By on January 31, 2012

To celebrate the arrival of the, well, in a way, new Type 991 911, the Porsche Museum Stuttgart launches a great 911 retro- and introspective.  On display from today until 20 May will be an overdose of 911. 

The Porsche Museum is exhibiting all the 911 generations, from the “original 911” Ur-Elfer of 1963 to the new Type 991 of 2012, nicely set against a historically relevant backdrop. Think “Wirtschaftswunder” meets greed & Greece.

Likewise on display will be rare motor racing variants such as the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 “Safari” or the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. The show with the title “911 Identity” lets you admire secret design documents, still in their Leitz two ring binders. Speaking of secret, you can admire an original 991 Erlkönig in the flesh, and sit behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 Carrera. Porsche will hope that the contact is contagious.

Just don’t come on Monday: The Porsche Museum is open  Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eight euro for adults, children pay half.

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4 Comments on “The Big Porsche Pig-Out: All The 911 You Can Eat...”

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    roger b.

    First of all it’s impossible to overdose on Porsches. There is a wall in the new museum where they have the outlines of the 911s from 1963 thru the present superimposed on top of each orher, but probably not the latest version unless they are really quick about making changes. You can really see how big the modern 911 has become compared to what it was back at the beginning.

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    Went there last summer on my European Delivery vacation. Porsche Museum and Mercedes Museum in the same day – whew.

    Well worth the trip, the two coolest things for me was the display of trophies and the 917 motor with all te parts suspended in the air. And the 908 is simple perfection in the metal.

    Amusing story – when picking up my car at BMW Welt in Munich, the nice German lady presenting the car to us asked us where we were going next. We said “Stuttgart”. She got this horrified look on her face and said “Stuttgart is not very nice, you really should stay in Munich”. She was right, Stuttgart is about as gritty industrial as it is possible to be, but those two museums are amazing!

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    The Porsche museum is pretty wonderful, including its building, which I expected to hate when I saw the pictures of it. Even the restaurant is pretty good.

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