70 Years of Porsche at Caramulo
In Portugal, the Village of Caramulo is synonymous with our automotive heritage.
Besides its permanent automotive collection, the museum has several limited time exhibits dedicated to automotive icons. At the time it was celebrating the 70th anniversary of Porsche.
And what's the best way for a museum to celebrate something like that?
Gathering a well-curated selection of the brand's models is definitely the proper route to follow.
The early era of Porsche is represented by a 550 Spyder and two examples 356 range.
Entering the era of the 911, if Butzi Porsche and his development team could ever foresee what their concept would become. In the beginning, a simple and pure sportscar made by enthusiasts for the gentleman driver has evolved into the benchmark of driving pleasure and the dream of many other aficionados .
The 935 another staple of the Porsche racing heritage, this one got the Alméras Brothers (famous french Porsche tuners) treatment, set up for hill climbs. Based on a regular 930 turbo, sports a bored out RSR engine producing 380hp that only needs to haul around 900Kg it's easy to see why it won several Hillclimb championships through Europe.
I knew I would be in the presence of several amazing Porsche's but I wasn't prepared to find a childhood dream, a mean looking 930 turbo slant nose, in full Miami Vice specification. Targa, Black with Tan interior and Fuchs wheels...
And finally, a pair of the most impressive road cars to ever come out of Stuttgart, The Carrera GT and the 918 Spyder, one is arguably the pinnacle of the analogue supercar. Dangerous, fun, engaging and rewarding. The latter a technological tour de force that's astonishingly easy to live with (when compared to its competitors).
I want to take a moment to thank the museum staff and management for their availability and the wonderful opportunity of getting so close to these amazing pieces of history.
I Hope you enjoyed the way our most renowned automotive museum celebrated the brand, and let us know your opinion about it in the comments.