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September 2018

This month's Panorama is dedicated to celebrating Porsche’s 70th birthday, with a look back at the defining moments in the automaker’s history as we celebrate its bold moves into the future. Starting with Jonathan Stein’s feature on the Gmünd coupe versus an MG TC in "356: Technology Trumps Tradition," the issue moves forward to "Fast When Nothing Was" by Art Mason, about a time when regulations choked the U.S. automotive industry, but Porsche’s 930 Turbo brought hope. Nathan Merz's "On All Fours" looks at the 964 and Porsche’s innovations with all-wheel drive, and Csaba Csere delves into the history of PDK with "Dual-Clutch Pioneer." As we move forward, Nick Jaynes takes a look at Porsche’s first SUV, the Cayenne, and its effect on the company in "Moonshot," and Tom Voelk drives the electric future, the Taycan, in "Mission Accomplished." Last but not least, in "30 Minuten mit Klaus" Editor-in-Chief Rob Sass talks with PCNA CEO Klaus Zellmer about Porsche's present and future.

Of course, regular Panorama departments Tech Q&A, European Windows, From the Regions, Street Talk, and zwART are all present and accounted for. Enjoy the issue!

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Gmünd Coupe: Technology Trumps Tradition
In 1949, Porsche made a quantum leap in sports car engineering.
Turbo Carrera: Fast
When nothing else was
The 930 was a glimpse of the sun through a heavy overcast.
On All Fours
964 Carrera 4: The all-weather sports car
The switchblade becomes a Swiss Army knife.
Cayenne: The first sports car in the SUV segment
Space and off-road capability combined with sports car performance was no longer a fantasy.
Dual-Clutch Pioneer
Magic Box: PDK stands for "no compromises"
Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe was the first clutch pedal-less gearbox with genuine street cred.
Mission Accomplished
Porsche Taycan: Soul electrified
Mission E becomes mission accomplished.
30 Minuten mit Klaus
Klaus Zellmer: The view from the top
The CEO of Porsche Cars North America gives us his take on Porsche's present and future.