Inspired by the heritage of the Porsche 911, British artist Gerry Judah has created a sculpture which is now located on the Porscheplatz in Zuffenhausen, Germany, where the first 911 rolled off the assembly line in 1963. The sculpture consists of three pillars measuring up to 78 feet in height, each crowned with a Porsche 911 mounted at the top. The vehicles hail from different 911 generations paying tribute to the icon’s vast history.
The event held on the evening of August 31, 2015 marked the official presentation of the sculpture entitled “Inspiration 911.” The Porscheplatz was cast in a combination of lights, film, and vehicle choreography. Using the glass facade of the Porsche Museum as a screen, film clips were projected to create a visual display area measuring more than 2,100 square feet. A moving progression included vehicles that are also components of the art piece: an F-model from 1970, a G-model from 1981, as well as the latest generation 911. Light effects utilizing the architecture of the museum fascinated spectators. For the finale, the current model range of Porsche vehicles was showcased to guests in the grandstands.
Matthias Mueller, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, said during his address at the event, “The sculpture that we present today is more than a work of art. It is also a symbol for our company’s close ties with Stuttgart.” In recent years, Porsche has invested around one billion Euros in facilities in the greater Stuttgart area.