A Brief History of Everything Porsche

Leagues Ahead of the Rest

Porsche is racing far past its competition. The Porsche 911 Carrera S model comes equipped with Porsche Connect, LED technology, and the standard 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung. The Porsche 718 Cayman comes with eight loudspeakers with options to upgrade to Bose Surround Sound System or Burmester High-End Surround System. The Porsche Cayenne has 335 maximum horsepower, high-speed capabilities (with the ability to reach 0 to 60mph in 5.9 seconds), and a top track speed of 152 mph. But these are just some of our favorite features of some of our favorite vehicles. Porsche has many more models capable of many more feats. 

With its competition so far behind in its rearview mirror, some might be asking themselves just how Porsche got here. How could they possibly have become this successful, not even a century after their genesis? Well, to understand Porsche’s present, one must understand Porsche’s past. 

In Media Res

Although Porsche’s genesis began in 1930s Germany, the car company truly developed its identity in 1948 when they introduced their “365” model vehicle. Ferdinand Porsche, the founder and head engineer of the company, created the company with the intention of creating sports cars and race cars. And no matter how much has shifted since Porsche’s inception, this core value has always helped guide the company through shifting currents.

The Ever-Growing and Ever-Changing Progress of Porsche

With each new decade came a new goal. The 50s held the promise of speed and determination with the horsepower of “356” finding a new peak at 60, the 550 Spyder proving to be a worthy competition to competitors, and the company surpassing the goal of the creation of 10,000 Porsche vehicles. The 60s strove for legacy and ambition with the establishment of the independent distribution network in Europe, the instant success of the new 911 model in the United States, and the creation of the Research and Development Center in Weissach, Germany. 

Porsche demonstrated that it was not just a successful European company but a successful international company. They were capable of competing with worldwide competition and still coming out in first place. What says more of a legacy than the ability to take on the world headfirst and still win?

Porsche’s Present and a Glimpse Into Its Future

Today, Porsche has accomplished more than any would have ever thought possible. In 2016, Porsche launched its digital lab in Berlin, Germany. In 2017, the company built its one-millionth 911. In 2018, Porsche debuted their eighth-generation Porsche 911 in Los Angeles, California. And that’s just in the last three years. Porsche has an exciting, ambitious future ahead of them. Plans for an entirely electric Porsche lay in the future. A brave new world awaits Porsche, and they cannot wait to continue their winning streak.

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