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You can now get your special edition Porsche 911 with a side of Embraer Phenom 300E

Customers who opt for a special edition Embraer Phenom 300E business jet can also buy a matching customised Porsche 911 Turbo S.

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There's exclusive and there's exclusive. This is the latter. A new partnership between Embraer and Porsche will see 10 unique duets delivered to clients. The bundle consists of a special edition Porsche 911 Turbo S and an Embraer Phenom 300E.

"A partnership of this magnitude could only be brought about by two innovative companies with a shared vision: to offer the ultimate customer experience. Every detail of this stellar duo was inspired by the particular standards of our discerning customers," says Michael Amalfitano, President and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets.

The models were created to pair together. Each wears a two-tone Platinum Silver Metallic gloss and Jet Grey Metallic satin matte two-tone finish. Trim parts are featured in Brilliant Chrome and Speed Blue. The paint process is complex and completed by hand on both the car and plane.

Porsche 911 Embraer Phenom 300E The duet is a very limited edition offering.Photo courtesy of Porsche AG

A logo has been specially designed to celebrate the partnership. It takes its cue from aerodynamics and is made up of a stylized aeroplane wing from the Phenom 300E and the rear wing of the flagship 911 with the Sport Design package. It is used on the exterior and interior of both products and can be found embossed on head restraints and as part of a limited-edition badge.

Other stylized elements connect the 911 Turbo S to the plane. The individual registration of the respective jet can be found on the underside of the rear wing and on the sides of the vehicle key. The door sill trims feature "No step" lettering illuminated in red. The dial on the stopwatch from the Sport Chrono package has a printed-on artificial horizon.

There is a special emblem on the B-pillar: in addition to the cooperation logo, it includes ten small rectangular fields corresponding to the limited number of units. One of these fields is blue. Every customer can select where this field is placed, representing that the car is one of only ten. This emblem is repeated on the outside of the jet.

The car is traditionally engined for its trim level.

Inside the Porsche's cabin, the color scheme from the exterior continues with black and chalk-colored leather that matches the jet's yoke. The 12 o'clock marking on the steering wheel is in Speed Blue and the car comes standard with Porsche's Carbon interior package. Chalk-colored Alcantara covers the roofline while the front seats have high-gloss carbon accents. The leather loop for folding the front seat backrests is red, matching the loops of the jet's seats.

Porsche 911 Turbo S Duet

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The roofliner is covered with chalk-coloured Alcantara. The front seats have decorative elements made of high-gloss carbon. The cooperation logo is embossed on the head restraints. The leather loop for folding the front seat backrests is red, matching the loops of the jet's seats. The entire vehicle interior is hand-crafted, installed by the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, and is not available in this form for the series production range.

Every customer who purchases the dynamic duo will also receive a Porsche Design luggage set that includes a pilot's case and two weekend bags. Additionally, a special edition of the new 1919 Globetimer UTC timepiece from Porsche Design is included and carries the design elements of the duet on its face.

A special night design is obtained through use of luminous Superluminova material: the runway lights up in light blue in the dark, while the hour indices and hour and minute hands shine in light green. The tip of the date pointer is shaped like the Embraer logo. This is the letter "E", stylised in the shape of a symmetrical plane. The black leather strap is made of real Porsche interior leather and features contrast stitching in Speed Blue. The cooperation logo can be found on the leather strap, the rear of the case and the dial. The 1919 UTC Globetimer Embraer is also limited to ten units and is exclusively reserved for owners of the jet and vehicle.

Porsche 911 Embraer Phenom 300E The interior of the plane matches the interior of the Porsche.Photo courtesy of Porsche AG

Like the Porsche 911, the Phenom 300E is performance-focused. It's the fastest and longest-ranged single-pilot jet available. It has a high-speed cruise of 464 knots and a five-occupant range of 3,724 km (2,010 nautical miles) with NBAA IRF reserves. The aircraft is capable of flying at 13,716 metres (45,000 feet), powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E1 engines with 3,478 pounds (15.47 kN) of thrust each.

Space is key. The Phenom 300E's baggage compartment is among the largest in its category. It also has a spacious cabin with the largest windows in its class. A private lavatory is on board as well as seats with recline and full movement capability. It has distinct temperature zones for pilots and passengers, a wardrobe and refreshment center, voice and data communications options, and an entertainment system.

Porsche 911 Embraer Phenom 300E Seats in the plane have recline functionality.Photo courtesy of Porsche AG

Pricing for the duet is in the "if you have to ask, you can't afford it" category.

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BMW is adding new racing experiences to the roster at is Performance Center West.

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BMW Performance Center Driving Schools have added to their curriculum offerings with the BMW M and M4 GT4 Experience, the M4 GT4 Private Coaching with Data and Video Session, and the Race Licensing School. All courses are offered at their driving school in Thermal, California.

BMW M and M4 GT4 Experience

M4 GT4 Experiences and Race Licensing School

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This full day program carries a $2,795 price tag and includes driving various BMW M cars and the M4 GT4 race car. Attendees start their day with a classroom session that reviews proper driving technique then they receive an overview of the car and are outfitted with a racing suit and helmet. Next, they head to the Thermal Club track and get in some guided laps behind a BMW instructor, experiencing speeds up to 140 mph I the M4 GT4 race car.

The M4 GT4 model driven is the exact same as the race car driven in series around the world. It's powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that produces more than 430 horsepower while the rear wing, front splitter, and Continental racing tires make this car stick to the track through the corners.

Each session includes:

  • VBOX data and video system in the M4 GT4 to record the session.
  • Access to professional instructors, trackside crew and support.
  • All driving gear for the duration of the class – racing suit, helmet, gloves and shoes.
  • Lunch at the BMW Performance Center café.
  • Insurance, with a $2,500 deductible for vehicle or property damage

BMW M4 GT4 Private Coaching with Data & Video (Half Day)

M4 GT4 Experiences and Race Licensing School

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This half-day, $4,995 program includes 125 miles of track driving in the M4 GT4 race car. Students start with a classroom session that reviews proper driving technique before being outfitted for their M4 GT4 driving session. The class includes:

  • VBOX data and video system in the M4 GT4 to record the session.
  • Time in the BMW M4 GT4 race car, one professional instructor and trackside support.
  • All driving gear for the duration of the class – racing suit, helmet, gloves and shoes.
  • Lunch at the BMW Performance Center café.
  • Insurance, with a $2,500 deductible for vehicle or property damage.
  • More miles can be purchased on the day of training. The program is designed for one driver. However, two drivers sharing a car can be arranged upon request.
  • The schedule is flexible. Please call 888-345-2269, and one of the BMW Performance Center driving instructors will reply to answer any questions and schedule the coaching session. Discounts are not allowed for this program

BMW M4 GT4 Private Coaching with Data & Video (Full Day)

M4 GT4 Experiences and Race Licensing School

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For $9,995, students get a full-day private program that includes 250 miles of track driving in the M4 GT4 race car. The days starts with a classroom session that reviews proper driving technique before being fitted out for their M4 GT4. The class includes:

  • VBOX data and video system in the M4 GT4 to record the session.
  • Time in the BMW M4 GT4 race car, one professional instructor and trackside support.
  • All driving gear for the duration of the class – racing suit, helmet, gloves and shoes.
  • Lunch at our BMW Performance Center café.
  • Insurance, with a $2,500 deductible for vehicle or property damage.
  • More miles can be purchased on the day of training. The program is designed for one driver. However, two drivers sharing a car can be arranged upon request.

Race License School: The Path to Professional

M4 GT4 Experiences and Race Licensing School

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After you've been through BMW's Advanced M School or the Two-Day M School, BMW Performance offers a SCCA-certified school to take your skills to the next level on your way to becoming a pro driver. Students can add the one-day school to an Advanced M School or Two-Day M School session and get qualified all at once.What will be learned:

  • Learn the colors. Green. Yellow. Red - No there aren't any traffic lights on the track. But there are flags, and you'll learn what each represents while you're out there to maintain safety.
  • Passing. Don't let off. - Start off with you in a BMW, behind your instructor in theirs. They will coach you through the art of passing under both braking and acceleration. Then, we'll bring on a classmate and coach you both as you battle for first place.
  • Keep Rollin'. Practice race starts - In racing, how you start can impact how you finish, and we'll show you how to get started right in a grid set up, as well as rolling starts. Learn how to navigate with other cars on track while setting up for that first turn.

Additional information be found at https://bmwperformancecenter.com. Courses can be booked online or by calling 1-888-345-4BMW.

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Ford is givinng Mustang Mach-E GT buyers the option of upgrading to an even more powerful variant next year.

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The first Ford Mustang Mach-E hasn't even been delivered to a customer yet, but the company is wasting no time expanding its model lineup. The Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition is joining the stable giving more boost to the crossover. Ford is targeting a 3.5-second zero to 60 mph time for the model.

Ford says that the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance will deliver 480 horsepower and 634 pound-feet of torque to drivers. It is targeted to have an EPA-estimated range of 253 miles. Ford has been spot-on with its mileage estimates so far. The EPA just finalized their estimated range for a number of Mustang Mach-Es and only one was not what the company had initially said - it was one mile better.

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT The Mustang Mach-E is an all-electric vehicle.Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

"We already pushed the envelope by creating an electric vehicle with the pony badge, so it's only natural that we push it even further," said Darren Palmer, global director, battery electric vehicles, Ford Motor Company. "Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition not only gives you the added performance you expect from the GT name, but accentuates the thrill with the responsiveness of an all-electric powertrain."

The new car isn't just a performance boost from the power plant. Ford is giving the model 19-inch front brakes with red-painted Brembo calipers. The model will ride on 20-inch machined-face Ebonny Black-painted pocket wheels that are wrapped in 245/45R20 Pirelli summer tires. Its standard MagneRide damping system helps to enhance handling. At the rear isa. Performance Edition GT badge.

The interior gets and upgrade too. The Ford Performance-sculpted front seats feature Performance Gray ActiveX material with metallic stitching and unique Miko perforated reflective inserts.The all-digital instrument panel has an aluminum appliqué.

Both Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition will be available in signature Mustang colors including Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat, Dark Matter Gray Metallic, Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Star White Metallic Tri-Coat, Grabber Blue Metallic, Shadow Black, Iconic Silver Metallic and Space White Metallic.

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT The model features unique tires, brakes, and interior appointments.Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Reserve the Mustang Mach-E GT here. Customers who have already reserved the Mustang Mach-E GT will have the opportunity to add the Performance Edition package at time of ordering in spring 2021.

Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition will be available late next summer.

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