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Sound Night has been an annual attraction at the Porsche Museum for the past ten years. Tickets have always sold out immediately, from the initial batch of 911 to the latest of 4,000. In 2021, Porsche will set off these extraordinary acoustic fireworks online for the first time, making the event accessible to the entire world. On September 18, the sound of race cars and prized vehicles from the company’s collection will be streamed from both the Porsche Museum and the Weissach Development Center to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the site. Mark Webber, a Formula One veteran and former Porsche factory driver, is one of the hosts. The Australian native not only has a place in racing history but is now also a passionate brand ambassador for the company. Sound Night will be held in three languages: English, German, and French.
With selected vehicles and generally unmuted engines, the hosts will lead their audience on an exciting journey through the brand’s racing history. Travel guides will include race engineers from Weissach, witnesses of historical events, and former and active race-car drivers like Walter Röhrl, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Timo Bernhard, and Jacky Ickx. In addition to the Taycan, which represents the sound of the future, orchestra members will include Porsche treasures like the 924 Carrera GTS Rallye, 962 C Coupé, and 911 Type 901 (No. 57). Their instruments are called cylinder numbers, displacements, ignition sequences, and engine designs. Weissach engineers composed all the melodies out of promising mumbles, trenchant blares, sonorous rumbles, and air-cooled rattles. It’s no coincidence that only a Porsche sounds like a Porsche. For the latest program information, see: porsche.com/museum.