Porsche - beyond boundaries
In the beginning, I looked around and could not find the car I’d been dreaming of: a small, lightweight sports car that uses energy efficiently. So I decided to build it myself.’ Ferdinand Porsche. With this mentality at the core of the brand, Porsche is fundamentally programmed to continually go in new directions and push boundaries with innovative ideas as a company and an automotive manufacturer. Originating in Stuttgart, Germany, Porsche specialises in the production of high-quality, high-performance sports cars and is a widely sought-after brand amongst classic car connoisseurs. It is a company at the forefront in creating cars that are as much sustainable and environmentally friendly as they are stylish and efficient.
The Porsche success story
Founded in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche, the company was originally set up to give advice through car consultation and motor vehicle development work. Ferdinand was the chief engineer at Mercedes-Benz and also worked for Volkswagen before deciding to do his own thing. In 1938 the first model under the name of Porsche was created, the Porsche 64, and this was the beginning of the Porsche success story.
Porsche is owned by Volkswagen, which itself is owned by Porsche Automobil Holding SE. Ferdinand Piech, Ferdinand Porsche’s grandson, was the CEO and chairman of the Volkswagen Group from 1993 to 2002, proving that a strong belief in heritage remains central to the company.
The Porsche symbol
The Porsche logo is based on the coat of arms of the Free People’s State of Württemberg, which was once part of Weimar, Germany. The capital of this area was Stuttgart, the birthplace of Porsche, hence the inclusion of this symbol is appropriate.
Porsche is inevitably a popular choice of classic car when choosing a unique model to feature on the big screen given its sleek and desirable models. In the first four series of Californication, Hank Moody can be seen driving around in his signature Porsche 964, a dusty and rugged looking car, with one smashed headlight. Top Gun also features an iconic Porsche, the 356 Speedster, which is widely considered as a classic Porsche. More classic Porsche models include the Boxster and the legendary 911. You can see the legendary Porsche 911 Turbo in the first 'Bad Boys' movie in the spectacular opening scene or witness a Porsche 911 convertible in the 'Gone in 60 Seconds' blockbuster with Nicolas Cage.
Porsche 911 Carrera
Speaking of true legends amongst unique Porsches, the Porsche 911 Carrera deserves to be highlighted. The Porsche 911 is a high performance sports car that started its production in 1963. Even though the car was constantly developed, the fundamental idea stayed the same. It was listed as one of the ‘Cars of the century’ and we could not agree more. The Porsche 911 is a true classic, whether it comes in the latest version or indeed as a classic car back from the seventies.
The word ‘Carrera’ in the name of the Porsche Carrera is Spanish and can be translated as ‘race’ and ‘career’, which could not describe this unique brand of the Porsche car more accurately.
The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 being introduced in 1972 was the leading 911 model. It was famous and admired for its sporty design, unique tail and remarkable spoiler.
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