. A change of leadership at the top of the sports car model series from
August Achleitner started his career in 1983, working on
With the launch of the third 911 created under his management, the 992 – which was presented this week in Los Angeles – Achleitner is departing his role as “keeper of the grail”. Frank-Steffen Walliser will take over model series responsibility for the 911 and 718 at the beginning of 2019, with the changeover taking place gradually during Q1. As Achleitner did previously, Walliser will also report directly to the CEO.
Walliser earned his stripes in terms of dealing with difficult development tasks when he was overall project manager for the 918 Spyder super sports car from 2010. The 49-year-old, born in Stuttgart, then took on responsibility for
It’s typical for a model series to be used as an organisational unit within
While it’s true that August Achleitner is entering semi-retirement – a less pressured time of life, enabling him to dedicate himself much more intensively to his family and hobbies – there’s no danger that the 63-year-old will be taking things easy: as well as the 911, he lists motorbiking, mountain-biking and skiing as his favourite hobbies.
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* The data presented here was recorded using the Euro 6 test procedure (715/2007/EC, 692/2008/EC, 566/2011/EC and ECE-R 101) and the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle). The respective figures were not recorded on individual vehicles and do not constitute part of the offer. This data is provided solely for the purpose of comparison between the respective models. Fuel consumption was recorded on vehicles with standard specification. Optional equipment may affect fuel consumption and vehicle performance. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are not only determined by a vehicle’s fuel efficiency, but also by the driving style and other factors irrespective of vehicle specification.