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Old 30th January 2009, 20:57   #1
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Default Porsche Museum ( Stuttgart) will be opened on 31 Jan 09

The new Porsche Museum will be opened on 31 Jan 2009.

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Old 31st January 2009, 01:43   #2
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i will try and visit it in march and will post pics if i do!
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Thats one place in my places-to-visit-before-i-die list. Good to know it is now ready.
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I had been to the old one in September. If that is anything to go by, this new museum will be to die for!!

The old one didnt have too many cars(maybe 10-12) but it still made me so happy. It was an absolute euphoric feeling being in the museum. The location of the old museum is also kickass. You need to walk a little distance close to the factory. You just need to stand outside for a couple of mins and you will see some Porsches being camouflaged and taken for testing.

The parking lot inside is also the best in the world. All you see are Porsches. Cayennes, Boxters, Coxters, 911s, etc... Absolutely a treat to your eyes.
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Old 23rd May 2010, 14:16   #5
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Default Porsche Museum in Stuttgart

I had the privilege to visit the two automobile museums in Stuttgart, Germany. I am trying to put in pics and info I gathered at the Porsche Museum in this thread.

About Porsche (quoted from Wikipedia)
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Porsche Automobil Holding SE, usually shortened to Porsche SE, a Societas Europaea or European Public Company, is a German automotive manufacturer of luxury high performance automobiles, which is majority-owned by the Piëch and Porsche families. Porsche SE is headquartered in Zuffenhausen, a city district of Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg.
Porsche SE has two main subsidiaries – Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG (which stands for Doktor Ingenieur honoris causa Ferdinand Porsche Aktiengesellschaft), often shortened to Porsche AG, and Volkswagen AG. Porsche AG is the subsidiary of Porsche SE which is responsible for the actual production and manufacture of the Porsche automobile line, and Volkswagen AG is the parent company of the Volkswagen Group, which includes (but is not limited to) the automotive marques Audi, Bentley Motors, Bugatti Automobiles and Lamborghini.

The company was founded as Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche GmbH in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche, an Austro-Hungarian engineer born in Maffersdorf, Austria-Hungary (today Vratislavice nad Nisou, Czech Republic). Ferdinand Porsche is also known for designing the first Volkswagen, but Béla Barényi is credited with having conceived the basic design five years earlier. The company currently produces 911 (997), Boxster and Cayman sports cars and Cayenne sport utility vehicles. The latest model line, the four-door Panamera saloon (sedan), was launched on Monday, 20 April 2009.

In August 2009, Porsche SE and Volkswagen AG reached an agreement that the two companies would merge in 2011, to form an "Integrated Automotive Group".
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Old 23rd May 2010, 17:23   #6
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Default The Porsche Museum

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Porsche built the new museum as a kind of "rolling museum" with rotating exhibits from a stock of 300 restored cars, many in pristine condition and still in full driving order. Originally there was discussion that the new museum would be built alongside a new Mercedes-Benz museum on former trade fair grounds in the Killesberg area of Stuttgart. After the new Mercedes-Benz Museum opened in the east of Stuttgart in 2006, Porsche went ahead with plans to upgrade and extend its museum in the northern district of Zuffenhausen next to the company headquarters. Originally costs were set at 60 million euros but days before the official opening ceremony on 29 January 2009, it was confirmed that the actual costs hit 100 million euros.
The museum is situated in the outskirts of Stuttgart at Porscheplatz, just outside Porsche Headquarters in Zuffenhausen.
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Few other buildings in the near vicinity.
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The Museum is an imposing structure designed by the architects Delugan Meissl. The concept is based on a model by HG Merz who apparently was also involved in the design of the Mercedes-Benz Museum, also in Stuttgart.
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The main lobby of the museum.
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Old 23rd May 2010, 19:42   #7
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Some random shots inside the museum
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Default Some random pics from the museum

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Default Random pics continued

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the kinderwagen in front is ours

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thats my son, happy to see so many race cars in one place.

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Default Some more random snaps

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Nice pics! It must have been an incredible experience. Do you have pictures of the 997 range?
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Default Final set

The Porsche C88 Concept
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Quoted from motortrend.com
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Just to show that Porsche Design can still design cars for other purposes than sporty driving and image elevation, this humble Chinese family car dating from 1994 takes its place amidst the great Porsches. Designed in Weissach in just four months, it was presented at the 1994 Beijing motor show as a proposal to the Chinese government for an inexpensive-to-build, high-quality, safe family car. China demurred, denying Porsche or anyone else the opportunity to produce cars in China on their own. And that name? the C is for China, and 88 is a lucky number in Chinese lore.

917/30 Engine
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All trophies
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Porsche Polizei
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New models
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Sorry @theragingbull, this is all I have. We were in a rush to visit the MB museum. Yes, this was an experience that I would never forget. Stuttgart is a city every auto enthusiast should visit.

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That C88 concept is one of the most hideous looking cars I've ever seen. Can't believe the fact that it's a Porsche!!
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Wow. The photographs are excellent and the museum is really a piece of art. Next visit to Germany, i will try and get to Stuttart
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Thanks for the comments guys. I didn't know about the C88 as well, until I visited the Museum.

Stuttgart is a must visit for any auto enthusiast.
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