walter rohrl porsche PORSCHE & WALTER RÖHRL

“Genius On Wheels” celebrates the highly respected and accomplished rally racing legend Walter Röhrl on his 70th birthday with an exhibition at the Porsche Museum in Zuffen-hausen. Until May 14, 2017, the Museum is displaying numerous vehicles driven by the World Rally Championship winner as he established his solid reputation as the greatest and most versatile racer of his time in the world.

Walter Röhrl 1993 in a 911 Carrera RS 3,8.
Walter Röhrl 1993 in a 911 Carrera RS 3.8

Focusing on his many years of collaboration with Porsche, Röhrl has been a brand ambassador and test driver for the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer since 1993, since he had massive prior experience as a factory driver with Ford, Opel, Fiat, Lancia and Audi. A bend on the Porsche test track at the Development Center in Weissach will soon bear his name.

Walter Röhrl between 924 Carrera GTS and 924 Turbo (1981).
Walter Röhrl between 924 Carrera GTS and 924 Turbo (1981)

One of only a few drivers in motorsport history, Walter Röhrl has won world championship races in both rally driving and motor racing. He also triumphed in every class and series, be it TransAm, IMSA, hill-climbing (Pikes Peak) or the German Touring Car Championship.

The developments of the Porsche 959, Porsche Carrera GT and Porsche 918 Spyder super sports cars also bear his mark, as his skill and expertise continues to influence the tuning and technology of Porsche road-going sports cars to this day.

Walter Röhrl
Walter Röhrl

The special exhibition  showcases a 365 B 1600 Coupé,  as well as the Carrera GTS Rallye “Monnet”, the 911 SC Coupé San Remo and the 924 GTP Le Mans from 1981, plus a 911 Carrera 2 Cup racing car and the legendary Carrera GT. Röhrl’s rally career is also showcased by an item on loan from the Audi Museum: Röhrl has said that the Audi S1 Group B was “the most brutal machine of my rally career”.

Walter Röhrl book
The new illustrated book “Walter Röhrl – Querlenker” looks back on Röhrl`s career. Publisher: McKlein Publishing in cooperation with “Edition Porsche Museum”.


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Photo Credits: © 2017 Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG.
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