Autoworld celebrates a brand driven by excellence.
For 75 years Porsche has built some of the most coveted cars in the world. Porsche cars are renowned for their performance, they are also a totemic symbol of luxury. They have maintained pole position through innovation and exceptional engineering. From the iconic 911 to the legendary Carrera GT, Porsche models have consistently pushed boundaries and led in the field of design. Film stars like Steve McQueen and James Dean have been captivated by the sheer thrill of driving a Porsche, adding to the brand’s allure and rebel spirit.
Its unique design features, such as the sloping rooflines, muscular haunches, and distinctive headlight design, showcase Porsche’s commitment to elegant and timeless aesthetics. With a rich heritage and progressive mindset, Porsche continues to captivate automobile enthusiasts worldwide. To celebrate its heritage Autoworld – where else – is marking its 75 years in the driving seat of automotive design.
Autoworld’s end-of-year exhibition “Porsche – Driven by dreams,” from December 8, 2023 to February 25, 2024 has been developed in a collaboration with Porsche Belgium and the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. The exhibition has an unprecedented collection of 50 exclusive Porsches.
Unseen: From concept to model
Every Porsche begins with a concept. Autoworld has collected nine Porsche concept cars never before exhibited in Belgium and presents them alongside the corresponding series production model. From the 984 to the Mission E prototype dreaming of an alternative future.
60th Anniversary of the 911 Range
The 911 is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Naturally, the 911 forms a theme in its own right with a unique collection covering the eight generations of the famous nine hundred and eleven.
The famous Belgian street artist, Vexx, known for his Porsche Vision Gran Turismo is on site exclusively for Autoworld with a Porsche-themed animation. Another artist, renowned photographer Bart Kuykens, will exhibit his work, in which the Porsche 911 invariably plays an important role.
75 years ago, Ferdinand Porsche made his absolute dream come true by building his own dream car. Since then, this dream has been part of history. From the very first 356 ‘Gmund’, built in a barn in the village of the same name in Austria, to other classics, all these cars helped make Ferdinand Porsche’s dream come true.
The exhibition highlights some of Porsche’s greatest moments of success in motorsport. The 991 RSR, 991 GT1, 919 Hybrid and Formula E Gen 3 are just some of the racing cars on display that have made Porsche the most successful racing car brand. Of course, the Belgian contribution is not forgotten with racing legends like Jacky Ickx, Thierry Boutsen and Laurens Vanthoor.
The Born2Drive competition is based on the Assetto Corsa Competizione simulator game. You will take the wheel of a Porsche 992 GT3 Cup on the track of Spa-Francorchamps. After a first lap of warm-up and getting to grips with the car, you’ll have 2 laps to try and set your best time!
The Born2Drive stand is open from Saturday 23 December to Sunday 7 January. It will be possible to book a qualifying session before visiting the stand. All the details and the booking form are available on the https://born2drive.be/ website. It is also possible to register directly on site, subject to availability. Participation in the competition is entirely free of charge but requires access to the Porsche Driven by Dreams exhibition.
The Born2Drive final will take place on Saturday, 17 February, also at Autoworld. The 8 best candidates will be invited to compete in a 45-minute race, again on the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit. The race will be commentated live by 2 professional sports journalists, who also commentate on the Spa Grand Prix and the 24h of Spa-Francorchamps.