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    Porsche is investing around 150 million euros in its Weissach development centre

    Stuttgart. With extensive construction projects, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is now implementing a long-term strategic site plan for its research and development centre in Weissach (Baden-Württemberg). The sports car manufacturer is investing around 150 million euros in a high-tech wind tunnel, a state-of-the-art design centre and an innovative electronics integration centre, etc.

    The technology implemented in the new wind tunnel will also meet future require-ments on vehicle development, which is increasingly focussing on energy efficiency. "The new system will help us to maintain Porsche's top position in the fields of aerodynamics and design and to further extend our lead. Outstanding design with optimal aerodynamic efficiency have always been classic Porsche strongholds", says Wolfgang Dürheimer, Porsche AG Board of Management Member for Research and Development. As the system will not only be used for Porsche's internal developments, but will also be extensively available for Porsche customer development, it offers direct access from the adjacent design studio, and separate entrances for the discrete completion of customer development projects.

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    Above all, a new studio will offer more space for the Porsche designers, who are involved from the very earliest concept phase of each vehicle development process. Due to extended tasks, increased capacities are urgently required in the Weissach centre of competence for sports car construction.

    Sub-areas which were previously scattered throughout several buildings at Porsche's Weissach site can be bundled in the future electronics integration centre. Dürheimer: "This spatial proximity is a major advantage. The close interaction of our suppliers' various electrical system/electronics experts and colleagues from related specialist fields during development will contribute significantly to the success of our work, particularly in the case of electronics, which now play a role in virtually every vehicle component." Besides investing in systems and buildings, Porsche is also increasing its staffing levels. Around 100 engineers are to be recruited in the first stage alone.


    Re: Porsche is investing around 150 million euros in its Weissach development centre

    good news


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    Great


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    Re: Porsche is investing around 150 million euros in its Weissach development centre

    This is also linked  - and clearly shows just in which direction Porsche is heading:

    Porsche recruiting 100 engineers straightaway

    Stuttgart. As part of an extensive personnel recruitment campaign, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is increasing the capacities of its development centre in Weissach (Baden-Württemberg). The company’s first step will be to appoint around 100 additional engineers for the areas of research and development in the next few weeks. The company is looking for experts in the fields of electromobility, lightweight construction, energy management as well as engine and chassis design. These experts will be deployed, for example, in the further development and optimisation of alternative drive concepts or will cooperate in new vehicle projects such as the 918 Spyder super sports car.

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    With this increase in staffing levels, Porsche is emphasising the leading role of the Weissach site (3,000 employees) as a competence centre for sports cars. “Weissach is synonymous with top engineering made in Germany. Additional highly talented experts will help us to further increase our position as the innovation leader in car construction”, said Thomas Edig, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management and Director of Human Resources and Social Affairs. Research and development are traditionally some of the core competencies of Porsche. The know-how from Weissach not only sets standards in the international sports car and premium segment, but is also often used by other companies which receive advice and active support from Porsche engineers regarding their own projects. - Porsche PR


    Re: Porsche is investing around 150 million euros in its Weissach development centre

    New additional models require new/more people...  


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    Re: Porsche is investing around 150 million euros in its Weissach development centre

    I respectfully disagree....Smiley...they just need the additional manpower to figure out how they get all the 911 variants built we had this thread about some weeks ago...like the 911 GT2 RS AWD light-weight convertible with adjustable RHD / LHD... now, that's the challenge...Smiley...I guess, I need a coffee...


    Re: Porsche is investing around 150 million euros in its Weissach development centre

    RC:

    New additional models require new/more people...  

    It's better news than if we had read that VW's R&D facility was expanding to cope with additional work involved in developing future Porsche models. SmileySmiley


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