Porsche AG is a German automobile manufacturer specializing in high-performance sports cars, supercars, hyper cars, and lately SUVs and sedans. Porsche AG is headquartered in Stuttgart and is used by Volkswagen AG. The current Porsche models are the Porsche 911, Porsche Boxster, Porsche Cayman, Porsche Panamera, Porsche Cayenne, Porsche Macan and the Porsche 918.
Ferdinand Porsche, the company “Dr. Ing. Hc F. Porsche GmbH” was founded in 1931 with headquarters in Crown Street 24 in the center of Stuttgart. Initially, the company offered motor vehicle development and consulting, but did not build under his own name. Received one of the first tasks of the new society was by the German government to design a car for the people, which is a “Volkswagen”. This resulted in the VW Beetle, one of the most successful car designs of all time. The Porsche 64 in 1939, developed with many components from the Beetle.
During World War II, turned Volkswagen production of the military version of the Volkswagen Beetle, the jeep, produces 52,000 and amphibious vehicles, 15,584 produced. Porsche produced several designs for heavy tanks during the war, lost to Henschel & Son in both contracts that ultimately led to the Tiger I and Tiger II. However, it was not wasted all this work, as the chassis Porsche for the Tiger I developed was used as a basis for the Elephant tank destroyer. Porsche also developed the mouse super-heavy tank in the closing stages of the war produced two prototypes.
At the end of World War II in 1945, the Volkswagen factory KdF-city fell to the British. Ferdinand lost his position as Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen and Ivan Hirst, a British army major, was put in charge of the factory. On 15 December the same year Ferdinand was arrested for war crimes, but not tried. During his 20-month prison sentence, decided Ferdinand Porsche’s son Ferry Porsche to build his own car because he was a present that he wanted to buy not find. He also had the company until the release of his father in August 1947 navigate through some of its most difficult days, the first models of what was the 356 were in a small sawmill in Gmünd, Austria built. The prototype car was shown to German auto dealers, and when pre-orders reached a set threshold, the production of Porsche designs GesmbH Ferry and Louise was founded begun.
Porsche logo on the arms of the Free People’s State of Württemberg of former Weimar Germany is based, the Stuttgart had as its capital. The arms of Stuttgart was placed in the center as inescutcheon, since the cars made in Stuttgart. The heraldic symbols were with the lyrics “Porsche” and “Stuttgart”, which shows that it still does not combine a coat of arms, heraldic achievements as never spell the name of the armiger the miners hometown in the shield. Württemberg-Baden and Württemberg-Hohenzollern was part of the present state of Baden-Württemberg in 1952 after the political consolidation of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949, and the old design of the arms Württemberg lives only in the Porsche logo. On January 30, 1951 not long before the creation of Baden-Württemberg, Ferdinand Porsche died from complications following a stroke.
In postwar Germany, the parts were generally in short supply, so the 356 automobile used components from the Volkswagen Beetle, including the engine case from its engine, gearbox and several parts used in the suspension. The 356, however, had several developmental stages A, B, and C, while in production and most Volkswagen parts manufactured by Porsche related parts have been replaced. Beginning in 1954, the 356 engines started use motor housing specifically for the 356. The sleek bodywork was designed by Erwin Komenda, who designed also designed the body of the beetle. Porsche’s signature designs have, presented by the beginning of air-cooled rear-engine configurations (like the Beetle), rare for other car manufacturers, but produce cars that are very well balanced.
In May 2011 Porsche Cars North America announced plans to spend $100 million $80, but get in economic incentives, some 15 million dollars to the North American headquarters to Sandy Springs, a suburb of Atlanta, on Aerotropolis, Atlanta, use to move a new Mixed development on the site of the old Ford plant in Hapeville next airport of Atlanta. Designed by architectural firm HOK, the headquarters will include a new office building and test track. The facility will be known by its new address, a Porsche drive.
Porsche Production and Distribution
The headquarters and main factory in Zuffenhausen, a district in Stuttgart, but the Cayenne and Panamera in Leipzig, Germany manufactured and assembled parts for the Volkswagen Touareg SUV in the plant in Bratislava, Slovakia. Boxster and Cayman production is outsourced to Valmet Automotive in Finland from 1997 to 2011, and in 2012 the production to Germany. In 2008, Porsche sold a total of 98,652 vehicles reported, 13,524 (13.7%) than domestic sales and 85 128 (86.3%) at the international level. The company is very successful in recent times, and in fact claimed the highest profit per unit sold every car company in the world have.
The current Porsche model range includes sports cars from the Boxster roadster, its most famous product is the 911. The Cayman coupe otherwise similar to the Boxster. The Cayenne is Porsche’s mid-size luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV). A high-performance luxury saloon / sedan, the Panamera, was launched in 2009 to life.
Porsche Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
In 2010, the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid launched and announced the Panamera S Hybrid and launched the Porsche 918 hypercar in 2014, the. Also has a hybrid system A plug-in hybrid model called the Panamera S E-Hybrid was published in October 2013, the United States in the fourth quarter of 2013 in several European countries, and. Porsche developed a prototype electric Porsche Boxster Boxster E called in 2011 and a hybrid version of the GT3 R Hybrid called 911, developed by Williams Grand Prix Engineering in 2010.
In July 2014 Porsche introduced by the end of 2014, the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid E-announced a plug-in hybrid, which is moved the Cayenne S Hybrid from the line up. The S E-Hybrid is the first plug-in hybrid to be in the premium SUV segment and allows Porsche, the first car manufacturer to be with three production plug-in hybrid models.
Porsche is the most successful brand in motorsport, scoring a total of more than 28,000 victories, including a record 16 wins Bauer at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Porsche is currently the world’s largest producer cars. In 2006, Porsche built 195 race cars for various international motor sports events. In 2007, it is expected that Porsche to construct not less than 275 dedicated race cars (7 RS Spyder LMP2 prototypes, 37 GT2 spec 911 GT3 RSR and 231 911 GT3 Cup cars).
In a May 2006 survey, Porsche was awarded the title of the most prestigious car brand, Luxury Institute, New York; they interviewed more than 500 households with a gross annual income of at least $ 200,000 and a net worth of at least $ 720,000. Porsche was the year 2006 2009 and 2010 JD Power and Associates award for the highest ranking nameplate in its Initial Quality Study (IQS) awards from automotive brands.