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Description

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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Thumbnail of product Porsche 911 Carrera (4) / Targa 4 GTS Coupe, Convertible (992, 2021)

Porsche 911 Carrera (4) / Targa 4 GTS Coupe, Convertible (992, 2021)

The 992-generation Porsche 911 GTS follows the formula set up by the 991-generation: They combine select performance enhancements found in the 911 Turbo at a...
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Porsche 911 GT3 Touring (992)

The 992-generation Porsche 911 GT3 Touring is the inconspicuous variant of the standard 911 GT3. It trades the latter's large spoiler for a more classy exter...
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Porsche 911 GT3 (992) 2021

Porsche 992 911 GT3 is a high-performance homologation model of the 992-generation Porsche 911 sports car. It retains the 4.0L naturally-aspirated H6 engine ...
Thumbnail of product Porsche Cayenne GTS & GTS Coupe Crossover SUVs (3rd gen, Typ PO536)

Porsche Cayenne GTS & GTS Coupe Crossover SUVs (3rd gen, Typ PO536)

Porsche Cayenne GTS and GTS Coupe boast VAG's 4.0L bi-turbo V8 (also found in Turbo models) duned for 460 PS, propelling the 2.1-ton beasts to 100 km/h from ...
Thumbnail of product Porsche 911 Targa 4 & Targa 4S (8th gen, 992)

Porsche 911 Targa 4 & Targa 4S (8th gen, 992)

The 992 Porsche 911 Targa features the same 3.0L twin-turbocharged boxer engine as the Carrera and Carrera S, though it is available only with all-wheel driv...
Thumbnail of product Porsche Taycan Turbo & Turbo S Electric Sedan

Porsche Taycan Turbo & Turbo S Electric Sedan

Taycan is the first fully-electric vehicle by Porsche. It is also the first production electric vehicle with a system voltage of 800 volts instead of 400. Th...

Articles

Thumbnail for article 911 GT3 Touring 992 Review Rundown

911 GT3 Touring 992 Review Rundown

Four years ago Porsche created a new 'Touring Package' for the 911 GT3. It's therefore no surprise that the GT3 Touring is now back for the 992 generation, this time earlier in the model cycle. Downstream of the engine sits either a dual-clutch seven-spee
24 Jul 2021
Thumbnail for article Porsche 911 GT3 Review Rundown

Porsche 911 GT3 Review Rundown

For the first time in its history, a Porsche 911 road car now comes with double wishbones instead of MacPherson struts. The engine in this new 992-generation remains essentially the same 4.0-litre, naturally aspirated flat-six that was in the old 991.2 ca
04 Jul 2021
Thumbnail for article Porsche Cayenne GTS 2021 Review Rundown

Porsche Cayenne GTS 2021 Review Rundown

The Cayenne GTS has a firm ride, coupled with solid body control and very restrained body lean. You get bespoke sports seats and Alcantara trim on the headliner, doors and armrests, but that's really about the height of it.
10 Jun 2021
Thumbnail for article Porsche 911 Targa Review Rundown

Porsche 911 Targa Review Rundown

Porsche 911 Targa has long been seen as something of a 'poser's Porsche'. The base Targa 4 is available exclusively with Porsche's excellent 8-speed PDK, while a 7-speed manual is optional with the more powerful Targa 4S.
21 Mar 2021

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