Semper Vivus Coming to Porsche Museum

As part of the new special exhibition "Ferdinand Porsche - Pioneer of the Hybrid Drive”, the sportscar maker’s museum in Stuttgart is presenting a reconstruction of the first workable full-hybrid car in the world, the “Semper Vivus”. The special exhibition, which begins on May 10, will provide visitors with a fascinating glimpse of the early engineering creations of the young Ferdinand Porsche.

Other vehicles on display will include the Cayenne, whose drivetrain will be displayed as part of a main feature, and the Porsche Hybrid Bike, provide detailed insights into the hybrid technology of the sports car manufacturer. Added attractions will also be a wheel hub and a DeDion-Bouton motor, which drove the generators of the “Semper Vivus”, demonstrating some amazing technological achievements dating back more than 100 years ago.

On the last weekend in May, visitors will also get the chance to experience the performance of the “Semper Vivus” for themselves, as the Porsche Museum will be presenting driving demonstrations on the exhibition ground. Porsche experts will be on hand to provide the public with more information and to answer questions about the history and technology of the vehicle.

The Porsche Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, with admission for adults costing €8, or €4 for those entitled to discounts. Children up to the age of fourteen accompanied by an adult are admitted free.

“From the beginning of the 20th century, the name Porsche has been associated with pioneering innovations in automotive engineering. Ferdinand Porsche, the founding father of the present-day Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, entered unchartered territory in 1900 with the creation of the first fully-functional hybrid car in the world, the 'Semper Vivus' ('always alive'),”
Porsche brags about its heritage.
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