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    Porsche buys Kyalami at auction

    $19.5m and saves it from destruction. Perfect off season testing spot and hopefully LeMans series races to come!


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    Re: Porsche buys Kyalami at auction

    They Should of bought the Nurburgring


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    That track will be good for testing during our winter month ......  and give Mike a nice playground indecision


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    Re: Porsche buys Kyalami at auction

    Porsche might be thinking of producing in South Africa

    Already, VW and Mercedes produce some models there for subsequent export to Europe. The low cost more than offsets the need to pay import duties in the EU and the additional logistics. I had a C-class and currently a VW Polo made in SA. They are as good as anything from the original factories Germany.


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    Re: Porsche buys Kyalami at auction

    BMW has (or used to) produce there as well.

    Frankly for this price on the edge of Jo'burg it's a good deal on land price alone. They will probably put some money in it and have a great winter test track and try to get it back on the LeMans series. It wasn't that long ago it was an F1 track... 


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    Re: Porsche buys Kyalami at auction

    Very good deal. Quite technical track, great addition to nardo in terms of characterictics and climate.


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    Re: Porsche buys Kyalami at auction

    Bloomberg says that the track was purchased by "Porsche South Africa is an independent importer and isn’t part of Volkswagen AG". Thus this does not appear to be a factory purchase.


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    Re: Porsche buys Kyalami at auction

    Yes, that's what I've now heard as well. The CEO of Porsche Cars S.A. bought it on his cell phone while attending the Macan launch. 


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    Re: Porsche buys Kyalami at auction

    The track was bought by Toby Venter the CEO of Porsche SA 

    He's a great racing driver and couldn't see it go 

    I'm sure Porsche will use the track for testing ,South Africa is used extensively for testing ,also Kyalami is  close to 6000ft above sea level

    if I'm not mistaken one of the or if not the highest track in the world

     


     
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