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Porsche cars have earned the esteem of the car world and for good reason. Its stellar reputation reflects the fact that it manufactures some of the most unrivaled performance vehicles in the world. With intense handling and plentiful vigor, Porsche automobiles offer a driving experience that has become synonymous with high performance sports cars, although recently the brand has diversified its offerings. Regardless of model, however, enthusiasts know what the Porsche name signifies – and it is very good.
In 1931, Ferdinand Porsche in 1931 took the skill and experience he had garnered as an engineer at Daimler; to strike out on his own. His close relationship with Volkswagen (Ferdinand was responsible for the original VW Beetle) is evident in his use of components and design elements – small, two door cars largely inspired by the VW chassis). The 1950s saw the introduction of two legendary vehicles, the 356 Speedster and the 550 Spyder. The race cars were winners on the racetrack, paving the way for the inception of the storied 911 in the 1960’s. Utilizing an innovative six-cylinder engine, located in the rear of the car, the coupe racked up two consecutive victories at Monte Carlo. In the next decade, Porsche had rolled out the “affordable” 914, the indomitable 911 turbo, and the team leader 928, a four-seater coupe with a front-mounted V8 (discontinued in the early 1990s). All this paved the way for the debut of the most prolific racecar of all time, the 956 in the 1980s. The same era saw another champion revealed – the twin-turbo, all-wheel-drive 959 became the first sports car to win the Paris-Dakar Rally; modified for the street, it could still attain speeds of nearly 200 mph. The muscular 944 was born in 1983, along with the long awaited 911 convertible.
By this time however, Porsche was suffering a bit financially, and so was looking to diversify the line. The car that would revive Porsche, the Boxster roadster, reinvigorated the automaker by rekindling the essence of the old 550 Spyder. In 2003, Porsche made a surprising move with the debut of the Cayenne SUV – although Porsche devotees were originally offended, Cayenne’s sporting performance (especially in 450-hp turbo form) quickly won over even the toughest critic. The Cayenne was closely followed to market by the monstrous Carrera GT supercar, roaring out 605 horsepower.
Today, Porsche’s family of vehicles remains diverse, and has come to include a luxury super sport sedan, the Panamera. From the beginning and through the years, Porsche has exhibited remarkable staying power and flexibility; managing to survive a constantly changing consumer and economic market. We don’t expect Porsche will ever stray from its mandate – to manufacture superior performance vehicles that exude luxury, whatever form that takes. To explore the current inventory of quality pre-owned Porsche vehicles at Major World, as well as over 3,000 additional cars, stop by our Long Island City (Queens) showroom today.