ON THE ROAD 

Episode 8
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Episode 8 – ON THE ROAD

Over Alpine passes, the Porsche on-road circuit in Leipzig, atop Pikes Peak, on land and on water: 9:11 Magazine is on the road. Also along for the ride: rare Porsche models, a Panamera Sport Turismo, eight Cayman GT4 Clubsport and the Type 597 Jagdwagen.

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The Curve Man

Spectacularly photographed curves are Stefan Bogner’s passion. His second love is sports cars. At Austria’s highest mountain, he has brought the two together in an unforgettable selection of exceptional Porsche models.

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Eleventh Heaven

Accelerate your adrenaline on eleven world-famous corners: The Porsche on-road circuit in Leipzig is as unique as it is compelling! Designed by civil engineer Hermann Tilke. A tour with the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo.

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Summiteers

In 2018, for the first time ever, Porsche enters the field at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with a class of its own: Drivers embrace the challenge in eight Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsports. A hill climb in the Rocky Mountains with an exhilarating history.

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All-terrain talent

A Porsche that can float? Porsche launched the Type 597 Jagdwagen in 1955. It was a perfect all-terrain vehicle: With engageable all-wheel drive it conquers every type of land – and with its tub-like body, water too.

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The Curve Man: Photographer Stefan Bogner

Stefan Bogner on the perfect photo

Weather, light, the right perspective and authentic processing – Stefan Bogner’s car photographs have an unmistakable style. In this video, he explains what makes the perfect vehicle photograph.

“It just doesn’t get any better than that”

A remarkable selection of Porsche vehicles was assembled for Stefan Bogner’s photo series on the Grossglockner: From the “Berlin-Rome car” and the 718 RSK to the 911 2.5 ST and the Mission E concept car. Impressions from the famed Alpine road on which Porsches have been tested since the days of Ferdinand Porsche.

In pursuit of curves: Author, graphic artist and photographer Stefan Bogner regularly shoots extraordinary roads and mountains passes – for his magazine Curves and many different pictorials. “I love mountains and I love sports cars,” says Stefan Bogner. For his new book, he brought the two together to create a spectacular selection of ... ... 17 Porsche models on the Grossglockner. Here’s a 356 Speedster Hardtop against the mountain backdrop. Bogner brought together the entire history of Porsche on Austria’s highest mountain: From the Porsche Type 64 designed by Ferdinand Porsche in 1939 (often referred to as the “Berlin-Rome car”) to the Mission E concept car. Other illustrious models on the High Alpine Road: The red Porsche 911 Carrera T in its Rallye Monte Carlo finery from 2018 is a priceless one-off. It is followed by two Porsche 911 ST. The Porsche 911 2.5 ST (right), GT class winner at Le Mans in 1972, later went into private ownership – and essentially disappeared. In 2013 it was rediscovered by a collector in the US and painstakingly restored at Porsche Classic. Impressive trio: A 718 RSK in front, backed by a 904 and a 906. Bogner knows exactly how he wants the photo to look before he shoots it. He goes the extra mile to get the shot – be it on the ground ... ... or in the air. Bogner often shoots his photographs from a helicopter: “I just need the kick nowadays,” he says. In Stefan Bogner’s photographs, it’s not about speed. With his curve pictures, he aims to convey the sensation of “soulful driving” – the feeling of being on a road-trip with friends. Ideally in an extraordinary sports car ... ... The following models, among others, were on hand on the Grossglockner: The 356 A Speedster with Hardtop Porsche 550 Spyder Porsche 904 Porsche 906 Porsche 918 Spyder Porsche 962 Porsche 911 (991) Carrera, police car Porsche 911 R Porsche 718 RSK Porsche 911 2.5 ST Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 4x4 Dakar

Eleven corners from around the world: The Porsche on-road circuit in Leipzig

Eleven times around the bend

The Porsche on-road circuit in Leipzig ties together eleven sections of circuit from around the world. Each of the corners presents special challenges. The most exciting passages can be viewed in the gallery:

Overview of the on-road circuit at Porsche Leipzig. The FIA-certified circuit brings together eleven sections from world-famous tracks in seven countries: from Germany and Italy to Monaco, Japan and Brazil. Hermann Tilke at the highest point of the Corkscrew, a demanding corner formation taken from the Laguna Seca Raceway in California. It lies invisible behind the crest of a 12% incline. Tilke and his design office created the track in Leipzig. In the interview, he takes us through the individual sections. During filming at the Porsche Leipzig grounds, temperatures were well in excess of 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). Few know the Leipzig on-road circuit as well as Hermann Tilke and Gunther Ofenmacher, Director of Instructors and Driving Programs at Porsche. Another thing they have in common: they were both race car drivers. Protagonist: The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo takes to the circuit for 9:11 Magazin. The following images provide more impressions: Mobil 1 S | Nürburgring, Germany | Type: right-left chicane Curve di Lesmo | Monza, Italy | Type: right corner (oval) Attacking the track with adrenaline and dynamism: the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. Bus Stop | Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium | Type: left-right-left chicane Suntory Corner | Shizuoka, Japan | Type: right-left combination Parabolica | Monza, Italy | Type: right corner Corkscrew | Laguna Seca, USA | Type: right-left-right combination The powerful Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo gets the most out of all eleven corners: adrenaline-powered driving! Sunset Bend | Sebring, USA | Type: high-speed right corner with high g-forces Karussell | Nürburgring, Germany | Type: banked hairpin corner (180 degrees) Driving into the Karussell, the driver of the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo finds the perfect entry point of the turn. Skid pad | This training track for handling unstable driving conditions can also be flooded. Loews | Monte Carlo,Monaco | Type: right corner with slight gradient Victoria Turn | Rio de Janeiro,Brazil | Left corner with scarcely perceptible slope Suzuka S | Suzuka,Japan | left-right combination

Porsche at the 96th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb: A class of its own

Porsche scales the summit

156 stomach-churning corners on a roughly 20-kilometer ascent. At the second-oldest hill climb in the USA at Pikes Peak, the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Pikes Peak Hill Climb Trophy by Yokohama was awarded for the first time in 2018. Eight drivers were invited by Porsche to contest the event – in sun, rain, hail and snow. Jeff Zwart, the legendary 8-time winner of the “Race to the Clouds,” as the event is also known, coached the drivers and gave valuable tips about the course.

Pikes Peak legend Jeff Zwart: The director, advertising film-maker and race car driver scored his eight wins in variants of the Porsche 911. It was, admittedly, not easy to leave the racing to others ... ... and support the drivers contesting the race in eight Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsports. A premiere: For the first time in the history of the second-oldest motor race in the USA, a works team had its own class. Eight proven race car drivers tested their skills in 2018. Only two of the drivers had previously driven the course. Challenge for human and machine: over 1,400 meters of altitude lie between the start and finish. In the ever-thinner air, engines lose roughly one-third of their power. Travis Pastrana, motocross champion, X-Game winner and stunt performer benefited from his experience from two previous Pikes Peak International Hill Climbs ... ... and crossed the finish line at 4,302 meters in 10 minutes and 34 seconds. Class victory! Seen here: his Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport.

Current models in this episode

Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo

Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo

Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Mission E Cross Turismo

Mission E Cross Turismo

Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo: Fuel consumption combined 3 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 69 g/km, Electricity consumption (combined) 17,6 kWh/100 km