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Christopher Bruce2012-08-13 13:17:35

A Look Inside of Porsche's Secret Stuttgart Museum

 
 
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Porsche warehouse is where some of the weirdest cars are kept

Porsche'sPorschePorscheGermany, 1931 > present43 models
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massive new museum has not been open for long, but it has been a massive success in terms of visitors and aesthetics. However, even the new building does not have enough room to hold all of Porsche's cars. Porsche has a second, secret museum in a warehouse somewhere around Stuttgart. Until now, the building has been a complete secret, but Porsche has released two videos touring the building. 

The warehouse acts has a hub where the cars can be stored temporarily or serviced and then sent either to the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart or to other Porsche centers. Porsche currently has 505 cars in its heritage collection, but not all of them can be kept in its museum simultaneously. 

The collection includes many unique cars including a 924924Porsche 924Germany, 1975 > 198811 versions
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built to set distance records that was never used, a 928928Porsche 928Germany, 1977 > 199510 versions
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convertible prototype, a 984 a small Porsche built as a concept before the BoxterBoxsterPorsche BoxsterGermany, 1996 > 20163 series
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. It also has a variety of rare Porsche racecars, and the first 911 Turbo911 TurboPorsche 911 TurboGermany, 1975 > present1 photo
built. 

The always clever Porsche leases the space to other companies as well and stores SeatSeatSeatSpain, 1950 > present29 models
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concept cars, LadaVAZVAZRussian Federation, 1966 > present8 models
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concepts and even a Chinese family car. 

If you are a Porsche fan, these videos must be seen. This is a building that no one knew even existed but holds some of the most rare Porsches ever produced. 

The six generations of the 911 Turbo

The original idea in 1974 was to build the first 911 Turbo in a production run of only 1,000 units. Total production of the 911 Turbo until 1989 then amounted to almost 21,000 units. In its basic characteristics, the Turbo has remained unchanged for 30 years: The emphasis has been on power and performance combined with comfort and everyday motoring qualities.

911 Turbo (Type 930 3.0 l) model year 1974

At the 1974 Paris Motor Show Porsche presented the 911 Turbo 3.0. Maximum output of this sports car was 260 bhp from three litres engine capacity. Achieving a top speed with this power of 250 km/h or 155 mph, the Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 was for a long time Germany's fastest road-going sports car.

911 Turbo (Type 930 3.3 l), model year 1977

In 1977 Porsche introduced the 911 Turbo 3.3 powered by a larger engine, developing 300 bhp. Code-named the 930 model series, this sports car remains a legend to this day.

911 Turbo (Type 964), model year 1990

Following a break in production of two years, the next Turbo powered by a 320 bhp 3.3-litre engine was launched in 1991, this time based on the 911 (964) model series.

911 Turbo (Type 993), model year 1995

The next generation of the 911 Turbo (993 model series) introduced in 1995 had a power unit based on the air-cooled 3.6-litre engine of the 911 Carrera and featured two turbochargers boosting output to 408 bhp at 5750 rpm. Another significant innovation was the introduction of all-wheel drive carried over from the 911 Carrera 4. Total production of this 993-series Turbo was 6,314 units.

911 Turbo (Type 996), model year 2000

The 996 version of the 911 Turbo introduced in the year 2000 maintained Porsche's all-wheel drive and bi-turbo technology. And it also introduced composite ceramic brake discs as a feature which has now been available for four years. It had a maximum output of 450 bhp from 3.6 litres capacity, giving the car a top speed of 307 km/h or 190 mph.

911 Turbo (Type 997), model year 2006

The 997 Turbo was introduced in 2006 at the Geneva Motor Show. The engine was based on the 964/GT1 unit and made 480 HP and 620 Nm. The engine used for the first time two BorgWarner VTG turbos, a first for Porsche.

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3 comments

tiagospeedy
They had it nicely hidden...but why are they showing it now? Will they ask for gigantic amounts of money in order for people to visit it?
13.08.2012 @ 17:36
leilei3915
28.08.2018 @ 09:09
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