Porsche is giving a taste of its motorsport heritage by releasing a series of five Macans, specially rendered in its iconic motorsport livery designs to add further colour and flair to the vibrant streets of Singapore. Designed to pay tribute to Porsche’s proud motorsport heritage, these colourful Macans aim to bring its success on the racetrack to the roads of Singapore.
Five iconic locations in Singapore were chosen to showcase the special Macans. These locations represent an integral part of Singapore’s history, and spotlight the country’s diverse culture and heritage. Similarly, the Porsche Macan is an amalgamation of the brand’s proud racing ethos which is reflected in the livery designs across Porsche motorsports. Porsche’s distinctive and provocative livery, when paired with Singapore’s urban and stylish backdrop, combine to produce the perfect tag team.
Mr. Francis Lee, Managing Director of Porsche Centre Singapore, said, “Porsche is deeply rooted in motorsports and over the years, we have worked tirelessly to further build our motorsports reputation through consistent successes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, chalking up victories and championships in international races. With performance as an integral part of our DNA, we continue to embed the technologies that have brought us success on the track, into our cars for the road. This campaign pays tribute to our rich motorsport history and our achievements which continue to lay the foundation for the Porsche technology in the future.”
917 KH (Nr. 22)
One of the world’s most timeless and iconic motorsport liveries, the Martini Racing embodies passion for motorsport and innovation in design. It’s legendary blue stripes is a familiar logo that has remained popular with motorsports fans. The historic combination of blue, red and silver began in 1970 on the Hockenheim circuit in Germany, with the livery donned on the Porsche 917. It is inextricably linked with the successes of the Porsche teams in rallying, touring car racing and, above all, in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. After the sponsorship from the Italian beverage company Martini & Rossi began in 1968, Porsche enjoyed a series of victories. The atmosphere of this era is reflected in the livery. The Martini Racing livery is undoubtedly Porsche’s most celebrated sporting achievement in their motorsport history.
Debuted at the 1982 Le Mans, the Porsche 956 is a new type of winner. The Porsche 956s left a strong impression because it marked the start of a new era. Not only because there was a triple victory where the cars finished neatly in their number order: one, two and three during the 1982 Le Mans, but also because it flew past the finish line in a record breaking time of 6:11.13 minutes at Nuerburgring, setting a record for drivers in their future machines. The 956 was unstoppable as it went on to dominate the 1984 and 1985 races, setting a new brand record.
The “Pink Pig” with the power of a horse is deeply etched in Porsche’s racing history. At Le Mans 1971, the Porsche 917/20, a one-off experimental car, was sent into the race. Not only was it the fastest car during the pre-race qualification session, but it also managed to steal the show even from its own winning car. This car was a combination of the short and long tail versions of the 917. With an extremely wide body and exceptionally rounded wheel cutouts, its wheels were hidden deeply in the wheel housings, with its nose equally low and flat like that of the new long-tail coupé, but shorter. As a one-off version, Porsche style decided in favour of the pink body colour and labelled each of the body parts according to butcher-style cuts. It was the most frequently photographed race car of the year, and is still very popular amoung the Porsche Museum visitors in Stuttgart, Germany.
917 KH (Nr. 23)
Motorsports has been central to the growth of Porsche and its ground-breaking technologies. Red symbolises the colour of the Porsche 917 KH, the first Porsche to secure the first of 19 impressive Le Mans victories. The iconic red Porsche first made its debut 45 years ago on June 14, 1970 where Hans Hermann and Richard Attwood secured Porsche’s first victory at Le Mans.
917 KH Coupé (Nr. 21)
Another Porsche classic is the charismatic light blue colour, made famous on tracks all around the world thanks to John Wyer, who successfully convinced Gulf Oil to sponsor his new car, the Mirage M1, before he came to represent Porsche. At that time, Gulf Oil had just purchased a smaller firm that featured a blue and orange colour scheme and they picked the colours for the cars that Wyer raced. During the 1970 and 1971 Le Mans, Wyer led the Porsche team to the world championships and with that, he sealed blue and orange into the minds of the racing world forever. Not to mention, this blue and orange Porsche 917 also became the star car in Steve McQueen’s legendary racing movie, Le Mans, in 1971.
Stuttgart Auto Pte Ltd
Stuttgart Auto has been the sole dealer for the Porsche brand in Singapore since 1985. With more than 30 years of market representation, Stuttgart Auto is a well-established motoring entity, having grown over the years from a niche sports car distributor to a full-fledged sports and luxury automobile dealership.
Stuttgart Auto was founded by respected entrepreneur Mr Karsono Kwee, who is the Executive Chairman of the company. He is driven by a genuine passion for motorcars and has turned the company into a well-diversified and leading customer-oriented dealer of premium automobile brands in the region.
Eurokars Group is synonymous with premium and luxury automotive brands in Singapore and Indonesia. As the largest privately-held car dealership in Singapore, the Group has enjoyed significant growth, with every brand under its care boasting an unblemished track record, each with its own unique branding and positioning.
Porsche Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Porsche Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, commenced operations on 1 October 2001 and currently oversees 13 countries from its headquarters in Singapore. Offering support to its importers and dealers in After Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Public Relations and Sales, Porsche Asia Pacific manages the following countries in the region: Brunei, Cambodia, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Caledonia, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. On February 2017, it was announced that Porsche AG will form a new subsidiary in Taiwan, Porsche Taiwan Ltd, by forming a joint-venture with its long-time business partner, Universal Motor Traders (UMT). Porsche Taiwan Ltd is expected to be inaugurated in 2018. In 2016, the Porsche Asia Pacific region delivered 5,589 vehicles of its 911, Cayenne, Macan, Panamera, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman to its customers, setting another record year.