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
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.
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.
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.
Technical characteristics of Porsche Models
||Porsche Cayenne Tiptronic
||300HP (220 kW) @ 6300 rpm
||Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet PDK 997
||344HP (253 kW) @ 6500 rpm
||Porsche Boxster S
||255HP (187 kW) @ 6250 rpm
||Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Tiptronic 993
||284HP (209 kW) @ 6100 rpm
||Porsche 911 Carrera Tiptronic 996
||319HP (234 kW) @ 6800 rpm
||Porsche 911 Carrera RS 964
||259HP (190 kW) @ 6100 rpm
||Porsche 911 GT1
||543HP (399 kW) @ 7000 rpm
||Porsche 356A 1600 GS 692/3 Carrera GT
||116HP (85 kW) @ 6500 rpm
||Porsche 911 Turbo S
||380HP (279 kW) @ 5750 rpm
||Porsche 911 SC
||174HP (128 kW) @ 5500 rpm
||Porsche 911E Sportomatic
||155HP (114 kW) @ 6200 rpm
||Porsche 911T Sportomatic
||110HP (81 kW) @ 5800 rpm
||Porsche Boxster Spyder PDK
||320HP (236 kW) @ 7200 rpm
||Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Tiptronic 997
||354HP (261 kW) @ 6600 rpm
||Porsche 914 2.0
||101HP (74 kW) @ 5000 rpm