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Porsche Highlights in 2019: from the Taycan to a Fantasy Starship

Porsche dedicated the year of 2019 to electric mobility having introduced its first all-electric Taycan. There were other bright debuts too. Let’s look back.

January

Porsche unveiled a new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. For the first time, the mid-engine racer came in two versions: “Trackday” for amateurs and “Competition” for professional motor racing.

February

The Porsche 917 celebrated its 50th anniversary. A restored version of the original 917-001 car was unveiled at the Porsche Museum.

March

Porsche launched three new sports models at the 89th Geneva Motor Show: a new 911 Cabriolet, a mid-engine 718 T in Boxster and Cayman forms, and the Macan S.

April

Petra Kvitova won the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix and earned a Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet as the main prize.

May

An open-top two seater 911 Speedster was put into production.

June

The Porsche works drivers Michael Christensen and Kévin Estre won the drivers’ world crown in the FIA World Endurance Championship at the season finale at Le Mans. The Project 1 customer squad won the GTE-Am class and claimed the drivers’ and team championship titles in the FIA WEC.

July

The Porsche Taycan debuted at Goodwood as part of the Porsche Triple Demo Run, in which the car made 3 appearances on 3 continents in 3 weeks.

August

The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, a plug-in hybrid range-topping version, arrived as the new flagship.

September

The Porsche Taycan’s world premiere took place simultaneously in North America, China and Europe. The automaker opened a new modern factory for the Taycan.

October

The company presented the third version of the sports sedan – the Taycan 4S.

November

Porsche took the 2nd place in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2019/2020 season and debuted in the second Diriyah E-Prix race with its fully-electric race series.

December

Designers from Porsche AG and Lucasfilm Ltd. developed a fantasy starship Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter, which was presented as a detailed model measuring 1.5 m (5 ft) in length at the premiere of the film “The Rise of Skywalker” in Los Angeles.

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