The Porsche Museum In Pictures
To Reconvey

Often, the biggest obstacle when putting together a Speedhunting experience is the act of conjuring up the right words to accompany the images.

Sometimes, there simply aren’t the words. Other times, there’s nothing new to be said. This is particularly true when revisiting a place or event where we’ve been before. While the experience itself hasn’t diminished, it’s difficult to reconvey the excitement of that original experience. The Porsche Museum is a perfect example of this.

Rod originally covered the inaugural Speedhunters visit to the museum in 2011, almost three years after it originally opened (January 2009). In 2013, I visited as part of an extensive European road trip in 2013, but it only received a small mention in an overview post of that trip.

Just three days before Christmas, I again found myself in Stuttgart with a few hours to kill before a flight back to Ireland. I’m most certainly not a lifelong Porsche aficionado, but it’s a marque which has grown on me considerably in recent years. I’m not sure what the attraction is, although I suspect its partly due to Porsche’s dedication and commitment to evolving the 911 from being the ‘wrong’ layout. I admire a bit of stubbornness, I suppose.

If anything, this revisit, four years after my first, felt even more special. There had been plenty of cars shuffled around, lots of new additions and it was still the perfect layout. Only the Petersen rivals the Porsche Museum, but for me, the latter just beats it because of the beautiful high key lighting and unusual spiral layout. It’s a photographer’s dream.

With that, I’ve nothing to add except for an extensive gallery of that two-and-a-half hour visit. Enjoy.

Note: The following gallery is best viewed on desktop.

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1

MORE. Please.

2

I took over 900 photos in the Porsche Museum when I visited this last summer.... I still loved this gallery. More please indeed.

3

Every time I see pictures, there are different cars or the cars that were there are set up different from when I was there... so yes more!

4

The bent exhaust tip on the 959 bothers me so much. Also, I really need to visit this museum. Great shots!

5

Also, I really need to visit this museum


To straighten the exhaust tip?

6

Porsche aka best brand ever!!!

7

Does Rod still work for SH?

Author8

No.

9

I threw up in the Porsche museum wearing Lacoste tennis shorts...

Went to Germany on an 80's theme'd stag do, incorporating a Ring trip and then a day at Spa. One of the lads on the trip is a big deal in the auto industry and bag us a special visit to the museum. Anyway, the previous night I and a few others went out for a night in Stuttgart and ended up getting back to the hotel at 8am, with our 'all access' visit starting at 8:30. Still wearing attire from the 'sports theme day' including a pink sweatband and aforementioned shorts, we pile into the basement of the museum to be met by some big cheese from Porsche. I managed about half an hour of the tour before shouting at the floor near the 997 GTS. Some woman with her kids actually screamed.

I'll be honest, it wasn't my finest hour...

10

before shouting at the floor

this is the best euphemism for swallowing in reverse that Ive ever seen

Author11

Well, I wasn't expecting that comment. Another one for the wall of fame / shame.

12

Probably one of the best comments I've read on the internet. Knowing how the Germans operate made me laugh even harder. Thank you very much for the share.

13

Ohh nooooo, I lowkey cringed about how bad that must've been!

14

So good! I agree with Jordan, post MORE!

15

I'm glad they keep the original sponsorship on, Seeing Rothmans instead of Racing or Marlboro in place of empty white panel is a treat.

I still think that the smoking advertising bans shouldn't go to old race cars, it's part of their history.

Author16

I've never smoked, I think that it's an awful, awful infliction on the human species and should be banned but tobacco advertising on race cars was just the best.

17

Don't get me wrong Paddy, I'm not a smoker either and I think current tobacco advertisement should stay in place.

What irritates me is that they had to remove it from historic racers, personally I think it's part of their history and should be preserved the way they meant to be.

18

If I could have any car in that collection it would have to be the GT1. As much as the 917 gets praise a friend of mine tested it and described the chassis as "shit." LOL

19

They say a picture is worth a thousand words...I don't think words could describe this amazing collection of Porsche's history.

20

What's the odd little green car behind the Marlboro formula car?

Author21

It's a Porsche C88. It's worth a Google...

22

I love this place. Can't wait to come back again...

23

What is that 4x4 in the rothmans colours? I've never seen anything like it before.

24

It's a G-Class fitted with 320hp 5.0 litre V8 from 928, It was originally made as a service car for Porsche 959 fleet when they compete in Pharoah Rally in Egypt (Rally Raid event like Paris-Dakar). The reason why they swapped the engine because they want to make the service car able to keep up with the 959. And actually this service car finish second if it competes during the races. In Porsche Museum the car has a tagline "Porsche in Sheep's Clothes"

25

No Picture of the Carrera GT :O

26

I've been, it was an awesome experience. But the Mercedes museum was a better experience

27

Was that some special event?
I've been there more than once, but I've never seen that place that empty during normal hours.

28

I visited the museum back in March last year. The amount of emotions I felt while being there was unbelievable. It is by far the best ever museum I've ever been to. I hope to be able to go back some time in the future.

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