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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 Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne, a luxury five seat car has its own charm and elegance. It is a mid size car manufactured by Porsche since the year 2002. Though for the development of the platform, Porsche was responsible but at the same time it is mutual with Volkswagen Touareg.

Porsche 911

Porsche 911

Also pronounced as Nuenelfer in German; Porsche 911 is presently the flagship for Porsche automobiles. The model has been designed as a grand tourer of two-door by AG Porsche in Stuttgart, situated in Germany.

Porsche Panamera

Porsche Panamera

The model Panamera is a four-door luxury saloon. The model is available in both front engine with four wheel as well as rear wheel drive. Porsche Panamera had been unveiled on the 13th Shanghai Auto International held in Shanghai, China in the year 2009, April.

Technical characteristics of Porsche Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Porsche 968 Turbo S 1993 305HP (224 kW) @ 5400 rpm 9.4 l/100km
2 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Tiptronic 996 2001 319HP (234 kW) @ 6800 rpm 14.9 l/100km
3 Porsche 924 Turbo 1978 172HP (126 kW) @ 5500 rpm 9.4 l/100km
4 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet PDK 997 2008 385HP (283 kW) @ 6500 rpm 10.3 l/100km
5 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 996 2001 319HP (234 kW) @ 6800 rpm 14.9 l/100km
6 Porsche 356 Super 90 1959 91HP (67 kW) @ 5500 rpm 9.4 l/100km
7 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 996 2001 319HP (234 kW) @ 6800 rpm 14.9 l/100km
8 Porsche 911T 1971 141HP (104 kW) @ 5600 rpm 9.4 l/100km
9 Porsche 911 Turbo S 1992 380HP (279 kW) @ 5750 rpm 9.4 l/100km
10 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 993 1994 271HP (199 kW) @ 6100 rpm 9.4 l/100km
11 Porsche 911E 1972 167HP (123 kW) @ 6200 rpm 9.4 l/100km
12 Porsche 944 Coup? 1988 160HP (118 kW) @ 5900 rpm n/a
13 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet Tiptronic 997 2005 354HP (261 kW) @ 6600 rpm 11.6 l/100km
14 Porsche 911 Targa 4 Tiptronic S 997 2006 325HP (239 kW) @ 6800 rpm 11.6 l/100km
15 Porsche Cayman R 2010 330HP (243 kW) @ 7400 rpm 9.7 l/100km

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