Tag: Porsche

Falken doubles up on Porsches for 2020 Nürburgring Endurance Series, N24

Falken doubles up on Porsches for 2020 Nürburgring Endurance Series, N24

4th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Falken will run a pair of the latest specification GT3 Porsche 911 GT3 R cars in both the Nürburgring Endurance Series (formerly known as the VLN) and the Nürburgring 24h race in 2020. The Falken Motorsports race team, run by Schnabl Engineering for the tenth consecutive year, has ordered a new 991.2 chassis to run alongside its 2019 Porsche. Both cars will be identical in specification.

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Street-legal aftermarket braided carbon fibre rims coming in 2020

Street-legal aftermarket braided carbon fibre rims coming in 2020

13th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Good news for motorists who long for a set of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) rims but whose budgets don’t stretch to a Porsche 911 Turbo S. As of next year, thyssenkrupp Carbon Components will begin offering carbon wheels for aftermarket customers. It previewed the upcoming range at last month’s Essen Motor Show.

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Porsche Cayenne factory-fitted with Hankook tyres

Porsche Cayenne factory-fitted with Hankook tyres

8th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire reports that it has been supplying the Porsche Cayenne ex-works with its flagship UHP tyre, the Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV, since June. The mixed fitment sees the Cayenne wear the Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV in size 285/40 ZR 21 (109Y) XL at the front and 315/35 ZR 21 (111Y) XL at the rear.

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Nexen Tire hires ex-Porsche specialist to head premium OE tyre development

Nexen Tire hires ex-Porsche specialist to head premium OE tyre development

29th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Michael Haupt, formerly a tyre development specialist at Porsche, has been appointed head of the ‘Premium OE’ business sector at the recently-opened Nexen Central Research Institute (Nexen univerCITY). In his new position, Haupt will be responsible for creating premium tyres for OEM customers.

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Gulf and Porsche roll back the clock to win Spa 24 hours

Gulf and Porsche roll back the clock to win Spa 24 hours

5th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Gulf and its Heritage Partner, ROFGO, are celebrating an incredible win at the world’s foremost GT race, the Spa 24 Hours. The Porsche 911 GT3R, run by the GPX race team for ROFGO, was entered for the race relatively late in the day, with support from Porsche itself, who supplied three factory drivers specially for the event.

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Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS homologated for Porsche 911 GT2 RS & GT3 RS

Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS homologated for Porsche 911 GT2 RS & GT3 RS

26th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Porsche has homologated the Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS – the most race-focused member of the new Eagle F1 SuperSport range, for the 911 GT2 RS and Porsche 911 GT3 RS. This approval covers the sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL. The homologated Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS tyres bear the Porsche N0 marking and will be sold through the Porsche dealer network.

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Goodyear launches ‘ultimate all-rounder’ and new super car tyres

Goodyear launches ‘ultimate all-rounder’ and new super car tyres

23rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

At the same time released its Eagle F1 SuperSport range, which is unashamedly pitched at the ultra, ultra-high performance segment (UUHP). The range is comprised of three tyres for the three main sub-sections of the UUHP segment – the Eagle F1 SuperSport, the SuperSport R and the SuperSport RS.

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Falken Motorsports introduces new Porsche 911 for 2019

Falken Motorsports introduces new Porsche 911 for 2019

31st January 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken Motorsports has introduced a new Porsche 911 GT3 R for the start of the 2019 motorsport season. The new Porsche will compete alongside the team’s BMW M6 GT3 at the Nürburgring, continuing the Japanese tyre brand’s 20-year commitment to the legendary Nordschleife with racing cars from two premium car manufacturers.

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Pirelli’s American motorsport commitments ‘never more relevant’

Pirelli’s American motorsport commitments ‘never more relevant’

29th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli is involved in 10 major championships at the forefront of American motorsport. It commits 40 personnel to a variety of races and rallies every weekend, supplying tens of thousands of tyres. The scale of Pirelli’s competition involvement this year in North America shows, the company states, that motorsport on the continent has never been more relevant. This is because motorsport represents a part of the Italian company’s research and development for ultra-high performance tyres – an “open-air testing laboratory,” in its words – pushing the extremes of performance on track to create products for the road.

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Bridgestone achieves ‘best OEM results’ in 2018

Bridgestone achieves ‘best OEM results’ in 2018

7th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone provided more than 120 new original equipment fitments in the EMEA region during 2018, an increase of more than 30 per cent. The fitments are spread across more than 40 different models from 15 different manufacturers. The tyre manufacturer, which is the largest in the world, says the commitment of such brands as Toyota, Mercedes, and Porsche, shows the original equipment manufacturers’ appreciation for its investment in research and development.

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Pirelli, Porsche Club of America renew agreement for 3 more years

Pirelli, Porsche Club of America renew agreement for 3 more years

20th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli will continue and enhance its support of Porsche Club of America over the next three years, having renewed its agreement with the world’s largest organisation for the brand’s enthusiasts. The club, which has more than 130,000 members in 145 North American regions, cited Pirelli’s status as an original equipment supplier to Porsche as a major component of its decision to continue the agreement.

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Pirelli renews Porsche Club GB partnership until 2023

Pirelli renews Porsche Club GB partnership until 2023

27th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has renewed its agreement with Porsche Club GB, Europe’s largest Porsche club. As such, it will continue to give the club – with its more than 22,000 members and 60,000 Porsche cars – technical and other types of support for an additional five years.

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Porsche to stop making diesel cars in favour of electric and hybrid

1st October 2018 | 0 Comments

Porsche is the latest vehicle manufacturer to announce that it is to stop producing diesel cars. It follows a 2015 scandal in which its parent company, Volkswagen, admitted it had cheated emissions tests for diesel engines. The Porsche chief executive said the company was “not demonising diesel”.

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Falken Motorsports tests new Porsche 911 GT3 R Nürburgring test

Falken Motorsports tests new Porsche 911 GT3 R Nürburgring test

26th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Falken Motorsports has become the first team to supply a set of test tyres for the new Porsche 911 GT3 R on the Nürburgring.

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Bridgestone: More than 100 OE tyre fitments in 2018

Bridgestone: More than 100 OE tyre fitments in 2018

24th August 2018 | 0 Comments

According to Bridgestone Corporation, its global investments in research and development are the highest in the industry – it invested more than £710 million in this area last year – and the company says they’ve paid off. As evidence, the tyre maker points to the more than 45 original equipment fitments it has landed on more than 15 vehicle models since the start of 2018. What’s more, over 60 additional fitments are expected to come by the end of this year.

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