Porsche Intern Designs 911 GT3 Cup Racecar Livery
Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) intern Anna Frey designed the livery that will appear on a 911 GT3 Cup racecar the company will campaign in the Porsche Carrera World Cup Race this Saturday at Germany’s Nuerburgring race track.
“I am very excited my design was selected,” Frey says. “I have loved cars since I started attending car shows with my father when I was growing up. The opportunity to intern at Porsche has been very rewarding and exciting. And the thought of my design appearing on a Porsche race car in front of thousands of people – and 100 other Porsche race cars – is quite amazing!”
Frey (pictured above), a recent graduate of Georgia Tech, in Atlanta, GA, majored in industrial design. Her paint scheme was selected from four final contenders by PCNA employees and won out over several designs drafted by professionals.
American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GTC Champion Melanie Snow has been chosen to pilot PCNA’s 911 GT3 Cup racecar and will be joined by six PCNA “pit crew” employees.
The inaugural Porsche Carrera World Cup race, which is held during the same weekend as the 39th ADAC 24 Hours of Nuerburgring Race in Germany, June 25, 2011, will be documented by the team and will share all the off and on-track excitement on the “The Hub”, Porsche Cars North America’s new social media press site.
Snow joins more than 100 participants from 25 countries on the starting grid at 10:30 am local time, at Germany’s legendary Nuerburgring on June 25, she’ll not only have a unique ground support crew; she is slated to be the only female racer to compete in the Carrera World Cup.
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera Gran Turismo.
Established in 1984, it is a wholly owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.