Taken by photographer Hans Truöl in 1960, the iconic black-and-white image “Der Sprung” captured Olympic skier Egon Zimmermann mid-air while jumping across a rubystone red Porsche 356 B. More than sixty years later, Porsche returned to the Timmelsjoch for a reinterpretation of the famous photo. This time with world-class ski racer Aksel Lund Svindal on the skis, Curves Magazin photographer Stefan Bogner behind the camera, and a Porsche Taycan parked between towering walls of snow. For Porsche, the daring recreation of the mythical jump was both an opportunity to revisit the company’s sporting heritage – and a metaphor for the courage and determination the manufacturer is showing while leaping into the future of transportation.Now the Porsche Museum has published a limited edition of fine art srcreen prints. Limited to 300 sets, including the original photography by Hans Truöl and the reinterpretation by Stefan Bogner, the ‘double jump’ should not be missed by any serious Porsche collector.
Text. Jan Karl Baedeker - Photos: Stefan Bogner