You must remember last week’s article in which we talked about MINI’s USA president, Jim McDowell challenging Porsche to a race at Road Atlanta.
Well the duel will not happen anymore as Porsche’s North America President and CEO, Detlev Von Platen released a letter saying Porsche refuses to bring the 911 Carrera S to take on the MINI Cooper S.
We have to agree that Detlev has turned McDowell’s PR game on its head saying "While your challenge seems like a fun and lighthearted campaign,
we’ll stick to racing the way we have over the decades. We welcome you
at Sebring, Le Mans, Daytona or any other sanctioned race where there is
more at stake than T-shirts and valet parking spaces. "
take a look at this short video: http://tinyurl.com/37xdjqx
While your challenge seems like a fun and lighthearted campaign, we’ll stick to racing the way we have over the decades. We welcome you at Sebring, Le Mans, Daytona or any other sanctioned race where there is more at stake than T-shirts and valet parking spaces. We also invite you to any of the thousands of tracks around the world where Porsche owners compete each weekend.
Good luck with your race at Road Atlanta on June 21; we hope you enjoy the day.
Sincerely,
Detlev Von Platen President and CEO, Porsche Cars North America
Porsche’s ‘Racing. Not posing’ video :

Source: Porsche via Autoblog