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ALL TAYCANS ARE BEING UPDATED TO 2023 SPECS!
The older the car, the more improvements, and innovations will be installed
As more and more Porsche owners are adding electricity to their stables, each year-end iteration seems to carry more updates that tend to leave earlier models in the dust. But Porsche has come up with a plan to defuse that problem for Taycan owners around the world… More than 75,000 examples of the Taycan have been delivered since Porsche introduced its first all-electric sports car at the end of 2019. Now, a comprehensive update is on the horizon: regardless of vehicle age, engine, and body, all model variants can be brought up to the status of the 2023 model year with a software update. The update will be implemented on a market-specific basis.
Depending on when their vehicle was delivered, customers will benefit from, among other things, an increase in powertrain efficiency as well as new functions and improvements in the Porsche Communication Management (PCM), Porsche Connect, and assistance systems. The update also includes the option of having individual functions and equipment unlocked after purchase (function on demand, FoD) and will enhance the over-the-air (OTA) update capability of all Taycan models. The update is free for customers and can be carried out during a visit to a Porsche service workshop. Someday, we may even see all these updates delivered over the net to our Driveways!!!
Pick your color – Porsche can do it!
We all know that you can’t talk someone into or out of buying a yellow car! But now even a yellow Porsche might be passe!
In recent years, the demand for custom-painted Porsche cars has risen sharply. With its new options, Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur has significantly increased capacity in this area. A new color-mixing bench has been put into operation at the main plant in Zuffenhausen, where paint specialists blend several dozen ingredients down to the last milligram to achieve the desired shade.
Say you want a particular match-up. The procedure is as follows: you hand over a sample of your desired color to the Porsche Centre – anything is conceivable, from a favorite shirt or scarf to a nail varnish color. This sample is then sent to Porsche AG. There, a separate feasibility check is carried out for each request, which can take several months depending on the work involved.
Porsche is not only expanding its color range but also restructuring it: Custom Color has been renamed Paint to Sample. This category includes predefined colors that have already been technically approved by Porsche’s paint specialists. Examples include Maritimeblue, Rubystar, Mintgreen, and Manausblue. These colorful choices from the 1990s enjoy cult status among Porsche fans. In the past, they were offered on the 911 (Type 964). As part of Porsche’s enhanced individualization strategy, the legendary paint shades are now celebrating a comeback. Thanks to Paint to Sample, current Porsche models can be painted in these eye-catching classics.
718 Boxster GTS 4.0 in Mintgreen
The range is diverse and depends on the model series and production location. For the 911 and 718 model series, there are more than 100 additional paint colors to choose from. For the Panamera, Macan, and Cayenne, there are more than 50 options, while a further 65 colors complete the range for Taycan customers.
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Every year across Porsche Club of America, members are making a difference with many amazing, heartwarming, and thoughtful acts of kindness. PCA Members Making a Difference shares these community contributions. Continually check back as we will feature more PCA Regions making a difference. If your Region has a charitable activity or event that you would like to share, please email Members Making a Difference
NEW MEMBERS 2022!
Here’s who joined GGR since our last blog in June. Thanks to all of them for seeing that there’s no place like Porsche! Welcome them aboard when you see them in your neighborhood.
Jeff Temmermand, 2016 Cayman GT4 Santa Clara
Adam Hoblik, Still Searching SJ
Nevin Greene, 2010 911 Carrera 4 Pacifica
Billy Jasiniecki, 1978 911 SC SJ
Kendall Ananyi, 2022 718 Cayman San Mateo.
Ronnie Jones, 1999 911 Carrera SF
Frank Abajian, 2019 718 Cayman S Livermore
Andy Tran, 2013 911 Carrera S Milpitas
John Daniels, 2017 718 Cayman Pacifica
Anthony Wong, 2012 911 Carrera Cab Los Altos
Bruce Cleveland, 2020 718 Cayman GT4 Foster City
Jesus Yujuico, 1997 911 Turbo Atherton
Samantha Soo, 2019 911 Carrera 4S Palo Alto
Raymond Hong, 2016 Cayenne GTS SF
Zoe Booke, 2013 Panamera 4 Saratoga
Torin Knorr, 1997 911 Carrera Cab San Mateo
Julie Kojima, 2022 Taycan Pleasanton
William Brooks, 1965 356 Cabriolet SF
Srdjan Mitrovic, 2011 911 Carrera S Redwood City
John Hamren, 2000 Boxster SJ
Jeff Temmermand, 2016 Cayman GT4 Santa Clara
Thwen Chaloemtiarana, 2014 Cayman Pacifica
Muiz Awan, 2022 718 Cayman GT4 SJ
Antonio Varillas, 1995 911 Carrera SJ
Jay Chansky, 2022 Taycan GTS SJ
Mike Wenstrand, 2022 911 Targa GTS Los Gatos
William Mcdonald, 2018 911 GT3 Santa Clara
Patrick Berny, Prospective Los Altos
Ron Wade, 2017 718 Boxster S SJ
Lik Hang Fung, 2022 911 GTS SJ
AUGUST 2022 ANNIVERSARIES:
Members celebrating 25+ year anniversaries will be sent congratulatory materials automatically by PCA. These are sent quarterly. Members celebrating 5-20 year anniversaries or who haven’t received a past anniversary packet can request one using this link www.pca.org/anniversary (members need to be logged in to use the link).
55 Years – 1967
Gary Evans,1989 911 Carrera Tucson
Mindy Evans, Tucson
J Greene,1966 911 Los Gatos
Carol Greene, Los Gatos
5 Years – 2017
Brian Dexheimer, 2015 Macan Turbo Saratoga
Michael Kogut, 2008 911 Carrera S Los Altos
Timothy McNally, 1997 Boxster Saratoga
Steve Giachetti, 1965 356 cabriolet San Jose
Kenneth Farrell, 1975 911S Sonoma
Warren Lieberman, 2017 911 Carrera S Cab Belmont
Natalie LaLuc, San Francisco
Len Perry, 2001 911 Turbo Half Moon Bay
Peter Chin, 2017 718 Boxster S Dublin
John Rogers, 1978 911 SC San Francisco
Michael Nowakowski, 2007 911 Turbo Oak Park
Vince Vigil, 2013 911 Carrera S San Francisco
Stephanie Grethen, 2006 Boxster S Los Altos
Michael Weisgerber, Los Altos
Jill Lassettre, Los Gatos
Chris Lassettre, 1975 911S Targa Los Gatos
10 Years – 2012
Vince Duperron, 2010 Boxster Los Gatos
Marcia Sivek, Saratoga
Louie Vengco, 1964 356 El Dorado Hills
Douglas Bablitc, 1986 911 Carrera Fairfax
Narrisa Lindo, Redwood City
Andrew Hersch, San Francisco
Norman Hersch, 1982 911 SC Oakland
Deborah Yaney, 1998 Boxster Sunnyvale
Richard Skalski, 2012 911 Carrera Redwood City
Henry Lee, 2012 911 Carrera S San Jose
Carl Mendel, 2009 911 Carrera Santa Clara
Brian Mendel, 1973 911E Santa Clara
15 Years – 2007
John Neil, 2007 Cayman S San Mateo
Janis Ahmadjian-Baer, Los Altos
Richard Baer, 2006 Cayman S Los Altos
Gary Grande, 1984 911 Carrera San Francisco
Paula Riley, San Francisco
20 Years – 2002
Peggy Hawkins, 2004 Boxster S Menlo Park
Marc Besman, Seattle
Richard Snyder, 1969 912 Maryville
Patricia Snyder, San Jose
Jody Greenhalgh, Belmont
James McClelland, 2002 911 Carrera Walnut Creek
Alvin Wong, 1996 911 Turbo San Francisco
Susan Nonaka Wong, San Francisco
Joe Greenhalgh, 2015 911 Carrera 4S Half Moon Bay
25 Years – 1997
Jeffrey Heller, 2014 911 Turbo Cabriolet Berkeley
Thomas Gallagher , Berkeley
40 Years – 1982
Rodney Chew, 1972 911E San Leandro
Cynthia Chew, San Leandro
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