Inside the Porsche Museum's Mind Boggling Hidden Warehouse

This unmarked building hides perhaps the world's most fascinating car collection.

Of the roughly 575 original vehicles Porsche has in its collection, only 85 are on display at the Porsche Museum. Some of the others are either on tour or in the Classics workshop, but most hide in an unmarked building just outside Stuttgart. Concept cars, design studies, race cars, prototypes, mules, test vehicles, ideas that were put on a hold for years, or for good. Not many get to see them, but we got lucky. Welcome to Treasure Island, the Porsche way. Zoom in and analyze the details, this place is full of unclassified secrets.

We'll have more in-depth reports on many of these cars soon.

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959 prototype and what could be a Carrera GT-based 918 Spyder mule.

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The finished product.

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It's the wildest engineering mules of them all.

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Fiberglass. Lots of fiberglass.

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Oh, the Porsche Panamericana! Four-wheel drive, and insanity.

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A blast from the nineties. 911 GT1.

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Porsche restores its race cars one after the other, so they can be enjoyed again at events like the Goodwood Revival.

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The green one was a favorite at this year's Festival of Speed.

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This debuted last year at Goodwood.

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The eighties.

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Push the button, and she'll start right up.

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Porsche+Audi always meant insane horsepower figures.

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RS Spyder: The LMP2 that was faster than the LMP1 cars.

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Unrestored, all original 906.

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Aerodynamic, widebody turbo. The business.

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Clean.

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The stillborn Le Mans prototype that gave the Carrera GT its engine, the 9R3.

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Flat-16 prototype. Porsche has 6-7 spare sixteen-cylinders on the shelf.

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Tiny, light, purposeful.

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Porsche open-wheelers? That's right!

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The livery.

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Porsche 550.

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Porsche 917/16 prototype.

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One of 16 cylinders.

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And the wooden shifter.

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#1.

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Untouched.

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Early 356s.

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911s can always get wider.

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