012 Cayman R Gray
Lewis Blevins 2012 911 GTS Red
Andre Boule 2006 Carrera S Red
Andria Burdette 2004 cs4 Black
Adam Burn 2007 Cayman S Gray
Jason Chen 2008 Cayman S White
Laurent & Alice Chen 2010 Cayman S White
Brian Collins 1979 911 Red
Jeffrey Ebstein 2011 911S Blue
Judy Glickman 2008 Cayenne Silver
Bjorn & Ulf Hansen 2011 911 CS2 Gray
Michael Hillman 2010 911 Silver
Brian Holt 1999 996 Brown
Peter Humphries 2011 Boxster Silver
Omar & Asma Javaid 2008 911 Gray
Arash Keshmirian 2012 911Turbo S White
Andreas Lieber 1982 911 SC Black
Juan Antonio Melian 1996 993 Red
Kevin & Barbara Rogan 2002 996TT Silver
Jun Wu & Yan Zhang 2006 Cayenne-S Blue
Mark Fecchi 1991 928 GT
Knoll, Christopher & Vanessa Morishige 1977 911S Brown
Richard McCarthy 1974 914 Green
Kenneth & Pam Park 1973 911 White
April 2012 Anniversaries
40 Years - 1972
20 Years - 1992
Edwin Seim 1980 911SC
Eugene Taskovic 1985 944 Guards Red
15 Years - 1997
James Howell 1963 356S
Malcolm Pickett 1988 911 Red
10 Years - 2002
Fred Bianucci 2012 997 4-GTS Blue
Bill Dally 2002 Boxster
Larry Burgess 1982 911
5 Years - 2007
Chad Beightol 1969 912
Craig Lisowski 2006 Cayman S Gray
Tom Nash 2007 911 C4Cab Gray
Vivek Rao 2005 911S Artic Silver
Ronald Silva 2007 997GT3 White
Michael Hart 2007 Cayman S Grey
Phil Houdek 1998 Boxster Red
Board of Directors
--by Richard French, Secretary
GGR Board of Directors
Minutes for May 6, 2012
In attendance: John Celona, Paul Larson, Richard French, , Linda Adams, Larry Adams, Mike Sherman, Bill Benz, Joe Sweis, Andrew Forrest
Absent: Chris Hamilton
The meeting was called to order at 6pm
No agenda changes
No calendar changes
Postmortem of Past events
4/28 AX Marina was very well attended. With approx. 80 cars.
4/27-4/29 Club Race at Laguna Seca in conjunction with SCCA. Good 38 cars participated.
President - Reminder: Annual general meeting was announced tin the Nugget. It will be held during August 12 board meeting and will take place at a location to be determined.
Secretary - Minutes of 4/15/12 board meeting were reviewed and approved.
Vice President - Proposed a discussion at our June board meeting regarding exploring a joint multi-regional / National / Porsche event.
Upcoming events with insurance in place include: 5/12 Mines Road Tour, 5/19 AX Alemeda, 5/26-5/27 DE/TT/Club race at Buttonwillow, 6/23-6/24 AX and 7/28-7/29 AX.
Treasurer - The Treasurer's report was delivered and accepted.
Social - Next drive is East Bay to Pleasanton, currently 8 people signed up.
Membership - 24 new members in April 2012. Budget approved for new membership brochure.
Webmaster - Website remains up, facebook page remains popular.
Reminder: 7/8-7/14 Parade in Salt Lake City
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:15pm
|The Power Chef® |
--by John Celona, The Power Chef®
Thinning the Fruit
This year I seem to have been more on top of my fruit trees than usual. I chalk it up to being so crazy busy at work that on the weekends I just need to get out in the yard, relax, and make some instant progress on something. Hopefully, we get a good harvest as a result.
One important and often overlooked part of fruit tree care is thinning the fruit. With decent weather and reasonably active local bees, a whole lot of fruit can form and ripen up. However, if you don't thin the fruit, you end up with a zillion teeny weeny fruit (like I have on my orange tree this year). Fewer fruit and they get much bigger. I would guess that, since the tree can only produce a given amount of sugar with the roots and leaves it has, that the total yield in poundage is probably about the same, but haven't researched this question. For sure, it's a lot easier to pick fewer larger fruit than a multitude of tiny ones, and even more advantageous of you're pitting the fruit to make jam.
So this year I was out thinning the trees. Below is a photo from my Santa Rosa plum tree before thinning.
Note the whole cluster of about eight plums all growing in one bunch. Left this way, they'll all ripen and be delicious, but small.
Here's another photo of the tree after I finished thinning the fruit.
The remaining fruit are reasonably spaced out, with no more than one growing out of any one fruit spike (remember those?) rather than two or eight. My guess is that all of the remaining ones will get nice and big.
And how many did I remove, you may ask? Here's a photo of what I removed BEFORE taking the photo above.
The black blotch in the lower left is the Executive Editor checking my progress on this story.
Just for fun, make a guess at how many I removed before reading the next line.
(No, really, make a guess!)
The answer is six hundred and thirty-nine. Yikes! Those trees do just fruit their little hearts out. Thankfully, the foliage is all healthy and not insect-infected because I did a dormant treatment with a Bayer product that's taken up into the tree and protects it for the whole year. Real farmers love science!
I figure that thinning the fruit is a metaphor for life. Sometimes you just have to reduce the number of things you're trying to bring to fruition at the same time (yuk yuk) so you get better results in each one.
This philosophy is the antithesis of multi-tasking: the (in my view) fallacious theory that people can do multiple hard things at once and do them all well. This theory (among many other good reasons for reading the book) is thoroughly debunked in Daniel Kahneman's new book Thinking, Fast and Slow. He actually did lab experiments showing that, when people were working on things which required their attention, their attention to other things evaporated. Likewise, when they were working on something requiring attention and were distracted, their performance plummeted.
Think driving on the track: it requires your complete attention. Get distracted and you quickly get into trouble. I've been told that 80% of all the incidents during club races happen to the event chair. You know, the guy who was dealing with 3,000 questions and details just before getting on the track?
It goes broader than this, though. How many meetings have you attended where people were sitting their with their laptops open doing email? And were they paying any attention at all to what was going on? Doubtful.
Or how many times have you been driving and come up on a car where the driver was clearly paying no attention, only to find they were talking on the cell phone? Or putting on mascara?
I'm a great believer in focusing on less to achieve more, both in big matters and small. Make a major career move while in the midst of remodeling your house? That's crazy.
Here's to thinning the fruit in your life, so you too can enjoy bigger and easier harvests.
The Cookbook Has LANDED
Yes, four years after I started writing it, The Cookbook is now available in the Apple Bookstore through iTunes. Just search on my name and you'll find it. There's also a free preview you can download onto your device to have a look. The Nook, Kindle, and a paper publisher are next.
The cookbook contains all the recipes you've seen in these columns, plus about 250 more. It also has my Three Secrets of Power Food, Power Fun, and Power Fitness. (Pssss: they're a SECRET! Unless you buy the book...)
The final push was quite an adventure. First, I had to buy an ISBN number to uniquely identify it. Along the way, I registered an imprint, so the book is officially being published by The Power Chef Press. Fun!
Then, I had to apply to be a publisher to the Apple Bookstore. Apparently, they turn a lot of folks down and then you have to work through one of their content aggregaters. I'm direct, which means I was authorized to open an account with iTunes Connect, which connects publishers to iTunes. More fun! I can log on and look at reports. Will have to give myself another job title for that.
Then, you download and install iTunes Producer, an application which creates the package necessary to get your content onto iTunes. It includes the stuff you'd expect (the book and preview in ePub form), plus lots of other stuff. You have to identify all sorts of coding to create the metadata associated with your work. Plus you have to specify the markets you want to sell in, with or without copy protection, and the price in each. My cookbook is now for sale in 34 countries! Thankfully, all but 9 of them use the Euro, so I only had to do one currency conversion for 25 of them.
Finally, you upload your completed package, it goes into Apple review for quality control, and then it goes live. I already bought a copy to make sure it all works!
Here's hoping you'll at least take a look at the free preview and see where you'd like to go from there. CoCo needs her kitty treats!
The Power Chef
So what do I finally do with all the plums besides give them away? I be jammin'!
Adding blueberries pumps up the color and flavor for a very special jam.
Plums are pitted and sliced, then combined with blueberries, lemon juice, and sugar to taste, then processed according to the basic recipe.
10 lbs. fresh, ripe plums
2-3 lbs. blueberries, fresh or frozen
sugar to taste
1 box pint canning jarsMethod
Slice the plums in half lengthwise around the groove in the fruit to reveal the pit, then remove it. Quarter the plums. Toss them with a little lemon juice as you pit and slice them.
Start the plums heating over low heat. Wash the blueberries if fresh, then add them. Add a cup of sugar to start with.
As the mixture heats and the juice starts to come out, taste the juice and add more sugar if desired. Once the juice starts to come out, you can turn the heat up to medium to accelerate the process.
Bring the mixture to a robust simmer. Pack and process in jars according to the master recipe.
I usually make this jam without additional spice to accentuate the flavor of the plums and blueberries. If you would like some extra spice, I would try either cinnamon or ground ginger.
Fresh blueberries hold their texture best in the jam. If not available, frozen ones taste just as good!
--by Joe Sweis, Social Director
Mines Road Tour
The Mines road drive was a big hit and some great photos are posted on the FaceBook page. Zack Willis also took some great shots from his GT3 and posted a link to his photos on the FaceBook page. It was about a 2 hour drive and we stopped atop Mt. Hamilton to take in the views as well as some photos. I just might put it on the calendar again later in the year!
As for our next event, I'm currently hashing out the details for a tech session. If there is anything in particular you would like to see at a tech session please email me and let me know. Look for the details shortly.
We also have our regularly scheduled Social Events. The Boxster Brunches at Alice's Restaurant (17288 Skyline Blvd.) in gorgeous Woodside put on by George & Carol Grialou; all Porsches are welcome.
Friday Night Socials are organized by Shirley Neidel to meet at Harry's Hofbrau (1909 El Camino Real) in Redwood City the third Friday night of every month. No reservations are required but it's best to RSVP with Shirley at email@example.com , and just stop on by! Check the calendar for upcoming dates and times.
As always, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO REACH OUT TO ME if you have any great ideas for a social event. If it sounds fun we'll do it! Thank you to everyone for your continued input. People are what make this club great; I'm just the middle man.
PCA GGR Social Director
Porsche Parade Registration Is Now OPEN!
918 Spyder Prototypes Commence Trials
Development of the Porsche super sports car enters next phase
Stuttgart.The Porsche 918 Spyder is on the road: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has taken the driving trials of the super sports car of the future a step further with completion of the initial prototypes. The 918 Spyder will go into production at the end of September 2013 as planned, with the first customers receiving their vehicles before 2013 is out. "What we are doing with the 918 Spyder is redefining driving fun, efficiency and performance," said Wolfgang Hatz, Member of the Executive Board Research and Development of Porsche AG.
The prototypes, their camouflage harking back to historical Porsche 917 racing cars, signal the final touches to the 918 Spyder. The focus is on the interplay between the highly sophisticated individual drive components. The combination of combustion engine and two independent electric motors - one on the front axle and one in the drive line, acting on the rear wheels - poses completely new demands on the development of the operating strategies. "They are therefore a critical component in this vehicle into which we have put all of our expertise and capacity for innovation," said Wolfgang Hatz. These operating strategies and the development of the software to go with them are one of Porsche's core competences. Both of them have a major influence on the extreme driving fun to be had with the 918 Spyder and they make possible a unique combination of minimal fuel consumption and maximum performance. The initial results of the driving trials are in line with the high expectations placed on the 918 Spyder.
The super sports car is designed as a plug-in hybrid vehicle combining a high-performance combustion engine with cutting-edge electric motors for extraordinary performance: on the one hand, the dynamics of a racing machine boasting more than 770 hp, on the other hand, fuel consumption in the region of three litres per 100 kilometres. Moreover, Porsche is breaking yet more new ground with the technology demonstrator with spectacular solutions such as the full carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) monocoque with unit carrier, fully adaptive aerodynamics, adaptive rear-axle steering and the upward-venting "top pipes" exhaust system. In the process, the 918 Spyder is offering a glimpse of what Porsche Intelligent Performance may be capable of in future.
Fine Tuning for the Parade Rally
Legends of the Autobahn
Hope there was enough to read this month! See you next month...
As always, thanks for reading.