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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 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 928

Porsche 928

A car that was originally designed to replace the flagship Porsche 911, the Porsche 928 is basically a sports GT car. The manufacturer company marketed the car for nearly two decades during 1978-1995 with some amount of success.

Porsche 944

Porsche 944

Porsche 944, a sports car from Porsche and the car includes dual models such as cabriolet as well as coupe. The car possesses rare features of natural exhaust engine form. It was introduced in 1982 and the final production of the car was done in 1991.

Technical characteristics of Porsche Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Porsche 911E 1972 167HP (123 kW) @ 6200 rpm 9.4 l/100km
2 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Tiptronic 996 1998 300HP (220 kW) @ 6800 rpm 10.6 l/100km
3 Porsche 944S 1986 190HP (140 kW) @ 6000 rpm 9.4 l/100km
4 Porsche 911 Turbo S 1992 380HP (279 kW) @ 5750 rpm 9.4 l/100km
5 Porsche 924 Carrera Turbo GTS 1981 248HP (182 kW) @ 6250 rpm 9.4 l/100km
6 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet 997 2008 344HP (253 kW) @ 6500 rpm 10.8 l/100km
7 Porsche 944 Coup? 1988 160HP (118 kW) @ 5900 rpm n/a
8 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet Tiptronic 996 2003 449HP (330 kW) @ 6000 rpm 14.2 l/100km
9 Porsche 911S Sportomatic 1974 175HP (129 kW) @ 5800 rpm 9.4 l/100km
10 Porsche 911S 1972 192HP (141 kW) @ 6500 rpm 9.4 l/100km
11 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet PDK 997 2008 344HP (253 kW) @ 6500 rpm 9.9 l/100km
12 Porsche Boxster PDK 2008 255HP (188 kW) @ 7200 rpm 8.9 l/100km
13 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet Tiptronic 996 2001 319HP (234 kW) @ 6800 rpm 14.9 l/100km
14 Porsche 944 Coup? Automatic 1988 160HP (118 kW) @ 5900 rpm n/a
15 Porsche 911 Turbo 1975 263HP (193 kW) @ 5500 rpm 9.4 l/100km

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