Join us in celebrating 70 Years Porsche Sportscars
It all began on June 8, 1948. That was the day when the first Porsche prototype with chassis number 356-001 received its general operating permit, an event signifying the birth of a brand that, over the past 70 years, has produced far more than just automobiles: Porsche is a byword for a sporty driving experience and way of thinking; for automotive innovation, design and functionality.
The Porsche “No.1” Roadster, with mid-engine and lattice tube frame, remained a truly distinctive vehicle, the values of which are still the cornerstone of all the brand’s sports cars today. This unique car was followed by the first small series of 356 sports cars with rear engine. The first models were designed and built in the Austrian town of Gmünd, where the design office founded in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche established its temporary premises during the early post-war years. Once returned to Stuttgart in 1950, production of the Porsche 356 series began. It became an international success: By 1965, the company had built around 78,000 vehicles. It successor model became the closest thing to an actual icon of the brand – the 911 helped the company to achieve a definitive breakthrough.
From June 9, 2018
Porsche Museum, Zuffenhausen: special exhibition