The German government has commissioned production of Porsche car, Volkswagen. As a result, he became one of the most famous cars in the history of one of the best selling and easily recognizable, Beetle. Many functional properties Beetle found a place in the first car Porsche - Model 64, designed in 1939.
During the Second World War the factory Porsche began producing vehicles for the German Army, such as Kubelwagen and Schwimmwagen, and also contributed to the production of Tiger and Elefant tank. After the war, Ferdinand was jailed for 20 months for war crimes, and at this time his son Ferry Porsche, decided to build a new car - the model 356.
The success of the model 356 and the death of Ferdinand Porsche in 1951 gave confidence Ferry, and he decided to go his father's footsteps and continue the development of the car. One of the most famous was the 550 Spyder.
The main range of the company seemed to be obvious, but there is a new sports model 911 in 1964 - a car with zadneraspolozhennym engine with air cooling. The team of designers led by Vehicle eldest son of Ferry, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. This machine continued legacy of the 550 Spyder, and went even further by winning races and rallies. Proof of the success of the 911 is the fact that it is still in production, in spite of its strong changes.
Porsche was going to change its status in 1972 from a limited partnership into a corporation, which meant that it is now led by Porsche to the board of directors, which is controlled by family members. In 1974, in the Paris Motor Show Porsche presented the new 911 Turbo with a turbocharged and pressure regulator.
When the model 924 was introduced into production in 1975, the Porsche took a decisive and bold step, because it did not work with peredneraspolozhennymi engines for a long time. According to Porsche standards, the model 928 with its front engine of the V8, made of metal alloy was very strange. Then, in 1981, to the lineup Porsche has added a new model with a manual transmission, 944. In 1985, the Frankfurt Motor Show was presented to a high-performance Porsche 959. Soon, he won a lot of races and rallies, the most famous of them - the Paris-Dakar rally.
New technological leap was made in 1988, when the market entered the 911 Carrera 4 with all-wheel drive. Then, in 1989, the automatic "Tiptronic" transmission has been set for Porsche cars. In 1991, Porsche was the first car manufacturer, which has provided its model airbags for the driver and passengers.
Boxter model was released in 1996 after three and a half years of development. In the same year, Porsche celebrated one millionth vehicle production. Two years later, Ferry Porsche died at the age of 88 years, but the company continued to exist and has earned success in the Le Mans racing car with the 911 GT1, which won first place. That was just the beginning for Porsche, who in 2000 issued a very athletic and high-performance models Boxster S and Carrera GT.
In 2002, Porsche entered the SUV market with an unconventional model of Cayenne and its later versions - Cayenne Turbo and Turbo S. The next model in the Porsche line in 2009 was the Panamera - a four-door sedan. With this new model, Porsche, it seems, was determined to take on a whole new market, directly competing with other luxury brands such as Mercedes, BMW and Audi.