Not content with letting the recent BMW and Mercedes museums take all the glory, Porsche is constructing a shrine to itself in its home city of Stuttgart. Construction is well underway and is expected to be completed in 2008.
The exhibition will be dedicated to the era of Professor Ferdinand Porsche and his development work in the period between 1900 and 1948, all gathered in one place. Connected to this, as the main theme of the exhibition, is the product chronology of the Porsche sports car, which will be supplemented by more in-depth topic areas that are of particular significance for the Company’s history and philosophy.
At the same time, the sports car manufacturer will adhere to the proven design of the rolling museum. Porsche will regularly exchange the 80 vehicles in the new museum with other racing and sports cars from its pool, announced Klaus Bischof, director of the Porsche museum. Most of the exhibits will also be displayed at external events and driven in the future.
A historical workshop is being constructed in the new museum for this work, which will give visitors an insight into the restoration of the exclusive sports car. In future, this workshop will not only feature the restoration and servicing of own exhibits, but will also focus on customers’ historical Porsche vehicles.