Only a manufacturer like Porsche, with an unmatched legacy in the form of legendary automobiles, could offer a retrospective of this magnitude. The Driven by Dreams exhibition. 75 years of Porsche sports cars is one of the most notable exhibitions ever held in the automotive universe. In this way, the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart offers its illustrious visitors the exhibition until January 7, 2024.
This special exhibition, between the prologue and the epilogue, covers themes of past, present and future, with fascinating characters and pioneering digitally animated technologies. “Seeing the engineering feats and ideas of the last 75 years, and using them to shape the future, enhances the value of our legacy,” they say at Porsche.
Thus, the journey through the Porsche cosmos begins with the Porsche 356 No. 1 Roadster and an emotional multimedia presentation. Ferry Porsche, the founder of the brand, once dreamed of a car that did not yet exist. Together with his team, the brilliant and visionary engineer, got to work and built it. On June 8, 1948, the 356 Roadster model received approval for road use, starting the history of the German brand. For his first sports car, Ferry Porsche used Volkswagen parts and a 35 HP engine in a central position. The 356 Roadster reached 135 km/h.
Already in the 1960s, the iconic 911, which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary, was the center of attention of sports car fans and enthusiasts. Visitors not only find interesting facts about the 911, but can also see the evolution of its design. Among the highlights of the special exhibition are a drawing of the 911's predecessor, the 901, and the revelation of many internal names for early prototypes.
The celebrations for the legendary manufacturer's 75 years also transcend to other countries with traveling exhibitions of the Porsche Heritage Truck, a formula designed for international enthusiasts to access this experience in their home country. The exhibitions cover topics such as heritage, environmental protection, art, racing and innovation, which are of vital importance to Porsche.