This year, as you know, Porsche is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic 911 sports car. The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the venue where the German manufacturer is hosting one of its biggest parties ever. During the opening ceremony they unveiled a unique 911 sculpture that soars 34 metres into the sky and weighs 25 tonnes.
Representing the evolution of the 911 sports car, the sculpture is adorned with an original 911 from 1965, 1973 2.7 RS, and latest Carrera 4 models, all fitted to the tip of three steel ‘arrows’, giving the impression they are about to take off to the moon.
The highly distinctive ‘art installation’ has been designed by acclaimed artist and sculptor Gerry Judah. It may look too minimalistic to an uninterested eye, but its designers says it reflects the qualities of Porsche 911: simple, pure and built for the job.
“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.” “The 911 is a fantastic shape, so I had to think, ‘what can I do with it?’ You can’t deconstruct it, so in the context of the Festival, however beautiful the 911 is, you need to embody a sense of speed. So the sculpture has to give the car the energy it deserves.”