Cape of Good Grip: Photographer Peter Schreiber and the fastest Porsche in Africa

It's getting fast in South Africa - and very classically monochrome. At least in Peter Schreiber's stunning photo series, which recently captured Franco Scribante's unique 911 Turbo. So we had to ask. But beware, spoilers: the Porsche doesn't have much in common with a production car.
Text Marko Knab
Photo Peter Schreiber

Peter, the description of your photo series says: The fastest Porsche in Africa. That makes us curious, of course: What makes it the fastest Porsche? Can you be a little more specific?
In fact, there is no other Porsche in Africa that has been so elaborately built - even Porsche didn't know about this car until recently … and we're speaking of a power output of 950 hp and a top speed of 360 kph!

So, what is the story behind this car and its owner?
Aldo Scribante was and is a motorsport legend in Africa - the Scribante Racing Circuit in Port Elizabeth is also named after him. His son Franco Scribante strives for the same and has therefore gathered a team of experts and mechanics around him. As an extremely ambitious team player and experienced driver, he manages to win almost every race in Africa!

1/7The most important facts about the fastest Porsche in Africa // Base vehicle: 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S / GT3-R body made of carbon fiber / New splitter, diffuser and rear wing / New engine electronics & twin turbos / Revised powertrain with 950 hp / Top Speed: 360 km/h
2/7The most important facts about the fastest Porsche in Africa // Base vehicle: 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S / GT3-R body made of carbon fiber / New splitter, diffuser and rear wing / New engine electronics & twin turbos / Revised powertrain with 950 hp / Top Speed: 360 km/h
3/7The most important facts about the fastest Porsche in Africa // Base vehicle: 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S / GT3-R body made of carbon fiber / New splitter, diffuser and rear wing / New engine electronics & twin turbos / Revised powertrain with 950 hp / Top Speed: 360 km/h
4/7The most important facts about the fastest Porsche in Africa // Base vehicle: 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S / GT3-R body made of carbon fiber / New splitter, diffuser and rear wing / New engine electronics & twin turbos / Revised powertrain with 950 hp / Top Speed: 360 km/h
5/7The most important facts about the fastest Porsche in Africa // Base vehicle: 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S / GT3-R body made of carbon fiber / New splitter, diffuser and rear wing / New engine electronics & twin turbos / Revised powertrain with 950 hp / Top Speed: 360 km/h
6/7The most important facts about the fastest Porsche in Africa // Base vehicle: 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S / GT3-R body made of carbon fiber / New splitter, diffuser and rear wing / New engine electronics & twin turbos / Revised powertrain with 950 hp / Top Speed: 360 km/h
7/7The most important facts about the fastest Porsche in Africa // Base vehicle: 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S / GT3-R body made of carbon fiber / New splitter, diffuser and rear wing / New engine electronics & twin turbos / Revised powertrain with 950 hp / Top Speed: 360 km/h

So, on which race track and at which event was this photo shoot done?
The photos were taken at the first official race at the National Championship Extreme Festival after COVID19 - and at the Killarney Motor Racing Circuit.

What was the biggest challenge for you during the shoot?
I wanted to show the uniqueness of this extraordinary car and the enthusiasm for racing in Africa - but without serving the usual look of racing photos.

And what was particularly important to you in the pictures, what should the shots convey?
The atmosphere in Killarney is always special, as the racetrack has kind of frozen in time: As a spectator, you can be extremely close to the action - much closer than at similar events in Europe.

"I wanted to show the uniqueness of this extraordinary car and the enthusiasm for racing in Africa - but without serving the usual look of racing photos."



Peter Schreiber

South Africa is known for its warm light and bright colors. Why then did you photograph the track in black and white?
Black and white is always the big challenge for me in photography - it reduces everything to the bare essentials. And especially the warm but by nature also contrasting light of South Africa then automatically evokes great contrasts on the pictures.

Besides taking pictures at the race track - what other motifs does your work cover?
I love photography and have never confined myself to just one area of it in my career. Fast cars today, fashion tomorrow, shooting a campaign for FC Bayern the day - that's what keeps me awake and makes me experience life!


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