This unique perspective of the Porsche Museum makes us wish we were there.
One of the disadvantages of lockdown for gearheads is you can't go to car meet events or auto museums. Last year, the Porsche Museum based in Stuttgart, Germany was forced to close its doors to visitors. It reopened last May and even offered a free digital tour to visitors who couldn't attend the grand reopening.
Sadly, new variants of the coronavirus meant the Porsche Museum had to close once again, but it will reopen on March 9. For those who won't be able to visit due to travel restrictions, Porsche has provided a unique virtual tour filmed with a drone camera in one epic, seamless shot. This unique perspective makes us wish we were there.
The drone camera takes us on a tour through the entire museum, sweeping past historic models like the first 356 ever built, famous GT and Le Mans racing cars like the 917 and 550 Spyder, supercars such as the Carrera GT and 956, every Porsche 911 generation, and the 918 Spyder hypercar, showing how the brand has evolved over the last 70+ years.
We also must commend the skill of the drone pilot. You can just imagine how nerve-racking it must have been flying a drone perilously close to valuable and rare Porsche cars, but the pilot managed to fly past them without damaging anything.
Over 700 cars are on display at the massive museum including 200 race cars with a combined 30,000+ horsepower. In the video, Porsche describes the museum as a "place where you arrive as a visitor and leave as a fan."
After it reopens next month, the Porsche Museum will host a special show on March 30 celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Boxster. Porsche hasn't confirmed new opening hours or restrictions, but there's a good chance the museum will be open to a limited capacity of visitors.