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Porsche celebrates 70 years of sports cars with special museum exhibition

Porsche celebrates 70 years of sports cars with special museum exhibition image

Jose Altoveros / Porsche | June 26, 2018 09:50

Explore Porsche's 70 year history at their special museum exhibition

This year, Porsche is celebrating their 70 year anniversary. On June 8 of 1948, the very first Porsche – a 356 Roadster – received its general operating permit; and the rest is history. And on June 8, 2018, the Porsche museum also held the opening of a special exhibition for “70 years of the Porsche sports car”.

Porsche celebrates 70 years with special museum exhibition

Those visiting the exhibition will be able to see Porsche's numerous stories and milestones from 1948 up until today. Futhermore, visitors can see the development that has occurred on Porsche models from the earliest model 356 “No.1” Roadster up to the latest all-electric Mission E, now known as the Taycan.

“With this exhibition celebrating the anniversary of our brand, we are breaking completely new ground. For the first time, we have completely redesigned our entire exhibition area, which covers more than 5,600 square metres,” said Achim Stejskal, Director of the Porsche Museum.

Porsche celebrates 70 years with special museum exhibition

Apart from the production models, motorsports have also played an important part of Porsche's history. Visitors of the special exhibition will be able to see the multiple racers from various decades such as the 'Pink Pig' 917/20 and the newer Le Mans winning 919 Hybrid. All-in-all, there will be more than 75 cars on display inside the 5,600 square meter museum; allowing visitors to get upclose and learn more about various Porsche vehicles.

According to Porsche's official press releases, “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.”

For those who happen to be in Stuttgart, Germany, the special exhibition will be held at the Porsche Muesum until January 6, 2019.