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Ferdinand Piech Rides Shotgun in 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Driven by Wife Ursula

While car enthusiasts with an appetite for industry news want to know more about Ferdinand Piech severing his links to the VW Group (more on that below), Instagram aficionados are more worried about what the ex-chairman drivers these days.
Ferdinand Piech Rides Shotgun in 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Driven by Wife Ursula 1 photo
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Last time we discussed the topic, we were wondering in the grandson of Porsche founder Ferdinand Porsche was the one behind the wheel of an Autobahn-spotted Bugatti Chiron - the Veyron was born as his uber-ambition, remember?.

Well, we can now talk about the former head of Volkswagen AG having recently been spotted riding shotgun in the brand spanking new 991.2 GT3.

The Riviera Blue (or is it Mexico Blue?) 2018 GT3 you see here was recently snapped in Munichm with the track-savvy Neunelfer being womanhandled by Ursula Piech. And, even though the pair of images below (use the swipe feature) don't allow us to see this, it was reported that her husband was in the passenger seat.

You should also pay attention to the number plates of the Neunelfer, with the 4.0-liter boxer bearer having been registered in Salzburg, Austria.

Notice that the eye-catching shade of blue covering the rear-engined coupe's body can also be found on the calipers. In fact, the hue has made its way inside the car, where it can be seen on the steering wheel "straight position" stripe.

Speaking of the Neunelfer's cabin, the Alcantara Agatha Cognac finish has a special way of making the 911's lavish, GT side stand out.

Now, about Ferdinand Piech parting ways with the Volkswagen Group

Returning to the Piech VW departure saga we mentioned in the intro, the latest move, which will also be the final one, involves the sale of his remaining 14.7 percent stake of Porsche SE.

Currently values at $1.2 billion, the shares will mark the beginning of a new era for the company once they trade hands.


 

Just in - The first PTS 991.2 GT3, in what appears to be Riviera Blue or Mexico Blue, has been spotted by @tr_351 in Munich, Germany today. This example was driven by Ursula Piech, wife of Ferdinand Piech who was also in the passenger seat. Other than the plates from Salzburg, Austria, we can also see very bespoke options in this configuration historically limited to members of the family, such as matching painted calipers in Riviera Blue, a full Alcantara interior in Agatha Cognac, and the 12 o'clock steering wheel marker in a color similar to the exterior paint. Swipe left for a rear shot as well (first time using this neat feature). Thanks Tim for the heads up! Very excited for the wave of PTS 991.2 GT3's to roll out.

A post shared by #PTSRS | Will Lee (@ptsrs) on Apr 25, 2017 at 9:45am PDT

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