april 26, 2016 - Porsche

Tennis legends test the new Porsche 718 Boxster S

At the #porsche #tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, #markwebber found himself on unfamiliar territory as the guest of #michaelstich and #michaelchang. In the #porsche Arena, the #porsche works driver and former Formula 1 star played an exhibition doubles with the #tennis legends and the Australian Open winner Angelique Kerber. One day later he returned the favour by inviting them to his “back yard”: the reigning World Endurance champion paced around the track at the Research and Development Center in Weissach with the former Grand Slam winners whilst Angelique Kerber was preparing for her opening match at the #porsche #tennis Grand Prix. 

“Now I know why I’m a #tennis player,” said #michaelstich after the test drive in the new #porsche 718 Boxster, the main prize for the winner of the #porsche #tennis Grand Prix. “It’s fascinating to see how the car is working every second.” #michaelchang was no less impressed: “Oh boy,” he said when getting out of the car. “I need some fresh air. Incredible, how Mark keeps the car under control.” The #tennis match and test drive were memorable experiences for #markwebber too. “Chang and Stich are my childhood heroes,” he said. “It was great driving with them.” 

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718 Boxster S: combined fuel consumption 8.1 – 7.3 l/100 km, urban 10.7 – 9.5 l/100 km, extra-urban 6.5 – 6.0 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 184 - 167 g/km; efficiency class (Germany): F-E.

911 Turbo S: fuel consumption (in l/100 km) combined 9.1; urban 11.8; extra-urban 7.5; CO2 emissions 212 g/km; efficiency class: F