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History of Porsche

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.

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Porsche 911 Turbo

Porsche 911 Turbo

In the present contingent of Porsche vehicles, the Porsche 911 Turbo stands out as their flagship. The company located at Stuttgart, Germany has tried its best to make it distinct with stand out features.

Porsche Cayman

Porsche Cayman

German based company; Porsche AG launched the Cayman in 2006, which is believed to be a derivative of 2nd & 3rd generations of the Boxster roadster. It is a 2-seater sports car with a rear drive and the rear mid-positioned engine.

Porsche Carrera GT

Porsche Carrera GT

In Leipzig, Germany, between the years 2004-2007, a mid engine sports car named Porsche Carrera GT was manufactured with project code 980 by Porsche. This sports vehicle was internationally given name as Carrera GT on top in the record of top sports cars of 2000s and in the record of all times top sports car, it was placed on eight position.

Technical characteristics of Porsche Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Porsche Boxster S 2004 279HP (205 kW) @ 6200 rpm 9.8 l/100km
2 Porsche 944 Coup? 1988 160HP (118 kW) @ 5900 rpm n/a
3 Porsche Panamera Diesel 2011 250HP (184 kW) @ 3800 rpm 6.5 l/100km
4 Porsche 911 Targa 4 997 2008 344HP (253 kW) @ 6500 rpm 10.6 l/100km
5 Porsche 911 Turbo PDK 2009 500HP (368 kW) @ 6000 rpm 11.4 l/100km
6 Porsche Boxster S Tiptronic 1999 255HP (187 kW) @ 6250 rpm 14.9 l/100km
7 Porsche 911 Carrera S PDK 997 2008 385HP (283 kW) @ 6500 rpm 10.2 l/100km
8 Porsche 924 Carrera GT 1979 209HP (154 kW) @ 6000 rpm 9.4 l/100km
9 Porsche 911S 1966 160HP (117 kW) @ 6600 rpm 9.4 l/100km
10 Porsche Boxster 1999 220HP (161 kW) @ 6400 rpm 14.9 l/100km
11 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 2011 500HP (368 kW) @ 8250 rpm 13.8 l/100km
12 Porsche 911T 1968 109HP (80 kW) @ 5800 rpm 9.4 l/100km
13 Porsche 911 GT3 997 2006 414HP (305 kW) @ 7600 rpm 14.9 l/100km
14 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Tiptronic 996 1998 300HP (220 kW) @ 6800 rpm 10.6 l/100km
15 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 993 1994 271HP (199 kW) @ 6100 rpm 9.4 l/100km

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