Friday, August 27, 2010

The Porsche Must Know Short History

Sir. Fedinand Porsche
  • Founder :   Ferdinand Porsche
  • Born      :  3rd September 1875
  • Pass Away  : 30th January 1951
  • HQ        :    Stuttgart ,Germany. The word Stuttgart , stutt means "Horse" and gart means " Garden ".
  • Established  : Since 1931 , mother company is Volkwagen
  • Is a luxury sport car manufacturer .
  • Porsche means " Horse " in German language.
  • Ferdinad Porsche is an mechanical engineer and also design and build  the 1st VW's "Bettle" car.
  • The 1st Porsche car was build in 1939 but still utilized component and parts from VW.
  • During World War II , Porsche company was order to produce Nazi military infantry vehicle such as the "Tiger Tank ".
  • Ferdinand was arrested during WW II due to war crime in 15 Dec 1945 and in prison for 20 months.
     Released in August 1947.
  •  Sir.Ferdinand Porsche pass away in 1951 suffer from a stroke.
  • 2nd Generation
  • Ferry Porsche 
  • Born  : 19th September 1909
  • Pass Away  :  27th March 1998
  • The son of Sir.Fedinand Porsche , Ferry Porsche was continue his father legacy and he is the person who design the 356 Speedter and also invented the 911 range.
  • 911 range was 1st  found in 1964 , the rear and flat boxer engine was born since then.
  • Porsche received  prestigious award from J.D. Paul and Associate for highest ranking name plate in it's intitial study ( IQS ) of automobile brand.
  • Porsche also share their expectise and consultancy work  to many others car manufacturer such as Subaru flat boxster engine and most likely to design the new revolution water cooled engine and gearbox in the Harley Davidson's "V- Rod" motorcycle.
  • 911 ( 997 ) range are the top selling model  since June 2006 and also to present day.
  • The Porsche Cayenne is sharing the same chassic with the VW Toureg and also Audi Q7.
  • Porsche has become one of the primary and major player in the high performance luxury sport car segment in the world.
  • It is a life style car and it bring you to greater highs and it represent who you are and status. 
  • So , next time when you driving one on the road just let the car do the talking.  
  •  Ferdinand Piech ( Son of Ferry's sister Louise Porsche ) who was the CEO & Chairman from 1993 to 2002.
  • The present CEO is Dr.Wolfgang Porsche ( Son of Ferry ) who taking care of the empire.

Older Ferry Porsche

Pictures courtesy of  wikipedia & Google

Younger Ferry Porsche


danielh said...

interesting facts and history on Porsche!
thanks for the info.

Kin said...

Hi Daniel,

Yeah... I think is important especially people like us ( petrol head ) is a primary knowledge to know the real story behind the people who hard work , sacrified & dedication to make this remarkable marque.

Thanks for your viewing & valuable comment.


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thank you kin, this is very informative

Kin said...

Hi Mervin,
I'm glad that u like history as well because it important what happen in the past and to appreciate their contribution.


komenda said...

Great info Kin! For a Porschephile and VWguy like me, this is great reading over and over again.

To add, Ferdinand Porsche has a daughter. Her son is Ferdinand Piech, the top executive in VW. He actually is a great engineer behind the Porsche/Audi/VW brand :-)

Kin said...

Hi Komenda,

Thanks for the addtional info & i feel sorry not to compile the whole family members.
The present Chairman is Ferry's son,Wolfgang Porsche. Right ?
Correct me if i'm wrong.The next person i'm going to showcase is someone very special & important to Porsche as well.

Thanks ,

TiNiO said...

now i've learn something about the history of porsche. thanks for sharing kin! ;)

Kin said...

Hi Tinio,

I'm glad that you drop by & spend sometime to read & study about the history of Porsche & others as well.
History shows & tells what is happening & all the important events which influence & shape the way we live today.
And , oh course now we talking about the remarkable Porsche evolution.

Thanks for viewing & comments.