Porsche Museum Hosting Major Le Mans Exhibition
The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen is hosting a special exhibition from March 26 to July 13, 2014 to celebrate the return of Porsche to top class action at the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The exhibition looks back to Porsche’s multiple previous successes at Le Mans and also gives the public a chance to get a close-up look at the new 919 Hybrid (albeit in show car guise).
The exhibition at the Porsche Museum is transformed to a racing track in homage to the famous endurance race. The focus will be on the 919 Hybrid, “the fastest research lab and most complex racing car Porsche has ever built.”
From the first Porsche effort in 1951 to the present day the “24 Hours for Eternity” special exhibition includes re-enactments of racing situations from the victorious racing years on life-sized prism walls and track sections such as the Hunaudières straight.
More than 20 different racing cars will feature and alongside the 919 Hybrid, the exhibition will also feature the 1969 Porsche 908/2 Spyder long tail, the 1971 Porsche 911 T/R, the 1974 Porsche 911 3.0 RSR and 1981 Porsche 936/81 Spyder.
The 1979 Porsche 935, the Porsche 911 GT2 Le Mans and the 1994 Porsche 962 GT Dauer Le Mans as well as the WSC LMP1 of 1996/7 and the last overall winner from Porsche, the 1998 911 GT1-98 also feature.
Various historical and technological small exhibit pieces such as helmets, a brake disc from the Porsche 956 and the diary of Ferry Porsche from the collection of the Porsche corporate archive round off the historical journey through time of Porsche at Le Mans.
On the weekend of the race, the Porsche Museum will be open for the first time for more than 24 hours straight, from Saturday, June 14, starting at 9:00 a.m., until Sunday, June 15, 6:00 p.m. Visitors and fans of the endurance race can follow the race live as part of a public viewing programme on several monitors inside and around the museum building. Entrance is free of charge on this racing weekend.