Porsche presents its “70 years of the Porsche sports car” exhibition at the Porsche Pavillon in the Autostadt
Special exhibition devoted to the anniversary in the capital: On June 8, 1948, the first Porsche prototype with chassis number 356-001 received its general operating permit. It was the birth of the brand Porsche. To mark the occasion, starting on Friday, May 4, 2018, the sports car manufacturer will be hosting the first “70 years of the Porsche sports car” special exhibition at the Porsche Pavillon in the Autostadt. As an example of Porsche engineering the exhibition shows a 356 Speedster from 1954 - one of the first four Speedsters ever built.
The sports car manufacturer is celebrating this anniversary with numerous activities around the world throughout 2018, so in the Autostadt. The Porsche Pavillon is open seven days a week from 09:00 am to 6:00 pm. Details are available at www.autostadt.de/en.
Until January 6th, 2019
“70 Years Porsche Sportscar” special exhibition
On June 8–in 1948, the Porsche 356 “No. 1” Roadster received its general operating permit. Since then, the company had produced much more than just sports cars: Porsche is a synoym for a sporty driving experience and way of thinking; for automotive innovation, design and functionality. With this special exhibition, Porsche presents numerous stories and milestones through which the company has decisively shaped and driven the development of sports cars from 1948 to this day. Its aim is to highlight outstanding Porsche developments over the past seven decades. More than 75 exhibitsfrom the legendary Porsche 356 “No. 1” Roadster from 1948 to the purely electric Porsche Mission E–provide insights into the past and future of the brand.
“With this exhibition celebrating the anniversary of our brand, we are breaking completely new ground”, Achim Stejskal, Director of the Porsche Museum, points out. “For the first time, we have completely redesigned our entire exhibition area, which covers more than 5,600 square metres”.
As the “origin of the sports car”, the 70-year-old 356 “No. 1” Roadster will be the first thing that visitors see at the exhibition. This unique model makes Porsche one of the few automobile manufacturers in the world to have the original first vehicle ever built by the brand in its possession.
Motor sports makes up a significant part of each decade. Throughout its history to the present day, Porsche has developed and tested new technologies in racing cars that go on to become legends. This principle is also shaping “the future of the sports car”, with the Mission E, the series version of which will be launched on the market in 2019 as the first purely electrically powered Porsche, drawing on the experiences gained from the Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid. Digital projects, such as networking via Porsche Connect and data security using blockchain in sports cars, will also fea-ture. The special exhibition will be accompanied by interactive experiences, such as an augmented reality application for the Mission E. As visitors view the concept study, further information about the technology behind the Mission E will be delivered.
The special exhibition’s unique appeal is created by combining Porsche through the eras with the company’s cultural values: Pioneering spirit, passion, sportiness and family. The exhibition also places particular emphasis on the employees, racing drivers and friends of Porsche that have made the company the force it is today. Without the legendary passion of Porsche’s employees and the enthusiasm of the Porsche community across the world, such a success story would be unthinkable for the sports car manufacturer.