“Two Worlds” is the theme of Episode 4 of 9:11 Magazine. The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo glides in perfect hybrid calm through the rough landscape of Iceland. Technology lends wings to human existence. Fascinating footage that partakes of reality and illusion.
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The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo tours the natural landscape of Iceland.
Pétur Lentz knows the most beautiful places to drive in Iceland. We present images of a trip through fabulous and imposing natural scenery.
Road trip through a land of extremes
They start with a hot cup of coffee and then hit the road. Members of Porsche Club Iceland have been gathering at regular intervals for adventurous tours through the diverse terrain of their homeland since 2006. Their many different day trips on the most beautiful paved and unpaved roads take them to glaciers, geysers, wild rivers, and moss-covered landscapes, as well as “beyond where tourists tread,” says Sigfús B. Sverrisson with a smile. He is the vice president of this community of around 80 members, and a true friend of historical Porsche models. We present the horsepowered passion of Europe’s northernmost Porsche Club—including the only Porsche Carrera 4S on the island right below the Arctic Circle.
Porsche Club Iceland
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A very high-tech hand
When technology merges with the body: Bertolt Meyer’s left forearm is a bionic prosthesis. Find out more about its functionality here.
Driving a car, typing a text, tying a shoe — thanks to his bionic prosthetic hand, Bertolt Meyer rarely encounters any limitations in his everyday life. It was brought onto the market by the Scotland-based Touch Bionics company in 2015. It is the first prosthesis worldwide that can be controlled by a mobile app.
Meyer, an organizational and economic psychologist from Leipzig, spent three months learning how to use his “i-limb quantum” robotic hand that costs around 50,000 euros. The prosthesis comes in different sizes. It can carry loads of up to ninety kilos and thanks to an anatomically detailed covering the artificial hand seems almost real.
Normally Meyer simply tenses his arm muscles, which generates electric impulses. Electrodes on his arm then put the prosthesis into motion. Turning, grasping, pressing—nearly every natural movement can be done with precision. The app allows him to access up to 36 individually programmable grips for a wide range of tasks.
It’s even possible to ride a bicycle, thanks to Bluetooth-enabled “grip chips” fastened to the handlebars, which activate the matching grip modes in his prosthesis. Thanks to multi-jointed motorized fingers and precision-controlled grips it’s even possible to drive a car.
The technological advances in Meyer’s own body boost his self-confidence, he says. They have prompted him to do research himself in this field, at a time when developments like driverless cars and other interfaces between humans and technology are on the rise. “Research always has a little to do with ‛mesearch,’” he says with reference to his hand, and adds, “Good technology is ultimately technology that we maintain control over.”
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How the Lego GT3 RS became a film star
Porsche 9:11 Magazine spent two days tinkering on this fun project—and their efforts were rewarded with a successful Lego version of the GT3 RS. The Lava Orange super sports car then traveled to Porsche Leipzig for its modeling session—and a side-by-side comparison with its big hero. On the set, the video experts carefully examined every detail of the original and the model. The result: a visual treat for every true-blue tech fan, lavishly edited from over 50 settings using a direct micro-macro comparison.
Making of: LEGO GT3 RS
Bonus: classic and modern
Classic and modern: a meeting of two 911s
How could one forget this classic car? With its removable folding top, sophisticated cockpit design, and 180 horsepower, the iconic Porsche 911 S 2.2 Targa has fascinated sports-car drivers around the world to this day. Without many frills. That’s precisely why the most powerful 911 of its time has a set place in Zuffenhausen’s collection of cars. A close look reveals that the design lines of the Targa and the current Porsche 911 Carrera S are quite similar. But the ultramodern interpretation of the 911 with all manner of high technology under its hood has taken a giant step into the future. Now the two stand side by side.
Classic and modern side by side
Current models in this episode
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo: Fuel consumption combined 3 l/100 km (94.2 mpg); CO2 emissions 69 g/km; Electricity consumption (combined) 17.6 kWh/100 km
911 Carrera S: Fuel consumption combined 8.7 – 7.7 l/100 km (32.5 – 36.7 mpg); CO2 emissions 174 – 199 g/km