The automotive world, a reflection of modernity and evolution, has accompanied various artistic branches over time. Since their invention in the late NINETEENTH century, they have been numerous artists that have made reference to this world as exciting with the help of your brush. The great Andy Warhol was not made famous by influence in the automotive industry, but to be decisive in the birth of Pop Art and leave some of the most famous works of art of the last hundred years. On the occasion of the landing of the new Porsche 718 Boxster, the German company fuses two styles that have much in common, presenting the Caravan Pop Art The Factory by Porsche, an event that we have not wanted to lose.
Thanks to the invitation that we received from Center Porsche Sevilla, official dealer of Porsche in the andalusian capital of seville, we desplazábamos to the facilities that are located at the margins of the expressway of the Silver Route to enjoy this exhibition. Until ten original works by the artist Andy Warhol waiting for us, some of them well-known as the tribute that you did the same to Marilyn Monroe after her death, or the portraits of Mick Jagger and Jimi Hendrix. In addition, as could not be otherwise, the day would end up on the back of two very special models for the company, the new Porsche 911 Carrera and the Macan S. The veteran and the rookie to test in an electrical contact that insurance’d get them out interesting conclusions.
A Porsche 911 Turbo S and a Boxster Spyder identified to welcome us
The Caravan Pop Art The Factory by Porsche, an exhibition that runs through some of the dealers in the country and that still continues with its own route, in addition to ten original works of Andy Warhol shows two models of the brand of Stuttgart, identified for the occasion. Two unique parts with the me before him just at the entrance of the dealership and that the stroke of a pen made me forget the intense heat that occurs in the sevillian capital, a Porsche 911 Turbo S and a Boxster Spyder. Two goalkeepers who already would like to have the Spanish no offense to Iker Casillas and David De Gea.
To work the body of the two sports has been taken as inspiration posters made in the popular ship of New York in which Andy Warhol worked in, The Factory. A famous place gloomy and bleak that it would become a meeting place for the stars of those years of the sixties. In this way, the skin of the Porsche 911 Turbo S, a body that hides nothing less than 580 horse power, receives a special vinyl on which you can see the logo of the Rolling Stone; while that of the Porsche Boxster Spyder, a model with production limited to about 400 HP, is dressed in a gradient-inspired portrait of Marilyn Monroe.
Ten works hidden in a suitcase very special
When I was able to escape from the attraction of these two goalkeepers so special, a task which was not easy, believe me, near me to contemplate the ten works there exposed. The one that most wanted to see up close was the portrait of Marilyn, a work that many times reference has been made and that it is worth having a few centimeters. Near this muse of the TWENTIETH century was the portrait of Mick Jagger and next to him, a few meters away, the famous works of the baptized as Campbells Green Pea Soup. Although, if I’m honest, it was neither Marilyn nor was this latest series, the work that more time is left me contemplating. The Series Ladies & Gentlema, these paintings are unknown to the majority but equally compelling, in which the author portrayed unknown people, was the one that left me most captivated.
Another of the curiosities of this exhibition is the structure where they are subject to the works. To make reference to the world of Porsche and its famous accessories the sawhorses that support the paintings are a replica giant classic bag metallic of Porsche Design. In this way this great frame custody of the safe works and can be also transported easily. Also, to continue with this nod to the German company, the structure is supported on a minillantas GTS monotuerca.
contact Porsche Macan S
As we had been promised, after the press conference in which we were able to talk with one of the experts of the collection Warhol, we expected a dynamic test in which you could get up close to the Porsche Macan S and the new 911 Carrera. No more were there, a caravan that would not pieces of Andy Warhol but captivating in the same way. The chosen to begin the route was the new SUV of the company, the Macan, in its S version with a Diesel engine, an alternative that tempts us with a engine V6 3.0-liter with 258 horsepower. Of course the energy of this block is transmitted to the four wheels and, in this case, the one who rules this set is the well-known automatic gearbox PDK.
At first glance, the Porsche Macan hits. And it is that we are not faced with a Cayenne smaller, or reminds us of an Audi Q5 (born of the same platform), is a model with personality and charm all of its own, does not depend on any model. Your cover measures 4,69 meters in length, 1.92 years meters wide and 1,62 meters high, to which there is added a battle of 2.80 meters, a level that ensures a interior filed compromising comfort only in their rear seats. In addition, the trunk volume is 500 liters, a trunk that despite having 40 litres less than the Audi Q5 offers us enough space and measures are very useful.
But it’s on the road, behind the wheel of this SUV, where they really know him. Had tried before the family Cayenne and hoped to find something similar but contained in a bottle more compact. Nothing to see. The Porsche Cayenne is not a model awkward or difficult to wear, for nothing, but its little brother the Macan has the sporty side that you are missing the big kid of the family. Despite its nearly two tons of weight and ground clearance of 185 mm, your tread is fine and plumb as a saloon, appreciating little balancing in the changes of support and eager to take curves. And it has sufficed as a first contact for me to have, that we are in the SUV more dynamic market.
The 258 horsepower in this first contact, I found it sufficient to move with ease the compact SUV from Porsche. The power delivery is smooth and progressive, leaving us with a sense of speed that you just appreciate by the good soundproofing and the linear of this block supercharged six-cylinder V. We have the energy up to 4.000 and 4.250 revolutions per minute, and from very early we have an uncommon strength that provides us with its torque of 580 Nm. The good work of the transmission PDK is known, being impossible not to place it as the best gearbox in the market for their effectiveness, effectiveness and quickly.
contact new Porsche 911 Carrera Coupé
the walk along The Porsche Macan S could not be more entertaining. The compact SUV from Porsche I was amazed by your great reactions on the curve, proving to have a chassis that few or no todocamino in the market can offer. Despite these good feelings, the note radical not put the Macan, but his brother new Porsche 911 Carrera, a car in which there is no shortage of presentations. The restyling that has suffered the model has displaced the naturally aspirated engines of versions Career to give step to the turbo, in a logical move of the company taking into account the current trend of downsizing.
But I shall explain to you carefully before you to tell you of the sensations in this first contact. As you know, the Porsche 911 was mounted on a motor architecture Boxer and naturally aspirated versions, Carrera and Carrera S. The first one, with a cubicaje of 3.4 liters, it had 350 horsepower, while the second, with mechanics of 3.8 liters, will be happy with 400 HP. With the arrival of the 911.2, the internal code of the sport, the range condenses to a single 3.0-liter engine also Boxer but, as I said, with twin-turbo. The powers also change, counting now with 370 HP under the uniform of the Race and with 420 HP in the case of the Carrera S.
There are things that should not ever change. And the aesthetics of the Porsche 911 is one of them. In this facelift the designers have only touched upon some elements of the body of the German sports, making some modifications in the lighting equipment or bumper, and a new opening vent in the rear hood. In the section technology the of Stuttgart is also reinventing itself, with new systems such as the drive modes with a selector derived from the Porsche 918 Spyder for models equipped with the package Sport Chrono or the train rear directional.
One of my big concerns, if I could have any concern uploaded to a sport like this, had to do with the melody of the new engine that fit the new Career. Seconds after you turn the key those worries had vanished as the smoke of a cigar off. The first rumbling sound convincing, but the following are even more intense and addictive. Great job on the part of the engineers in this section.
One of the great strengths of this new engine that is housed in the rear is the ability to let ourselves be stuck in the seat from just before the 2,000 laps. In addition to since it is not necessary to purify both the marches, because we have sufficient torque from 1,700 laps. Despite his new condition, I have not noticed in no time laziness in the engine of the 911 Carrera, and that is that it keeps your body waste-adrenaline up to the 7,000 rpm, shortly before they stop injecting fuel.
The dynamic capabilities of the Porsche 911 Carrera is also evolving. The driving modes that allow you to customize the behavior of the sport to our needs are a success. And the review of the automatic gearbox PDK, installed on this 911, we test, has made a product improvement if it is to the previous one. Soon we will try to deeper both the Macan as the new 911 in addition to other models of the company. So stay tuned because they have curves, lots of curves.
Thank Center Porsche Sevilla, official dealer Porsche in Camas, Seville, for the invitation and the transfer of both models.