Porsche AG is one of the most famous car brands around the world. This native car company of Germany belongs to the Premium segment, and manufactures beautiful sports cars. He is a member of the Volkswagen Group, and in its history it has reaped a rich sporting achievements.
Its logo has remained virtually unchanged since it was created: two overlapping shields; one with antlers of deer, red and black stripes, and the other with a horse, i.e. the shields of Baden W?rttemberg and Stuttgart respectively. Motto is "There is no substitute" (no substitute).
Beginning of Porsche
Although there are different versions, the gait of Porsche began when the Austrian engineer Ferdinand Porsche opened an office of design and engineering called "Porsche Engineering Office" on April 25, 1931 in Stuttgart. Mr. Ferdinand (1875-1951) is considered one of the highest geniuses in the history of the automotive industry, and before opening his own company worked at companies like Austro-Daimler and Mercedes, gaining prestige and experience. In 1933, the same Adolf Hitler asked her to design "a car for the people". It was so with his son Ferry Porsche designed the V 1; later it would be the well-known Volkswagen K?fer (beetle).
This famous model was going to start producing en masse in 1938, but World War II stopped it. A military version was produced in 1940, and in 1946 began to manufacture the model of series. During the armed conflict, Porsche also manufactured tanks (like the TIger) which generated that Ferdinand was judged in the 45 year for war crimes, leaving acquitted finally.
First car of Porsche and advancement of the company
In 1948, was born the first vehicle bearing the name of its creator: the Porsche 356, sporting revolutionary who in the 1950s was exported to the United States with great success. At the beginning of the 60 was introduced the Porsche 911, another mythical model. A joint project with Volkswagen which resulted to the popular Porsche 914, with very high sales, was launched in 1969.
In the Decade of the 1980s, the financial situation of the company through difficult times, with a downturn in sales that even questioned the continuity of Porsche in the early 1990s. The 911 993 Carrera (coup?) fortunately she received great response and helped the recovery of the German manufacturer. In the spring of 96, was presented the Porsche Boxster, which also helped to continue the growth. The following year presented the new Porsche 911 with 6 cylinder engine and water cooled.
Recent years of Porsche
In 2002 came the Cayenne, an off-road family which was a resounding success. The 40th anniversary of the 911 event which was succeeded by various popular releases up to our days was held in 2003.