This Website is dedicated to Porsches.
A Porsche is designed and built with one purpose in mind. It is an
extension of the driver, to create the ultimate driving experience. Porsches are built for
those who have a passion for driving.
was born in Maffersdorf, Northern Bohemia in 1875. He had a long history of
working with cars, starting his early work in with electric cars.
Working for Lohner, he built the first hybrid vehicle with a gasoline
engine used to charge the batteries for the electricly driven wheels. In
the 1920's he moved to Stuttgart, Germany to design cars for Daimler
Motors. In the 1930's he
designed the air cooled Volkswagen. As the years progressed, he developed a reputation for
being able to design racing cars that dominated their class.
Ferdinand, (Ferry) Porsche was born in Wiener Neustadt,
Austria on September 16, 1909. He shared in is Father's passion for cars and also
gained mechanical engineering knowledge from his father. After the
Second World War, he had moved to Gmund Austria to open a small shop.
In 1948, he designed and built the Porsche 356, the
first car with the Porsche name. It was an air cooled, mid engined, silver roadster with an all aluminum body. It can still be seen at the Porsche
Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, the home of Porsche. Since that time, Porsches have been
built to be an extension of the driver. Each new model has been designed to go faster and
better than the one before.
The race track is where Porsche tests its engineering and innovative
technology. Porsche success is obvious when you look at the results of the gruelling 24
Hours of Le Mans race held each June. Porsche is so dominant in this race, that since
1970, Porsches have won this race 15 times. In June of 1997, the winning Porsche covered
3043.95 miles or 4910 km in 24 hours, an average speed of 126.8 mph or 204 kph. Its
reputation is earned at the track.
The first production cars to go on sale to the public in 1950 where the Porsche 356's
similar to the one pictured at the left.
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