Porsche is one of the biggest sports car manufacturers on the planet at the moment. Nearly everyone is familiar with the brand and most people recognise the name even if they’re not that familiar with its vehicles.
It’s great to see the company continuously growing but how exactly did it get to where it is at the moment?
Founded in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche, the company originally specialised in vehicle development and consultation. It wasn’t until a couple of years after its launch that the company designed its first vehicle, the now popular Volkswagen Beetle. In 1939 the very first Porsche was born in the form of Porsche 64.
The company experienced a lot of difficulties following the World War II, which resulted in its founder, Ferdinand Porsche, losing his position as Chairman of the Board Management of Volkswagen. Fortunately during the late 1940’s Ferdinand’s son, Ferry Porsche managed to steer the company through some of its most difficult times whilst Ferdinand was imprisoned for 20 months for war crimes.
The first ever vehicle to be produced by the company was the Porsche 356, which was first introduced in 1948.
After the car’s release the company continued to grow until it finally reached the amount of fame that it enjoys today.
Porsche shows no signs of slowing down with their latest vehicle expected to go on sale sometime in 2015.
The 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera will include a 3.0 turbo-charged 6 cylinder boxer engine, making it the first vehicle from the 911 range to be fitted with a forced induction engine.
Apart from the engine the brand new 911 Carrera will feature a series of very subtle exterior styling changes. The front bumper has been reprofiled and now features active air ducts that close at speeds above 10mph. On top of that the door handles feature a new design as does the rear bumper, which now features cooling ducts on each side.
According to numerous online reviews, the new Porsche 911 Carrera is the one of the most exciting vehicles the company has produced in a long.
Overall, even though the brand struggled during its early years, there is no denying that Porsche is one of the best sports car manufacturers on the planet. The company shows no signs of slowing down so only time will tell what they have in store for us all next.