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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 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.

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.

Technical characteristics of Porsche Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Porsche Boxster Spyder PDK 2009 320HP (236 kW) @ 7200 rpm 9.3 l/100km
2 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Tiptronic 997 2005 325HP (239 kW) @ 6800 rpm 12.1 l/100km
3 Porsche 911 Carrera 997 2008 344HP (253 kW) @ 6500 rpm 10.3 l/100km
4 Porsche 911 Targa 4 997 2008 344HP (253 kW) @ 6500 rpm 10.6 l/100km
5 Porsche 944 Coup? 1988 160HP (118 kW) @ 5900 rpm n/a
6 Porsche 924 1982 113HP (83 kW) @ 5750 rpm 9.4 l/100km
7 Porsche 911 Turbo 1992 359HP (264 kW) @ 5550 rpm 9.4 l/100km
8 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 996 2001 319HP (234 kW) @ 6800 rpm 14.9 l/100km
9 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 964 1990 259HP (190 kW) @ 6100 rpm 9.4 l/100km
10 Porsche Boxster S Tiptronic 2006 295HP (217 kW) @ 6250 rpm 11 l/100km
11 Porsche 928 GTS 1991 349HP (257 kW) @ 5700 rpm 9.4 l/100km
12 Porsche 911 Speedster 2010 408HP (300 kW) @ 7300 rpm 10.3 l/100km
13 Porsche 944 Automatic 1982 165HP (121 kW) @ 5800 rpm 9.4 l/100km
14 Porsche Cayman Tiptronic 2006 245HP (180 kW) @ 6500 rpm 10.1 l/100km
15 Porsche Boxster 2004 239HP (176 kW) @ 6400 rpm 9.8 l/100km

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