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Michelin: Nordschleife record a technological challenge for its tyres

Michelin: Nordschleife record a technological challenge for its tyres

3rd July 2018 | 0 Comments

On 28 May 1983, the late Stefan Bellof set a new outright lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife when he propelled his Porsche 956 around its entire 20.832 kilometres in 6 minutes 11.13 seconds. This record stood until 29 June 2018 when another Porsche – the spectacular 919 Evo – was brought into play during the 919 Tribute Tour. With Timo Bernhard behind the wheel, the Porsche hybrid sped around the Nordschleife in just 5 minutes 19.55 seconds.

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Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 approved by Porsche for new 911 GT3 RS

Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 approved by Porsche for new 911 GT3 RS

13th April 2018 | 0 Comments

The new Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 has been approved by Porsche as original equipment for the new 911 GT3 RS. The tyre brand will supply sizes 265/35ZR20 (99Y) XL and 325/30ZR21 (108Y) XL to Porsche, both tyres carrying the N1 marking to indicate Porsche homologation.

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Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 OE on Porsche 911 GT2 RS

12th December 2017 | 0 Comments

A second Porsche OE homologation has been announced for the Sport Maxx Race 2: The Dunlop tyre has gained approval by Porsche as original equipment for on road use on the new 911 GT2 RS in the sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL. Porsche gave the Dunlop tyre its blessing after intensive testing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany and on Porsche’s proving ground in Nardò in Italy. The Sport Maxx Race 2 is already approved for the Porsche 911 GT3.

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Porsche approves Nexen N’Fera RU1 tyres for Macan

4th December 2017 | 0 Comments

A second Porsche original equipment deal for Nexen Tire: Following last year’s approval of the Nexen N’Fera RU1 for factory fitment on the Cayenne, the tyre has now been given the green light for Porsche’s compact luxury SUV, the Macan. The N’Fera RU1 will be supplied for the Macan in sizes 235/55R19 101Y and 255/50R19 103Y.

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Porsche approves Bridgestone tyres for Cayenne

17th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has been selected by Porsche to be a tyre supplier for the third generation Porsche Cayenne. The Dueler H/P Sport which is being fitted to the Cayenne in the 19-inch front 255/55 ZR19 and rear 275/50 ZR19 sizes and the 20-inch front 275/45 ZR20 and rear 305/40 ZR20 sizes, was fully developed at the Bridgestone European Technical Centre in Rome. The tyres will be produced at the Bridgestone plant in Poznan, Poland and will bear the marking ‘N0’ on the sidewall to denote their original equipment status.

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World première: Braided carbon wheels

World première: Braided carbon wheels

22nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

Porsche has become the world’s first vehicle manufacturer to produce lightweight wheels with braided carbon fibre. They will be available as an option for the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.

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Pirelli renews Le Mans Village On The Curves sponsorship

Pirelli renews Le Mans Village On The Curves sponsorship

9th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has renewed its sponsorship of the Village on the Curves at Le Mans for 2017, as part of the Italian tyre company’s relationship with Porsche Club GB. The Village on the Curve is a camping village located on the Porsche Curves at the French circuit. Porsche owners flock to the village to enjoy the views of the track and community atmosphere.

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Dunlop WEC teams conduct pre-season tests at Monza

Dunlop WEC teams conduct pre-season tests at Monza

3rd April 2017 | 0 Comments

The Italian Autodromo Nazionale Monza hosted the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) pre-season test, the first opportunity for fans to see all the 2017 competitors and for teams to gather data before the season begins in two weeks’ time. In around 14 hours of track time, teams worked on set-ups to optimise their new tyre and car combinations; the 14 cars covered 2268 laps – a total of 13138 km. Wet weather on Saturday evening and a damp track on Sunday gave teams opportunities to work with the intermediate and full-wet tyre options.

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2 Porsche WEC teams switch to Dunlop tyres

2 Porsche WEC teams switch to Dunlop tyres

30th March 2017 | 0 Comments

FIA World Endurance Championship Porsche teams Dempsey-Proton and Gulf Racing will run on Dunlop tyres in their global campaigns following comparative testing. Both teams have experience of working with Dunlop in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS), where the brand is the sole tyre supplier to the LMGTE class. Both teams will race in the LMGTE AM class of WEC, including the Le Mans 24 hour race.

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New Porsche 911 GT3 launched with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres

New Porsche 911 GT3 launched with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres

8th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Four in every five new Porsche 911 GT3s will be fitted with specially-developed Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 N1 ultra-high-performance tyres, in 245/35 ZR20 front and 305/30 ZR20 rear sizes. The road-legal track tyre is a specially modified version developed as part of the ongoing technical partnership of the German car maker and Michelin – designated by the N1 marking. Compared to its N0 marked predecessor, Michelin says the Pilot Sport Cup 2 N1 offers improved lap times and stability, as well as more sporty handling. The new 911 GT3 was launched by Porsche at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Classic hit: Yokohama brings back the A008P

Classic hit: Yokohama brings back the A008P

8th March 2017 | 0 Comments

The Yokohama A008P was the first Yokohama Rubber tyre to gain OEM approval from Porsche. Shortly after its launch in 1989, the A008P was selected as an original equipment fitment on the Porsche 911 type 964. This initial Porsche homologation was a significant moment for Yokohama Rubber, and the Japanese manufacturer thus considers the A008P the product that “paved the way for Porsche’s steady use of Yokohama brand tyres." Now it’s back – Yokohama Rubber announced the return of the Yokohama A008P at a press conference during this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

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Falken Motorsport adds BMW to Porsche at Nürburgring 24H

Falken Motorsport adds BMW to Porsche at Nürburgring 24H

7th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Falken will line up on the Nürburgring Nordschliefe grid with two premium German racing cars for the first time, adding a BMW M6 GT3 to the Porsche 911 GT3 R (Type 991), which debuted at the 2016 event. Falken’s Porsche was the fastest in the 24 hour race, finishing in ninth place overall. Falken will enter both cars in various VLN endurance races as well as the Green Hell event; the team says competing with two different but current GT3 vehicle marques is unusual, but confirms the depth of experience of Falken’s tyre engineers and the wide-ranging performance of the tyres. Falken’s long-term partner, Schnabl Engineering, will supervise and support the two vehicles throughout the season.

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Porsche homologates Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 for Panamera

Porsche homologates Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 for Panamera

9th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Goodyear reports that its Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 has been approved as an original equipment fitment for the Porsche Panamera. The accreditation covers a size 265/45ZR19 (105Y) XL front axle tyre and a 295/40ZR19 (108Y) XL fitment on the rear. The tyres will carry the ‘N0’ designation on the sidewall to denote their approval by Porsche as original equipment tyres.

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Milltek Sport releases cat-back exhaust system for Porsche 911 991 GT3

Milltek Sport releases cat-back exhaust system for Porsche 911 991 GT3

10th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Milltek Sport has announced a brand new cat-back exhaust system for the Porsche 911 991 GT3. The system can be specified in a number of different configurations, with the option to re-use the OE Porsche trims or replace them with Cerakote black GT-100 trims, Polished GT-100 trims, or Titanium GT-100 trims. As a performance exhaust manufacturer, Milltek Sport says the 991 GT3 fitment is highly significant, as it might well be one of the final naturally aspirated Porsches.

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From Ferrari to Land Rover: Pirelli highlights new OE at Paris Motor Show

From Ferrari to Land Rover: Pirelli highlights new OE at Paris Motor Show

6th October 2016 | 0 Comments

A number of the most eagerly-awaited cars debuting at the Paris Motor Show this month wear Pirelli rubber as original equipment, the Italian manufacturer reports. Pirelli tyres can be seen on two new Ferrari models and on the latest Audi Q5, Porsche Panamera and Land Rover Discovery. The latter three benefit from the Pirelli Noise Cancelling System, a sound-soaking sponge within the tyre that reduces tyre noise by two to three decibels – an amount equivalent to around half of all cabin noise.

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