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.

Photo Gallery of Porsche

view more
Porsche - Photo #01
Porsche - Photo #02
Porsche - Photo #03
Porsche - Photo #04
Porsche - Photo #05

Porsche Cars Reviews

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 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 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 924 Turbo 1978 172HP (126 kW) @ 5500 rpm 9.4 l/100km
2 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet 997 2005 354HP (261 kW) @ 6600 rpm 11.8 l/100km
3 Porsche 911E Sportomatic 1969 155HP (114 kW) @ 6200 rpm 9.4 l/100km
4 Porsche Boxster 1996 203HP (149 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.9 l/100km
5 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Sports 1972 209HP (154 kW) @ 6300 rpm 9.4 l/100km
6 Porsche RSK Spider 1956 111HP (82 kW) @ 6200 rpm 9.4 l/100km
7 Porsche 911 Turbo 1977 300HP (220 kW) @ 5500 rpm 9.4 l/100km
8 Porsche Cayman S Sport 2008 303HP (223 kW) @ 6250 rpm 10.6 l/100km
9 Porsche 928 GTS Automatic 1991 349HP (257 kW) @ 5700 rpm 9.4 l/100km
10 Porsche 911 GT2 996 2000 462HP (340 kW) @ 5700 rpm 14.9 l/100km
11 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet 997 2005 325HP (239 kW) @ 6800 rpm 11.2 l/100km
12 Porsche 924S 1987 162HP (119 kW) @ 5900 rpm 9.4 l/100km
13 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet 997 2008 385HP (283 kW) @ 6500 rpm 11.2 l/100km
14 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 2011 500HP (368 kW) @ 8250 rpm 13.8 l/100km
15 Porsche Cayenne S 2010 401HP (295 kW) @ 6500 rpm 10.5 l/100km