Ok, well maybe not Porsche alone, but they did take part in a silver medal winning run during the 2002 Olympics. You see, Porsche helped design the sled, seen below, alongside professional sportsman Georg Hackl. It was with this model that Hackl won the Olympic silver medal in 2002.
80 Years of Porsche Engineering
The sled above, along with a number of other unique designs (including the “Adventure” electric wheelchair with independent four-wheel spring suspension) will be on display at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart as part of a special exhibition that pays tribute to Ferdinand Porsche establishing his first engineering office in 1931. From June 21 until September 11, 2011 visitors will be able to experience the most important and exciting customer developments of the past eight decades. On display will be approximately 20 special exhibits ranging from the development of entire vehicles via engines and transmissions to remarkable industrial projects of the present day.
Next generation of inventors wanted
The Porsche museum is staging a creative competition for young boffins: Children up to the age of 12 are invited to follow in the footsteps of Ferdinand Porsche. The next generation of engineers has until 22nd of August to submit their own original ideas and inventions on anything and everything to do with the car. Materials as diverse as wood, plasticine, paper or polystyrene are allowed. This will culminate in the award of a prize for the most ingenious ideas. The handiwork can either be submitted in person at the Porsche museum information desk or sent by post under the heading “Next generation of inventors wanted”: Porsche museum, visitor service, Porscheplatz, 70435 Stuttgart.