70 years of Porsche sports cars and 30 years of the Porsche 964 at the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix
From August 10–12, 2018, the Nürburgring hosted the 46th AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix. In keeping with tradition, Porsche took part once again this year.
The Porsche Classic exhibits covered an area of 170,000 sq.ft., in the immediate vicinity of the race track. The focus will be 70 years of Porsche sports cars and 30 years of the Porsche 964.
Porsche is one of the most successful sports car brands in the world – a status the company primarily enjoys thanks to engineer and visionary Ferry Porsche. At the end of the 1940s, his pioneering approach paved the way for the innovative sports car developments, values and ideals that still characterize the Porsche brand today. Exhibits from the Porsche Museum collection represented 70 years of Porsche sports car history, a story that began on June 8, 1948, with the 356 number 1.
With the type 964 model of the Porsche 911, Porsche refreshed one of the most important development steps in the history of the 911. Following a substantial rework, the 911 Carrera 4 made its debut 30 years ago, with 85 per cent of the vehicle consisting of new parts and featuring all-wheel drive for the first time. In 1988, the brand new 3.6-liter engine with twin ignition was the most powerful naturally aspirated engine in the history of the 911 and it was the first passenger vehicle engine in the world to have a regulated metal catalytic converter. Another new feature was the suspension with light-alloy wishbones and coil springs instead of torsion bars. With a fully clad underbody and automatically extending rear spoiler, the new 911 achieved unprecedented aerodynamic values.
The specialists from Porsche Classic, who specialize in providing spare parts as well as restoring and repairing classic models, were delighted to see so many visitors at the event.
They were on hand in the Porsche Classic exhibition tent to answer any questions on genuine parts, technical literature or repairing your vehicle.
Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur presented numerous customized vehicles from all model lines. In addition, the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur customer advisors offered consultation meetings regarding Porsche Exclusive enhancement options and the Porsche Tequipment range of accessories throughout the Oldtimer Grand Prix event.
The Porsche Driver's Selection event truck presented the current collection. Selected items from the Porsche Museum and accessories products from Porsche Classic were also available.
Also on site: Employees from Porsche Deutschland, Porsche Community Management and the Porsche Museum. They were all available to talk to visitors and answer questions. In short, it was an opportunity to get to know all facets of Porsche.
You can explore the highlights from the 46th AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix 2018 here.