Annie Bousquet was in fine form. She had merely broken her leg, not her neck. Her telegraph to Zuffenhausen read “In good spirits.” She had just set a speed record on the Autodrome Montlhéry in a
Triumph and tragedy lie so closely together. Invariably and inextricably. Victor and victim. The wreck before the Muizon curve in Reims recalls the smashed 550 Spyder of James Dean at the intersection of Highways 41 and 466 near Cholame, California. This willingness to push limits in pursuit of victory, knowing the risks, is how legends are born. The
Annie Bousquet, to whom this issue of Christophorus dedicates an article, got into racing after a skiing accident in Sestriere, where she met the already famous race-car driver Alberto Ascari at a hotel bar. Happenstance. But also the breaking of a taboo. In the absence of social conventions. Or role models. Just with an appreciation of the moment and what it can bring. Like the cover of the first issue of Christophorus, published in 1952: no chauvinistic depiction of the economic miracle arising from the ruins of madness, but instead, quite matter-of-factly, an unconventional act—blue sky, mountains, a silver matte
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* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since 1 September 2017 certain new cars have been type approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel/electricity consumption and CO₂ emissions. As of 1 September 2018 the WLTP replaced the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Due to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel/electricity consumption and CO₂ emission values determined in accordance with the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those determined in accordance with the NEDC. This may lead to corresponding changes in vehicle taxation from 1 September 2018. You can find more information on the difference between WLTP and NEDC at www.porsche.com/wltp.
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