Porsche’s Project: Top Secret! Review with Ugo Colombo

Porsche_topsecret_CMCAlmost all car manufacturers have a long line of concept cars that never made it to production, which could be for a variety of reason, whatever they may be. Some of these vehicles make it to concept car books or maybe images appear online, but there are many that have not been seen by the public. This is especially true for concept cars created prior to the 1990s. Porsche will be showing 14 of their concept vehicles in a special exhibition at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany for a limited time. There will be vehicles from the 1970s to the 1990s. In addition to the actual concept cars being shown, their specs and testing footage of the cars will be on display as well.

Porsche disclosed some of the vehicles being shown, which include the 1982 Porsche Type 959 C29. This car has been called the first Porsche super-car with 450 horsepower. The 959 set the stage for future Porsche super-cars such as the Carrera GT and the 918. The 959 is equipped with a six-cylinder boxer bi-turbo, an electronically controlled chassis, all-wheel drive and a very aerodynamic body. Another interesting vehicle being shown is the 1991 Porsche 989, which is a sedan with a V8 and 350 hp. Ultimately, the 989 was scrapped due to an economic downturn. This vehicle was the basis for the 4 door Porsche’s that came years later such as the Panamera. Both of these vehicles can been seen with 12 other unique vehicles at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany until January 11, 2015.

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