On this page there is an easy to read guide to new and used cars
from luxury sports manufacturer Porsche. You will also find an overview of the
Porsche brand and key dates from its history plus a guide to some of the main Porsche
models. You will also find links to more detailed information about different Porsches
including product guides, user reviews and further Porsche vehicle and
Porsche is a luxury sports car manufacturer and possibly the
car brand most synonymous with status, prestige and high performance than any other
in the world. The company was originally founded in Germany
in 1931 by engineer Ferdinand Porsche who was also the man who designed the
first Volkswagen. Porsches cars since then have an untouchable reputation for
superb handling and high performance which has been built up consistently over more
than 70 years. For many years the only Porsches available were sensual looking
sports cars but in recent years Porsche has expanded its range to include other
types of vehicles including SUVS. Several Porsches, including the 911, are what
many people generally think of when they think of a sports car. The company is
also notable for its ability to remain fiercely independent with most of its production
still contained in Germany.
The first Porsche was the Porsche 64 introduced in 1938 which shared many features
with the VW Beetle. As of 2007 current models include the sporty Cayman S which
manages a top speed of 171 mph.
- Porsche 356
Porsches first production car. Highly collectible iconic sports car.
- Porsche 911
Gorgeous looking sports available in
coupe and convertible form. One of the most admired cars in the world.
- Porsche 924
Late seventies and early eighties powerful front
coupe. Replaced the 914 as Porsches entry level model.
- Porsche 944
Popular high performance eighties Porsche. Replaced the 924.
- Porsche 993 -
Last air cooled version of the Porsche 911, the 993 was made between 1995
- Porsche 996
Classic and much loved with big performance
although still practical to drive and handle.
- Porsche Boxster Porsches first purpose built roadster.
A modern design classic admired and desired throughout the world.
Cayenne Popular mid-size luxury
SUV capable of high performance.
Porsche Key Dates and History
- The first Porsche, the Porsche 64, uses many components from the VW Beetle.
1948 - The first Porsche to enter production was the Porsche 356. The 356 was
the first sports car to use the Porsche name.
- Series production of the Porsche 356 began with 400 vehicles produced by
the end of the year.
1951 - Ferdinand Porsche suffered a stroke and died. His son Ferry Porsche
continued the Porsche business.[B]
- The 10,000th Porsche 356 rolls off the production line coinciding with Porsches
- The 50,000th Porsche, a 356 B, rolls off the assembly line.
1963- The Porsche 911 introduced with a 6 cylinder rear engine and so Porsche
entered a new era.
- Porsche achieves a first overall victory at the 24 Hours Daytona race with
the Type 907-8.
1969 Porsche partners VW to design the VW-Porsche 914 and the 914-6.
- The companys legal form changes from limited partnership to public
limited company Porsche restructured with executive board consisting of
non family members.
- Paris Show - the Porsche 911 Turbo launched worlds first production
sports car with exhaust turbocharger and pressure regulator.
- 911 SC Cabriolet Porsche offered - an open version of the 911 sports
- High-performance and high-tech Porsche 959 launched.
- Porsche 911 appears for the first time
with automatic gearbox in Coup, Cabriolet and
- Porsche collaborates with Toyota
to learn and improve production methods.
- Porsche becomes the first German car maker to equip all production
models with airbag for driver and front passenger as standard.
- Porsche displays the roadster with boxer mid-engine - the Boxster - at Detroit Motor Show.
- One millionth Porsche rolls off assembly line - July 15.
- Porsche presents its third series - the sporty off-road Cayenne SUV.
- Porsche buys 18.65 per cent stake in VW. [B]
- The 521 hp Cayenne Turbo S is the latest Porsche high power peak.