Porsche Unvails Inspiration 911 sculpture
Porscheplatz – now managed by imposing buildings – was the location where the first Porsche 911 rolled of the assembly line in 1963.
So, to honor its first model – the iconic vehicle that wrote itself into the history books – the marque needed something spectacular and poetic to symbolize its quintessential status.
Mind you, here is the reason why Porsche ordered a 24 m (78 feet) high sculpture to be built in the Stuttgart district of Zuffenhausen. Placed right next to the Porsche museum, the obelisk pays homage to the rear-engined model, as it crowns its three pillars with Porsche 911 variants mounted on top.
Hailed from three iconic different generations of the vehicle, the Porsche 901, Porsche 930 and Porsche 991 pay tribute to the icon’s legendary history. Moreover, if you think the sculpture looks fairly familiar, it is because it was conceived by Gerry Judah – the talented British artist responsible for almost every Goodwood Festival of Speed monument. Come to think of it, the whole somewhat construction resembles Porsche’s 2013 Goodwood homage statue.
Still, there’s no sculpture the rig is a piece of art, as Matthias Mueller, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, said:
“The sculpture that we present today is more than a work of art. It is also a symbol for our company’s close ties with Stuttgart.” In recent years, Porsche has invested around one billion Euros in facilities in the greater Stuttgart area.”
If you have a sharp eye for detail, you’ll notice the Porsche 991 variant on top of the monument is actually the facelifted version Porsche 991. So, if you don’t have the patience to wait for the vehicle’s official unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015, you can go to Germany and see it on this sculpture. Take some pictures and send us some copies please.