- Anniversary of Porsche Exclusive
- Porsche 911 Speedster
Stuttgart – The Porsche Exclusive division is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, offering customers with that extra wish an individual package that sets the vehicle apart from the standard models
In 1986 Porsche was the world’s first car manufacturer to set up a specialist customisation department: Porsche Exclusive.
Visitors will be shown unique and rare special models: In addition to a Porsche 911 Turbo S 3.6, which in 1997 was the first Porsche series production sports car to break the 300 km/h (186 mph) barrier, the museum is also exhibiting one of only two Porsche 911 Speedsters in the world dating from 1995. A further highlight of the special exhibition is a gold coloured Porsche 959 that was once extensively modified for a member of an Arab royal family, being equipped among other things with gold plated tailpipes.
Now you might imagine that such a unique customization brand is quite new, but actually, they’ve just celebrated their 25th anniversary. In addition to the champagne and cake, Porsche will be celebrating with a strictly limited edition of a new Porsche 911 Speedster. Only 356 of these models – that Porsche calls, “puristic, open-topped two-seater with low windscreen and double bubble on the convertible-top compartment lid” – will be made, so jump on it before they’re gone.
The Porsche Museum is using the anniversary exhibition as an opportunity to extend its tour programme. Visitors have the opportunity of experiencing the special exhibition as part of a short 30 minute guided tour at a cost per head of four Euros. The museum shop will also be offering a selection of special articles for sale: The book “25 years of Porsche Exclusive” dedicates over 200 pages to the topic of “Ex works individuality”. The reader is acquainted with the most interesting, beautiful and spectacular vehicle projects. The spectrum ranges from the customised Porsche 356 via the legendary 911 Turbo “slant nose” to the high end 911 for royal customers from the Middle East. The book is available in German and English from the Porsche Museum shop at 14.90 euros.
In addition to exclusive model cars and key rings, the museum shop also offers a “grill badge”, newly produced in metal – that can be affixed to the air intake grill on historic Porsche models. It is approximately 95 millimetres in diameter and costs 29 euros.
Porsche 911 Speedster gallery
Anniversary of Porsche Exclusive photogallery