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Dr.-Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG is a German automaker of high-performance sports cars, sedans, and crossover SUVs. It is currently under the ownership of Volkswagen AG.

History

Founded in 1931, the company initially offered vehicle development and consulting services. One of the first assignment resulted in the Volkswagen Beetle. The first Porsche vehicle was developed in 1939 as Porsche 64.
After WWII, Ferdinand Porsche lost his position as Chairman of Volkswagen. As he was arrested for war crimes, his son Ferry Porsche founded Porsche Konstruktionen GesmbH which produced the Porsche 356. In 1950, production of the 356 was taken over by Dr.-Ing. h.c. F. Porsche GmbH.
In 1964, Porsche launched the company's most iconic model, the 911: Like the 356, it was air-cooled and rear-engined. Unlike it, the boxer engine now has six cylinders. Originally, the vehicle was intended to be "901", but Peugeot had trademarks on all x0x names.
In 2002, Porsche introduced the crossover SUV Cayenne amid controversies amongst 911 owners, though the vehicle is a commercial success that has led other manufacturers, particularly German automakers, to commit broadly to crossovers.

Current Lineup

Porsche currently markets six vehicles:
  • 911: flagship rear-engine sports car in coupe, targa, and cabriolet forms
  • 718 Boxster & 718 Cayman: entry-level mid-engine sports car
  • Cayenne: mid-size crossover
  • Macan: compact crossover
  • Panamera: full-size sedan and station wagon (shooting-brake)
  • Taycan: electric sedan

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Products

Thumbnail of product Porsche Panamera 971 (G2) facelift Sedan (2020)

Porsche Panamera 971 (G2) facelift Sedan (2020)

Porsche Panamera 971 facelift is an executive sedan in production from 2020. It is available with a range of V6 and V8 engines that displaced 2.9 to 4.0 liters. Compared to the pre-facelift model, the facelift brought an up-rated engine lineup. Porsche...
Neoscore 93%NEX score 84%
Thumbnail of product Porsche 911 991.2 Cabriolet Convertible (2015-2019)

Porsche 911 991.2 Cabriolet Convertible (2015-2019)

Porsche 911 991.2 Cabriolet is a mid-size convertible sports car in production from 2015 to 2019. It was available with a range of flat-6 engines that displaced 3.0 to 3.8 liters. Compared to the pre-facelift 991.1, the facelifted 991 911 stands out wi...
Neoscore 90%
Thumbnail of product Porsche 911 991.1 Cabriolet Convertible (2011-2016)

Porsche 911 991.1 Cabriolet Convertible (2011-2016)

Porsche 911 991.1 Cabriolet is a mid-size convertible sports car in production from 2011 to 2016, whereupon it received a facelift. It was available with a range of flat-6 engines that displaced 3.4 to 3.8 liters. Compared to the 997.2 Cabriolet, the 9...
Neoscore 93%
Thumbnail of product Porsche 911 997.2 Cabriolet Convertible (2008-2012)

Porsche 911 997.2 Cabriolet Convertible (2008-2012)

Porsche 911 997.2 Cabriolet is the facelifted version of the 997 mid-size convertible sports car in production from 2008 to 2012. It was available with a range of flat-6 engines that displaced 3.6 to 3.8 liters. Compared to the pre-facelift 997, the 99...
Neoscore 87%
Thumbnail of product Porsche 911 997.1 Cabriolet Convertible (2005-2008)

Porsche 911 997.1 Cabriolet Convertible (2005-2008)

Porsche 911 997.1 Cabriolet is a mid-size convertible sports car in production from 2005 to 2008. It was available with a range of flat-6 engines that displaced 3.6 to 3.8 liters. Compared to the 996, the 997 Cabriolet has roughly the same styling but...
Neoscore 81%
Thumbnail of product Porsche 911 991.2 Targa (2015-2020)

Porsche 911 991.2 Targa (2015-2020)

Porsche 911 991.2 Targa is a mid-size targa sports car in production from 2015 to 2020. It was available with a range of flat-6 engines that displaced 3.0 liters. Compared to the 991.1, the facelifted 991 introduced a new turbocharged engine lineup. Th...
Neoscore 77%

Articles

Thumbnail for article Porsche Expands Vehicle Subscription and Rental Options with Single-Vehicle Subscription in the US

Porsche Expands Vehicle Subscription and Rental Options with Single-Vehicle Subscription in the US

Porsche is reorganizing its vehicle subscription service in North America, including a new Single-Vehicle Subscription that expands the Multi-Vehicle Subscri...
28 Aug 2020
Thumbnail for article Porsche Presents the First of Four Heritage Design 911 Models: The 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition

Porsche Presents the First of Four Heritage Design 911 Models: The 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition

Porsche introduced 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition as the first of four Heritage Design models. Echoing styles of the 1950s through 1980s, this special ...
02 Jun 2020
Thumbnail for article Porsche 911 and the Targa Top: A Romantic History of Engineering and Open-Air Driving Pleasure

Porsche 911 and the Targa Top: A Romantic History of Engineering and Open-Air Driving Pleasure

We look at the history of the Porsche 911 Targa, from the plastic windows of the original 911, to the folding sunroof of the 993, to the open rear-lid of the...
28 May 2020
Thumbnail for article The Return of the Manual to the 992: Porsche Reintroduces the 7-Speed Manual Transmission to the 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S

The Return of the Manual to the 992: Porsche Reintroduces the 7-Speed Manual Transmission to the 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S

The 992 Porsche 911 is now available with 7-speed manual transmission. It comes with the Sport Chrono package at no extra cost.
19 May 2020

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