Jordan 191 and Porsche 718/2-02 F2
Two of several racing cars on display at Prototyp.
On the left is one of seven Ford-powered Jordan 191s and on the right is one of five Porsche 718/2-02 Formula 2 cars.
The Jordan is perhaps best-known as the car that gave the great Michael Schumacher his Formula 1 debut. The German driver qualified an impressive seventh in the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix and although mechanical gremlins limited his debut to just a few metres.
While Porsche is perhaps better known for its sports car exploits, in the 1950s and 1960s the German manufacturer was a fixture in the single seater arena.
It made its debut at the 1959 Monaco Grand Prix, and when F1 adopted F2 regulations a couple of years later, the Porsche 718/2-02 became a fixture in the world championship.
The Toyota TF110 was a car built by the Japanese manufacturer's German-based motorsports arm, intended to compete in the 2010 Formula 1 season.
However, with Toyota exiting F1 at the end of 2009 owing to the global financial crisis and a lack of success after years of trying, the car never saw the track. Whether it would have delivered Toyota its first Grand Prix win will always be a mystery, but it was expected to be a frontrunner had it competed in the 2010 season.
Volkswagen Race Touareg 3
This Volkswagen Touareg may be pretty useless for the school run, but there's no denying its off-road credentials.
After Dakar rally wins in four years with the Race Touareg 2, Volkswagen introduced the third-generation of the machine in 2011.
The 310 bhp, twin-turbo diesel racer was instantly successful, winning the Dakar once again giving Nasser Al-Attiyah the first of his three Dakar victories and Volkswagen its most recent.
Before Audi went on its astonishing run of success with the R8 and later R10 prototypes at Le Mans it built the R8R.
The car was entered in the 1999 12 Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans. It wasn't hugely successful, but it bettered the British-built R8C, which was a similar coupe prototype.
The open-topped philosophy was chosen, the R8C project was abandoned and the R8R eventually morphed into the now-legendary R8.
Wendler-Porsche W RS-001
The Wendler-Porsche W RS-001 is a Porsche 1960s 718 racer rebodied by coachbuilder Wendler. As well as sharing a platform with a Porsche, it also has lights from a Mercedes at the rear and an Auto Union at the front.
The car was also road legal, despite its storied competition history which also included starts at Le Mans. In 2013 the car was fully restored and it now resides permanently at Prototyp.
Volkswagen Type 60 K 10/Porsche 64
The Volkswagen Type 60 K 10, or Porsche 64 was a prototype racing car designed to complete a run from Berlin to Rome in 1939.
Due to the outbreak of World War II the Beetle-based aluminium streamliner never completed the cross-continental trial. Of the three cars built, two were heavily damaged during the conflict, but one was restored and raced in the 1950s.
This particular example, chassis no 2 was rebuilt using original parts and is a permanent exhibit at Prototyp.
Herbie is one of the most famous automotive characters from the silver screen, despite the fact the 'Love Bug' hasn't been seen on screen for 14 years.
This one was featured in that most recent film, 'Herbie: Fully Loaded'. It was one of 30 Beetles used in the film, this one in particular being put together using leftover parts from previous Herbie flicks kept in Disney warehouses.
While it may look like it's seen better days, the roughed-up look was key to this Herbie's role in the film. It's now enjoying a comfortable retirement in Prototyp.
Volkswagen Type 2 prototype
We see a lot of spy shots and prototype pictures here at Motor1, but perhaps none quite like this.
This is a development prototype for the Volkswagen Type 2 – or the transporter, bus, or any one of a number of colloquial monikers.
This prototype, nicknamed 'Bulli' was built on a decommissioned Volkswagen chassis and was used for transporting things around the Volkswagen factory in the 1940s.
This crude mule basically served as the Genesis for the most famous commercial vehicle in history.
Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS and Porsche 912
The Porsche 911 is one of the most recognisable cars in the world.
Here we have two examples of the icon... sort of.
On the left, of course is the present-day 991 GT3 RS, adorned with the livery of the company's racing cars. On the right however isn't quite a 911. In the mid-to-late 1960s Porsche sold an entry-level, four-cylinder version of the car dubbed the 912.
This particular car is a pre-series 912E model equipped with a 90 bhp engine.
Porsche 919 replica and Porsche 904 Carrera
Another pair of Porsches offering a look to the past with a splash of the present-day.
Here we have a wooden replica of the recently-retired Porsche 919 Hybrid, while on the left is a genuine 904 Carrera.
Thanks to Peugeot owning the rights to all cars with a zero in the middle of the name (hence why the 911 wasn't allowed to be called the 901), the 904 was also known at the Carrera GTS. When Porsche withdrew from Formula 1 in the 1960s in decided to focus on sports car racing, which the 904 was developed for.
The car enjoyed plenty of success on the track, including one-two finishes at Spa and Sebring.
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