Stunning sculpture at Goodwood Festival marks 50 years of Porsche 911

OD Newsdesk Updated: July 18, 2013, 06:27 PM IST

Porsche celebrated fifty years of its iconic 911 with an amazing sculpture at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. Goodwood is one of the most sought-after motoring events in the world among petrol-heads.

Organisers of the festival had appointed London-based artist and designer Gerry Judah to create a central-feature that represents the legacy, dynamism, speed, beauty and function of the Porsche 911.Organisers of the festival had appointed London-based artist and designer Gerry Judah to create a central-feature that represents the legacy, dynamism, speed, beauty and function of the Porsche.

The 911 is the flagship of the current line-up of Porsche. The two-door grand tourer was introduced in 1963, and was, in 1999, voted fifth in the list of cars of the century.

Organisers of the festival had appointed London-based artist and designer Gerry Judah to create a central-feature that represents the legacy, dynamism, speed, beauty and function of the Porsche 911.

The result: a soaring 34-metre-tall sculpture with three futuristic white steel 'arrows' pointing towards the sky, with three stunning Porsche 911s at their peak.

The sculpture shows three great cars from different periods in the history of the 911 -- a 1965 golf blue coupe, a 1973 yellow 2.7 RS and the 'Type 991' Carrera 4 – shooting skywards.

Each leg of the sculpture is a monocoque of sheet steel welded togetherEach leg of the sculpture is a monocoque of sheet steel welded together

Each leg of the sculpture is a monocoque of sheet steel welded together, with no internal structure, and comes down to a small point at the base. It is finished in a clean, white coating. The structure weighs 25 tonnes.

he two-door grand tourer was introduced in 1963, and was, in 1999, voted fifth in the list of cars of the centuryThe 2-door grand tourer was introduced in 1963, and was, in 1999, voted fifth among the cars of the century

"I had to create a sculpture which personifies the energy and dynamic excitement not just of the cars and Festival of Speed, but also reflected how something as beautiful and dynamic as the 911 can in turn celebrate the event. Essentially, the design of the sculpture relates to me what the 911 is all about. The 911 has its own design and shape; I did not want to embellish it. In the context of the Festival, you also need to embody a sense of speed. So the sculpture has to give the car the energy it deserves," said Judah.

The highly distinctive sculpture was unveiled by Lord March, owner of the Goodwood estate, and Wolfgang Hatz, board member for Research and Development at Porsche AG.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 1.38 Crore
Displacement
2998cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
350
Max Torque(Nm)
530
Mileage
-NA-
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