Around 5,000 Porsche enthusiasts celebrated the 10th anniversary of the PFF annual meeting on the site of MOTORWORLD. More than 700 of the participants arrived with their Porsche sports cars of different ages, deploying the vintage cars, youngtimer and new cars to a unique exhibition. At this year's Concours d'Elégance, the guests admired such special models as a white 911E Targa, a silver 993 4S Targa, a silver Spyder 981 GT, a white 997 S compressor as well as a gold 997 Turbo Edition China.
The Italian premium manufacturer Pirelli accompanied as an official partner of the event. The tyre group has long been cooperating with the sports car manufacturer in its original equipment. For vehicle models such as the Porsche 911, the Boxster, the Panamera, the Macan and the Cayenne, engineers from Pirelli and Porsche develop individually ultra-high-performance tyres customized to these individual models.
At the PFF annual meeting, Pirelli presented not only Porsche-approved ultra-high-performance tyres for new models, but also classic tyres for vintage cars and youngtimer. To the delight of many owners of older Porsche sports cars, since 2016 Pirelli has been producing tyres for classic cars from Zuffenhausen. Their treads are the same as those of the original tyres of the past and help historic sports cars to provide a coherent appearance that matches visual details. But apart from the retro look, those classic tyres are modern and powerful high-tech tyres. Pirelli uses contemporary design and compound technologies for its production. The carcasses of the reissued Porsche tyres are similar in construction to the latest Pirelli premium tyres.
Currently Pirelli has 161 tyre recommendations from Porsche for vehicle models from 1959 to 2006 as well as a further 131 recommendations for winter tyes. Specifically, Pirelli produces matching tyres for the 356 (B and C), Boxster (986), 911 (original and F models, G models, 964, 993 and 996), and 914 and Transaxle 924, 928, 944 and 968.
Many guests of the PFF annual meeting took the opportunity to learn about this special tyre collection from Pirelli. Those who wanted to inform themselves about the history of Porsche got their money´s woth. With many stories and anecdotes, racing legend Hans Herrmann, the former Porsche racing driver Eberhard Mahle, the engineer and former Porsche Motorsport boss Hans Mezger as well as the former Porsche racing driver and technician Günter Steckkönig entertained the visitors very well.
At the end of a busy day everyone agreed: the visit was paying off. Once again there was a lot of gasoline in the wind.