Launch Control - 911 Turbo S
Launch Control. Porsche takes over Sydney Airport.
In an unprecedented first, Porsche launched the new 911 Turbo S airside at Sydney International Airport. The iconic 2.2km Runway 16L/34R was shut down exclusively for Porsche to host the most ambitious drive event ever engineered in Australia for its customers. A never to be repeated, 911 experience of a lifetime.
Instructors from the Porsche Track Experience were on-hand to safely guide all participants through two runs each down the runway. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sydney Airport was Australia’s busiest airport, hosting 44 million passengers and more than 300,000 flight movements annually across its three runways. With passenger traffic down 97 per cent, Sydney Airport coordinated with multiple government and regulatory agencies to safely and temporarily close the runway for this event.
What does it feel like driving a Porsche 911 Turbo S flat-out at Sydney Airport? Click here to find out what it felt like from the driver’s seat.
Watch the feature video and read how the film was made on Runway 16L/34R.
This is Launch Control.
"When Chisel was given the challenge to film the 911 Turbo S at the Launch Control event at Sydney Airport, we were exhilarated. Not just at the thought of working with such a magnificent feat in automotive engineering, and a premium global brand. The cherry on top was that Porsche had already arranged to shut down a runway at Sydney International Airport for their event.""The production had its challenges, with the use of drones not permitted at the airport. A 911 Turbo S is capable of driving from 0-100km/h in less than 3 seconds with a top speed of 300km/h, so there was no way we would be able to keep up to film from the ground. The aerial cinematography was essential for us to capture as it set the context, showed the scale of the location, and visually told this once in a lifetime story. A helicopter was used for much of the filming. Zak, Cam and Brett from Chisel strapped into a chopper flew by expert pilot Dave, while Porsche Track Experience deputy chief instructor Luke Youlden was driving the 911 on the ground"
What a car, what a location, and what a bold idea.Zak Kaczmarek
Creative Director | Chisel Productions.
Read more about the making of the Launch Control film here.