Porsche is unveiling an exhibition called Fascination Sports Cars featuring some of the brand's most iconic models.
The special exhibition is part of the DRIVE Volkswagen group forum which opens today near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Among the seven Porsches exhibited is the 919 Hybrid that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year, which is sure to draw a crowd of fans eager to see the machinery up close.“This is the first time we are giving automobile enthusiasts such an insight into our brand in the German capital,” emphasised Achim Stejskal, Head of the Porsche Museum.
Visitors are greeted with the sight of the 550 Spyder, derived from the superb 356 Speedster. The constructor then presents several current models, including the powerful 918 Spyder and the all new Porsche 718 Boxster S. The 911s are there too, but the most interesting from a spectator’s point of view is no doubt the 2015 version of the 919 Hybrid. This is of course the car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year, driven by Earl Bamber, Nico Hülkenberg and Nick Tandy. The Porsche #19 that brought home the seventeenth Le Mans win for the constructor is displayed “warts and all”, i.e. with the knocks and scrapes accumulated during the 24-hour race.
The exhibition runs until 12 June 2016, a week before the 24 Hours of Le Mans on 18 and 19 June.
Geoffroy Barre — Translated from French by Emma Paulay
Photo: The Porsche 919 Hybrid that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year is on display in Berlin until mid June, looking just as it did at the finish.