1954 Porsche 356 Coupe

 

Porsche Motor Cars Through the Years


A Pictorial Glimpse of Porsche Motor Cars Through the Years

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, normally abbreviated to Porsche AG makes German vehicles with some expertise in high performance sports cars, SUVs and sedans. Porsche AG headquarters are in Stuttgart, and is held by Volkswagen AG, which is itself owned by Porsche Automobil Holding SE. Porsche's present lineup features the 718 Boxster/Cayman, 911, Panamera, Macan and Cayenne.

Porsche 356 - 1950-1965

The Porsche 356 sports car which was initially manufactured by Austrian organization Porsche Konstruktionen GesmbH (1948–1949), and later by German organization Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche GmbH from 1950–1965. It was the first production Porsche. Prior autos designed by the Austrian organization were the Cisitalia Grand Prix race auto, and the Volkswagen Beetle and also Auto Union Grand Prix autos were designed by the German organization.

The 356 is a lightweight and agile rear engine two-door sports car produced in both hardtop coupes and open bodied cars. Engineering developments continued amid the years of manufacturing, adding to its motorsports achievements and popularity. Manufacturing began in at Gmünd, Austria in 1948, where around 50 autos were manufactured. In 1950 the factory moved to Zuffenhausen, Germany, and general creation of the 356 proceeded until April 1965, well after the replacement 911 made its fall 1963 debut. Of the 76,000 initially manufactured, roughly half are still around.

1939 Porsche 356 1 Roadster
1939 Porsche 356 1 Roadster
1939 Porsche 356 1 Roadster
1939 Porsche 356 1 Roadster
1939 Porsche 356 Roadster
Porsche 356 Roadster
1939 Porsche 356 Roadster
Porsche 356 Roadster
1954 Porsche 356
1954 Porsche 356 with V Windshield
1957 Porsche Speedster
1957 Porsche Speedster


(Porsche 911

The first Porsche 911 luxury sports car became famous for durable and distinctive design was introduced in the fall of 1963 and manufactured through 1989. It's successor was a modified version, referred to as the Porsche 964 internally, yet still marketed as a Porsche 911, as are present models.

Mechanically, the 911 was illustrious for being air-cooled and having a engine. From the beginning the 911 was modified by both private groups and the factory itself for rallying, racing, and different sorts of automobile competition. The first 911 arrangement is regularly referred to as the best competition auto ever, particularly when its varieties are incorporated, essentially the intense 911-determined 935 which was the winner of 24 Hours of Le Mans and other sports car races competing with prototypes.

Model Years: The 911 Classic was built from 1963-1998, The 911 964 was made from 1989-1994, The 911 963 from 1994-1998, The 911 996, from 1999-2004, the 911 997 from 2005-2012. and the 911 991, is the seventh generation mode from 2012 on.

1973 Porsche 911 Coupe
1973 Porsche 911 Coupe
1974 Porsche 911 Targa
1974 Porsche 911 Targa
1998 Porsche 911 Coupe
1998 Porsche 911 Coupe


Porsche 911 (996) - 1999-present

2011 Porsche 911 Carerra
2011 Porsche 911 Carerra
2013 Porsche 911 Carerra 991
2013 Porsche 911 Carerra 991
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S


Porsche 912 - 1965-1969

Worried that the huge price of a Type 911 with the six-cylinderl engine over the Type 356 would cost the organization sales and shorten the appeal of the brand, in 1963 Porsche officials chose to present a new four-cylinder entry level model. Similar to the 911 (original factory designation "901"), the four-cylinder 912 was initially called at Zuffenhausen using a number with a zero in the middle, however the "902" designation was never publicly utilized. (The "912" project number was utilized after 1968 as a means of indicating the flat 12 cylinder engine created for the Porsche 917 race car)

1965 Porsche 912 Targa
1965 Porsche 912 Targa


Porsche 914 - 1969-1976

The Porsche 914 was a mid-engined, targa-topped two-seat roadster engineered, produced and sold by Volkswagen and Porsche from 1969 to 1976. Originally planning to offer the vehicle with a four-cylinder motor as a Volkswagen and the six-cylinder motor as a Porsche, during development, Porsche decided that Volkswagen and Porsche models having a similar body would be risky business in the American market, and persuaded Volkswagen to let them offer both versions as Porsches in North America.

1969 Porsche 914
1969 Porsche 914


Porsche 924 - 1976-1988

1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT
1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT


Porsche 928 - 1978-1995

The Porsche 928 was created from 1978 to 1995 as a luxury GT Sports car. Initially it was going to replace the 911, the 928 had power, balance, and sports car handling with the refinement, equipment and comfort of a luxury sedan to make what some Porsche executives believed would be a vehicle with more extensive appeal than the compact, peculiar and once in a while troublesome 911. Since its beginning in 1949, Porsche has only produced seven front-engined models, four of which were coupes, including the 928. The 928 is the only front-engine V8 and the organization's first V8 production model.

1995 Porsche 928 GT
1995 Porsche 928 GT


Boxster and Cayman - 1996 and 2005

The Porsche Boxster and Cayman are mid-engined two-seater compact sports cars. The Boxster, a roadster, was announced in 1996 and the Cayman was released in late 2005 as the coupe variant.

The Porsche Boxster is a mid-engined two-seater roadster. The Boxster is the first Porsche road vehicle to be initially outlined as a roadster since the 550 Spyder.

The original Boxster (the 986) was presented in late 1996; a 2.5 liter level six-cylinder engine was the powerplant. The plan was intensely affected by the 1992 Boxster Concept. The base model was upgraded up to a 2.7 liter engine in 2000 and the new Boxster S variation was presented with a 3.2 liter motor. Styling and engine output was revised on both variations in 2003.

In 2005, Porsche revealed the second Boxster generation: type 987. The 987 has more power than the origional and highlighted Carrera GT inspired styling. In 2007, engine output was again increased, when both Boxster models got engines from Porsche Cayman. Boxster models new cosmetic and mechanical updates in 2009, additionally expanding engine output and performance. The third era Boxster (type 981) was shown at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

1996 Porsche Boxster
1996 Porsche Boxster
2005 Porsche Cayman
2005 Porsche Cayman
2006 Porsche Cayman
2006 Porsche Cayman


In 2006, the Cayman, a rear wheel drive mid-engined, 2-seat sports coupe was announced as a coupe derived from the second and third generation Boxster roadster. Pinky Lai was the designer of the original of Porsche Cayman. Like the Boxster, most Caymans were assembled by Valmet Automotive in Finland (the rest being massembled in Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart, Germany). The agreement with Valmet Automotive ended in 2012. However, as Volkswagen took control of Porsche AG, Cayman and Boxster production after 2012 started in the previous Karmann plant in Osnabrück, Germany, which is owned by Volkswagen furthermore utilized for creation of the 2012 Golf (Mk6) convertible.

Porsche Panamera - 2009-present

2010 Porsche Panamera - The four-door Panamera saloon (sedan), was launched on Monday, 20 April 2009
2010 Porsche Panamera


Porsche Macan - 2014 - present

The Porsche Macan platform is a crossover SUV shared with the Audi Q5. The wheelbase and suspension arrangement are based upon and although intensely altered from the Audi, however the engine, transfercase, suspension tuning, inside and outside are exclusive to the Macan. It is 1.7 inches longer and 1.4 inches wider than a Q5.

2014 Porsche Macan
2014 Porsche Macan



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