Porsche Design Offers Chronograph Exclusively to 911 GT3 Owners

Today, German carmaker Porsche has just unveiled the latest generation of its track-ready sports car, the new 911 GT3 – 992 generation. Once again an extremely capable track-oriented car, it will certainly be pure adrenaline behind the wheel. To coincide with this launch, sister-company Porsche Design has transferred the thrill of high-performance racing into a distinctive chronograph available exclusively to buyers of the new Porsche 992 GT3, and just like the car, it will be fully customisable. Here’s the new Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT3.

Knowing the strong connection between Porsche cars and Porsche Design, the design studio and watch manufacturer are presenting the watch that matches the car, a model available exclusively to buyers of the new 911 GT3 and that will be customisable to the max, so it will look as close as possible to the car it has been modelled after.

The new Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT3 is based on the classic Chronotimer Series 1 architecture, a watch that pays tribute to the earliest models created by the Butzi Porsche in the early 1970s. Measuring 42mm in diameter, this chronograph is only proposed in titanium, a lightweight material that echoes the high-tech materials used in the Porsche 992 GT3 car. The case, which shows a matte, anti-reflective glass bead-blasted finish, is coated in black titanium carbide for a resolutely sporty look. Of course, knowing the vocation of this model, the bezel features an engraved tachymeter scale. Thanks to its screw-down crown, the watch has a 50m WR.

Porsche Design has revealed its new Chronograph 911 GT3, a watch that will only be offered to those taking delivery of the new 2022 Porsche 911 GTR supercar. Owners will be able to customize their watch to match their new supercar.

As standard, the Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT3 is available in two editions: a sporty version with an applied dial ring in eye-catching Shark Blue (the colour used by Porsche for the presentation of the new 992 GT3) and a purist version with a colour ring in black. Both editions share the same dial with a matte black background and highly contrasted hands and markers, in white with Super-LumiNova or in yellow for the chronograph indications – the latter being modelled after the yellow accents found inside the new GT3. The layout is classic for the brand, with counters at 12 and 6 o’clock, and a running seconds at 9 o’clock.

For this new Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT3, the brand once again uses the expertise of its sister-company, and the straps are made from genuine Porsche vehicle leather with “GT3” debossing and stitching in contrasting colours, in Shark Blue or GT Silver, depending on the version. Also, the straps are equipped with the brand’s innovative and practical quick-change system, so the strap can be changed easily and conveniently without the need for additional tools, by just pressing a pusher on the back.

The caseback underscores the strong connections that exist between these two Porsche entities. Under the sapphire caseback is the Porsche Design calibre WERK 01.200, a proprietary movement based on the architecture of the 7750 and highly modified according to PD’s requirements, with specific decoration, chronometer certification and, a typical racing-oriented feature, a flyback function. It beats at 4Hz and boasts 48h of power reserve. The most striking element is the rotor, recreated from the design of the Porsche 992 GT3 wheels, including a miniaturised centre lock featuring a silver GT3 logo. To match the car, the rotor is available in six colours – silver, dark grey, black with red stripe, black with blue stripe, full black or gold.

Finally, there’s more to the Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT3 as it can be fully customised through the Porsche Design Custom Built Timepieces Program (available for German, UK and US markets). Thanks to an online configurator – owners of the 911 GT3 can personalise and adapt additional details on the watch to match their dream sports car. For instance, the case can be ordered in natural or black titanium, multiple bezel configurations are available, and the dial ring can be customised within the GT3 colour spectrum.

Of course, the strap can be ordered with contrasting stitches made from Porsche vehicle thread, and various colours of leather are available. Upon completion of the configuration, the customer receives an individual code that can be used to order the personalised timepiece at his/her local authorised Porsche dealer.

While no price has yet been announced for the car, the Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT3 is available to design and order now. Depending on the chosen configuration, delivery takes eight to twelve weeks, and prices start from USD 8,050. Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Porsche Design.

Black is Beautiful, Ares Stunningly Restores Classic Porsche 911 964 Turbo

Italian coachbuilder Ares is known for two things: turning classic cars into modern drivers, such as the Ferrari 412, the De Tomaso Pantera, and for its roofless S1 Project Spyder. Now, the design company has put its hand to another cult classic: A one-off Porsche 911 Turbo from the 964 generation is the design studio’s new project – and it is absolutely awesome.

2021 kicked off with a cool new V8-Powered Land Rover Defender for Ares and the folks over from Modena have one more January surprise.

When the Porsche 964 Turbo was launched in 1991, it faced an uphill battle to win its fans over: this new generation of the iconic sports car from Stuttgart had been handed the baton from the first 911 to bear the Turbo badge on its rear bonnet – the legendary 930 – a car that changed the sports GTs panorama forever.

The 964 has always been a desirable iteration of the 911 lineage. With its cult status well-cemented in automotive history, it now acts as the base for a new restomod courtesy of Ares, which has overhauled the 911. The luxury coachbuilder has chosen the 911 964 Turbo, interpreting and modifying it, both in the aesthetics and mechanics; ultimately imparting its DNA which imbues every one of its creations.

Said to be a ‘unique creation, born from an enthusiast’s vision who wanted to realize his dream car’ and ‘an object of desire, as exciting to drive as it is to look at’, the Ares model is arguably one of the cleanest restored Porsche’s around

The car features many visual and performance upgrades but manages to retain the original Turbo’s DNA. The most notable appearance modification has to be the added fixed ducktail spoiler mounted on the redesigned hood. It gives the coupe that retro vibe the 911 Carrera 2.7 RS has.

Another touch in the same direction is the set of new wheels. The two-tone silver-black alloys have a design that’s reminiscent of Fuchs rims used in the same Carrera 2.7 RS from the mid-1970s. Other exterior updates include a new set of headlights and the quad pipes at the rear.

Inside the cabin, the Modenese craftsmen have created a new interior upholstery in leather and tartan fabric, decorated with a houndstooth motif, a gentle nod to the German manufacturer’s racing cars from yesteryear and one that Ares had already used on its Porsche 911 Targa GT3. Special attention has also been paid to the interface between car and driver: with new gauges and a PCCM infotainment system, specifically designed for classic Porsches.

Power comes from a base 3.6-liter flat-six engine that’s had its intercooler and turbocharger. But Ares has made tweaks to the car’s engine. More precisely, they’ve added a larger turbo and intercooler, increasing the factory output of 360 horsepower (268 kilowatts) to 425 hp (316 kW).

In terms of performance, although the 964 Turbo never lacked numbers, but unfortunately, the tuners are not providing details about the coupe’s performance capabilities after the performance upgrade. But it will probably be fast, very fast!

No pricing details are available either for the Porsche 911 964 Turbo, but you won’t be able to buy this car – it’s a one-off customer order. Come into the beautiful world of Ares.

TAG HEUER: the Porsche 99X Electric enters its maiden Formula E season

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With the international premiere of the Porsche 99X Electric, Porsche has reached another milestone on the way to the works entry in the 2019/2020 season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The digital community was actively involved in the unveiling of the car as part of the live video game ‘Formula E Unlocked’ on twitch.tv/Porsche.

The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team will race its first season in the 2019/2020 ABB FIA Formula E Championship with a total of 12 partners. TAG Heuer, the Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches, is the Title and Timing Partner of the Porsche Formula E Team, which will compete in Season 6 of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship under the name ‘TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team’.

Come into the beautiful worlds of Porsche and TAG Heuer.

 

 

 

 

Porsche Panamera Vistotal by Castagna Milano rendered with gull-wing doors

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Without a doubt we can say that the most beautiful and special cars are created in Italy. Now many enthusiasts of, for example, English, French or German cars will not agree. But what about the many Thriumphs and MGs? – by Michelotti. Or Aston Martin’s, designed by Bertone, Touring and Zagato. Peugeot’s designed by Pininfarina, Citroën’s designed by Bertone. German car makers also regularly work with the Italians, BMW (ao Bertone, Zagato), Mercedes-Benz (ao Coggiola), Opel (ao Bertone), or Porsche (ao Bertone, Zagato). Not only the large carmakers ask for help in Italy, but also small manufacturers like Artega and Bitter did.

This long history of car design has led to a large number of very unique creations. In addition to the many production cars, there are also very special coachbuild cars and showcars. Known and unknown cars. Unless you’re a Lamborghini aficionado or a total classic car buff, you probably don’t know much about the Lamborghini Bertone Marzal concept, unveiled by Bertone at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show.

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Shortly after its Geneva presentation, the Lamborghini Marzal was driven publicly once, during the Monaco Grand Prix, not as a racer, but as a pace car. Prince Rainier III of Monaco walked the closed-off streets of his capital Monte Carlo. He stopped at the unique Lamborghini Marzal, and chose that as the car he, and his wife Princess Grace, would drive on their lap of honor to open that year’s Monaco Grand Prix.

What made the Marzal concept so unique is the huge glazed gull-wing doors that gave entry to the cabin of the vehicle. This also gave the concept an excellent all-round visibility.

One of the things that made the Marzal so unique was its amply glazed gull-wing doors, which allowed for easy entry into the cabin, as well as excellent all-round visibility. It’s those doors that served as inspiration for this Porsche Panamera Vistotal by Italian coachbuilder Castagna Milano, founded in 1849 by Carlo Castagna, famous for it’s ‘production’ Mini and Fiat creations.

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The famous coachbuilder has just released these teaser images showing how the regular Panamera, as well the Sport Turismo version look like with massive carbon fiber gull-wing doors.

It’s a very distinguished look, that’s for sure. And as far as we can tell, the latch mechanism is positioned somewhere in the middle of the door and flush with the surface, while the handle itself comes out automatically when touched. The Atelier also states that the opening and closing of the door can be done automatically – from up close as well as remotely.

The door also features a two-tone aesthetic that blends in with the air outlet, featuring a special iridescent paint. Dubbed Vistotal, this mod can be applied to both versions of the four-door Porsche, with customers also able to choose bespoke interior designs with special materials and unique finishes.

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In the end, the overall project took two years of planning and few months of work for Castagna Milano to have the car ready which is based on Panamera 4 E-Hybrid model.

More about the Porsche Panamera Castagna Vistotal soon here on Yakymour. Come into the amazing and beautiful world of Carrozzeria Castagna Milano.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Porsche Design 180

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I believe that all of us know how a Porsche car looks like, but still many of us don’t know how does a Porsche perfume smell like. It is always impressive to owe a perfume from your brand’s favorite car. This autumn, Porsche Design 180 perfume shows up as a new luxurious accessory in the hands of manly-men. It is an elegant perfume with fresh hints to make it a worth fragrance for daily use, not just an occasional accessory. 

Porsche Design’s first perfume, The Essence, was introduced in 2008 with a successful feedback and then followed by other praised editions. Since then, the eponymous German design house launched modern, unique, and beautiful fragrances just like the exclusive and luxury cars they sell.

Created by perfumer Nicolas Beaulieu, the new masculine fragrance is a fresh/oriental perfume. Porsche Design 180 is an elegant yet masculine creation around unique and refined ingredients. Invigorating freshness of Lemon oil meets incisive spiciness of Cardamom for an explosive duo. Aromatic and spicy facets of Clary Sage oil and Black Pepper oil reveal a daring masculinity magnified by an energizing Iced Coffee cocktail. A refined and noble woodiness, expressed by a Cedarwood and Vetiver, contrasts with a rich Vanilla Bean scent for a memorable and addictive trail.

 

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With a 180 degree turn, this distinctive bottle can be opened and closed refined. Technical twist, pure elegance and strong masculinity result in Porsche Design 180.

Porsche Design 180 is available as 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette. 

Come into the world of Porsche Design….

 

 

 

 

Porsche Taycan starts the fight

 

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Porsche is gradually getting ready for a new chapter. The Mission E, the pristine white concept car that was presented in Frankfurt in 2015, will be his first electric production car. In his final form he will be called Taycan.

The Porsche Taycan will be the first fully electric car of the iconic German sports car brand. It is expected that this model will be on the market next year, and should become a competitor of the Tesla Model S. The company says the new vehicle will look like a Porsche and drive like a Porsche. Porsche has also confirmed the Taycan will have a wagon-like crossover version available, too.

On paper, the electric four-door coupé is very promising. And also from the first screw to the last bolt, because Porsche pulls out billions to also keep the production process as environmentally friendly and people-friendly as possible. A serious investment that will all have to be recovered. With around 20,000 Taycans on an annual basis, Porsche believes it can be realized. A viable goal, given the volumes that Tesla realizes with his Model S. But then the price must also be perfect.

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In addition to the iconic brand name, with the help of Rimac Automobili, De Taycan has one more important asset: the car can load 100 kilometers of action radius in four minutes. This would be the fastest charging time on the market, according to Porsche.

Porsche bought 10% of the company shares of Rimac Automobili. A smart move by the Zuffenhausers, because with the acquisition of a business interest Porsche gets access to the genius think tank of the just 30-year-old Mate Rimac, and that is now very useful. Rimac doesn’t only impresses with sickly fast, whisper-quiet cars, but also manages to convince other electrification techniques, such as fast-charging systems. Porsche was also interested in this, after ‘perfectionist’ Christian von Koenigsegg already knocked on Rimac with the question whether the Croatians want to supply the electrical systems for the Regera.

The promised loading time of the Taycan is faster than what Tesla promises at the network of Superchargers. Because there are other standards for fast chargers in Europe and the United States, it is sometimes difficult to compare apples with apples.

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The Dutch site EV database gives the following estimate for the charging speed of a Tesla Model S P100D of 150,000 euros: to get from 10 per cent to 80 per cent battery capacity (increase the range from 49 km to 388 km) 40 minutes is required with a fast charger, where a so-called phase 3 connection is required.

For the Porsche Taycan EV Database gives the estimate that boosting from 10 percent to 80 percent (range from 42 km to 332 km) can be done in no less than 15 minutes. This would indeed be considerably faster than the Tesla Model S. The range of the Taycan on one battery will average 415 km.

This loading speed is only available at Porsche’s own charging stations. They come from Porsche dealers around the world, although the exact locations are far from known. Porsche promises that the Taycan has about 600 horsepower and 100 km per hour in 3.5 seconds.

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The maximum range of the Model S is slightly higher than that of the Taycan, but Porsche thinks with the much faster loading time, that this is something that potential buyers attach great value to.

In the interior Porsche will handle the necessary high-tech properties, such as a digital control panel that follows the movements of the driver. Furthermore, the Taycan gets all kinds of gadgets to simplify driving, such as a parking function. The car will probably be able to drive traffic on its own.

The Porsche Taycan is expected to be on the road by the end of next year. So much brainstorming has already been done about its pricing. Porsche ultimately comes to a tariff that probably lies between that of the Cayenne and that of the Panamera.

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So far, Tesla hasn’t had a ton of competition (no offense to Nissan, Chevy and others). But with Porsche entering the mix with a real stud, only one thing’s for certain: This race is about to get exciting.

 

 

 

Mark Webber is new face of Porsche Design Fragrances

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Australian racing driver Mark Webber has signed on as the face of the Porsche Design Fragrances campaign for 2015/16. Webber retired from Formula One racing after 12 years in 2013, but has rejoined Porsche in the LMP1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2014, which he took part in on 13 June. The former Formula One driver will this weekend contest the 24-Hour race of Le Mans along with fellow drivers Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley in a Porsche 919 hybrid.

The Porsche Design Fragrances scents are elegant and have a strong character, They emphasise my personal style and are a perfect match — both on and off the track.

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Specifically, Webber will feature in the campaign for Porsche Design Titan. If you’re curious as to what the scent, Titan, smells like, it is described as fresh and masculine with notes of grapefruit and cedar wood. And in keeping with the functional elements of the brand, the purist high-tech flaçon is strong and sleek, much like the racer himself.

The luxury brand Porsche Design was founded in 1972. Products are sold in the brand’s own boutiques, on their website, high-end department stores and selected specialist retailers.

Come into the beautiful world of Porsche Design.

 

 

 

Porsche Design Palladium

 

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Porsche Design has launched Palladium, a new fragrance for men, to join their perfume collection. The new fragrance is based on the precious material, palladium, after which it was named.

This modern sports fragrance opens with refreshing mandarin, aromatic cardamom along with non-synthetic aldehyde called polygonum, which provides a hint of floral shades. The energizing heart beats in rhythm of lavender, geranium and ozone. The composition closes with a base constructed around cedar, patchouli and extreme notes of amber.

 

Top notes: mandarin, cardamom, polygonum
Heart: lavender, geranium, ozone
Base: cedar, patchouli, amber

The flacon of Palladium is unique for its top-notch design, which shows functionality of form and modern lifestyle. It is innovative in use and embodies sports elegance. Its silver-grey color reflects the metal it was based on and matte surface protects the fragrance from light.

 

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Cover face of the advertising campaign is Australian race-car driver Mark Webber. He currently works as company driver for Porsche and is the perfect choice for advertising the new perfume considering he embodies the sports spirit and masculinity.

Porsche Design Palladium available as: 100 ml Eau de Toilette, 50 ml Eau de Toilette, 30 ml Eau de Toilette, 200 ml Shower Gel, and 75 ml alcohol-free Deodorant Stick.

Come into the beautiful world of Porsche Design.

 

 

 

 

 

Porsche Design Sport L’Eau

 

 

 

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Luxurious Porsche label releases a new fragrance for men, Sport L’Eau. Porsche Design Sport L’Eau is a fresh fragrance yet not too easy and too modern to be worn by boys. It is a fragrance that needs no words to be described, cause men wearing this perfume will look seductive, sexy and mysterious. Porsche Design Sport L’Eau is a fragrance to please delicate men with good tastes.

A sensuous interpretation of Porsche Design Sport. Sport L’Eau is created by perfumer Michel Almairac with an inspiring freshness and a sensual trail that opens with invigorating notes of neroli, bergamot, green notes, mandarin, sandalwood, moss and vanilla notes.

Design Sport L’Eau by Porsche comes in a simple, strict yet attractive design with a chrome stopper inspiring diplomacy and discretion. This time the bottle of the perfume is not created by Porsche Design but by Australian design studio Zell am See – a graphic bottle design symbolizing modern luxury.

Porsche Design Sport L’Eau will be available in 120ml Eau de Toilette.

Come into the beautiful world of Porsche Design.

 

 

 

 

 

Summer ready: Wittera Spyder

Wittera Cars are bespoke automobiles for discerning people. Each car is made with passionate attention to details and meet highest German standards. Because the are hand-build at their manufacture nearby Berlin, a model can even be offered in several width and lenghth. Thus absolute uniqueness is guarenteed

With the RetroMade Spyder model, which is inspired by the legendary Porsche 550, Wittera are bringing back yesterday’s functionality and aesthetics. Created by Frank Witte, the kit car body is available in two sizes. One features a historically correct wheels base. It can be either mounted to a space frame or a shortened undercarriage of a Volkswagen Beetle. The S version, on the other hand, is longer and fits a Beetle’s standard chassis. Having wider fenders, it’s also possible to use broader rims and tyres here.

Furthermore the engine is positioned between the seats and the rear axle in this case. Meaning, the S model got a middle engine layout. This configuration improves driving manners, first. But second engines other than that of the VW Beetle can be installed. However, because the car body of the RetroMade Spyder is very flat, the range is limited to boxer-type aggregates.

One could be taken from the Alfa Romeo 33, for example. Thanks to a capacity of 1.7 Litres and 16V technology it delivers 132 HP. Since the Spyder is a puristic and lightweight sports car, acceleration is more than enjoyable with this motor. But there can be even more power. To achieve this the Germans have developed a trick to transplant a turbo charged Subaru motor into the Spyder.

Instead of the original gear box, they found that one from Audi can be used. Thanks to that the drive train fits in the engine compartment. Then up to 254 ponies will be at command. This is over 100 HP more than even the fastest cars of the RetroMade Spyder’s stylistic archetype ever had, and they were racing cars!

The Wittera Spyder is available in two width. Besides the standard body a wider one can be ordered. This S model provides more space for wider rims. Maximum tire width at the front axle is 185, while the rear wheel houses cover up to 205 mm wide rubbers.

This might not appear very impressive at first sight. However, on a small sports car like our Spyder, it appears strikingly athletic. In addition to that, grip and handling are enhanced. So this option is especially recommendable when more powerful engines are chosen.

Classic and contemporary wheels are available too – some even in the maximum width of seven Inch. Leather seats, a wooden steering wheel and mirror options round off the possibilities.

For a more intense driving experience Wittera offer a Speedster layout. Having no canopy top and a shorter windscreen, the Spyder is lighter and wind forces more noticeable to the driver. No matter what characteristic is desired: An eye-catching cruiser for the city’s boulevards or an all-out mid engine driving machine for the autobahn, the RetroMade Spyder can be all that.

The Wittera RetroMade Spyder is available as a kit car. Very ambitious projects can also be supported and/or directly realised by the experts of Wittera – capacity utilisation permitting.

And, last but not least, you can, of course, get your RetroMade Spyder in any colour desired, both in and outside. For more information come into the beautiful world of Wittera