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Monday, October 20, 2008

Porsche Calendars and Planners make handy Gifts

STUTTGART, Germany — For 2009, Porsche is offering three calendars and a planner that detail the evolution of Porsche design and modern technologies in their cars.

The official 2009 Porsche calendar is themed "Engineering and Efficiency" and features twelve close-up images of Porsche technology, including Porsche's double-clutch gearbox, Variocam Plus and direct fuel injection. The calendar also includes a collector's coin.

A historical calendar is titled "Mathematics 2009: Game of Numbers" and traces the origins of Porsche's current design language back to the 1939 Porsche Type 64. Featured photos are of the Type 64 body that was recently reconstructed for the new Porsche museum. The calendar will be available in two formats: a standard printing and an exclusive run on larger, high-quality matte paper that will be limited to just 2,009 printings, with each calendar sequentially numbered.

The third calendar, known as the style calendar, also focuses on the Type 64. Titled "Affinities/Verwandtschaften," it features twelve sketches inspired by the Type 64 body shell. Porsche Design also offers a planner that tracks the rally history of the manufacturer from 1950 to 2008. The 2009 calendars will be available for purchase at Porsche's Web site.

Inside Line says: The images of Porsche history and technology are so striking that few enthusiasts will want to write on these calendars. —