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Porsche Automobil Holding SE
Type Public,
(Xetra: PAH3),
(FWB: PAH3)
Founded 1931
Founder(s) Ferdinand Porsche
Headquarters Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Area served Worldwide
Key people Michael Macht, CEO
Industry Automotive
Products Automobiles
Services Automotive financial services
Revenue 7.273 billion (2006)
Owner(s) Piëch and Porsche families
Employees 11,910
Subsidiaries Porsche AG
Volkswagen AG
Website Porsche-SE.com
scheduled to be merged under a mutual Volkswagen AG/Porsche SE "Integrated Automotive Group" in 2011[1][2]
.Porsche Automobil Holding SE, usually shortened to Porsche SE ([ˈpɔrʃə][3]), a Societas Europaea or European Public Company, is a German automotive manufacturer of luxury high performance automobiles, which is majority-owned by the Piëch and Porsche families.^ Porsche 944 The Porsche 944 was a high performance sports car produced by German auto manufacturer Porsche.
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^ VW CEO Dr. Martin Winterkorn will take seat as Porsche Automobil Holding SE CEO on the 15 th of September, while Hands Dieter Potsch will join him as the new chief financial officer.
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^ VW also is set to buy Porsche Holding Salzburg, a trading company owned by Porsche and the family Piech, for 3.55 billion euros.
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.Porsche SE is headquartered in Zuffenhausen, a city district of Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg.^ Located in Zuffenhausen, a district of Stuttgart, the original museum was small and intimate.
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^ Sitting prominently in the middle of Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen at Porscheplatz, the dramatic architecture is striking in a European city that traces its roots back more than 2,000 years.
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^ Production of the Porsche 356 began in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.

Porsche SE is a holding company which has two main subsidiariesDr. Ing. h.c. .F. Porsche AG (which stands for Doktor Ingenieur honoris causa Ferdinand Porsche Aktiengesellschaft), often shortened to Porsche AG, and Volkswagen AG.^ The 356 concept was created by Ferdinand "Ferry" Porsche (Ferry being a nickname), styled by Erwin Komenda, and mechanically derived from the Volkswagen Beetle, which Ferdinand Porsche Sr.
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.Porsche AG is the subsidiary of Porsche SE which is responsible for the actual production and manufacture of the Porsche automobile line, and Volkswagen AG is the parent company of the Volkswagen Group, which includes (but is not limited to) the automotive marques Audi, Bentley Motors, Bugatti Automobiles and Lamborghini.^ Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners Porsche Heritage is proudly powered by WordPress .
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^ The German sports carmaker Porsche upped its stake last night in Volkswagen, Europe 's biggest auto manufacturer, to a majority holding.
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^ Porsche 968 The 968 was an automobile made by Porsche AG of Germany between 1992 and 1995.
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Contents

Overview

The company was founded as Dr. Ing. h. c. .F. Porsche GmbH in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche,[4] an Austro-Hungarian engineer born in Maffersdorf, Austria-Hungary (today Vratislavice nad Nisou, Czech Republic).^ Ferdinand Porsche was born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria on September 19.

^ Ferdinand Porsche GmbH designed a prototype of the Beetle Car.

^ Began his activities as a designer in the engineering consultancy of his father, Dr. Ing h.c.F Porsche KG. 1932 Ferdinand Porsche's duties expanded to include supervision and coordination of testing.

.Ferdinand Porsche is also known for designing the first Volkswagen, but Béla Barényi is credited with having conceived the basic design five years earlier.^ Porsche applied the name "Carrera" to the 911 for the first time during the 1973 model year.
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^ Ferdinand Porsche headed the firm, moved to Gmund in Carinthian during the war, and initiated development of the legendary Porsche 356, based on the Volkswagen and the first car to carry the Porsche name.

^ SUBMIT - Reply %ChildReplyHTML% (Unverified) Posted Oct 10th 2008 3:34PM Neutral Ferdinand Porsche is the guy that Hitler called on to design his "for the people" car, or folks car, or volks car, or volkswagen.
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[5] .The company currently produces 911 (997), Boxster and Cayman sports cars and Cayenne sport utility vehicles.^ The Panamera, Cayenne, and the Cayman pay for the cost of producing the 911.
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^ Boxster , Cayman , 911 Carrera , Cayenne , Panamera .

^ Comparison test featuring the Porsche Cayenne GTS vs BMW X5, both SUV's perform like sports cars.
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The latest model line, the four-door Panamera saloon (sedan), was launched on Monday, 20 April 2009.
In August 2009, Porsche SE and Volkswagen AG reached an agreement that the two companies would merge in 2011, to form an "Integrated Automotive Group".[1][2]

Reputation

1953 Porsche 356 Roadster
2005 Porsche 911 (997) Carrera S
.In a May 2006 survey, Porsche was awarded the title of the most prestigious automobile brand by Luxury Institute, New York; it questioned more than 500 households with a gross annual income of at least US $200,000 and a net worth of at least US $720,000.[6] The current Porsche model range includes sports cars from the Boxster roadster to their most famous product, the 911.^ Browse Current Porsche models .
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^ Finally, Porsche will be returning its focus on the type of sports cars it’s famous for.
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^ It was Porsche's top-of-the-range model for its entire production duration.
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.The Cayman is a hard top car similar to the Boxster in a slightly higher price range.^ Model Overview In 2006, Porsche decided to give the popular two-seat Boxster convertible a hard-top brother, giving birth to the Cayman as well as the most affordable Porsche coupe on the market.
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^ Car review and test featuring 2007 Porsche Cayman, this car is basically a Porsche Boxster with a roof.
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^ If you plan to buy Porsche Boxster, Cayman, 911 Carrera, Cayenne, or Panamera you will always find great prices, Porsche service and Porsche parts at our dealership.

.The Cayenne is Porsche's mid-size luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV).^ Model Overview Having already leapt into the SUV space with its controversial Cayenne, Porsche decided to fill the gap between sports car and utility vehicle with the launch of its Panamera luxury sedan.
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^ Porsche Cayenne The Porsche Cayenne is an SUV automobile made by Porsche since 2002.
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^ Comparison test featuring the Porsche Cayenne GTS vs BMW X5, both SUV's perform like sports cars.
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.The limited run Carrera GT ceased production in May 2006. A high performance luxury saloon/sedan, the Panamera, was launched on Monday, 20 April 2009, and is due to be released worldwide in September and October.^ May 20, 2009, 1:20 pm .

^ First shown in 2009 at the 13th Auto Shanghai, the Panamera has no shortage of luxury or high-tech features.
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^ Drag race featuring a 1000hp twin turbo Viper vs Porsche Carrera GT. The Viper is running low boost but still has no problem destroying the Carrera GT. .
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.Recently, a spider version of the Boxster was announced, and will be available after it is unveiled at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show.^ Announced back a couple of weeks ago, the Porsche Boxster Spyder has made its official debut at the LA Auto Show .
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^ The Porsche Boxster line-up will see the addition of a new member in December at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
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^ For 2009, only 50 limited-edition Boxster S Design Edition 2 cars, a follow-up to the all-black design Edition 1, will be available in North America.
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.Porsche was awarded the 2006 J.D. Power and Associates award for the highest-ranked nameplate in its Initial Quality Study (IQS) of automobile brands.^ Back in 1965, Ferry Porsche was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Technical University of Vienna in recognition of his achievements in so many branches of the automobile world.

[7]
.As a company, Porsche is known for weathering changing market conditions with great financial stability, while retaining most production in Germany during an age when most other German car manufacturers have moved at least parts of their production to Eastern Europe or overseas.^ Porsche vs other sports cars .
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^ But it was also the car upon which the company was built and was essentially Porsche's sole product.
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^ As per the press release, " Offering customers this unusual service, the German manufacturer of sports cars enables drivers of older models to use the best available products on their car.
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.February 2007" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The headquarters and main factory are still in Zuffenhausen, a district in Stuttgart, but the Cayenne (and formerly the Carrera GT) is manufactured in Leipzig, Germany, parts[8] for the SUV are assembled also in Bratislava, Slovakia.^ Comparison test featuring the Porsche Cayenne GTS vs BMW X5, both SUV's perform like sports cars.
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^ The Panamera is built on the same production line as the Cayenne SUV at Porsche's Liepzig plant in northeastern Germany.
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^ Jeremy Clarkson tests, reviews and compares to of the best super sports cars Germany has to offer featuring Mercedes SLR vs Porsche Carrera GT. .
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.Most Boxster and Cayman production is outsourced to Valmet Automotive in Finland until 2012.[9] The company has been highly successful in recent times, and indeed claims to have the highest profit per unit sold of any car company in the world.^ We are the world’s most profitable car maker.

^ GT9-R - is this the world's fastest production car?
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^ Shortly after the Boxster debuted in 1996, Porsche contracted with Valmet Automotive of Finland as a second production source for the sports car, and a few years later, employed the facili along with the Cayman coupe.
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[10]
.Porsche Engineering Group (PEG) has for many years offered consultancy services to various other car manufacturers.^ Porsche vs other sports cars .
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^ I own a variety of Porsche, VW, and others, both street and track cars.
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^ As per the press release, " Offering customers this unusual service, the German manufacturer of sports cars enables drivers of older models to use the best available products on their car.
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.Audi, Studebaker, SEAT, Daewoo, Subaru, and Yugo have consulted Porsche Engineering Group for their cars or engines.^ Test and car review featuring Audi S3 vs Porsche Cayman from a French car TV show.
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^ Car review of three German sports cars featuring BMW M3 vs Audi RS4 vs Porsche 996.
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^ Porsche 911 Turbo BTR II by SpeedArt When you talk about sports cars, Porsche’s rear engine 911 Turbo with its wide tires and broad shoulders is easily (...
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.The Lada Samara[11] was partly developed by Porsche in 1984. Porsche Engineering Group also helped Harley-Davidson design their new Revolution water cooled engine that is used in their V-Rod motorcycle, as Porsche had previous experience switching from air-cooling to water cooling.^ So Porsche moved on to another motorcycle manufacturer, NSU. At NSU, Porsche developed the "Type 32" with a rear-mounted, air-cooled flat four (similar to aircraft engines Porsche had designed at Daimler) and a steel body that at least suggested the Beetle yet to be.

^ What the Type 7 retained from the 356, and this was supposedly unquestioned within Porsche, was a rear-mounted, air-cooled engine with horizontally opposed cylinders.
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^ Used Porsche 911 CARRERA 4 S Tiptronic S Black Porsche 911, 2006(06) reg, 19000 miles on the clock, 3800cc automatic engine.
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SUV reception

.According to CNBC, even an at-the-time questionable foray into the SUV market with the Cayenne in 2003, couldn't damage Porsche credibility.^ Porsche Cayenne The Porsche Cayenne is an SUV automobile made by Porsche since 2002.
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^ Comparison test featuring the Porsche Cayenne GTS vs BMW X5, both SUV's perform like sports cars.
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^ It was Porsche's biggest volume seller from its introduction in model year 1997 until the company introduced the Cayenne in model year 2003.
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[12] .The Times journalist Andrew Frankel says on one level, it is the world's best 4x4, on another, it is the cynical exploitation of a glorious brand that risks long-term damage to that brand’s very identity in the pursuit of easy money[13] with his verdict being "Great car, if only it wasn't a Porsche".[13] Despite the controversy faced by critics, the Cayenne has been a success, generating enough profit for the company to invest in and upgrade the existing model range, as well as fund the Panamera project.^ One of the greatest or the greatest Porsche tuner in the world.
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^ Great documentary about one of the best sports cars ever made, this is the Porsche history.
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^ Porsche Panamera Turbo Police car .
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As of August 2009, well over 250,000 Cayennes have been built.[citation needed]

History

Weimar-era Württemberg coat of arms
Professor Ferdinand Porsche founded the company called "Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche GmbH" in 1930,[14] with main offices at Kronenstraße 24 in the centre of Stuttgart. .Initially, the company offered motor vehicle development work and consulting,[14] but did not build any cars under its own name.^ Ferdinand Porsche headed the firm, moved to Gmund in Carinthian during the war, and initiated development of the legendary Porsche 356, based on the Volkswagen and the first car to carry the Porsche name.

^ Later still Professor Porsche worked with Mercedes on an electric hybrid vehicle, where a petrol engine drove a generator which powered the electric traction motors of the "Mercedes Mixt."

^ Porsche used a wheel motor in the hubs to propel his vehicles and later when working with the Lohner company, they produced four wheel drive electric vehicles.

.One of the first assignments the new company received was from the German government to design a car for the people, a German: Volkswagen.^ At the rear of the car, the new and distinctive LED taillights have a tapered design and extend deep into the rear fascia contours.
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^ The success of this car was later to lead the newly founded Auto Union Company, which had incorporated Wanderer, to appoint Professor Porsche as the designer of a new Grand Prix car to meet the new 750 kgs.

^ One other car which the Porsche firm designed before World War II was to have an important influence on both Ferry Porsche and the rest of the world.

[14] .This resulted in the Volkswagen Beetle, one of the most successful car designs of all time.^ It was, of course, the most produced car of all time: the Volkswagen Beetle.

^ Some say that the Volkswagen New Beetle "feels" and drives very similarly to this car.
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^ Much of the Beetle's design was inspired by the advanced Tatra cars of Hans Ledwinka , particularly the T97.

.The first Porsche, the Porsche 64, was developed in 1939 using many components from the Beetle.^ The Porsche Boxster Spyder is inspired by the legendary 550 Spyder - the first sports car from Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen developed specifically for racing but also homologated for the road.
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^ Our database is brimming with stock from PORSCHE used car dealers along with stock advertised from many PORSCHE used car supermarkets.
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^ However, so many of the 944's components were modified or replaced entirely during development stages that Porsche choose to introduce the variant as a new model, hence the 968 nameplate.
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[14]
During World War II,[15] Volkswagen production turned to the military version of the Volkswagen Beetle, the Kübelwagen,[15] 52,000 produced, and Schwimmwagen,[15] 14,000 produced. .Porsche produced several designs for heavy tanks during the war, losing out to Henschel & Son in both contracts that ultimately led to the Tiger I and the Tiger II.^ All Chroma Type 301 knives designed by F.A. Porsche, will be free from defects in material and workmanship, during normal use and service, for as long as you own them.
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^ Check out BMW M6 vs Porsche 997 Turbo, both cars with lots of horsepower but the Porsche has the weight advantage.
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^ One other car which the Porsche firm designed before World War II was to have an important influence on both Ferry Porsche and the rest of the world.

.However, not all this work was wasted, as the chassis Porsche designed for the Tiger I was used as the base for the Elefant tank destroyer.^ All Chroma Type 301 knives designed by F.A. Porsche, will be free from defects in material and workmanship, during normal use and service, for as long as you own them.
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^ The 944 was introduced in 1982 with a 2.5 L straight-4 engine whose design was based on one half of the Porsche 928's V8 engine.
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^ View full used Porsche 911 advert • All 911s under 85,000 • All 911 coupes • All Black 911s • All 911s younger than 2007 • All petrol 911s • All manual 911s .
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.Porsche also developed the Maus super-heavy tank in the closing stages of the war, producing two prototypes.^ A drag race featuring two super exotic cars Porsche Carrera GT vs Mercedes Mclaren SLR. .
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^ Porsche is in the midst of developing its next-generation Boxster sports car, which has been seen undergoing testing in prototype form on a number of occasions in recent months.
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^ Street race featuring two super fast cars Nissan GT-R R35 Switzer P800 vs Porsche Turbo Evotech Stage 2.
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.At the end of WW2 in 1945, the Volkswagen factory at Wolfsburg fell to the British.^ In its first incarnation about 52,000 were made before and during WW2 for the German military in the same factory as the Beetle at KdF-Stadt ( Wolfsburg ).

^ The first 1,785 Beetles were made in a factory near Wolfsburg in 1945 .

^ It was mechanically based on the Kbelwagen (which in turn was based on the civilian Volkswagen, later known as a VW Beetle ), and was produced by the Volkswagen factory at Wolfsburg , with the bodies (or rather hulls!

.Ferdinand lost his position as Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen, and a British Army MajorIvan Hirst was put in charge of the factory.^ Ferdinand Porsche assumed the post of Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

^ The Volkswagen company owes its postwar existence largely to one man, British army officer Major Ivan Hirst ( 1916 2000 ).

.(In Wolfsburg, the Volkswagen company magazine dubbed him "The British Major who saved Volkswagen."^ The Volkswagen company owes its postwar existence largely to one man, British army officer Major Ivan Hirst ( 1916 2000 ).

[16]) On 15 December of that year, Ferdinand was arrested for war crimes, but not tried. .During his 20-month imprisonment, Ferdinand Porsche's son, Ferry Porsche, decided to build his own car because he could not find an existing one that he wanted to buy.^ After that, Ferry Porsche decided to build his own sports car, effectively the first "Porsche."

^ Cars.com Buy a Car Sell a Car Research a Car Car Finance Information Car Shopping Advice Home > Porsche > 911 Porsche 911 .
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^ Ferdinand Porsche headed the firm, moved to Gmund in Carinthian during the war, and initiated development of the legendary Porsche 356, based on the Volkswagen and the first car to carry the Porsche name.

.He also had to steer the company through some of its most difficult days until his father's release in August 1947.[17] The first models of what was to become the 356 were built in a small sawmill in Gmünd, Austria.^ The automaker has divided the displays into two groups: the history of Porsche prior to 1948 and the history of Porsche after 1948 (the first vehicle with a Porsche badge was a 356 Roadster built in 1948 ).
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^ After completing the first 52 cars of this 356 range, Ferdinand Porsche with his company and most of his colleagues returned to Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.

^ A total of fifty-two 356 cars were built at Gmund in Austria before the company returned to Stuttgart.

[17] .The prototype car was shown to German auto dealers, and when pre-orders reached a set threshold, production was begun.^ However the car never made it to production, and there were only 11 prototypes produced.
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.Many regard the 356 as the first Porsche simply because it was the first model sold by the fledgling company.^ In the automotive industry because the little Porsche company dares to acquire a substantial share of the giant Volkswagen Group, in order to secure its autonomy over time.

^ First Generation (1965-1969) With Porsche's limited resources and the enormous consequences for the company in getting the 356's replacement right, the gestation of the 911 was a long one.
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^ Porsche applied the name "Carrera" to the 911 for the first time during the 1973 model year.
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.Porsche commissioned a Zuffenhausen-based company, Reutter Karosserie, which had previously collaborated with the firm on Volkswagen Beetle prototypes, to produce the 356's steel body.^ The Volkswagen Beetle Car originated in Germany and is produced by the company Volkswagen.

^ Ultra-rare Porsche 356 prototype for sale Do you have an extra $275,000 in your pocket?
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^ After completing the first 52 cars of this 356 range, Ferdinand Porsche with his company and most of his colleagues returned to Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.

.In 1952, Porsche constructed an assembly plant (Werk 2) across the street from Reutter Karosserie; the main road in front of Werk 1, the oldest Porsche building, is now known as Porschestrasse.^ Porsche of Nashua 170 Main Dunstable Road Nashua, New Hampshire 03060 603-595-1707 .

^ A detailed centennial history of the Reutter family body-building firm that has served Porsche and others well since 1945.
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^ Michael Stead Porsche 2244 North Main Street Walnut Creek, California 94596 925-280-4900 .

[18] The 356 was road certified in 1948.
Porsche's company logo was based on the coat of arms of Free People's State of Württemberg of former Weimar Germany, which had Stuttgart as its capital and became part of Baden-Württemberg after the political consolidation of West Germany in 1949.
.Not long afterwards, on 30 January 1951, Ferdinand Porsche died from complications following a stroke.^ Volkswagen prototype Professor Dr. Ferry Porsche was happy and grateful that his father witnessed with approval, shortly before he died on January 30, 1951, the start of Porsche as a specialist sports car manufacturer.

.In post-war Germany, parts were generally in short supply, so the 356 automobile used components from the Volkswagen Beetle including its internal combustion engine, transmission, and suspension.^ This just goes to show that there is still a lot more that we can get out of the internal combustion engine by thinking outside the box as opposed to putting more into it.
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^ This engine featured the standard VW crankshaft, but with 73.5 mm (2.9 in) cylinder bores, and was later used in the Porsche 356 .

^ Rated at 125 horsepower, the 911T's 2.0-liter engine used a low 8.6-to-1 compression ratio and carburetors and fed a four-speed transmission.
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.The 356, however, had several evolutionary stages, A, B, and C, while in production, and many Volkswagen parts were replaced by Porsche-made parts.^ The following year, in order to ensure continued production of the 356, Ferry Porsche negotiated a new contract with the then head of Volkswagen, Heinz Nordoff, for the supply of parts.

^ Finally we get to see the Porsche 997 GT2 promotional video, this car is the most powerful production 911 Porsche ever made.
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^ Development of a 356 replacement was instigated by Ferry Porsche (son of the firm's founder, Dr. Ferdinand Porsche) way back in 1956.
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.The last 356s were powered by entirely Porsche-designed engines.^ Motorcycle maker Zndapp approached him first and Porsche worked on a rear-engine car powered by a radial engine.

^ Named after the car's 'boxer' engine design -- the Porsche Boxster shares its basic design with the Porsche Cayman.
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^ Introduction video of the new 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo, this car has a new 3.8 liter engine with more power and available in PDK transmission.
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.The sleek bodywork was designed by Erwin Komenda who also had designed the body of the Beetle.^ Erwin Komenda , Ferdinand Porsche 's first car body designer, developed the car body construction.

.Porsche's signature designs have, from the beginning, featured air-cooled rear-engine configurations (like the Beetle), rare for other car manufacturers, but producing automobiles that are very well balanced.^ Porsche vs other sports cars .
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^ Ferdinand Porsche GmbH designed a prototype of the Beetle Car.

^ So Porsche moved on to another motorcycle manufacturer, NSU. At NSU, Porsche developed the "Type 32" with a rear-mounted, air-cooled flat four (similar to aircraft engines Porsche had designed at Daimler) and a steel body that at least suggested the Beetle yet to be.

.In 1964, after some success in motor-racing, namely with the Porsche 550 Spyder, the company launched the Porsche 911 another air-cooled, rear-engined sports car, this time with a six-cylinder "boxer" engine.^ Best Motoring various Porsche 911 cars racing Japanese sports cars.
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^ Porsche vs other sports cars .
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^ Highend sports car drag race .
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.The team to lay out the body shell design was led by Ferry Porsche's eldest son, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche (F. A.).^ He was assisted by 1960 stylist Butzi Porsche (Ferry's son), body engineer Edwin Komenda and powertrain engineer Ing Hans Tomala who had developed the "Type 7" prototype with styling that obviously led to the 911.
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^ One other car which the Porsche firm designed before World War II was to have an important influence on both Ferry Porsche and the rest of the world.

^ What were the key elements that helped put Ferdinand Porsche on the map as designer of THE sports car?
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.The design phase for the 911 caused internal problems with Erwin Komenda, who led the body design department until then.^ He was assisted by 1960 stylist Butzi Porsche (Ferry's son), body engineer Edwin Komenda and powertrain engineer Ing Hans Tomala who had developed the "Type 7" prototype with styling that obviously led to the 911.
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F. A. Porsche complained Komenda made unauthorized changes to the design. .Company leader Ferry Porsche took his son's drawings to neighboring chassis manufacturer Reuter.^ Ferry Porsche tells us in his book that because of a great deal of confusion, the cars manufactured for the cold climate (Russia) were shipped to Africa and, of course, the African cars were shipped to Russia!

^ The Kubelwagen was the equivalent of the American Jeep during WWII. It was first designed by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche and by his son Ferry as a "buggy" for fun.

^ F Porsche AG was formed on April 25, 1931 as "designers and consultants for land, sea and air vehicles," it was Professor Dr. Ferry Porsche, son of the automotive genius Professor Ferdinand Porsche, who steered the company into becoming one of the world's leading automotive engineering design companies and specialist manufacturer of sports cars.

Reuter's workshop was later acquired by Porsche (so-called Werk 2). Afterward Reuter became a seat manufacturer, today known as Keiper-Recaro.
.The design group gave sequential numbers to every project (356, 550, etc.^ Their first contract, designated number 007 to give the impression it was not their first project, was a 2-liter car for Wanderer.

), but the designated .901 nomenclature contravened Peugeot's trademarks on all 'x0x' names, so it was adjusted to 911. Racing models adhered to the "correct" numbering sequence: 904, 906, 908. The 911 has become Porsche's most well-known and iconic model – successful on the race-track, in rallies, and in terms of road car sales.^ Porsche 997 GT3 rally car .
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^ Porsche GT3 rally car .
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^ Porsche 911 rally car .
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.Far more than any other model, the Porsche brand is defined by the 911. It remains in production; however, after several generations of revision, current-model 911s share only the basic mechanical concept of a rear-engined, six-cylinder coupé, and basic styling cues with the original car.^ Connect with others on the Porsche 911: .
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^ Current 911 Model .

^ Porsche vs other sports cars .
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A cost-reduced model with the same body, but 356-derived running gear (including its four-cylinder engine), was sold as the 912.
.In 1972, the company's legal form was changed from Kommanditgesellschaft (KG), or limited partnership, to Aktiengesellschaft (AG), or public limited company, because Ferry Porsche and his sister, Louise Piëch, felt their generation members did not team up well.^ In the automotive industry because the little Porsche company dares to acquire a substantial share of the giant Volkswagen Group, in order to secure its autonomy over time.

^ The Porsche Boxster line-up will see the addition of a new member in December at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
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^ That is because Porsche has bumped up the displacement resulting in an extra 15 HP, the flat six now makes a Honda poking 118 HP per liter.
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.January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] This led to the foundation of an Executive Board whose members came from outside the Porsche family, and a Supervisory Board consisting mostly of family members.^ Porsche gathered 50 of the most iconic sports cars in history to shoot a commercial welcoming its newest member of the family, the Panamera.
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With this change, no family members were in operational charge of the company. .F. A. Porsche founded his own design company, Porsche Design, which is renowned for exclusive sunglasses, watches, furniture, and many other luxury articles.^ Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners Porsche Heritage is proudly powered by WordPress .
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^ The success of this car was later to lead the newly founded Auto Union Company, which had incorporated Wanderer, to appoint Professor Porsche as the designer of a new Grand Prix car to meet the new 750 kgs.

^ One other car which the Porsche firm designed before World War II was to have an important influence on both Ferry Porsche and the rest of the world.

.Ferdinand Piëch, who was responsible for mechanical development of Porsche's serial and racing cars, formed his own engineering bureau, and developed a five-cylinder-inline diesel engine for Mercedes-Benz.^ Porsche race car .
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^ Porsche and BMW race cars .
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^ Porsche race car crash .
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.A short time later he moved to Audi, and pursued his career through the entire company, up to and including, the Volkswagen Group boards.^ In the automotive industry because the little Porsche company dares to acquire a substantial share of the giant Volkswagen Group, in order to secure its autonomy over time.

The Porsche 912, from the 1960s
The first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Porsche AG was Dr. Ernst Fuhrmann, who had been working in the company's engine development. .Fuhrmann was responsible for the so-called Fuhrmann-engine used in the 356 Carrera models, as well as the 550 Spyder, having four overhead camshafts instead of a central overhead camshaft, as in the Volkswagen-derived serial engines.^ Used Porsche 911 Carrera 4 S Coupe Auto Tiptronic White Porsche 911, 2007(57) reg, 4000 miles on the clock, 0cc automatic engine.
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^ (S) Used Porsche 911 996 Carrera Coupe Black Metalic Porsche 911, 1998(S) reg, 78 miles on the clock, 3400cc manual engine.
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^ The Carrera and Carrera S use the classic rear-engined, rear-wheel drive layout or there are the 4x4 Carrera 4 and 4S models.
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He planned to cease the 911 during the 1970s, and replace it with the V8-front engined grand sportswagon 928. As we know today, the 911 outlived the 928 by far. Fuhrmann was replaced in the early 1980s by Peter W. Schutz, an American manager and self-proclaimed 911 aficionado. He was then replaced in 1988 by the former manager of German computer company Nixdorf Computer AG, Arno Bohn, who made some costly miscalculations that led to his dismissal soon after, along with that of the development director, Dr. Ulrich Bez, who was formerly responsible for BMW's Z1 model, and today is CEO of Aston Martin.
.In 1990, Porsche drew up a memorandum of understanding with Toyota to learn and benefit from Japanese production methods.^ Product # CD301PORSCHECHEFSET14PCCASE Retail $1199.99 and up On Sale $695.95 This is our Chroma Type 301 designed by F.A. Porsche Cutlery Chef Set.
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^ Product # CD301PORSCHEP12BLOCK Retail $214.00 and up On Sale $159.95 This is the Single Color F.A. Porsche Designed Knife Block.
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^ Product # CD301PORSCHEBLOCKSET-P52-5PC Retail $545.00 and up On Sale $365.95 This is the F.A. Porsche Designed Knife Block Set.
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.Currently Toyota is assisting[citation needed] Porsche with hybrid technology, rumoured to be making its way into a Hybrid Cayenne SUV and, announced for the 2011 model four-door coupé, the Porsche Panamera.^ Comparison test featuring the Porsche Cayenne GTS vs BMW X5, both SUV's perform like sports cars.
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^ Jay Leno checks out the new 4 door sedan 2010 Porsche Panamera at Pebble Beach.
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^ SUV review and test from Fifth Gear the British car TV show featuring the new more powerful Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
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Following the dismissal of Bohn, an interim CEO was appointed, longtime Porsche employee, Heinz Branitzki, who served in that position until Dr. Wendelin Wiedeking became CEO in 1993. Wiedeking took over the chairmanship of the board at a time when Porsche appeared vulnerable to a takeover by a larger company. .During his long tenure, Wiedeking has transformed Porsche into a very efficient and profitable company.^ All Chroma Type 301 knives designed by F.A. Porsche, will be free from defects in material and workmanship, during normal use and service, for as long as you own them.
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^ Sadek's very expensive Porsche Carrera GT is actually crashed during one sequence.
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^ Porsche needed a 4 door sedan for a very long time.
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.Ferdinand Porsche's grandson, Ferdinand Piëch, was chairman and CEO of the Volkswagen Group from 1993 to 2002. Today he is chairman of the Supervisory Board.^ Ferdinand Porsche assumed the post of Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

^ In the automotive industry because the little Porsche company dares to acquire a substantial share of the giant Volkswagen Group, in order to secure its autonomy over time.

^ Honorary President of Supervisory Board, Porsche AG. .

.With 12.8 percent of the Porsche voting shares, he also remains the second largest individual shareholder of Porsche AG after his cousin, F. A. Porsche, (13.6 percent).^ F Porsche AG capital was offered to the public in the form of non-voting preference shares on April 25.

.Porsche's 2002 introduction of the Cayenne also marked the unveiling of a new production facility in Leipzig, Saxony, which once accounted for nearly half of Porsche's annual output.^ With the Cayenne accounting for nearly half of all Porsches sold, it’s clear there is a market for a Porsche with room for the kids and a set of golf clubs.
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^ SUV review and test from Fifth Gear the British car TV show featuring the new more powerful Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
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^ Introduction to the all new Porsche PDK transmission, this feature will make these cars significantly faster.
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The Cayenne Turbo S has the second most powerful production engine in Porsche's history, with the most powerful belonging to the Carrera GT.
.In 2004, production of the 456 kilowatts (620 PS; 612 bhp) Carrera GT commenced in Leipzig, and at EUR 450,000 ($440,000 in the United States) it was the most expensive production model Porsche ever built.^ Porsche Carrera GT almost crashes .
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^ Viper vs Porsche Carrera GT .
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^ Porsche Carrera GT accident .
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.As of 2005, the extended Porsche and Piëch families controlled all of Porsche AG's voting shares.^ Great footage of a Porsche race car blasting down the track doing very well but all of a sudden it looses control and crashes.
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^ The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) 3.0 option package comes with hard disk navigation and provides a central control unit for all audio, communication and navigation features.

In early October 2005 the company announced acquisition of an 18.53% stake in Volkswagen AG (VW AG), and disclosed intentions to acquire additional VW AG shares in the future. As of June 2006, the Porsche AG stake in VW AG had risen to 25.1%, giving Porsche a blocking minority, whereby Porsche can veto large corporate decisions undertaken by VW AG.
.In mid-2006, after years of the Boxster (and later the Cayenne) as the dominant Porsche in North America, the 911 regained its position as Porsche's backbone in the region.^ Porsche 911 Cayenne (996) .
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^ The 2009 model year for the Boxster is seen as the second generation of the 987-series platform that Porsche introduced in 2005.

^ Awarded "2009 Premier Porsche Dealer" for the second year running For a consecutive year, Porsche Roslyn has been acknowledged by Porsche North America as one of the top 25 Porsche dealers in the nation.

The Cayenne and 911 have cycled as the top-selling model since. .In Germany the 911 clearly outsells the Boxster/Cayman and Cayenne.^ ALL MAKES 911 924 928 944 968 Boxster Carrera GT Cayenne Cayman Porsche Others ADVERTISEMENT .
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[19]

Profits

Porsche's 2006/2007 fiscal year's net profit was 4.2 billion. Out of this €3.6 billion was from stock option transactions, most presumably from Volkswagen AG and its dividends.
Table of profits in millions of euros:
year ending revenue pre-tax profit
31 July 2003 €5,582m €933m
31 July 2004 €6,147.73m €1,137m
31 July 2005 €6,573.97m €1,238m
31 July 2006 €7,122.67m €2,028.2m
31 July 2007 €7,367.88m €5,857m
31 July 2008
31 July 2009

Relationship with Volkswagen

.The company has always had a close relationship with, initially, the Volkswagen (VW) marque, and later, the Volkswagen Group (which also owns AUDI AG), because the first Volkswagen Beetle was designed by Ferdinand Porsche.^ In the automotive industry because the little Porsche company dares to acquire a substantial share of the giant Volkswagen Group, in order to secure its autonomy over time.

(Initial production of the first Beetle was made with cooperation and by Daimler-Benz AG)[citation needed]. .The two companies collaborated in 1969 to make the VW-Porsche 914 and 914-6, whereby the 914-6 had a Porsche engine, and the 914 had a Volkswagen engine, in 1976 with the Porsche 912E (USA only) and the Porsche 924, which used many Audi components, and was built at Audi's Neckarsulm factory.^ In the automotive industry because the little Porsche company dares to acquire a substantial share of the giant Volkswagen Group, in order to secure its autonomy over time.

^ A funny video of Porsche 996 GT3 vs VW Bus with a twin turbo Porsche engine, this thing is crazy fast.
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^ Road and Track test and review of two German sports car and sport sedan featuring Audi RS4 vs Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. .
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Most Porsche 944s also were built there, although they used far fewer Volkswagen components. The Cayenne, introduced in 2002, shares its entire chassis with Volkswagen Touareg and Audi Q7, which is built at the Volkswagen Group factory in Bratislava. .In late 2005, Porsche took an 18.65% stake in the Volkswagen Group, further cementing their relationship, and preventing a takeover of Volkswagen Group, which was rumoured at the time.^ In the automotive industry because the little Porsche company dares to acquire a substantial share of the giant Volkswagen Group, in order to secure its autonomy over time.

Speculated suitors included DaimlerChrysler AG, BMW, and Renault.
.On 26 March 2007, Porsche took its holding of Volkswagen AG shares to 30.9%, triggering a takeover bid under German Law.^ In the automotive industry because the little Porsche company dares to acquire a substantial share of the giant Volkswagen Group, in order to secure its autonomy over time.

.Porsche then formally announced in a press statement that it did not intend to take over Volkswagen Group (it would set its offer price at the lowest possible legal value), but intended the move to avoid a competitor taking a large stake, or to stop hedge funds dismantling Volkswagen Group, which is Porsche's most important partner.^ In the automotive industry because the little Porsche company dares to acquire a substantial share of the giant Volkswagen Group, in order to secure its autonomy over time.

^ Mini Porsche Turbo with Yamaha R1 engine, I would love to take this car to the local car meet.
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^ The Porsche Roslyn Certified Pre-owned Program offers the complete Porsche experience with a surprisingly accommodating price tag.

[20] Porsche's move comes after the European Union moved against a German Law that protected Volkswagen AG from takeovers. Under the so-called "Volkswagen Law", any shareholder with more than 20% of the voting rights has veto power over any corporate decision in the annual general meeting – in effect, any shareholder in VW AG cannot exercise more than 20% of the firm's voting rights, regardless of their level of stock holding. (The local state government of Lower Saxony owns 20.1% of the shares.[21]) However, the European Court of Justice ruled against the law, potentially paving the way for a takeover.[22]
.On 16 September 2008, Porsche increased its shares by another 4.89%,[23] in effect taking control of the company, with more than 35% of the voting rights.^ F Porsche AG capital was offered to the public in the form of non-voting preference shares on April 25.

It again triggered a takeover bid, but this time over Audi. .Porsche dismissed the bid as a mere formality, since it is Porsche's intention to keep the corporate structure of the Volkswagen Group.^ In the automotive industry because the little Porsche company dares to acquire a substantial share of the giant Volkswagen Group, in order to secure its autonomy over time.

.There has been some tension and anxiety amongst the Volkswagen Group workers, who fear that a Porsche takeover might signify a hardened production efficiency control, rejection of demands for payment rises or even personnel cuts.^ In the automotive industry because the little Porsche company dares to acquire a substantial share of the giant Volkswagen Group, in order to secure its autonomy over time.

^ The Porsche Premier Dealer program is dedicated to rewarding authorized Porsche dealers who routinely go above and beyond these demands in their devotion to both the Porsche brand and their valued customers.

^ Porsche enthusiasts are driven, successful people who demand the very best.

[24] Ferdinand Piëch and his cousin, Wolfgang Porsche, also seemed to be on a collision course.[24]
On 13 August, Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft's Supervisory Board signed the agreement to create an 'integrated automotive group' with Porsche, led by Volkswagen AG. Volkswagen will initially take a 49.9 percent stake in Porsche AG by the end of 2009, and it will also see the family shareholders selling the automobile trading business of Porsche Holding Salzburg to Volkswagen AG.[25]

Corporate restructuring

.Through the Volkswagen AG stake acquisition, Porsche reformed the company's structure, with Dr Ing.^ Although the company of Dr. Ing.

^ In the automotive industry because the little Porsche company dares to acquire a substantial share of the giant Volkswagen Group, in order to secure its autonomy over time.

^ F Porsche KG became a joint stock company (AG).

h. c. .F. Porsche AG becoming a holding company, renamed "Porsche Automobil Holding SE",[26] and a new Dr Ing.^ Manhattan Porsche Stammtisch Porsche lovers meet once a month in lower Manhattan to enjoy each others company, find out about PCA and make new friends.
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^ Porsche is a registered trademark of Dr. Ing.h.c.F. Porsche, AG. This site is not associated with Porsche Cars North America, Inc., or Dr. Ing.h.c.F.Porsche, AG. Porsche.
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h. c. .F. Porsche AG operating company being formed in 2007.[27] Thus the operating activities are separated from holding activities of the company.^ F Porsche AG capital was offered to the public in the form of non-voting preference shares on April 25.

^ A gorgeous 2007 Porsche RUF RGT being delivered to the RUF Auto Centre in Dallas Texas.
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^ F Porsche KG became a joint stock company (AG).

[28] .There was an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) for Porsche AG shareholders which took place on 26 June 2007, at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany to discuss the change to the company structure.^ F Porsche KG became a joint stock company (AG).

^ After completing the first 52 cars of this 356 range, Ferdinand Porsche with his company and most of his colleagues returned to Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.

^ Manhattan Porsche Stammtisch Porsche lovers meet once a month in lower Manhattan to enjoy each others company, find out about PCA and make new friends.
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[29]
.On 3 March 2008, Porsche set the stage for obtaining a majority stake in the Volkswagen AG. One day later Porsche sought to allay fears it would attempt to force a merger with Volkswagen Group.^ In the automotive industry because the little Porsche company dares to acquire a substantial share of the giant Volkswagen Group, in order to secure its autonomy over time.

^ Promotional video of one of the best convertible cars ever produced featuring the 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet.
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[30] .By September, Porsche owned a 35.14% majority stake in Volkswagen AG, effectively giving it control over the company.^ The Volkswagen company owes its postwar existence largely to one man, British army officer Major Ivan Hirst ( 1916 2000 ).

^ After that, Ferry Porsche decided to build his own sports car, effectively the first "Porsche."

[31] .Volkswagen Group expected the move, and welcomed Porsche's investment.^ In the automotive industry because the little Porsche company dares to acquire a substantial share of the giant Volkswagen Group, in order to secure its autonomy over time.

[32]
On October 26, 2008, Porsche announced its intent to raise its stake in Volkswagen AG to 75% during 2009.
On 7 January 2009, Porsche's holding in VW AG was raised to 50.76%.[33] Porsche's move automatically triggered a bid for Scania AB, because VW AG already had a controlling position in the Swedish truck-maker.[34] .As Porsche had no strategic interest in the company, on 19 January, they offered the minimum price in that mandatory takeover bid.^ The Porsche Roslyn Certified Pre-owned Program offers the complete Porsche experience with a surprisingly accommodating price tag.

[35] .Porsche SE owned 50.8 percent of Volkswagen Group as of 5 January 2009, and has said it plans to lift the stake to 75 percent before the end of 2009, at that level they could bring VW AG's cash onto Porsche's books.^ In the automotive industry because the little Porsche company dares to acquire a substantial share of the giant Volkswagen Group, in order to secure its autonomy over time.

^ Sure both cars cost allot of cash but they are both awesome cars, this is a rolling start race between Porsche 997 Turbo vs Lamborghini Gallardo.
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^ Volkswagen prototype Professor Dr. Ferry Porsche was happy and grateful that his father witnessed with approval, shortly before he died on January 30, 1951, the start of Porsche as a specialist sports car manufacturer.

[36]
In March 2009, Porsche SE is aiming for its first ever credit ratings from U.S. rating agencies Standard & Poor's and Moody's.[37]
.In its efforts to acquire a majority holding in Volkswagen AG, Porsche built up a large debt burden, aggravated by taxes due on very large paper profits from Volkswagen AG options.^ In the automotive industry because the little Porsche company dares to acquire a substantial share of the giant Volkswagen Group, in order to secure its autonomy over time.

By July 2009, Porsche was faced with debts exceeding 10 billion euros. .The supervisory board of Porsche finally agreed to a number of arrangements whereby the Qatar Investment Authority would inject a large amount of capital, and Porsche would be merged with Volkswagen Group.^ In the automotive industry because the little Porsche company dares to acquire a substantial share of the giant Volkswagen Group, in order to secure its autonomy over time.

^ Ferdinand Porsche assumed the post of Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

^ Honorary President of Supervisory Board, Porsche AG. .

On 23 July 2009, Michael Macht was appointed CEO, to replace Wendelin Wiedeking, who is expected to receive a compensation package of 50 million euros.[38][39][40][41]
According to CNBC, "Volkswagen has Sealed the Deal for Porsche" as of 14 August 2009.
.On 31 August, reports began circulating that under Volkswagen Group's umbrella, the Cayenne and Panamera will be axed from Porsche's line-up once they complete their model cycles in seven years, so as to reduce competition with Volkswagen's current SUV and saloon offerings.^ Comparison test featuring the Porsche Cayenne GTS vs BMW X5, both SUV's perform like sports cars.
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^ The following year, in order to ensure continued production of the 356, Ferry Porsche negotiated a new contract with the then head of Volkswagen, Heinz Nordoff, for the supply of parts.

^ SUV review and test from Fifth Gear the British car TV show featuring the new more powerful Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
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.Volkswagen Group believes that it is oversaturated with SUVs and saloons, and will thus restructure Porsche to be a strictly sports car-producing marque.^ Porsche vs other sports cars .
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^ Comparison test featuring the Porsche Cayenne GTS vs BMW X5, both SUV's perform like sports cars.
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^ Sports car teat and review featuring the new 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. .
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.This would mean that the Boxster, Cayman and 911 would survive, along with rumored introductions of a successor to the Carrera GT supercar, an entry-level roadster to be positioned below the current Boxster and a two-door vehicle based on the current Panamera.^ A drag race featuring two super exotic cars Porsche Carrera GT vs Mercedes Mclaren SLR. .
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^ Best Motoring battle featuring Porsche Cayman S vs Nissan 370z vs BMW 135i vs Honda S2000CR vs Porsche 911 Carrera PDK. .
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^ Cayman S vs 370z vs 135i vs S2000CR vs 911 Carrera PDK .
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The reports, however, are yet to be confirmed from either Porsche or Volkswagen AG. [1]
On 2 September, an article was published[citation needed] revealing that Porsche executives dismissed the rumours surrounding the Cayenne and Panamera demises as absurd, for numerous reasons, two of which state that:
  • Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn's recent pledge to have Porsche producing 150,000 vehicles annually within the next few years would be near-impossible without the Cayenne, as it is the company's best-selling vehicle, and allowed it to penetrate foreign markets such as Russia and China.
  • A one billion Euro investment programme was dedicated to the development of the Panamera, a feat which involved the expansion of Porsche's Leipzig production facility (where the Cayenne is currently built) to accommodate production of the Panamera.
Therefore, it would seem illogical to terminate two of Porsche's most ambitious projects. Confirmation on whether or not the vehicles will be terminated is yet to be received from Volkswagen Group or Porsche officials.[42]

Motorsport

The Martini Racing blue and green "psychedelic" livery on a 1970 917K. This car raced at Watkins Glen in 1970.
Porsche has been successful in many branches of motorsport, scoring a total of more than 28,000 victories. .Porsche is currently the world's largest race car manufacturer.^ Porsche race car .
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^ Porsche and BMW race cars .
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^ Porsche race car crash .
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.In 2006, Porsche built 195 race cars for various international motor sports events.^ Porsche and BMW race cars .
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^ Best Motoring various Porsche 911 cars racing Japanese sports cars.
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^ Porsche race car crash .
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.In 2007, Porsche is expected to construct no fewer than 275 dedicated race cars (7 RS Spyder LMP2 prototypes, 37 GT2 spec 911 GT3-RSRs, and 231 911 GT3 Cup vehicles).^ Car review and test of the Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Car race car.
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^ Porsche 911 GT3 .
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^ Porsche 911 GT3 spy video .
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[43] Porsche ROCKS

Pronunciation of "Porsche"

.In English use, Porsche is often pronounced as a single syllable (/ˈpɔrʃ/), without a final /ə/.^ Porsche - Japan car import and Japanese used cars exports [ tradecarview ] Bookmark Language : English .
  • Porsche - Japan car import and Japanese used cars exports [ tradecarview ] 14 January 2010 22:55 UTC www.tradecarview.com [Source type: News]

^ Finally the official video from Porsche of the new 2010 Porsche Panamera, it will take some time for the average Porsche fan to get used to the looks of this car.
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However, the company's pronunciation is /ˈpɔrʃə/ POR-shə,[44] as German language words do not have silent 'e'.

Models

Consumer models

The 911, the top selling model as of June 2006
The 987, the 2006 Boxster model

European sales

North American sales

Annual sales 2003 – 2005
model 2003[45] 2004[46] 2005[47]
units % of total units % of total units % of total
911 (996) 9,935 ( 18%) 33% 10,227 ( 3%) 31% 10,653 ( 4%) 31%
Boxster 6,432 ( 38%) 21% 3,728 ( 42%) 11% 8,327 ( 123%) 25%
Cayenne 13,661 45% 19,134 ( 40%) 57% 14,524 ( 24%) 43%
total 30,028 ( 33%) 33,289 ( 11%) 33,859 ( 2%)
Annual sales 2006 – 2008
model 2006[48] 2007[49] 2008[50]
units % of total units % of total units % of total
911 (997) 12,702 ( 19%) 35% 13,153 ( 4%) 36% 8,324 ( 37%) 30%
Boxster 4,850 ( 42%) 14% 3,904 ( 24%) 11% 2,982 ( 24%) 11%
Cayman 7,313 20% 6,249 ( 17%) 17% 3,513 ( 44%) 13%
Cayenne 11,141 ( 23%) 31% 13,370 ( 20%) 36% 12,898 ( 4%) 46%
total 36,095 ( 7%) 36,680 ( 2%) 27,717 ( 24%)
US sales
Annual sales 2009[51]
model 2009
units % of total
911 (997) 6,839 ( 17.8%) 34.7%
Boxster 1,909 ( 36.0%) 24.7%
Cayman 1,966 ( 44.0%) 25.4%
Panamera 1,247 6.3%
Cayenne 7,735 ( 31.0%) 39.3%
total 19,696 ( 24.3%)

Tractors

Porsche Diesel Super
  • Porsche Type 110
  • Porsche AP Series
  • Porsche Junior (14 hp)
  • Porsche Standard (25 hp)
  • Porsche Super (38 hp)
  • Porsche Master (50 hp)
  • Porsche 312
  • Porsche 108F
  • Porsche R22

Racing models

Note: models in bold are current models

Prototypes and concept cars

Electric vehicles

.Porsche plans to offer an electric version of its famous model Porsche 911.^ Porsche 911 GT3 spy video, this version will have the direct injection which should result in 20-30 more horsepower.
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^ Great video featuring all models of Porsche 911 turbo, the video includes 968, 993, 996, and the new 997 models.
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See also

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Etymology

From the name of the founder, Ferdinand Porsche

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈpɔːʃ/, /ˈpɔːʃ.ə/, SAMPA: /"pO:S/, /"pO:S.@/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈpɔɹʃ/, /ˈpɔɹʃ.ə/, SAMPA: /"pOr\S/, /"pOr\S.@/
Headset icon.svg This entry needs audio files. .If you have a microphone, please record some and upload them.^ You can find contact details for each of our Porsche Centres below, so please call in at your convenience and spend some time with our dedicated Porsche teams.

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^ We just uploaded the full manual of the PWTS. Please make sure you look for the PWTS manual and not the PWT manual.
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Particularly: "UK"
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Particularly: "US"

Proper noun

Porsche
  1. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, the German sports car manufacturer founded in 1931 and based in Stuttgart.

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Noun

Porsche
.
  1. A car of this brand, reputably high performance and expensive.^ For decades, one was the definitive German high-performance sports car brand, renowned for its extreme engineering and screaming flat-six engines.
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    ^ With fuel prices high and other factors affecting sales of performance cars, Porsche made the decision to discontinue the Turbo the following year.
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    ^ We can help you drive your dream car far into the future with skilled mechanics who are focused on keeping your car in high-performing condition.

    • 2004, Gaby Triana, Backstage Pass, page 42
      Mom drives an Accord, which is quite a surprise if you think about it. I guess that says something about her response to fame. Anyone can drive a .Porsche once they have the cash.^ Sure both cars cost allot of cash but they are both awesome cars, this is a rolling start race between Porsche 997 Turbo vs Lamborghini Gallardo.
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    • 2005, William Braxton Irvine, On Desire: Why We Want What We Want, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0195188624, page 26
      a male undergoing a garden-variety mid-life crisis is disturbed not by his sexual appetites but by the lack of variety in his sexual partners. He is disturbed not by the crass materialism of his life but by the fact that he is still driving a Ford when he could and should be driving a Porsche.

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Anagrams


Simple English

The Dr. Ing. h. C.F. Porsche AG is a German sportscar manufacturer with seat in Zuffenhausen. Zuffenhausen is a part of Stuttgart. Porsche was created in 1931 as a design engineering department.

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