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Porsche 911 sculpture stands tall outside Goodwood House

July 12, 2013

Sure to attract a lot of attention, Porsche has unveiled a special Porsche 911 sculpture display right outside the Goodwood House at the Festival of Speed. The artwork was created to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic sports car.

Porsche 911 sculpture-2013 Goodwood Festival

The impressive piece stands high with three 911 models soaring right at the top like superman about to take off. There’s an original first-generation version up there, as well as a 930-type version, and a the current gen 991.

Since the 911 debuted way back in 1963, Porsche has built over 820,000 examples, making it one of the most popular high-end sports car in the world.

The Goodwood Festival will be a big event for Porsche. The company plans many celebration events, including special demonstration runs up the famous hill climb, including with the new 991 GT3.

Porsche will also have the complete generation lineup on display, giving spectators a chance to take a walk down memory lane. Models include; the ‘G-Series’ (1973-1989), ‘Type 964’ (1988-1994), ‘Type 993’ (1993-1998), ‘Type 996’ (1997-2005), ‘Type 997’ (2003-2013) and the latest ‘Type 991’ (from 2011).

A number of legendary race cars will also be on attendance this weekend, such as the 1973 911 RSR 2.8 which won the Sebring 12 Hours that year, as well as the SC ‘Safari’ and ‘Paris Dakar’ Carrera 4×4 from off-road motorsport, and the 1998 911 GT1 and the 935/78 ‘Moby Dick’ race car from Le Mans.

The motoring extravaganza will take place throughout this weekend. Stay tuned for plenty of coverage.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.