In 2021 the Porsche Sound Night goes “next level” as a digital event

Porsche 917 at the 2018 edition of the Porsche Sound Night
Porsche Sound Nacht 2016 - Achim Stejskal
Porsche Sound Nacht 2016 – Achim Stejskal

After a two-year break, it’s back – louder and with a broader scope than before. On Saturday, 18 September 2021, at 7:00 p.m., the Porsche Sound Night will go fully digital and online. The Porsche Museum will start the engines of several race and series production cars from the company collection. All these cars have written or will write history in the future on the world’s race tracks.

First digital Porsche Sound Night

“We are delighted to be able to announce our first digital Porsche Sound Night to fans and customers all over the world. The coronavirus pandemic has presented all of us with enormous challenges. But it has also forced us to seek out new opportunities,” explains Achim Stejskal, Head of Porsche Heritage and Museum. “Following numerous requests, we realized that we were not the only ones who were missing the sound of engines. So this year, for the very first time we will broadcast the typical Porsche sound as a live digital event in every country around the world.”

Support of Porsche racing drivers

When it came to announcing the first digital Sound Night “Next Level”, the Porsche Museum enlisted the support of current and former racing drivers and brand ambassadors Walter Röhrl, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Timo Bernhard, and Pascal Wehrlein. Initial intrigue was created across Porsche’s different social media channels when “Strietzel” Stuck, Timo Bernhard, and Pascal Wehrlein shared three clips on behalf of the museum curators. Walter Röhrl finally revealed the solution to the puzzle.

911Motorsport Porsche 911R at Porsche Soundnacht 2013
911Motorsport Porsche 911R at Porsche Soundnacht 2013

Porsche Museum and Weissach Development center.

All four brand ambassadors will also play an active role in the event. Like a number of other distinguished representatives, they will not just start the four-wheeled sound artists in the Porsche Museum. Some of them will be presented in the Development Centre in Weissach, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. “When I heard that Porsche was holding another Sound Night, I naturally agreed immediately. The unique sound of many Porsche models inspires me,” explains Walter Röhrl, two-time Rally World Champion and development advisor for Porsche for more than 25 years. “I won’t be the only one who has the opportunity to drive a car in front of the cameras that has never been shown at a Sound Night before,” he announces. “There are other models among the numerous Porsche icons that will also be celebrating their premiere at the Sound Night.”


Broadcasted in German, English and French

This year’s “Next Level” Sound Night will be aired in three languages for the first time. Viewers will be able to enjoy the recollections of contemporary witnesses and high-profile figures from the automotive world in German, English, and French. Further details on the broadcast will follow soon. All information is always available on the museum website at

You can find out what a Porsche Sound Night looks and sounds like in the report of any of the previous editions that we were lucky enough to attend in person. It would have been great to visit another Porsche Sound Night in person. But of course, we encourage this new initiative and can’t wait to discover the new format of the Porsche Sound Night.

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Edited Porsche factory press release.
Pictures courtesy  Vintage Race Photography.