Porsche Make Overview
To Buy Or Not To Buy Porsche Cayenne
Hello, Looking for some hard fact answers! Should I buy a used Porsche Cayenne? I love the way look and drive, but am I just going to be wasting my cash. I can't afford new but wiling to spend 18 gr...
Problems With Panamera Gearbox
My 2016 Panamera has a major fault. Undemanded power surges and kangaroo slowdowns and ups when in automatic. Its very dangerous as the car decides what gear and speed to drive at. Its going back as '...
I post an ad and literally 18 hours later I had a person interested at full price. They asked when could they see the car and I gave them two options. Then they got vaporized and I don't know how to ...
How Do I Contact Someone Who Was Interested In My Vehicle?
On Tuesday apparently I had a buyer at full price. Since then I have yet to hear back from him. Tomorrow I said I wanted to meet. How do I contact him?
What About The Coolant Leaking Plastic Piping?
My 2008 Cayenne had the coolant leak code, was told it's the thermostat. When taken to the repair shop I was told about the mistake that Porsche made by putting plastic tubing into the cooling syst...
Older Porsche Models
|Porsche 356||Porsche 550 Spyder||Porsche 912|
|Porsche 914||Porsche 917||Porsche 918 Spyder|
|Porsche 924||Porsche 928||Porsche 944|
|Porsche 959||Porsche 964||Porsche 968|
|Porsche Carrera GT|
The origins of Porsche reach back more than a century, to the year of 1900, when a vehicle called the Lohner-Porsche electric car was unveiled at the Paris Auto Show. It was the first in a long line of vehicles, leading up to the current year, that would bear the Porsche name.
That first vehicle at the Paris Auto Show was equipped with wheel hub motors devised by a young German engineer named Ferdinand Porsche. Porsche's legendary career would continue into the 1920s, when he developed the Mercedes SS and SSK supercharged sports car, and into the 1930s, when he designed and produced the first Volkswagens.
After the war, Porsche's son, also named Ferdinand but called Ferry, first envisioned a car that would carry the Porsche badge. The result, introduced in the late 1940s, was the Porsche 356. Essentially, the 356 was Ferry's two-seat version of the Volkswagen Beetle, which had been designed by his father. It proved to be so popular that it was sold into the early 1960s.
Ferry followed that with the 500 Spyder, which was produced through the 1950s, and the 911 sport coupe, which made its debut in 1964. The 911 was originally conceived as a four-seat follow-up to the 356, but Ferry Porsche eventually decided to make it a two-seater with an air-cooled rear engine, just like the Beetle, although with larger dimensions, more interior room, and more power than the 356. The 911 was an instant hit. In 1970, a turbocharged version of the 911 was introduced, and the 911 continues in production to this day.
Other models followed the introduction of the 911 in the 1960s. The 912, for example, made its debut in 1965 as a replacement for the 356. In an effort to make it affordable, it was built on the 911's platform but used the four-cylinder engine from the 356. The 914 mid-engined sports car replaced the 912 in the late 1960s.
The 924 and the 928 followed in the 1970s, while the 944 made its debut in 1982. Also produced for a short run in the late 1980s was the high-performance, all-wheel-drive 959, which was a precursor of the Carrera.
Introduced in 1992, the 968 was actually a continuation of the 944, which itself was a continuation of the 924. The two-seat, open-top Boxster roadster was added to Porsche's lineup in 1997 as the automaker's entry-level vehicle, while the Cayenne SUV made its debut in 2003.