Porsche Main Page

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 accessory information.


  • Porsche Overview

    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 Models

    • 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 and 1998.
    • 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.
    • Porsche Cayenne Popular mid-size luxury SUV capable of high performance.
  • Porsche Key Dates and History

    • 1938 - 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.
    • 1950 - 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] [B]
    • 1956 - The 10,000th Porsche 356 rolls off the production line coinciding with Porsches 25th anniversary.
    • 1962 - 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.
    • 1968 - 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.
    • 1972 - The companys legal form changes from limited partnership to public limited company Porsche restructured with executive board consisting of non family members.
    • 1974 - Paris Show - the Porsche 911 Turbo launched worlds first production sports car with exhaust turbocharger and pressure regulator.
    • 1982 - 911 SC Cabriolet Porsche offered - an open version of the 911 sports classic.
    • 1985 - High-performance and high-tech Porsche 959 launched.
    • 1989 - Porsche 911 appears for the first time with automatic gearbox in Coup, Cabriolet and body versions.
    • 1990 - Porsche collaborates with Toyota to learn and improve production methods.
    • 1991 - Porsche becomes the first German car maker to equip all production models with airbag for driver and front passenger as standard.
    • 1993 - Porsche displays the roadster with boxer mid-engine - the Boxster - at Detroit Motor Show.
    • 1996 - One millionth Porsche rolls off assembly line - July 15.
    • 2002 - Porsche presents its third series - the sporty off-road Cayenne SUV.
    • 2005 - Porsche buys 18.65 per cent stake in VW. [B] [B]
    • 2006 - The 521 hp Cayenne Turbo S is the latest Porsche high power peak.