The last time Porsche made an appearance at the Detroit Auto Show, George W. Bush was still the president of the United States, Michael Jackson was still alive, and Cash for Clunkers was still a thing of the imagination. All of these things might seem like ages ago, but the truth is, we’re only talking about the past three years.

Yep, 2007 was the last year Porsche was seen on the grounds of the Detroit Auto Show, but all that’s about to change this year after the German sportscar maker announced their intention to return after being conspicuously absent for the past three years.

We figured that at some point, this would happen. We just didn’t expect it to be this long. After all, the Detroit Auto Show is one of the biggest of its kind in North America and traditionally, or at least before the financial crisis struck, all the big brands always made certain of having their presence known during the event.

And now that the auto industry has rebounded nicely, it looks like we’re going to be seeing the heavyweights – with Porsche being the first - book their return tickets to Detroit.


Source: Detroit Free Press

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  (677) posted on 09.20.2010

It would probably on 2011 North America International Auto Show in Detroit.

  (1211) posted on 09.19.2010

I doubt they’ll show anything new, especially not the next gen 911. It’d be more appropriate to show that off at a larger, more international show. I’m really hoping they bring the 918 Spider to the LA Show though.

  (859) posted on 09.16.2010

That’s a very long time, and it’s really the last time I saw Porsche on DAS.

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