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Jun 13, 2018

Porsche celebrates its 70th birthday in Sri Lanka (Pics)

Porsche Centre Sri Lanka celebrated Porsche’s 70th birthday this week with a host of fun festivities for its customers and other Porsche enthusiasts.

The leading global sports car brand world renowned for its luxury performance and technological innovation in automobile marked its 70th birthday with a line of entertainment including a Porsche quiz competition, a Porsche Driving School for kids and other activities.

The event was also addressed by German Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Jörn Rohde who was also present for the celebrations.

“Porsche’s celebration of 70 years of success as a pioneer in the global automotive industry and a key influencer in the design and technical formation of everyday sports cars both in this generation and in the last generation are factors that Porsche takes great pride in. Porsche has won the collective heart of sports car enthusiasts all over the world that embrace Porsche’s exclusive sports mobility and refined and reliable functionalities. Our 70th anniversary festivities in Sri Lanka are in celebration of all the success we’ve achieved so far and are a tribute to the multitude of Porsche fans and our loyal clientele in Sri Lanka. We consider it a privilege to be able to celebrate this day with them,” stated Ravi Opatha, General Manager of Porsche Centre Sri Lanka.

For 70 years the Porsche brand has been synonymous with sports car construction at the very highest level. The Porsche brand was born with the first vehicle to bear the Porsche name on June 8, 1948 as the 356 Roadster. The history of Porsche began in 1948 and is built upon the life’s work of Professor Ferdinand Porsche. The successor model to the 356, the Porsche 911 gave the company its breakthrough as one of the leading manufacturers of sports cars in the world, both from a technical and a design perspective. The Porsche 911, presented to the public for the first time in 1963, has now been built over a million times in a number of variants. All Porsche models to be developed now and in the future are based on the 911 sports car.

The future of Porsche sports cars is already set in place in the form of the Mission E, which is the first purely electrically driven sports car from Porsche. This concept vehicle combines the distinctive design of a Porsche, exceptional driving performance and forward-thinking everyday functionality. The four-door model with four individual seats delivers a system performance of over 440 kW (600 hp) and a range of more than 500 km, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3.5 seconds and a charging time of around 15 minutes for 80 per cent of the electrical energy required.

The Porsche Centre in Sri Lanka serves as a fully Porsche Corporate Identity-guided showroom and service facility for sales, service and branded merchandise. Porsche Centre Sri Lanka is managed by Eurocars (Private) Limited, a subsidiary of the IWS Holdings Group that comprises a varied portfolio of companies across Aviation, Automobile, Communication & IT, Food Processing & Packaging, Industrial, Leisure, Warehousing & Logistics, Mass Media & Broadcasting.

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