Porsche Museum Upcoming Exhibitions 2011

The Porsche Museum announces special exhibitions for 2011.

The Porsche Museum

25 Years of Porsche Exclusive – 1 March until 1 May, 2011
For the past 25 years, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has been offering the option – under the term “Exclusive” – of individually tailoring a Porsche to create an unmistakable, unique vehicle immediately on ordering it. Porsche Exclusive offers hand-crafted refinement ex-works to provide a highly personalised touch in terms of design and performance. Virtually any customer desire can be fulfilled by Porsche Exclusive following a personal dialogue. We honour this anniversary with a special exhibition. Explore manual work by our Exclusive specialists – we display for you:

a gold-coloured Porsche 959, built for a member of the Arabic Royal Family
one of two worldwide existent Porsche 911 Speedster from 1996
a Porsche 911 Turbo S 3.3, an exclusive example for Lightweight
a Porsche 911 Turbo S 3.6, the first Porsche series model breaking the 300 km/h-limit
the latest Porsche 911 Speedster, an homage of the legendary Porsche 356
a Porsche 911 Sport Classic, built in limited numbers for 911 enthusiasts
1 May until 13 June, 2011
Ferdinand Porsche – Hybrid automobile pioneer
Porsche – the name stands for sporty premium car models that a whole world of enthusiasts has enthused about since they first took to the road in 1948. But the brand’s historical roots go back much farther – as far as 1931, when Ferdinand Porsche opened his own engineer’s office in Stuttgart, Germany. He began to design and develop his first automobiles as early as 1896. The “Lohner-Porsche” with steered wheel-hub electric motors was much admired at the 1900 World Exposition in Paris. By the end of the same year he had combined his battery-powered wheel hub motors with a gasoline-fueled engine. The hybrid driveline was born.

Within this special exhibition we offer an insight into the early constructions of young Ferdinand. Photos and drawings of the Porsche`s Corporate Archives show the beginning and development of the first fully-functional full hybrid, the ”Semper Vivus“, as it was called. With this first workable full-hybrid car in the world, Ferdinand Porsche ventured forth into uncharted technical territory.

80 Years of Porsche constructions – 21 June until 11 September, 2011
Besides building and assembling sporty luxury automobiles, over the years Porsche has acquired the reputation as one of the most renowned and multifaceted engineering service providers in the world. This business field, which is operated under the umbrella of Porsche Engineering Group GmbH in Weissach, can be traced back to the oldest predecessor company of today’s Porsche AG. On April 25, 1931, Ferdinand Porsche founded an engineering office called
“Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Gesellschaft with limited liability, construction and consulting for engines and automobile manufacturing” (Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, Konstruktion und Beratung für Motoren- und Fahrzeugbau), and had the name entered in the Commercial Register. Since 80 years Porsche has been developing a variety of projects for its customers. Within our special exhibition for example the first Porsche construction, the type “Wanderer W22” from 1931 will be displayed.

Porsche and art – September 2011
25 famous artists from Latin America, e.g. Pablo Atchugarry from Uruguay, Rogelio Polesello, Clorindo Testa and Eduardo Stupia from Argentina, gave their creativity free reins: They drew Porsche GT2 front opening hood in different personal ways. Enjoy their remarkable artwork this autumn at the Porsche Museum, displayed for the first time in Europe.


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