Porsche delivers power and poise

Few names in motoring are more evocative than Porsche. The first car to bear the name of engineer Ferdinand Porsche was registered in Austria on June 8, 1948.

16th December, 2006

Few names in motoring are more evocative than Porsche.

The first car to bear the name of engineer Ferdinand Porsche was registered in Austria on June 8, 1948. It was called 356-001. The following year, the Porsche 356 entered production in Stuttgart. However, this was far from being Porsche’s first car design, as in 1938 the first Volkswagen ‘‘Beetle’’, for which he was responsible, had appeared. Indeed, the car called 356 got its name because...

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