Porsche is the high performance brand that produces the well known Porsche 911 from Germany. Well that is not all, below are 12 interesting facts about the Porsche brand.
A modified 1.1-litre VW engine was powering the first Porsche 356. This developed 35bhp at 4000 rpm with a top speed of 84mph (135 km/h).
The Porsche logo was designed in 1952 on Dr. Ferry Porsche's napkin as he sat opposite U.S. importer Max Hoffman in a New York restaurant during a dinner meeting.
The Panamera is not the first four-door Porsche, but rather the first put into production. In 1989, a 4-door prototype (code 932) designed by Ital Design was created but never made production.
Although Ferdinand Porsche founded the company in 1931, Porsche did not begin to manufacture cars until nearly a decade later. Instead, the company offered motor development and consulting services. For instance, Ferdinand Porsche is credited with the design of the bestselling Volkswagen Beetle, a car contracted by Adolf Hitler in June 1934. The company also contributed to the design of Tanks during the Second World War.