The history of the winner’s car – bound by tradition
The winner of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix has been receiving “the world’s most beautiful winner’s trophy” right from the off – a Porsche. This year, it would have been only the second 911 turbo model in the history of the tournament after 2007 – a Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet.
When the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix celebrated its premiere in 1978, the stage setting included a crucial detail – a Porsche as the special prize for the winner. The first winner’s car – a Porsche 924 in a white tennis outfit, 125 PS powerful, a 4-cylinder engine, 9.6 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h.
Or as the two-time Porsche Tennis Grand Prix winner Angelique Kerber puts it: “You see the winner’s car the whole week long. It definitely produces an extra portion of motivation and turbo.”
Planned for this year was a Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet – a dream of a car with 650PS (478 kW; fuel consumption combined 11.3 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 257 g/km) and a top speed of 330 km/h. Never has a Porsche had so much power.
Apr 26, 2020 at 10:15