Porsche Goodwood statue revealed

12 Jul, 2013 8:10am Paul Bond

Porsche unveils striking 50 years of 911 statue at the Goodwood Moving Motor Show

Porsche has unveiled its centre piece statue at this year's Goodwood Moving Motor Show - a tribute to the 50th anniversary of its most famous sports car - the Porsche 911

The sculpture features three arrow like prongs and at the tip of each one is a famous 911 model taken from the brand's museum in Germany. From left to right it starts with the original 1963 classic in blue.

Even the original model used a flat-six air-cooled engine but it produced just 128bhp from a 2.0-litre capacity. The blue car on the right of the statue is the latest 991 version in Carrera 4S guise which still uses a flat-six engine but now produces 395bhp and drives all four wheels.

The yellow car in the middle of the sculpture is the iconic 2.7-litre RS from 1973 with its unique 'duck-tail' fixed rear spoiler and two-tone 'Fuchs' alloy wheels. The first of many special models inspired by the brand's links to motorsport and circuit racing, the all-new 911 GT3 will make its dynamic debut at the Festival of Speed running up the hill from Friday until Sunday.

Previous statues have included the giant tubular E-type from Jaguar and the Lotus F1 'infinity loop' from last year - both of which were a little more intricate that the design of the Porsche sculpture which is a lot more simple than previous efforts at the show.

Still with more rare and special versions of the 911 than ever before the 20th Goodwood Festival is the perfect place to indulge in a little porscheorgraphy.

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