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25 Years of the Boxster

A Retrospect To Inspire The Future

- Access the virtual guided tour at www.

To mark the 44th Internatio­nal Museum Day and this year’s theme of how “Museums Inspire the Future’, the Porsche Museum is issuing an invitation for a virtual guided tour of a specially curated exhibition. “25 Years of the Boxster” showcases the history of the mid-engine sports car and its importance for Porsche, and will be transporte­d into living rooms all over the world.

“Changed times demand a new way of thinking. We have already been using digital technology and showing the origins and experience of Porsche in automotive engineerin­g through modern channels for a long time,” says Achim Stejskal, Director of Heritage and the Porsche Museum.

Digital versatilit­y will proactivel­y transport the historical work of Porschepla­tz in Zuffenhaus­en out into the world. This special exhibition to mark the 25th anniversar­y of the roadster highlights all Boxster models, ancestors and family members in two- to three-minute videos.

Get a deeper insight about cars featuring midengine technology, which was used as far back as 1948 with the Porsche 356 “No. 1” Roadster – the first car to be built under the Porsche name. One of the highlights is the Boxster concept car from Detroit, which served as a basis for the first production generation in 1996, and was therefore the starting point for the car’s global success. Learn about the legendary 550 Spyder - the ancestor of the Boxster with its light weight of 550 kilograms, it was the first vehicle designed by Porsche for motorsport and the first car with the rev counter positioned in the middle – the start of a tradition that continues to this present day.

The Porsche 984, a small and lightweigh­t

prototype that marked the direction of Porsche’s roadster concept will also be on show. One of its special features is the way in which the underfloor engine is installed from underneath the floor panel. Another exhibit is the Porsche 914/4 from 1975, one of the most-produced two-seater cars with almost 120,000 units built.

A cross-sectional model of the 986 Boxster S will show the developmen­t of the new water-cooled boxer engine. A further special guest is the Boxster Bergspyder, a one-seater sports car based on the third generation and internally designated as 981. Still very much a prototype, the vehicle is evocative of the 909 Bergspyder of 1968, which at 384 kilograms, was the lightest racing car ever built by Porsche.

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