Top Porsche Models of all time
Part - 1
Ferdinand Porsche, the founder of the brand Porsche once said, “I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself”. The brand over the years has given us some of the most amazing cars. Its excellence and zeal to stand out is reflected in its history. While every car brand was bringing out large cars to win the race and woo the crowd, Porsche decided to take the risk and brought out small cars. Austro-Daimler not only won people’s hearts but also many races.
Small cars and fast cars define the brand. The company has been taking Ferdinand Porsche’s vision forward and producing some of the best beauties to be cherished forever by the car lovers. Still, this car is not for everyone. As they say, Life is either daring adventure or nothing at all, the car is for those who dare to dream and to stand out from the crowd. One look is enough to draw the envious eyes as it belongs only to the ‘chosen one’.
So, we bring to you top 10 models of Porsche:
911 GT3 R Hybrid
Made for racers, this car ain’t got any business on regular road. 911 GT3 R Hybrid is an addition to the 911 GT3 Hybrid legacy. Keeping 480-horsepower GT3 racer as base, the company has now added two 60kW electric motors in front wheels to make this car a racing beast.
Its size might not be as big as a Ferrari but its power is enough to scare the latter away. To enhance the driving experience, the latest models are fitted with an electrical flywheel power generator that delivers energy to the electric motors. Also, the car is fuel efficient and lightweight.
Another name for comfort, Cayenne Turbo is a family vehicle. This SUV has proved that the brand can produce perfection in any segment of the car. It is the first car to be equipped with a V-8 engine. Cayenne is a five-door is a mid-size luxury crossover vehicle which is available as front engine, four-wheel drive.
The latest models are equipped with features to make it an ultimate vehicle for people whose lives are driven by gadgets and electronic devices. For example, the updated models provides an option of Connect Plus module, wireless Internet access, online navigation, Apple® CarPlay and Porsche Car Connect. What more can one ask?
As they say, “People with great passion can make impossible happen”, the quote is true for luxury car makers. Who would have thought that a Porsche or Lamborghini would ever exist? Today, these cars make to the top of the list for any car enthusiast. Porsche being the leading player is definitely very much demanded and seeing its zeal to give its customers the best, the brand is all set to rule our hearts for many years to come.
Part - 2
Porsche’s value is most evident from Debby Atkinson’s quote. Atkinson once said, “You’ve got to date a lot of Volkswagen before you get to your Porsche”. While the brand has given us some amazing models but the most popular amongst car enthusiasts have been Porsche 911 series. Made for competition, the cars under this series were typically racing cars. The number which has now become a trademark is still used for the modified version while the real name of the car is Porsche 964.
It’s been only few years since companies started standardizing safety features in their cars. Porsche has been doing it since its commencement. Airbags is the most important and the most basic feature in a car. Even though it added to the cost of the car, Porsche made it sure to make it mandatory for its cars to have standard safety features like passenger airbags. At last, customers come first! Continuing with our list, we bring you some more models from the brand:
550 RS Spyder 1954
The first key feat achieved by this car was at 1956 Targa Florio when it won its first major race. First introduced in 1953 Paris Auto Show, the car has wooed car lovers with its small, agile, lightweight and powerful body. In short, the car is a perfection any racer would want to drive. The iconic James Dean too loved this car. It was well-known as his Little Bastard.
While cars like GT3 Hybrid are made only for racing, 550 RS Spyder can be driven both on tracks as well as on roads. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see many eyes rolled when this car makes its presence. With tabular chassis frame, the car had an aluminum body which helped it the company to produce an extremely lightweight car. This is the reason why the car had been a winner till it was produced.
911 Targa (1965)
911 cars have been the most successful cars in the history of automobile. All the versions have made their way into the hearts of car enthusiasts and the main reason behind the series’ success have been the looks and the excellent performance on tracks. Targa is one amongst the 911 cars.
Targa in Italian means ‘shield’. The car had a stainless steel-clad roll bar and a removable soft canvas cover in a flexible plastic window. Though first few models disappointed the admirers but the company worked on the loopholes and modified the model making it one of the best 911 cars available in the market.
The above two models has proved that Porsche only produces winners. Learning from the mistakes, the company overcomes its flaws and gives its admirers some models they would relish. The best always prefers the best!
Part - 3
There hangs a board in Porsche’s company where the quote by the founder is given. The quote says, “It has always been the principle of our company that function and beauty are inseparable” and we couldn’t agree more. The brand does not mind experimenting and therefore, has produced cars in all the segments. Be it a sports car or a coupe’, the brand has it all. It does not only produces car but a memorabilia that can be kept for rest of our lives.
Porsche Cayman S
Derived from Boxster roadster, Cayman S is not just any coupe’. Having a character of its own, this rear mid-engined, real wheel drive is the best two seater one can ever wish for. The stiff suspension settings makes it easier for the driver to handle the car better and provides a better grip than any roadster. Being lightweight is an added advantage. With a top speed of 172 mph, the car can reach 60mph in less than five seconds. This fast beast is all that is required to flaunt off your style.
The name Cayman is derived from the reptile caiman and not the island as people assumes. Like a crocodile who sits calmly in the water waiting for its chance to prey, Cayman too is a silent player that draws envious eyes once it is out on road. With extraordinary features, buying this car would be everyone’s wish. But its price would make it impossible for many to fulfill their wish. We’ve got a solution. Big Boy Toyz is a leading name in the market of pre-owned luxury cars. You’ll easily get a used Porsche in India as all you have to do is visit your nearest Big Boy Toyz store. Uncompromising on quality, the car will be well certified and verified. What more can one ask?
Porsche’s first production automobile, Porsche 356 is a luxury sports car and is available as 2-door coupe’, roadster and convertible. Porsche 356 is primarily a four-cylinder, air-cooled, rear-engine, rear-wheel drive car whose chassis design is comparatively different from other Porsche cars. The vision behind this car which was designed by Erwin Komenda was explained by Ferdinand Porsche in an interview with Panorama, the PCA magazine. He said,
"….I had always driven very speedy cars. I had an Alfa Romeo, also a BMW and others. ….By the end of the war I had a Volkswagen Cabriolet with a supercharged engine and that was the basic idea. I saw that if you had enough power in a small car it is nicer to drive than if you have a big car which is also overpowered. And it is more fun. On this basic idea we started the first Porsche prototype. To make the car lighter, to have an engine with more horsepower…that was the first two seater that we built in Carinthia ".
Its mid-engine, tube-frame roadster set the stage for later changes in the cars that began with the 550 series, as well as continuing in the 914, the Boxster, the Cayman, and the Carrera GT. And the type 2 356 which was a coupe’ became a starting point for the 911 series, the series that ultimately became the most successful series ever produced by any automobile company.