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Mark Webber made his Formula One debut in 2002, scoring Minardi’s first points in three years at his and Stoddart’s home race. After his first season Jaguar Racing took him on as lead driver. During two years with the generally uncompetitive team Webber several times qualified on the front two rows of the grid and outperformed his team mates. His first F1 win was with Red Bull Racing in the 2009 German Grand Prix, which followed second places at the 2009 Chinese, Turkish, and British Grands Prix. By the end of 2009, Webber had scored eight podiums, including another victory in Brazil. His eight podiums in 2009 compares to only two podiums in the first seven years of his career.
With a CV like that it is of no surprise that he knows how to drive a car, and he owns a Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
So the Porsche marketing team set to work on publicising the formula 1 drivers purchase, by offering a lucky few to be passengers around silverstone.
Webber describes the 650hp Porsche GT2-RS as a little bit naughty, that to me is like calling Fred West innocent.
Last week we spotted the 2012 Porsche 991/998 Cabriolet, the doors will be replaced with the current cabriolet version and other shared components from the Boxter and Caymen.
This 991/998 Cabriolet sports a new technology on the roof which improves on the previous cabriolet models.
The 998 model will have a longer and wider wheelbase than the current model and the spy shots show its wider stance. Changes are incorporated to meet the latest crash requirements and to improve aerodynamic downforce and driving electronics.
Electronic features include an integrated torque vectoring system on four-wheel-drive models and a faster-acting limited-slip differential on rear-drive 911s. The 911 will get LED front and rear lights as standard fitment.
Regarding the powertrain, Porsche will implement updated versions of the current 911’s 3.6 and 3.8-litre flat sixes. Light-pressure turbocharging is being developed to boost efficiency, but these developments won’t be seen until the 998 receives its facelift in 2015, These spyshots hint at the Turbo with the vents but we can reveal these are camouflage stickers.
Easy noticeable on the spyshots is the disguised active spoiler. It uses the same active technology seen on the Panamera.
It will extend at high speed to boost downforce without shaving the speed off at high speed due to drag improvements.
[kaltura-widget wid=”sjea54h3py” width=”410″ height=”364″ type=”dark” addPermission=”3″ editPermission=”3″ /] Driven by S Reuter, the turbo powered TECHART Cayenne hit a top speed of 200 mph at the Trial of Strength event at the Nardò test track in Italy.
The winning car, refined with the TECHART equipment, is based on a Porsche Cayenne Turbo with Turbo S technology. The installed TA 055/2.2 performance kit takes the engine up to a mighty 680 hp, an increase of 130 hp compared with the standard production model.
The Aerodynamics Kit I, together with the “Sport” air suspension module, additionally delivered the necessary performance on the circuit.