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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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-s...
21 Mar 2021
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Porsche Taycan Turbo Review Rundown

The Taycan is Porsche's first pure EV. At over 2.3 tons, it's heavy and, at times, there's no disguising it, but because it's not an SUV, the ce...
21 Mar 2021
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Porsche 911 (8th, 992) Review Rundown

The 992 is the 8th generation Porsche 911. Like its predecessors, the 992 retains the MacPherson strut front suspension setup; unlike the 991, however, all vari...
21 Mar 2021
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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

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