2018 Gran Turismo Demo Day

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Museum Event
2018 Gran Turismo Demo Day
April 28, 2018
Photos by
Andrew Taylor

Gran Turismo, The Racing Berlinetta Demo Day, showcased the World famous Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe with a discussion about the evolutionary design steps taken to make it an internationally known racing champion. Carrol Shelby and his team knew that to win, they would have to change everything. The age of the AC Cobra roadster and its open-air design was over. The very nature of Le Mans required a vehicle designed specifically for high-speed, long-distance endurance racing. In addition to the 1964 Cobra Daytona Coupe, the Demo Day also Included the 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupe, considered by many to be the first high-performance, expensive car made after the World War II, the iconic 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe, and the 1966 Ford GT40 MKII as well as a guest car, a 2018 McLaren 720S.

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6825 Norwitch Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19153
Tuesday – Friday 10AM through 6PM
Saturday – Sunday 10AM through 4PM
Closed Mondays and Major Holidays

About the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars. Through our theme, “The Spirit of Competition”, we celebrate the history and evolution of these magnificent machines.

Assembled over 50 years by Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 75 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford, and more.

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