Porsche AG, formed in 1931 and now owned by Volkswagen AG, is a German automobile manufacturer specializing in high-performance sports cars, SUVs and sedans. The company currently produces Porsche 911, Boxster and Cayman sports cars, the Cayenne and Macan sport utility vehicles, the four-door Panamera, and the 918 Spyder super car.
The 356 and 360 were the Porsche first production automobiles. Earlier cars designed by the company includes the Volkswagon Beetle and the Cisitalia and Auto Union Grand Prix race cars.
The Porsche company logo is based on the coat of arms of the Free People’s State of Württemberg, which had Stuttgart as its capital.
In 1964, after a fair amount of success in motor-racing with various models including the 550 Spyder, the company launched the Porsche 911, another air-cooled, rear-engined sports car, this time with a six-cylinder “boxer” engine.
The signature designs of Porsche have, from the beginning, featured air-cooled rear-engine configurations (like the VW Beetle), rare for other car manufacturers, but producing automobiles that are very well balanced.
The 911 has become the most well-known and iconic model by Porsche– successful on the race-track, in rallies, and in terms of road car sales. Far more than any other model, the Porsche brand is defined by the 911.
Porsche is the most successful brand in motorsport, scoring a total of more than 28,000 victories, including a record 16 constructor wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Porsche is currently the world’s largest race car manufacturer.
Porsche is synonymous with luxury, quality and speed .The Luxury Institute of New York awarded its prestigious title to Porsche in 2006