Luftgekühlt 6 Lines Universal Studios Backlot with Legendary Porsches
Luftgekühlt 6 brings the history of the air-cooled Porsche lineup to some of Hollywood’s most famous backdrops.
This past weekend, Luftgekühlt 6 was held at the Universal Studios Backlot area, transforming an array of key Hollywood movie sets into a sprawling display of Porsche history. More specifically, legendary air-cooled Porsche road cars and race cars were lined up along the fictional cities, including the Courthouse Square from Back to the Future, along with New York Street, Western Town and Mexican Town. This gave the spectators a chance to check out roughly 600 unique German sports cars in an unforgettable setting while giving select Porsche owners a chance to showcase their beloved vehicle in a truly unique setting.
Best of all, we were on hand and today, we offer you a closer look at the automotive event that is Luft 6.
Safari 911 Popularity Rising
First up, we saw a ton of classic 911 models done in the “Safari” theme. These Porsches are designed in the classic rally look with lift kits, aggressive off-road tires, plenty of unique lights, a roof rack and a race-ready cockpit. Matt Farah was in attendance, and showed off his Safari 911.
Paul Newman’s 935 Race Car
This 1979 Porsche 935 won its class in the 24 Hours of LeMans along with scoring overall wins in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring that same year, making this one of the most successful race cars in the company’s legendary racing heritage. While many famous drivers spent time behind the wheel of this car, the biggest names include Paul Newman, Brian Redman, Bobby Rahal and Rolf Stommelen.
Magnus Walker’s Record-Holder
The classic Porsche 911 shown here was used for the record-setting run at Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, with this car covering 20,000 kilometers in ninety-six hours at an average speed of 130.01 miles per hour.
The 911 Through the Years
In addition to the individual cars discussed above, Luft 6 had many other classic Porsche 911 air-cooled models on display at the Universal Studios Backlot, a few of which we have included below.
Photos for 6SpeedOnline by David Ciminelli