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First look at Porsche's New 100 Million Euro Museum

Posted: Jan. 22nd, 2009  |  By Motor Authority www.motorauthority.com
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Luxury Cars: Porsche is just days away from opening a new 100 million euro museum near its headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. One of the greatest and most spectacular building projects in the history of the sports carmaker, the new museum showcases vehicles dating back more than a century and is expected to greet up to 200,000 visitors per year.

More than 80 cars are on display in the 5,600 square metre (60,250 square feet) Exhibition Area styled Viennese architects Delugan Meissl, ranging from the legendary wheel hub motor of the Lohner-Porsche, the world's first hybrid automobile built as far back as in 1900, all the way to the latest generation of the Porsche 911. The actual Exhibition Area is made up of a steel structure resting on just three concrete cores and appearing to hover in space, covering a span of up to 60m.

Some of the more important vehicles on show include a re-built 1939 Type 64, a car acknowledged as the "original Porsche", the iconic 1950 Volkswagen Beetle, the 1948 Porsche 356 "No 1" Roadster, a 1956 Porsche 550 A Spyder, and the more recent Porsche 959 and Carrera GT.

Completed only last December, the Porsche Museum will have its grand opening on the 28th of this month. It will then be opened to the public on January 31, exactly four years after the building's design was selected.

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