In the 4th Dimension by bnmbgtrtr52


									The Official Magazine of Porsche Centre Melbourne                  Spring 09

                                                    In the 4th Dimension
Editor’s Letter

Back to the future

                  In our Spring edition we bring you exciting news about the Australian
                  launch of the eagerly anticipated Porsche Panamera. The arrival of
                  the new Panamera is celebrated by an epic 17,000 kilometre journey
                  around Australia, retracing some of the route taken by the very first
                  Porsche imported into Australia, a 356 Coupe, in the 1953 Redex Trial.
                  The new Porsche GT3 is introduced.           Again, I’d like to thank our loyal
                  And with it a host of technological          customers for the very positive feedback
                  and styling innovations and advances         about Torque and would like to inform
                  to whet the appetite of the most             those business owners amongst you
                  discerning Porsche performance               who might like to advertise that there
                  enthusiasts. We have some great              are some (strictly) limited advertising
                  feature articles including one on the        opportunities available to you in
                  picturesque Montalto Winery in our           upcoming editions of Torque.
                  beautiful Mornington Peninsula region
                                                               Please contact Phoebe on 9473 0962
                  and a fascinating tour of Burgundy
                                                               for further details.
                  courtesy of the winners of a recent
                  PCM Competition.
                  Austin King, a PCM veteran of 30 years
                  is our staff profile for this issue, while
                  Steve Pizzati of Australia’s Top Gear
                  fame chats to us about the benefits of
                  Advanced Driver Training. All this and
                  many other special features and unique       Thomas Heberling
                  offers, showing that Torque is going
                  from strength to strength.

                                                                                                          Women’s Store: Sofitel Hotel entrance, Shop 19 Collins Place, 45 Collins Street, Melbourne Australia +613 9654 8106
Charlie Battisti &Co                                           What’s inside
Factory approved Porsche repairer                                     Cover story
                                                                12 Driving the 4th dimension
                                                                   Austin King recounts his experience at the
                                                                   Panamera launch.

                                                                 6 The power and the glory
                                                                   The new Porsche 997 series 911 GT3.
                                                                 8 The Porsche of the Mornington Peninsula
                                                                   A day trip to Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove.
                                                                14 Panamera around Australia
                                                                   The ultimate grand tour for the Gran Turismo.
                                                                15 Porsche, passion and people
                                                                   Austin King celebrates 30 years with PCM.
                                                                16 Tour of Burgundy
                                                                   Phil and Sarah experience Burgundy in style.
                                                                17 Pole position for Porsche people
                                                                   Porsche return to the Australian Grand Prix in 2010.

                                                                                                                                             20 8
                                                                18 Driver training with Steve Pizzati
                                                                20 The Panamera chronographs
                                                                   Capturing the spirit of the Porsche Panamera.
                                                                21 Spring service special
                                                                                                                                                “Montalto’s many
Melbourne’s finest smash repair facility
                                                                 2 Editor’s Letter
                                                                19 Porsche Rear Vision: 1993 Porsche 968 Turbo RS
                                                                                                                                             12 different epicurean
                                                                                                                                                 offerings ensure
Charlie Battisti & Co 2-4 Moncrief Road, Nunawading 3131
Telephone 03 9894 4622 / 03 9894 4980 Facsimile 03 9894 4706
                                                                22 Calendar of events                                                              each visit is a new
After hours 0418 372 079 / 0400 448 268 / 0409 884 469         Design by Struck & Spink                                  experience.”
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                            The power and the glory                                                                                                                                                                 Porsche
                                                                                                                         Main and inset:
                                                                                                                         Porsche 997 series
                                                                                                                         911 GT3.

                                                              The second generation of the 997 series 911 GT3 will be
                                                              more powerful, faster and even more refined when it goes
                                                                                                                         Right: Porsche 997
                                                                                                                         series 911 GT3 RS.
                                                              on sale in Australia later this year.                                                                                                                 And ‘when too much power is barely
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    enough’ we welcome the arrival of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    new Porsche 911 GT3 RS – the most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    sporting road-going 911 of them all.
                                                                                                                         Improved driving dynamics is the             to the engine compartment. A practical
                                                                                                                         other notable feature of the new GT3,        improvement for everyday GT3 use is           Increased engine power, reduced weight, slicker
                                                                                                                         where a particularly sporting variant        the optional lift system which, when          gearbox ratios and upgraded body and suspension
                                                                                                                         of Porsche Stability Management              activated raises ground clearance by          changes are the highlights of the GT3 RS. Look for
                                                                                                                         (PSM) is employed for the first time         320mm for easier entry into driveways         an Australian release in the second quarter of 2010
                                                                                                                         with the GT3, offering the option of         and the like.                                 and look for an increase of power over the standard
                                                                                                                         deactivating both Stability Control (SC)                                                   GT3 (up from 320 kW to 331 kW) and a specific
                                                                                                                                                                      Rounding off the external visual
                                                                                                                         and Traction Control (TC) in separate                                                      output of 87 kW per litre (118 hp) from the new,
                                                                                                                                                                      enhancements are racing designed
                                                                                                                         steps. Only at the touch of a button                                                       naturally-aspirated 3.8 litre engine.
                                                                                                                                                                      lighter wheels with pronounced spoke
                                                                                                                         are these functions reactivated.
                                                                                                                                                                      contour and titanium paint finish,            The new 911 GT3 RS comes exclusively with a short-
                                                                                                                         Remarkably the new GT3 not only offers       featuring a new one-piece centre lock         shifting, six-speed manual gearbox with even shorter
                                                                                                                         better grip and stability at high speed      and ultra hi-performance tyres. Look          ratios than the regular GT3 for even more rapid
                                                                                                                         but its aerodynamic enhancements now         closely though and you will see subtle        acceleration. Nine-inch wide front wheels ride on
                                                                                                                         increase down forces front and rear to       changes to both front and back ends           245/35 ZR 19 sports tyres, whilst the rear features
                                                                                                                         such an extent that the pressure pushing     including the striking cooling intakes        twelve-inch wheels incorporating 325/30 ZR 19
                                                                                                                         down the car is more than twice that         and revised sports exhaust system.            sports tyres.
                                                                                                                         of the previous GT3.
                                                                                                                                                                      Internally the new model features a new
                    In developing the most sporting and       capacity (up from 3.6l to 3.8l) and                        Visual changes are many and subtle.          3-spoke GT3 steering wheel, extension
                    dynamic road-going 911 with a normally-   from an improved gas cycle the extra                       They include new bi-xenon headlights,        of the optional leather interior with
                    aspirated engine, Porsche has applied a   power is also supported by exhaust                         LED rear lights and modified air intakes     additional items in Alcantara (steering
                    wide range of motorsport know-how to      camshaft adjustments by VarioCam.                          and outlets. Redesigned double arm           wheel rim, shift and handbrake lever grip
                    make the new GT3 impressive on the                                                                   exterior mirrors now increase the field      plus seat inserts). An optional ClubSport
                                                              Together with the power upgrade,
                    road and the race track.                                                                             of vision. The distinctive fixed rear wing   package is also available at no extra
                                                              torque is increased at medium speeds.
                    The new 911 GT3 stands out in two         The improved performance results in                        has a new contour resulting in a more        cost. It contains a bolted-on roll cage,
                    key areas: performance and driving        the new GT3 accelerating from standstill                   pronounced motor-sports oriented             red 6-point belt on the driver’s side, fire
                    dynamics. The proven six-cylinder         to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds (previously                     design with greater efficiency to further    extinguisher with holder and preparation
                    normally-aspirated engine lifts its       4.3 seconds) as it reaches 160 km/h                        increase down force on the rear axle.        for battery main switch. For the first
                    maximum power to 320 kW – up              in 8.2 seconds (up from 8.7 seconds).                      Additional design features can be found      time an optional red 6-point belt is also
                    15 kW over its predecessor. Primarily     Top speed is marginally improved to                        on the rear lid of the new 911 GT3.          offered on the passenger’s side (also at
                    achieved through increased engine         312 km/h (previously 310 km/h).                            There are two additional ram air boxes       no additional cost). The new 911 GT3
                                                                                                                         that improve the supply of cooling air       will be released in January 2010.

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                             The Porsche of
                                              Main: Montalto
                                              Right: John

                            the Mornington
                                              Mitchell outside
                                              Below: One

                                              of Montalto’s
                                              picnic areas.

                                              Sports cars, fine wine and      Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove          Enjoying the 50 acre property is no
                                              fantastic food, there’s not     is located in Red Hill, a little over an   chore, the rose garden can be found
                                              much more you need to           hour south of Melbourne – far enough       through the nature board walk running
                                              pack into a day to make it a    to shake the congestion of the city        between the wet lands which are
                                                                              and fully enjoy the Porsche driving        fed by natural springs. There is an
                                              success. A ride to Montalto
                                                                              experience. Cruising down along            orchard with apples, pears and figs
                                              Vineyard and Olive Grove in a                                              which along with the quinces, berries
                                                                              the coastal road through Mt Eliza,
                                              Porsche Carrera on a perfect    Mornington and Mt Martha, there are        and other fruits are enjoyed in the
                                              cool spring day fulfills and    so many fine spots to stop and take in     restaurant or turned into relish, chutney
                                              exceeds those needs.            the views or stroll beach side that it     and jam. Rows of Olive trees surround
                                                                              may take a little longer than expected,    the grape vines and the manicured
                                                                              especially if the sun is cooperating.      vegetable garden in front of the piazza
                                                                              Whether you reach Red Hill via the         hosts an abundance of edible delights
                                                                              summit at Arthur’s Seat, or head           which supply the restaurant with it’s
                                                                              further south and cut back up through      seasonal needs. 20 sculpture pieces
                                                                              Flinders, the tree lined roads and         are scattered across the grounds of the
                                                                              vistas of green open space are sure to     property creating an outdoor art gallery
                                                                              delight. Passing through the charming      experience, all of which add to the
                                                                              town of Red Hill with vineyard signage     charm and overall experience.
                                                                              in every direction, Montalto is the
                                                                                                                         Montalto’s many different epicurean
                                                                              chosen destination for its culture,
                                                                                                                         offerings ensure each visit is a new
                                                                              gardens, olive oil, fine dining and
                                                                                                                         experience from the last. A sparkling
                                                                              beautiful wines.
                                                                                                                         sky may entice the garden setting for

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                                           Left: Cured        The menu at Montalto changes every           Starting with a 2006 Montalto Sparkling
                                           marinated          day and is influenced by the produce         and olive bread, once the olive oil is all
                                           Atlantic Salmon.
                                                              grown in their own chemical free             soaked up we’re treated to the cured
                                           Below: Porsche
                                                              vegetable gardens.                           marinated Atlantic Salmon entree which
                                           911 Carrera.
                                                                                                           is accompanied by 2007 Montalto
                                                              Festive events are held annually at
                                                                                                           Chardonnay. The Confit duck leg and
                                                              Montalto including the Sculpture Prize
                                                                                                           roasted breast main is devoured with
                                                              exhibition and the Abundance Festival
                                                                                                           the flagship 2008 Montalto Pinot Noir
                                                              which is a celebration of the year’s olive
                                                                                                           providing the perfect red to finish.
                                                              harvest. The energy of the festivities,
                                                              the beauty of the property and the focus     Whilst leaving Montalto is a difficult
                                                              on wine and gastronomic delights all         task, the drive home in the Carrera is
                                                              make the Montalto experience feel very       very pleasant and with the roof down
                                                              European, a result perhaps of owner          and the sun setting, you couldn’t have
                                                              John Mitchell and his family’s holiday       asked for a more perfect end to the
                                                              experiences in the south of France           day. If you’ve been clever you will have
                                                              where the vineyards leading down to          left the driving to your responsible
a meal in the piazza or if you book                           the Mediterranean provided inspiration.      companion, allowing you to lay back,
ahead you can treat yourselves to a                                                                        look up at the sky and try to think
private, full service picnic in one of                        The staff at Montalto are warm, friendly
                                                                                                           very little about the real world.
the secluded picnic areas. Complete                           and informed, offering a top class dining
with white linen, quality crockery and                        experience. John, a recently welcomed         Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove
freshly prepared food by the Montalto                         member of the Porsche family, greets          is located at 33 Shoreham Road,
kitchen, the picnic is delivered by                           each guest on a personal level where          Red Hill South, Victoria 3937.
staff in a very cute Morris Minor. It’s                       possible and takes great pride in his         The Cellar Door is open everyday from
romantic and charming and the proof                           skilled staff, quietly mentioning that        11 – 5pm, the restaurant is open
is the 16 known marriage proposals                            our waitress Alice won the national           for lunch everyday and for dinner on
over the past five years.                                     Young Waiter of the Year competition.         Friday and Saturday, and Piazza is
                                                              Positioned by the windows with the            open every weekend. Picnics must be
More casual dining is on offer in the                         suns rays gently blessing us, we sit          booked in advance and are available
piazza where a daily menu should                              down for a long lunch with a variety          between November and April.
fulfill any cravings, and then there                          of wines to accompany each dish.
is the restaurant offering fine dining
plus shelter for those more cosy days.
Positioned at the top of the property
with extensive wooden decking and
floor to ceiling windows, the restaurant
is the perfect place for viewing the
property. With a chefs hat awarded
in the 2009 and 2010 Age Good Food
Guide you’re sure to find something
to smile about.
                                                                                                                                                        Men’s Store: Sofitel Hotel entrance, Shop 9 Collins Place, 45 Collins Street, Melbourne Australia +613 9650 2156

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Driving the 4th Dimension
                                                                                    You were fortunate enough to go to
                                                                                    the Panamera launch Driving the
                                                                                    4th Dimension, where did it take you?
                                                                                    We started in Barcelona where the
Austin King recounts his experience at the Panamera launch.                         launch was held. Then we boarded
                                                                                    a six star cruise ship called the
                                                                                    Crystal Serenity and went to Marseille.
                                                                                    From Marseille we drove to St Tropez
                                                              Austin King           then the next day we drove to Monaco.
                                                                                    From Monaco we got back on the
                                                                                    ship and cruised back to Barcelona.
                                                                                    So we had two drive days.
                                                                                    What did you like best about
                                                                                    the launch?
                                                              Main: Porsche
                                                                                    I won a competition allowing me              the Panamera, seating myself behind         It’s got a hatchback so you can
                                                              Panamera S.                                                        the wheel, putting the key in and           fold the seats down. In one of the
                                                                                    to go to the launch so just having
                                                              Top: Launch of the                                                 driving it. My centre of attention was      demonstrations at the launch they
                                                              Panamera on the       the opportunity to go was amazing.
                                                                                                                                 the car itself. The 4th Dimension.          put a double bass in the back of the
                                                              deck of the Crystal
                                                                                    A launch of the Panamera was carried                                                     car. So it is aimed at people who like
                                                              Serenity.                                                          What are your thoughts on
                                                                                    out late evening on the first night on the                                               to have a luxurious car that’s going to
                                                              Bottom left:                                                       the Panamera?
                                                              Driving through       boat when they lifted a container from                                                   be spacious and practical.
                                                              St Tropez.            a dock to the top deck. This was done        Described in just one word –
                                                                                    with lots of effects. A real spectacle.      Spectacular. The dimensions and             What memory of the launch will you
                                                              Bottom right: The
                                                              Monaco harbour.       What I really liked was walking up to        the shape of the car come together          take back with you?
                                                                                                                                 when you can see it, touch it and           The memories of driving into Provence
                                                                                                                                 feel it. There is plenty of room in the     from Marseilles, St Tropez and finishing
                                                                                                                                 back seat, it is stylish, spacious and      in Monaco were all overshadowed
                                                                                                                                 beautifully finished.                       by driving the car in such beautiful
                                                                                                                                                                             locations. A fantastic memory.
                                                                                                                                 How did the cars feel on the road?
                                                                                                                                 It’s responsive, reactive, it feels tight
                                                                                                                                 and it has just got a mechanical feel
                                                                                                                                 about it. Porsches are cars that are
                                                                                                                                 very reactive to things that you do so
                                                                                                                                 it’s not soft, not insulated. It follows
                                                                                                                                 your commands like it’s on rails.
                                                                                                                                 How does the Panamera compare
                                                                                                                                 to other Porsche models?
                                                                                                                                 It is different. A lot of people will
                                                                                                                                 consider it an alternative to a sedan
                                                                                                                                 or another form of grand tourer.

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                                                                                  Main: Porsche
                                                                                  Panamera 4S
                                                                                  Below: Panamera
                                                                                  Right Round Down
                                                                                  Under route.

                                                                                  will appeal to both new and existing
                                                                                  Porsche customers: new customers
                                                                                  that have always wanted a Porsche
                                                                                  performance car but also the comfort
                                                                                  and practicality of a luxury sedan,
                                                                                  and those who already own a Porsche
                                                                                  but need a larger car for family and
                                                                                  business use.
                                                                                  Porsche expects the V8-powered
                                                                                  Panameras to deliver low fuel
                                                                                  consumption throughout the journey
                                                                                                                          Porsche, passion and people                                                                              took 18 years before he bought a car,’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Austin says with a smile.

Panamera around Australia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The pleasure of selling cars to
                                                                                  – confident of achieving an average
                                                                                  well below 10 litre/100 kms.            This issue we meet Austin King, another Porsche Centre                                                   celebrities has been a part of Austin’s
                                                                                                                          Melbourne staff member who has been with the company                                                     job but he doesn’t value those sales
                                                                                  Those of you interested in following                                                                                                             any more than another.
Porsche is undertaking the ultimate grand tour for its                                                                    for an astonishing 30 years.
                                                                                  this epic adventure are able to do so
ultimate gran turismo to celebrate the Australian launch of                       via a unique micro-site with regular
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ‘The celebrity is each individual
                                                                                                                          Austin’s first meeting with the             ‘I love being involved with people       Main: Austin King   customer in their own right. I think
the much-anticipated new Panamera model.                                          diary and photo updates.                                                                                                     at Porsche Centre
                                                                                                                          Hamiltons was in the 1960s when             who are buying things for their heart.                       I get more of a kick out of seeing
                                                                                                                                 It’s emotional because nobody needs
                                                                                                                          while working at Lanes Motors in                                                                         people actually drive away in their car
                                                                                                                          Melbourne’s CBD he sold an Austin           one of these cars, there is something                        after they’ve dreamt about it for ages.’
Porsche’s first four-door luxury        in the 1953 Redex Trial. The journey
                                                                                                                          1800 to Mrs Hamilton. Then in the 70s       that drives them to buy one,’
performance car was revealed to the     which began in Melbourne is heading                                                                                                                                                        Austin’s dedication and loyalty over
                                                                                                                          he sold a BMW to Alan Hamilton and          Austin explains.
Australian public on September 1st,     in a clockwise direction (apart from                                                                                                                                                       the past three decades stems from
                                        diverting to Alice Springs from Darwin)                                           it wasn’t much later that Hamiltons,
2009 by beginning a 17,000 km full                                                                                                                                    Austin’s approach is personal and                            a passion for the cars, Porsche’s
                                        before arriving back in Melbourne                                                 which would later become Porsche
lap of mainland Australia. The epic                                                                                                                                   thorough and he tries to talk to past                        innovative approach and their
                                        33 days later.                                                                    Centre Melbourne, invited Austin to
journey is scheduled to be completed                                                                                                                                  and present customers at least twice                         determination to remain at the
                                                                                       AuSTRALIA                          join their successful sales team.
on October 3rd to coincide with the                                                                                                                                   a year, just to follow up or send them                       forefront of car manufacturing.
                                        ‘Just as the 356 showcased Porsche
Panamera’s official on sale date.                                                                                         Austin has now sold around 2500             something they might be interested
                                        to the Australian public, the new                                                                                                                                                          ‘There is something special about this
                                                                                                                          Porsches, all recorded neatly in the        in. Renowned for being tenacious
Along the way the Panamera will         Panamera showcases the very latest                                                                                                                                                         company and it has a lot to do with
                                                                                                                          notebooks he’s kept over the years.         yet patient, one sale took nearly two
retrace some of the route taken by      in Porsche design, performance                                                                                                                                                             the product. ‘No car is more reliable,
                                                                                                                          But it isn’t the sales numbers that drive   decades to complete.
the very first Porsche imported into    and technology,’ says Porsche Cars                                                                                                                                                         our cars always come out on top of
                                        Australia Managing Director, Michael                                              him – it is the people he’s met and the
Australia – a 356 Coupe – when it was                                                                                                                                 ‘I sold one guy a car in 1997 and I’d                        the comparative tests and they have
                                        Winkler. Winkler says the Panamera                                                passions behind their purchases.
showcased to the Australian Public                                                                                                                                    started talking to him in 1979, so it                        retained that classic line’.

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Tour of
When Porsche Centre                                                                                       “The Carrera 4 keeps its cool almost
Melbourne organised a                                                                                     independent of what you do at the
competition in conjunction                                                                                wheel.” And that was before he had
with Porsche Travel Club and                                                                              even engaged sports mode, whereupon
First Duty Free for a tour of                                                                             the experience was, “Wow… I haven’t
Burgundy and Alsace, the                                                                                  driven anything like this is my life, more
lucky winners were Phil and                                                                               power on tap whenever you need it

                                                                                                                                                       Pole position for
Sarah Farrelly.                                                                                           and the brakes simply bring you to an
                                                                                                          immediate stop from any speed.”

                                                                                                                                                       Porsche people
                                                                                                          But don’t think this trip is all just
                                                                                                          about the driving. The lush countryside
                                                                                                          provided a stark contrast to the drought
                                                                                                          stricken landscapes experienced in
                                                                                                          Australia, and the character of each         Great news for Porsche and Grand Prix enthusiasts with the
                                                                                                          new city or village could be enjoyed         announcement of a return for the Australian Grand Prix in 2010.
                                                                                                          every day. Enjoyably long 3 course
                                                                                                          lunches were followed at the end of the
The tour prize was a chance to drive         and the enjoyable company of fellow        Main: Abbaye      day by sumptuous 5 course dinners in         In securing the prime position on         draw for an opportunity to win a 42”      Main: View           Pamela Ward on (03) 9473 0924, or
a Porsche Carrera 4 and experience           Porsche Travel Club travellers.            De La Bussiere.   the regions’ finest restaurants. All the     the track Porsche is able to offer        Plasma television, or four tickets to     from the 2010        email:
                                                                                        Inset: Phil and                                                                                                                                    Porsche Grand Prix
the many pleasures of five star dining                                                                    while Phil, Sarah and fellow Porsche         the best viewing opportunities in a       the glamorous Australian Grand Prix       Hospitality Suite,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to secure the ‘best seat in the house’
                                             With an experienced tour guide providing   Sarah Farrelly.
and accommodation in a picturesque                                                                        Travel Club guests were treated as VIPs      customised Hospitality Suite in the       Ball. So please put this one in your      Chicane Skybox.      at this highly sought after corporate
                                             all the right information about roads to
part of Europe.                                                                                           wherever they went, making this a truly      Chicane Skybox at next year’s eagerly     2010 social calendar and get to the                            entertaining and sporting event.
                                             use, scenery to see and places to visit,
                                                                                                          memorable tour. The tour was, as Phil        anticipated event. Located to take full   starting grid for what promises to be a
Our lucky couple relished the                Phil and Sarah quickly settled into to a
                                                                                                          succinctly remarked, “the trip of            advantage of the exhilarating action      marvellous event enjoyed with typical
opportunity to travel some of Europe’s       tour replete with luxury, great weather,
                                                                                                          a lifetime, we enjoyed every minute.”        around Turn 1 on the Albert Park          Porsche flair and style.
finest roads behind the wheel of one of      finest meals and accommodation
                                                                                                                                                       circuit, the 2010 Porsche Grand Prix
the world’s finest driving machines. With    plus an itinerary full of interest. With                     And don’t forget that the Porsche Travel                                               There are some great corporate and
                                                                                                                                                       location is second to none.
every aspect of the tour taken care of by    around 300 kilometres of driving each                        Club Adventure Tours offer a great range                                               individual packages available over the
Porsche Travel Club, Phil and Sarah only     day it was a great chance for them                           of fabulous travel opportunities, so, if     There are ideal opportunities for both    three day event, and a limited number
had to concentrate on the exhilarating       to familiarise themselves with their                         you are interested in your own ‘trip of a    corporate and individual gifts, and all   of tickets available for the 2010
driving experience interspersed with         Porsche and, naturally to fall in love                       lifetime’ please visit:     (early) ticket purchasers go into the     Hospitality Suite, so please contact
exquisite local dining, fascinating places   with the experience. As Phil remarked,                       australia/motorsportandevents/travelclub/

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                                                                                                                                                    Porsche Rear Vision
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        At a glance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Years:             1992 – 1995
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Model:             968, 968 CS, 968 RS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Engine Power:      2990cm³, 176 kW at 240 hp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Acceleration:      0-100: 6.5 secs (7.9 Tip)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Worldwide Production: Circa 12,800
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Australian Import: 81 (29 Club Sports)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Price (Original): $120,000 – $130,000

Driver training with                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Price (2009):      $60,000 – $80,000

Steve Pizzati                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Product highlights – 968 coupe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and cabriolet:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        928 Style Rear, Cut Design Wheels, 6 speed manual,
Coming up in October are our Phillip Island Advanced Driver Training                                                                                                                                                                    4 speed tip, Vario Cam Engine, Dual Mass Fly Wheel,
Courses and our Open Track Days. Run by race driver and Top Gear                                                                                    1993 Porsche 968 Turbo RS                                                           Roof antenna.
Australia presenter Steve Pizzati, the courses are designed to teach
customers how to drive their Porsche to full potential.                                                                                             Craig Rayner has owned a few 968s. He especially loves
                                                                                                                                                    the Clubsport version. But a few years ago he had the                               Product Highlights – Club Sport:
                                                                                                                                                    opportunity to take a drive in a 968 which had been                                 50kg lighter weight, no rear seats, 17” wheels coloured
Steve says that as well as being           ‘You can appreciate your Porsche so       Main: Steve Pizzati   All the instructors are excellent        modified to ‘RS’ specs.                                                             to car exterior colour, cross drill discs, 20mm lower, thick
incredibly good fun, the days are about    much more when you understand             briefing Porsche      communicators and have very solid                                                                                            steering wheel, racing bucket seats in exterior colour.
                                                                                     Participants.                                                  The 968 RS is the rarest 968 with       The production 968s came in three
teaching people to make the most of        what it’s capable of and why things                             backgrounds in Porsche motorsport.
                                                                                                                                                    only a few built and sold exclusively   versions; 968 Coupe, 968 Cabriolet
their investment.                          were designed the way they were.’
                                                                                                           A word of warning from Steve – the       in Europe, The car was then pain-       and the 968 CS. All are highly desirable
‘Most customers acknowledge that the       If the thrill of the open track is what                         courses are incredibly fun and highly    stakingly restored to its original      collector cars today. The 968 CS are
car has much more ability than their       you’re craving, the Open Track Day is                           addictive so once you’ve done one,       purpose – winning racing. And race it   renowned for their excellent handling
experience,’ says Steve. ‘Our job is to    available to those who have completed                           you’ll be ‘bitten by the bug’ and will   did; Bathurst, Porsche Cup, Adelaide    and bullet proof performance both on
teach them to drive the cars properly      level 1 and 2 Porsche Advanced Driver                           want to do more.                         Grand Prix, Melbourne, Dutton Rallies   and off the track. Craig likes to collect
and feel more comfortable with them.’      Training Courses.                                                                                        and Targa Tasmania. It has 350 bhp,     them all.
                                                                                                           There are still places available in
                                                                                                                                                    530 Nm at 3500 rpm.
The Advanced Driver Training day is for    ‘This teaches more experienced                                  the October courses. To secure you
everyone and the skills learnt will help   customers how to go around the race                             place or for more information, contact   Main: 1993 Porsche 968 Turbo RS.
with everyday road driving in any car.     track fast,’ explains Steve.                                    Phoebe Murray on (03) 9473 0904 or       Right: Craig Rayner.

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                                                                                                                      $799 Porsche service*.
                                                                                                                      While you wait
                                                                                                                      The best choice for your Porsche. And your wallet.
                                                                                                                      At Porsche Centre Melbourne our technicians are constantly
                                                                                                                      upgraded with the latest skills and techniques. Indeed some
                                                                        3                                             have notched up more than 20 years of training, which makes
                                                                                                                      them the kind of brain surgeons of servicing. Of course we only
                                                                                                              4       use genuine Porsche parts and factory approved Mobil 1 oil.
                                                                                                                      While we service your Porsche with streamlined efficiency
                                                                                                                      you can relax in our lounge with Wi-Fi and exemplary coffee,
                                                                                                                      or we’ll give you a cab voucher.Either way, when you leave
                               1                                                    1. Panamera
                                                                                    Chronograph Watch                 with one year Porsche Roadside Assistance you’ll have done
                                                                                    $1,165                            the best by your Porsche and your peace of mind.
                                                                                    2. Panamera Chronograph           To make a booking contact our Service Department on 03 9473 0971.

     The Panamera
                                                                    2               Watch Limited Edition
                                                                                    $1,235                            *$799 minor service applies for all Porsche models 2000 plus.

                                                                                    3. Panamera Turbo
                                                                                    Chronograph Watch

                                                                                                                                                                                          X-Series 2:
                                                                            6       $1,165

                             The new chronographs are
                             true to the spirit of the Porsche
                                                                                                4. Panamera Turbo
                                                                                                Chronograph Limited
                                                                                                Edition Watch
                                                                                                                                                                                          Island Set BBQ
                             Panamera in colour and form.                                       $1,235
                                                                                                5. Women’s Panamera                                                                       You saw the Porsche X-Series BBQ in our last
                             This is achieved through the selected                              Chronograph Watch                                                                         issue and now available from the Porsche Design
                             colour schemes of black, blue and brown                            Limited Edition
                                                                                                                                                                                          Barbecue Range is the X-Series 2 for $8,900.
                             shades in various combinations.
                                                                                7               6. Panamera                                                                               Four years in the making, the functionality and cooking innovation
                             The square casing draws inspiration from                           Jewelled Watch with
                                                                                                                                                                                          of the X-Series BBQs are second to none. Featuring four porcelain
                             the seating arrangement in the vehicle,                            Swarovski Crystals
                                                                                                $675                                                                                      coated cast-iron cooking grids, the BBQ has a rotisserie kit and
                             giving the chronographs an imposing
                                                                                                                                                                                          integrated rotisserie motor plus an LCD display. All electrics run on
                             presence. They sum up the precision                                7. Women’s Panamera
                                                                                                Chronograph Watch                                                                         rechargeable battery power. The BBQ runs on natural gas and can
                             of Porsche in a succinct design.
                                                                                                $1,165                                                                                    be built into your outdoor entertaining area.
                      5      The full range is available for purchase
                                                                                                                                                                                          More information can be found at:
                             at Porsche Centre Melbourne or online:
                             or call our parts departments today                                                                                                                          Order forms are available from Porsche Centre Melbourne.
                             on 03 9473 0998.

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Calendar of Events
 Sept 1-Oct 3                                                                  Arrival of
                                                                               Cayenne GTS
                                                                               ‘Porsche Design
 ‘Right Round                                                                  Edition 3’
 Down Under’

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                                       Porsche Club         Level 1           Level 2            Level 3
 Arrival of the                        of Victoria Annual   Advanced Driver   Advanced Driver    Open Track Day
 new Panamera                          General Meeting      Training          Training           Phillip Island
                                       and Fashion Show     Phillip Island    Phillip Island

November                                                                      January
15                     27-29                                                   Arrival of new
Porsche Club           Australian GT
of Victoria            Championship
The Last Run           & Porsche GT3
                       Cup Challenge
                       Sandown, VIC

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                                                             622–624 South Road
                                                           Moorabbin Victoria 3189
Official Porsche Factory Approved Body Repair Centre             T 03 9555 4540
                                                                 F 03 9555 3251
Used and recommended by Porsche Centre Melbourne       E

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