23 April 2018
History of Porsche/ VW
Vroom...vroom goes the sound of a luxury sports car pulling up next to you. You sit there admiring the car as it drives away, and the model of the car is a Porsche. The top favorite Porsche models are: 911, Cayenne, Boxster, Carrera and many more. Porsches are considered to be luxury sports cars that are German engineered. Porsche alongside many other luxury sports car brands such as Lexus, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Jaguar are the leading in the world. I will be elaborating more on the history of Porsche, about the different models and why Porsche is considered to be a luxury brand.
To start off, the history of Porsche all begins in 1875 in Mattersdorf which is where Ferdinand Porsche was born Growing up as a teen Ferdinand spent most of his days in his father’s repair shop learning the ins and outs of vehicle mechanics while attending the Imperial Technical University at night. Since Ferdinand was so persistent he landed himself several engineering jobs at local companies, and by the time he was 23 he had designed his first automobile the Porsche P1. In the 1920’s Ferdinand was then hired by Daimler as technical director and he designed the Mercedes-Benz SSK which his known as the greatest race car of its era. In the 1930’s Ferdinand finally had the money to start his own company but during this time in Germany many people couldn’t afford cars. January 30, 1933 Adolf Hitler had become the Chancellor of Germany and a few days later he announced the beginning of a new era of automobiles. He wanted every German citizen to have a car that could fit a family of five, start in the cold and be very fuel efficient he wanted a people’s car; a Volkswagen. Hitler recruited the best engineers including Ferdinand and in 1934 he began working on the Beetle. After Ferdinand got arrested and imprisoned for war crimes in 1945 after he was released a few years later his son Ferry Porsche had got control of the company. He wanted to build cars with the Porsche name on them and in 1948 he created the Porsche 356. In 1965, after production ended over 76,000 cars had been produced and in 1963 the Porsche 911 started being produced. It was a rear-engine car that was air cooled, with two small back seats and a trunk. Many people said that it was a better and more civilized version of the Porsche 365. The Porsche 911 became their best-seller despite the price which was $6,000 which was more than most people’s annual salary. By the 1970’s, Porsche were selling over 20,000 911’s every year. In 2002 Porsche decided to make an SUV the Cayenne it was Porsche’s first car with four doors.
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