The partnership will see the world’s largest manufacturer of sports cars provide top of the range transport vehicles for the Vector event calendar as well as have involvement in the team’s unique iRace programmes.
Launched in May 2014, the Vector Martini Race Team won overall at the prestigious annual Cowes Classic Offshore Powerboat Race last year, where the team also picked up an impressive seven trophies over the weekend. These included The Beaverbrook Trophy (overall winner), The Mellery-Pratt Challenge Trophy, The Cougar Trophy and The Waynefleet Challenge Trophy. The Team will be returning to Cowes on September 5/6 to defend their Cowes Classic Offshore Title, as well as prepare for a Cross Channel World Record attempt later this month.
The Vector iRace programme allows special guests the opportunity to safely experience speeds of up to 100 mph (approximately 86 knots) on the open water in a controlled environment. Vector is the only team in the world currently able to offer such a programme, nicknamed the iRace 100 Club.
Malcolm Crease, CEO of Vector World, said: “Porsche and VMR share the same attributes around technical performance and engineering excellence. We are proud and privileged to be working with such an established and iconic brand as Porsche and we look forward to benefiting in many ways from direct access to its market-leading expertise.”
Felix Bräutigam, Vice President Region Europe, Porsche AG Germany, commented: “Our customers are used to driving their Porsche at high speeds on a race track, but doing this in a Vector boat on water is a thrilling new experience for them. On the one hand, these money-can’t-buy activities are a great supplement to our own event portfolio. On the other they allow us to introduce our product range to a new but like-minded clientele.”