The Porsche Museum showcases the success story of the sports car
Porsche’s anniversary year is about to reach its high point: Today, Friday (June 8th) the Porsche Museum will hold the opening ceremony for the “70 years of the Porsche sports car” special exhibition together with invited guests. Attending the ceremony will be the Minister President of the state of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, the Lord Mayor of Stuttgart, Fritz Kuhn, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Steffen Bilger, as well as numerous representatives from the fields of politics, business and community. Dr Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG, Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG and Uwe Hück, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG, will look back together on the birth of the Porsche brand. On this very day – 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 exhibits – from 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 re-designed our entire exhibition area, which covers more than 5,600 square metres”.
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