More than 80 verhicles and many small exhibits will be on display at the Porsche Museum in a unique ambience. In addition to world-famous, iconic vehicles such as the 356, 550, 911, and 917, the exhibits include some of the outstanding technical achievements of Professor Ferdinand Porsche from the early 20th century. Even then, the name of Porsche stood for the commitment never to be satisfied with a technical solution that fails to fully meet or exceed all of its requirements, including opportunities for further improvement.
From the lobby, visitors ascend a spectacular ramp to the entrance of the spacious exhibition area, where they can gain an initial overview of the impressive collection.
Here the visitor can choose whether to start with the company history before 1948 or head directly into the main area of the exhibition which represents Porsche`s product and motorsport history in chronological order. Both areas are interlinked by the "Porsche Idea" section, which forms the backbone of the exhibition.
The Idea section explains what makes the various themes and exhibits so unique. It tells of the spirit and the passion that motivate the work at Porsche, and pays tribute to the company as well as the people behind the product.
As a living automobile museum, the Porsche-Museum annually presents numerous special exhibitions on specific topics or meaningful anniversaries. 2014, Porsche`s return to Le Mans will be honored with an extensive exhibition. The Porsche museum dedicates 60 years of prototypes and concept cars with the special exhibition „Project: Top Secret!“. Due to that special anniversary you might miss your personal favorite car in the exhibition.
With timeless classics such as the 356 and the 911, sportscar manufacturer Porsche has been cultivating a unique reputation in the automotive world since 1948. Yet during the past six decades, Porsche has also managed to consistently develop highly exclusive super sportscars, many of which will be on show at the Porsche Museum until March 16, 2014, as part of a special exhibition entitled "60 years of super sportscars".
Certain models that have never been presented to the public before are among the vehicles on show. For example, it will be possible to admire the first ever 550 Spyder to be bought by a private customer, a vehicle which was assigned to racing driver Kurt Ahrens in January 1955. Nowadays, the drive housed within the 550 Spyder is as legendary as the vehicle itself, and has come to be known as the "Fuhrmann engine". The four-cylinder flat engine with four overheard camshafts is considered to be one of the most successful Porsche engines of all time, and is also set to feature in the exhibition.
Another of the legendary super sportscars on show will be the 904 Carrera GTS. As a true all-rounder, this vehicle demonstrated its sporty characteristics on all racing terrains, securing over 300 racing victories following its presentation in 1963 until the mid-1970s. Visitors can also get excited about the only 911 Turbo RS vehicle in the world: This special vehicle is the only 911 Turbo to feature the lightweight body from the Carrera RS, a modification requested by star conductor Herbert von Karajan. The 911 Turbo RS went down in music history when it appeared on the cover of von Karajan's "Famous Overtures" album, which he recorded with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Another of the high horsepower exhibition vehicles is the most well-known of Porsche's technological benchmark vehicles in addition to being well ahead of its generation: The Porsche 959 S was developed from a prototype presented at the IAA in 1983. The prototype demonstrated what was technically feasible and set a pioneering example for future sportscar generations. The sheer number of innovations and technologies represented in this vehicle is so impressive that the 959 actually marks a milestone in automotive history at the special exhibition.
The 911 GT1 included in the exhibition will show once again that every Porsche is a racing car: In a small-scale homologation series of just 21 vehicles, Porsche developed a road-going version of the GT1, which was used for the first time in the 1996 Le Mans race and has since out-performed everything else on the track. The technical features of the 911 GT1 come straight from the racetrack. The Porsche Carrera GT, which was first presented as a prototype in Paris in 2000, rounds off the special exhibition. This super sportscar was specially designed to embody the character of a racing car within a production vehicle, thus enabling maximum driving pleasure. The unique design was also responsible for taking the Porsche look into the new millennium.
For the very first time Sally Carrera from the Pixar movie „Cars“ will be displayed. On February 1st Sally was brought into exhibtion live in front of the visitors.
Due to our return to Le Mans this special exhibition highlights Porsche`s victories at Le Mans.
Everybody knows them but nobody talks about them – except us! Learn more about 60 years of Porsche prototypes and concept cars.