Porsche, one of the leading automotive manufacturers from Germany, is currently entering the age of 71 years since it was first founded by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche on June 9, 1948.
|Ferry Porsche (centre), his father Ferdinand Porsche (right) and Erwin Komenda (left), 1948, in front of the 356 No. 1 in Gmünd. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2IcKDll)|
Of course, in that time frame, the German auto giant has a long journey in producing sports cars, ranging from small scale auto manufacturer up to becoming one of the icons of sports cars in the whole world. Besides that, Porsche also has a shiny reputation in the world's car racing.
1. Porsche 944 Turbo
Of the many Porsches that were born to this world, the Porsche 944 Turbo model is worthy of being placed at the top as the most beautiful car ever made by Porsche. Yes, this Porsche 944 series was produced in the span of 1982-1991. And the 944 Turbo began production in 1985 up to 1991.
|1986 Porsche 944 Turbo. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2XHxWEb)|
This model uses a 2.5L engine that is mounted in front with a rear wheel drive system. The Porsche 944 Turbo engine is capable of producing 250bhp of power and is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km per hour in less than 6 seconds. Amazingly, those time record was printed by this car in the mid 1980s!
2. Porsche 356
Porsche 356 is the first car built by Ferdinand Porsche and produced from 1948 up to 1965. This is a Porsche model with a design that can be said to be timeless model.
|1957 Porsche 356 Speedster. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/31r8o0q)|
Dr. Porsche took the philosophy of the bee (which he designed by himself) and made a cool sports car after the second world war. Under the hood is hidden a 35bhp capacity engine capable of carrying the Porsche 356 up to speeds of 135 kilometers per hour.
3. Porsche 901
Porsche 901 is the first 911 Porsche. Then why is it called 901? Well, that's because the first batch of the real 911 was 901 until Peugeot raised an objection because it involved a trademark claimed by the French manufacturer. As is known, Peugeot registered all their product trademarks with a number '0' in the middle.
|1964 Porsche 901 Pre-Dates 911. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2F4l4kg)|
And there are only 82 units of Porsche 901 ever made and all of them are now very rare and are sought after by Porsche collectors.
4. Porsche 550 Spyder
Seeing Porsche 550 Spyder, of course our memories will immediately be carried over to the figure of James Dean (one of Hollywood handsome actors in the 1950s). Yes, behind the wheel of this car, the most popular Hollywood actor in his day died by an accident.
|1956 Porsche 550 Spyder (replica). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2XQcSf3)|
Porsche 550 Spyder is a legend in the car racing community. This car is faster than the Porsche 356 model as well as the first Porsche car with a mid-engine range. And the Porsche 550 Spyder is one of the most famous sports cars in the world today.
5. Porsche 914
Porsche 914 was an entry level Porsche at that time. This model also opens a new market that allows more consumers to buy the Porsche brand.
|1970 Porsche 914. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2XLZvwm)|
Porsche 914 uses a drive from the Volkswagen Beetle and has a sliced ??body with the Targa roof. Although its existence is not so appreciated in its time, and the car has become a favorite of fans around the world, especially those who like to take their cars to the race track every weekend.
6. Porsche 959
The Porsche 959 is undoubtedly the most powerful and most sophisticated car when it was launched in 1986. This car was produced until 1992. The Porsche 959 is a limited edition model, totaling only 345 units.
|1987 Porsche 959 Komfort. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KhrMI6)|
This model is equipped with a 2.85 liter 6 cylinder engine powered by 444bhp. This machine can drive up to a top speed of 319 kilometers per hour. The might of the Porsche 959 was overshadowed by the Ferrari F40 who arrived afterwards.
7. Porsche Carrera GT
Porsche Carrera GT is known as the best manual gearbox ever made. Carrera GT has a V10 configured racing engine that is installed in the middle and wrapped in a carbon body. Carrera GT is only available in the targa model.
|2004 Porsche Carrera GT. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2WADpLG)|
Porsche Carrera GT is a vehicle ridden by Hollywood actor Paul Walker while having an accident and died some time ago. Carrera GT was produced between 2003 and 2007. The total production was 1,270 units. This model is produced at the Porsche factory in Leipzig, Germany.
8. Porsche RS line
Porsche RS lines can be said as the car with the best driving sensation in the world. There was nothing bad since Porsche released the RS series, starting from Porsche 3.2 Carrera RS in the 1970s up to the first Porsche GT3 RS model in the 1990s and Porsche GT2 RS (widow maker) model a decade ago and the latest Porsche GT2 and GT3 RS models.
|2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2IcJrhR)|
9. Porsche Boxster
Porsche Boxster was produced from 1996 until now. This model is also known as the Cayman, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman. This model is produced at Porsche factories in Stuttgart (Zuffenhausen), Germany (1996-present), Uusikaupunki, Finland (Valmet, 1997-2011), and Osnabruck, Germany (2012-present).
|2008 Porsche Boxster Spyder. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KgynSS)|
Porsche Boxster is an entery level sports car produced by Porsche, now one of the iconic sports cars in the world. Until now, Boxster has been produced in four generations. The latest Boxster model in 2017 is equipped with a 2.5L (2,397cc) engine powered by 366PS (361bhp) with 430 Nm of torque. This car has a top speed of 290 kilometers per hour.
10. Porsche Cayenne
This is the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) that can be said to save a Porsche from the brink of bankruptcy. The Cayenne began production in 2002 until now in Bratislava, Slovakia (Volkswagen Bratislava Plant) 2002-2016, Osnabruck, Germany (Volkswagen Osnabruck Plant) 2015-2017, and Bratislava, Slovakia, 2017 - until now.
|2019 Porsche Cayenne. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2F771KS)|
The first generation of this model was produced from 2003 to 2011, the second generation (2012-2017), and the third generation (2018-present). The last generation entered the production line in 2019. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1]
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