Stuttgart. For more than four decades, the Porsche 911 has been deemed an automotive icon and the very epitome of the sports car. That means that the launch of the new Type 991 is an important event for the Porsche Museum Stuttgart as well. As a curtain raiser for 2012, the new generation is being welcomed as part of a major special exhibition from 31 January to 20 May, 2012 under the banner “911 Identity”.
New special exhibition from 1st March to 1st May 2011
Stuttgart. The Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, museum is marking a special anniversary with a new special exhibition: In 1986 Porsche was the world’s first car manufacturer to set up a specialist customization department: Porsche Exclusive. For the past quarter century, Porsche customers have been able to have their vehicle refined to their own individual wishes ex works. For the first time, the Porsche museum will be showcasing the Exclusive specialists’ craftsmanship skills at the “25 years of Porsche Exclusive” special exhibition from 1st March to 1st May 2011. Read more
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. Read more
Porsche has ambitious plans for the 36th Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races, held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on August 14-16, 2009. In addition to many very exciting vintage offerings on loan from the Porsche Museum in Germany, Porsche will introduce the 2010 Porsche Panamera to North America.
“This year’s Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races presents the perfect opportunity to demonstrate that Porsche’s DNA, its competitive spirit and drive for perfection, runs from the very first 356, Porsche No. 1 up through today’s all-new Panamera,” said Detlev von Platen, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America.
“We at Porsche are deeply honored to have been named the ‘featured marque’ on this, the 61st anniversary of the very first Porsche and the North American debut of the Panamera, the very latest Porsche,” added von Platen. Read more
Stuttgart. Forty years ago on March 13, 1969 at the Geneva International Motor Show, today’s Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche unveiled a car that, even by today’s standards, is underestimated when it is described as the “super sports car”: The Porsche 917. It became a legend as one of the fastest and most successful racing cars of all time.
Porsche fired the starting shot for Project 917 in June 1968, after the international motor sports authority or FIA had announced a class of “homologated sports cars” with up to five liters cubic capacity and a minimum weight of 800 kilograms. Under the supervision of Ferdinand Piëch, the stipulated 25 units of the new racing car model were completed by April 1969 so that the 917 could begin its racing career in the same year. After it initially dropped out of its first three races due to technical problems, the 917 success story began in August 1969 at a 1,000-kilometer race at the Österreichring with a victory by Jo Siffert and Kurt Ahrens. Read more