Autocult Year Book & Porsche 928 PES (960) Model by Autocult
Not in running condition
Model of the Year 2020 comes together with a 184 pages book. The "AutoCult
Edition 2020” is a different kind of book - it is THE book for the automotive
enthusiast who wants to learn more about the many stories of long forgotten
automobiles, brands and other developments. Whether rare, fast or strange –
many interesting stories in conjunction with precise historical accuracy,
flanked by many historical photographs and illustrations of AutoCult models,
make this book (as well as all future editions) a reading experience for those
interested in automotive history.
At the ‘8. International Technical
Conference for Experimental Vehicles’ in October 1980, an exhibition rather
unknown to ordinary motorists and public, Porsche exhibited a Type 928, to
which the abbreviation ‘PES’ was attached. These three letters did not identify
a new vehicle type, but stood for ‘Porsche Experimental Structure’.
At first glance, the cutaway model
looked like a partially-finished car as many parts were not installed and bare aluminum
components were fitted with specially painted parts within the body structure.
A small sign displayed along with the unusual Porsche 928 explained that this
was actually a production 928 model fitted with new parts and materials
specifically for the purpose of testing and technical innovation. The bodywork
was cutaway in numerous locations specifically to showcase innovative ideas
that were potential evolutionary advances that would be of interest to technical
people attending the conference. For example, the passenger door was purposely removed
to depict how new struts and safety ideas were tested to exceed the currently
accepted safety standard. In other areas that were visibly different, the focus
was placed on increasing passenger comfort with the goal of creating a better
environmental balance using innovative materials. The exact goals and degree of
technical improvement remained trade secrets with Porsche, but one overall goal
was obvious to all in attendance: new materials that were lighter in weight
could reduce fuel consumption in daily use. This goal was apparent even to
those attendees without a deep technical background. The reduction in weight
was achieved through innovative use of advance aluminum materials far more extensively
than in current production models.
Due to the numerous special and
safety features of the cutaway Porsche 928 PES, soon the vehicle was known as
the “Safety Car”; a title created by the motorsport print media. The unique
Porsche has not been forgotten as it has been presented at the annual ‘Techno
Classica’ and is a highlighted presentation in the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.
|Description: ||Autocult Year Book & Porsche 928 PES (960) Model |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC99120 |
|Product Type: ||Books |
|Scale: ||- |
|Event: ||Road, Concept Cars |
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|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||2020 |
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|Release Date: ||December 2020 |
|Weight: ||1950 grams |
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German & English text.
Limited edition of 333 pieces.
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.