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Start of the New “Gran Turismo” Special Exhibition

Stuttgart. Starting today, the Museum of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is opening its Special Exhibition on Gran Turismo Motoring: From 29 June to 25 July 2010 visitors to the Porsche Museum are able to admire the Porsche 911 GT1 (996 model series), the 911 GT2 (997 series), and the 911 GT3 RS (997 series) at this great event.

All three of these racing cars share the term “GT”. But what exactly lurks behind this abbreviation of the Italian term “Gran Turismo”? Originally these two letters stood for the concept of “Grand Motoring”, since GT cars used to be relatively comfortable sports cars for long-distance racing.
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