News // 4 News by Picture Service GmbH
It's a new world record! Powered by two electric motors, the Volkswagen ID.R lapped the Nürburgring north curve in only 6 minutes and 5.336 seconds – faster than any electric vehicle before it. Romain Dumas (F) beat the former record held by Peter Dumbreck (GB, NIO EP9) from 2017 by 40.564 seconds.
With an average speed of 204.96 km/h, the ID.R once again demonstrated the impressive performance of Volkswagen's electric power train. The 500 kW (680 PS), emission-free race car is the racing flagship of the future, fully electric ID. product family from Volkswagen.
Picture Service has accompanied the ID.R success story since last year. As the official photographers of Volkswagen Motorsport, they were right there up-close when it happened – the result are motifs which went around the world. “We congratulate VW Motorsport once again on this victory and look forward to upcoming projects.' says the PICTURE SERVICE Team.
10.07.2019 // show complete article
"For the first time, Audi has presented a design and technical concept car at Pebble Beach Automotive Week in Monterey, California. The all-electric Audi PB18 e-tron presents a radical vision for the high-performance sports car of tomorrow. Broad and flat, visibly inspired by the wind tunnel and the race track, its very presence signals that it is destined to push boundaries." we read in the Audi Media Center.
Inspired by motorsport – Born at the Audi Design Loft in Malibu, California, and debuted at Monterey Car Week, the PB18 e-tron concept presents a radical vision for the high-performance sports EV of tomorrow. Fusing the technological DNA of the Le Mans-winning R18 e-tron with the future-forward aesthetics of the luxury Aicon concept car, the PB18 e-tron concept combines racetrack excitement with everyday usability.
Designed for drivers – The PB18 e-tron concept embodies a fundamentally driver-centric sports car – there are no piloted driving systems to add weight, and its relatively lightweight construction helps propel it to speeds above 186 mph. It features a large-format cockpit which is a freely programmable unit and can be switched between layouts for optimal racetrack- and road-driving. The driver’s seat and cockpit are integrated into an inner monocoque shell that can be slid laterally to accommodate for one- or two-person seating.
Electrifying with electric quattro® all-wheel drive – The all-electric PB18 e-tron concept features three electric engines – one up front and two in the rear – which deliver power output of up to 150 kW to the front axle and 350 kW to the rear. The 16.6 cu-ft capacity offers a clear bonus in terms of cargo space – usually – a deficit in sports cars. And equipped with legendary quattro® all-wheel drive, the PB18 e-tron concept is an all-electric sports car that is as exhilarating as it is distinctive.
Like always with show cars, the post production company PICTURE SERVICE had a short timeline for this production, but the results speak for themselves. Photos: Heinrich Hülser.
About – picture:service : the person behind Picture Service is HEINRICH HÜLSER. The car enthusiast studied Visual Communication in Krefeld and considers himself a car freak. It was an easy choice to turn his passion for cars and motorcycles into a profession. Standstill is a concept unknown to HEINRICH HÜLSER. His drive toward perfection and individuality paired with his penchant for the extraordinary keep him constantly in search of new looks and techniques. His own standard: to figure out the unique nature of each single car, stage it perfectly and never shoot the same photo twice. HEINRICH HÜLSER is supported in his mission by his colleague SEBASTIAN BACK. picture:service GmbH is located in Munich, but the shoots take place at locations and race tracks all over the world or in studios.
11.02.2019 // show complete article
During a steep ascent to one of his favorite mountain chalets, Heinrich Hülser, picture: service GmbH, photographed Reinhold Messner in his element. The mountain world. The most famous alpinist in the world didn't give the photographer a break at all and requested quiet and undivided attention for the beauty of nature.
Despite these requirements, great photos were created, showing the self-proclaimed "Savior of the Mountains" from a very personal side and staged him with lots of atmosphere in the beautiful landscape of his local mountain near the town of Tiers am Rosengarten in South Tirol. It was all created as the title story for ALPS magazine Fall 2016 ass part of an interview and a strenuous hike, in conditions "like in the Himalaya during monsoon". "It's always raining somewhere," says the 72-year-old extreme mountaineer.
25.01.2017 // show complete article