Do you know why Porsche cars are loved? learn about its rich History and German origin.
Porsche cars are renowned for producing a high caliber of sports cars.The brand has its roots in Stuttgart, Germany,founded by Ferdinand Porsche in 1931.
Ferdinand Porsche became a designer for Volkswagen in the 1930s and was largely responsible for the first Beetle.
By 1936, Porsche, working for Volkswagen,developed three racing coupes, which each bore the name "Type 64." These racers embodied the basic foundation that would be incorporated in all Porsche sports cars in the future.
In 1948, the 356 was introduced and was the first sports car produced under the name "Porsche." In 1951 a 356 SL won the famous "24 Hours of Le Mans."
In the mid-'60s, the 356 made way for the revered 911. Powered by an all-new six-cylinder engine, the coupe scored two consecutive wins at Monte Carlo.
Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, the 911's air-cooled flat-six engine was located in the rear of the vehicle.
During the 1960s Porsche earned more race victories for its cars. The Porsche 718 RS 60 won several during its very first production year (1960). Two years later the Porsche 804 was victorious in the French Grand Prix. Victories for the Porsche 910 came in 1967.
In 1970 the mid-engined 914 was introduced, and in 1976, the front-engined 924 with its Audi power plant replaced the 914.
The all-new 928 debuted in 1978 with a 240-hp V8. The 944, which went on sale in 1982, was based on the 924, but the new model had a Porsche-built four-cylinder engine. The super car 959 debuted at the 1985 Frankfurt Auto Show.
By the early 1990s the 928 had been discontinued and the 944 was replaced by the similar 968. Porsche decided to put further developments on the long running 911.
These developments included the 911 GTI, a powerful combination of sports and racing car.By 1997 the all new Water-Cooled 911 arrived, which resulted in records sales for Porsche every year there after.
In 2003, Porsche came out with an SUV, named Cayenne to the market. This was one of those daring moves as they had never produced an SUV and everyone was out to see Porsche failing and they proved their critics wrong.
The cayenne was a thoroughbred with very exquisite sporting performance. Two years later, Porsche brought out the ferocious (605-hp) Carrera GT super car.
They have even produced a four-door luxury super sport sedan, the Panamera.
Porsche has been producing luxury high-performance cars ever since and not only are these cars are beautiful but also they are competitive when it comes to quality.
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Porsche 911 GT1
The Porsche 911 GT1 was a car designed for competition in the GT1 class of sports car racing. Cars in this category were modified versions of road cars such as Mclaren F1and Ferrari F40.
When entering this category, Porsche had built sports-prototype, but in order to comply with regulations a street legal version was created, 911 GT1 Straßenversion literally a road-going racing car.
In spite of its name, the car actually has very little in common with the 911,its frontal chassis was shared with the then (993) 911, while the rear of the car was derived from the Porsche 962, including its water-cooled, twin-turbocharged and inter cooled, four valve per cylinder flat-six engine which was arranged in a mid-mounted position, compared to the rear engined layout of a conventional 911.
In 1997, they revised the earlier version and came up with 911 GT1 Evo. As far as performance goes, the car had the same 600 hp (450 kW) turbo-charged engine, but new aerodynamics on the car allowed the '97 car to be considerably faster than the 1996 model acceleration was better, although the top speed was still around 330 km/h (205 mph) on the La Sarthe Circuit (in the race, the GT1-Evo reached 326 km/h).
The road going 911 GT1 Straßenversion had an engine which produced 700 bhp and could accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in 3.3 seconds on its way to a top speed of 378 km/h (235 mph).
Porsche 911 GT3 rs
The Porsche 911 GT3 is a high performance version of the Porsche 911 sports car built by Porsche since 2003.
The RS (short for the German RennSport, literally "racing sport" in English) is mainly a carryover of the Porsche 911 GT3, albeit it is lighter thanks to a polycarbonate rear window, carbon fiber hood and rear wing. Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) Carbon fibre-reinforced Silicon Carbide (C/SiC) ceramic composite brakes, which are also more heat and fade resistant than the cast iron units fitted as standard, are optional.
Only 140 right hand drive GT3 RS cars were built by Porsche and 113 of those were officially imported into to the UK. The GT3 RS was not sold in USA or Canada. The RS can accelerate from 0-60 mph in about 4.3 seconds, and have a top speed of around 190 mph (306 km/h).
The "RS" moniker, and the characteristic lightweight blue or red wheels and "GT3 RS" side stickers link the GT3 RS to historically important Porsche cars such as the Carrera 2.7 RS of the early 1970s.
Porsche cars are worth every penny and that's if you have some serious deep pockets. Be ready to cough up over $130000.
Like every 911, Porsche cars are habit forming. Once hooked you will keep coming back for more of the idiosyncratic same.
Porsche cars offer a driving experience like no other and that's why they are The Best of the Best in the sports car category
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