• Jan 26, 2009

Click on either image to view the new Porsche museum in our high resolution image gallery

Porsche has culminated a 100 million euro ground-up renovation on its museum in Stuttgart, which will be officially dedicated later this week. The museum spans over 1,000 square meters of floor space, wrapped in stunning architecture and housing a collection of over 80 significant Porsches from the marque's history, from the first 356 to the latest Panamera. Included among the expositions is a section dedicated to the evolution of the 911 Turbo, an array of competition cars – including Porsche's victorious rally, Dakar and Le Mans challengers and Niki Lauda's Porsche-powered McLaren – concept cars from across the decades, some of Ferdinand Porsche's original tractors and more.

The museum will be officially dedicated later this week before it opens its doors to the public on January 31, after which the museum will be open from Tuesday to Sunday every week from 9 am until 6 pm. We'll be posting our own tour of the review soon, but in the meantime, check out the museum's website and the images in the gallery below.


[Source: Porsche via Le Blog Auto]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Yup. I'm keeping my eye out for a nice 928 GTS 5spd manual. The Porsche engineers didn't nickname it the "Land Shark" for nothing. I did remember in my youth actually drooling over the 924 GTS turbo with it's NACA ducts in the hood and the wild fender flares, which eventually ended up on the 944. The Porsches that stop my heart are the 1973 911 2.7 RS Carrera or the 3.0 RSR Carrera. Give me a duck tail any day. The 911 Club Sport Spyder was an interesting car as well.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hence I'd sell my soul to have Jerry Seinfeld's collection of Porsches.


        And the 928GTS is a rare beast. I've only seen a black one ever, gorgeous "shark" to say the least.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If the Panamera and Cayenne looked as innovative, creative and just plain beautiful as this museum, I'd have very different dream cars, and desktop wallpapers.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yes those 2 were bad examples, but fortunately the other ones look great.


        Speaking of museum, does Pagani have a museum of some sort? I know they only have a few cars (all of which are Zonda variants), but it'd be cool to see them all in one place. Even pictures will suffice :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like Porsche heaven.
      • 5 Years Ago
        • 5 Years Ago
        Appreciated, nagmashot. :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wish I'm there. It'd be like a kid in a candy store.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @MGBYG: You're entitled to your opinion, but your very last sentence showed you have no idea what you were talking about.
        • 5 Years Ago
        wow, that's even a nicer building than the guggenheim in bilbao...! ... well ok, maybe not... but still....it's impressive....
        • 5 Years Ago
        The building looks like a huge electric shaver on it's charging station...

        The cars inside show the handful of models Porsche has ever made...

        Whoop-de-doo.

        IMHO they have yet to create a beautiful car.

        1246 variations of the Audi 924/944/968 series is just hubris, folks

      • 5 Years Ago
      That Boxter in picture #24 looks kinda serious!! I like It!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Pic #25 = drool
        • 5 Years Ago
        The only thing that would make the experience better was if I had the keys :)

        Or even just to hear those engines run... (heart melts)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, #25 is awesome. I could spend hours in this place!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome! Long overdue. The previous/current Porsche museum left a bit to be desired, I think there are maybe a handful of engines and maybe a dozen cars, a bit disappointing.

      Right now you have to jump through the hoops before your trip to get recommended for a factory tour to see the hottest cars, but imagine ending the tour through a sea of 911s in various colors and variations, with a side of GT2s, GT3s, GT3 RSs...truly amazing, and worth every bit of the hassle.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What is the gray one in the very first picture?
      • 5 Years Ago
      When you're visiting DON'T forget the Mercedes Benz Museum which is located in Stuttgart aswell!! They opened in 2006 and if you like architecture you'll like this building even more than the Porsche Museum.... Not to mention the cars =P
      Just a tip from Sweden!

      /Viktor
      • 5 Years Ago
      and thats a 944 behind it.


      why those cars were chosen to represent the Porsche museum is beyond me
        • 5 Years Ago
        The 928 was a supremely capable car when it debuted, and its styling still looks fresh today, 32 years later. The original 924 was utter crap, but the subsequent evolutions such as the Carrera and especially the 944 offered brilliant handling and bullet proof reliability. They are very much an important part of Porsche's history, and I have a soft spot for any Porsche that doesn't look like a 911.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @thomas: No worries. I'm not accusing "you" per se. I understand what you meant, but one thing is for sure: the 928 (and also the 924/944) were rather revolutionary in Porsche's history, as opposed to the "911" that people know the company for.

        The 928 also set a land speed record back in the 80's. Despite the sad execution of the 924, it did spawn the 944 which is like night and day. But the 924 Carrera GTS was considered to be the real beginning of the 944 legacy, plus its racing version won its class and a rather good position in the overall standing @ Le Mans 24 hours.

        There's always more to it then just the cars themselves. I guess that's why, as much as the haters hate to admit, Porsche is a a great company in that there're many flavors in their cars for different people's tastes, and they're perhaps the most successful manufacturer in motorsports.
        • 5 Years Ago
        im not saying i dont appreciate them, but they hardly exemplify "Porsche"
        • 5 Years Ago
        The 928 was about 20 years ahead of its time, and for a generation of 30-somethings who grew up watching "Risky Buisness" that car represents Porsche as much as any 911.

        I would argue that for a time in the early 80's, the 928 was the best car in the world- period. I don't know that anyone would try to make that argument for the huge-bumpered oversteering 911 of the time. Thus, it deserves to be front and center.
        • 5 Years Ago
        the 928 and 944 may have been revolutionary for the industry...


        everyone but porsche, who took everything they learned and achieved with those cars and threw it out the window only to revisit front engine/rwd platform with an SUV borrowed from VW.

        the 928 was a good car. a little odd looking..... but it was good. and the 9424/944 had a design that spawned several Japanese imitators (Mazda RX-7???). but porsche (for better or worse) is all about the 911.

        and don't think i'm a porsche fanboy either. i hate that they've resisted change and clung to their precious 911.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You were wrong. That red one is a 924 Carrera GTS.


        You might not appreciate "those" cars, but other people will.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is this the same spot where the Panamera teaser shots were taken?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Doesn't seem like it. I'm curious as well.
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