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2017 at Porsche

The Porsche Newsroom editorial team is reflecting on an eventful year with many highlights.

Featuring launches, anniversaries and sporting highlights, 2017 was an exciting year for Porsche. The editorial team has selected an article from every month.

January

Dynamic, comfortable and efficient. At the beginning of the year, Porsche expands the 911 product line with the new GTS models.

 

 
February

The next step in the digital campaign: Porsche becomes the latest partner of the “Startup Autobahn” innovation platform in Stuttgart, where newly established companies from around the world are developing ideas for the mobility of the future.

 

 
March

In the 2016 financial year, Porsche achieved record highs in terms of deliveries, revenue and operating result. This is announced by Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board, and Lutz Meschke, Member of the Executive Board for Finance, at the annual press conference in March.

At the annual press conference, Porsche also presents an integrated Annual and Sustainability Report for the first time. The new report format emphasises the interaction of economic, environmental and social factors for sustainable, value-creating growth.

 

 
April

Porsche Leipzig opens its new training centre. Theory and practice are merged under one roof across an area of 2,300 square metres. The Porsche Newsroom provides a tour of the new premises.

 

 
May

It is the archetypal sports car for everyday driving, and a style icon that is unmistakable as both the face and heart of the Porsche brand: the 911. In May, the one-millionth model rolls off the Zuffenhausen production line – a Carrera S in the special colour “Irish Green”, with numerous exclusive features to emulate the first 911 models from 1963.

 

 
June

Porsche celebrates the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017 in the UK by unveiling two exceptional sports cars: the new 911 GT2 RS and the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.

 

 
July

Porsche announces its new motorsport strategy: From 2019, the sports car manufacturer will enter a works team in the Formula E racing series. As a result, the company will be ending its involvement in the LMP1 division of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the end of the 2017 season.

 

 
August

New engines, new chassis, an innovative control concept and more connectivity: Porsche unveils the third generation of the Cayenne with a spectacular presentation in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.

 

 
September

In September, the main Porsche plant in Zuffenhausen transforms into a sports arena for a weekend: On a circular course of 911 metres, more than 3,000 employees run for six hours for charity, raising 185,000 euro in donations.

 

 
October

With the 911 Carrera T, Porsche revives the puristic concept behind the 911 T of 1968: less weight, shorter transmission ratios from the manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive with mechanical rear differential lock for enhanced performance and intense driving pleasure.

 

 
November

The season finale of the WEC has arrived: While the LMP team has already secured the manufacturers’ and drivers’ World Championship titles at the penultimate race in Shanghai, Richard Lietz and Frédéric Makowiecki earn second place in the driver classification of the GTE Pro. This is the last official race for the legendary 919 Hybrid.

 

 
December

The return of the Number 57: After three years of restoration, the Porsche Museum presents one of the newest additions to its collection – and the oldest 911 that it holds – at the special exhibition “911 (901 No. 57) – The legend lives on”. The red coupé was built in October 1964 as one of the first series-production models of the sports car known back then as the 901.

 

Consumption data

911 Carrera S: Fuel consumption combined 8.7 – 7.7 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 199 – 174 g/km

911 Carrera GTS: Fuel consumption combined 9.4 – 8.3 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 212 – 188 g/km

911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet: Fuel consumption combined 9.4 – 8.4 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 214 – 190 g/km

911 Carrera 4 GTS: Fuel consumption combined 9.5 – 8.5 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 216 – 192 g/km

911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet: Fuel consumption combined 9.7 – 8.7 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 220 – 196 g/km

911 Targa 4 GTS: Fuel consumption combined 9.7 – 8.7 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 220 – 196 g/km

911 Carrera S Kit: Fuel consumption combined 9.4−8.3 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 214−188 g/km

911 Carrera T: Fuel consumption combined 9.5 – 8.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 215 – 193 g/km

Cayenne: Fuel consumption combined 9.2–9.0 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 209–205 g/km
 
Cayenne S: Fuel consumption combined 9.4–9.2 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 213–209 g/km

911 GT2 RS: Fuel consumption combined: 11.8 l/100 km; CO2-emissions: 269 g/km

911 Turbo S Exclusive Series: Fuel consumption combined: 9.1 l/100 km; CO2-emissions: 212 g/km

Date Posted: January 15, 2018