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9:11 Magazine. Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid / 911 GT3 R Hybrid / Bionic / Lego Porsche / Porsche in 3D

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Episode 4 of 9:11 Magazine is all about “Two Worlds”: the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo glides in hybrid calm through the rough landscape of Iceland, technology enriches human existence, and hybrid technology enhances automotive engineering. Two additional highlights: a Porsche made of Lego bricks, and fascinating footage that blends illusion and reality.

Combining the best of two worlds – this is a challenge Porsche meets every day. Episode 4 of 9:11 Magazine explores Iceland, a land of opposites, on a multi-day tour that features brilliant performance by the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, and shows why the local Porsche Club loves both the power and the calm of nature.

A portrait of Bertolt Meyer shows how technological progress can benefit human beings. The left forearm of this Leipzig-born professor is a bionic prosthesis that he can control both neurologically and with an app. The high-tech hand gives him a grip on everyday activities. His research also focuses on the field of bionics.

More power for less fuel? Porsche is superb at combining these two worlds. Prime example: the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. 9:11 Magazine includes a fascinating video of the development history of this 480-horsepower class winner on the Nordschleife. The car’s combination of a flat-six combustion engine with electric power makes it a true pioneer in the field of hybrid technology.

A small scale but a big deal – meet the richly detailed Lego version of the Porsche 911 GT3. The second-to-last chapter of this episode is an intriguing micro-macro comparison of a tiny automotive dream with the big brother that was its model. Was the painstaking job of assembling the 2,704 pieces of the Lego car worth the effort?

And finally, real and digital worlds meet at the workplace of 3D artist and lighting specialist Djordje Ilic. A native of Serbia and a fan of Porsche, he produced a computer-generated homage to the legendary Porsche 964 Carrera S. Each original part, down to the fine trim seams on the steering wheel, is reproduced in such detail that even Porsche connoisseurs mistake the rendering for the real thing.

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Duration 09:45
Posted Oct 13, 2017
Series Automotive
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