For 70 years, Porsche It has been synonymous with the construction of sports vehicles at the highest level. The first car to bear the German brand name was registered on June 8, 1948 and was the 356 "No. 1" Roadster. On that day, the Porsche brand was officially born.
Although the history of the Stuttgart firm begins in 1948, Professor Ferdinand Porsche He had already designed pioneering innovations for the automotive industry at the beginning of the last century.
In 1900, for example, he built a direct-to-wheel drive electric car known as the Lohner-Porsche. The first four-wheel drive passenger car was based on this vehicle. In the same year it created a platform for hybrid vehicles with a mixture of gasoline and electricity propulsion.
Following these and other technical advances, Ferdinand Porsche founded his own engineering office in 1931. The model Berlin-Rome, shown in 1939, was the beginning of his idea of a sports car bearing the Porsche name, although this dream could only be realized by his son ferry, in 1948, with the Type 356.
The successor to the 356, the Porsche 911 designed by the son of Ferry Porsche, Ferdinand alexander, gave the company the impetus to position it as one of the world's leading sports car manufacturers, both from a technical and design perspective. Of the Porsche 911, first presented to the public in 1963, more than a million units have already been built.
The future of Porsche sports cars is already on the starting line with the Mission E, Zuffenhausen's first technology champion with 100% electric drive. This vehicle concept combines the emotional and distinctive design of a Porsche with exceptional performance and functionality for everyday use that looks to the future.
The model with four doors and four individual seats has a power of more than 440 kW (600 hp) and a range of more than 500 kilometers. It accelerates from 0 to 100 100 km / h in less than 3,5 seconds and the recharge time is around 15 minutes for 80% of the capacity of its battery.
Porsche has invested billion euros in this futuristic project, as well as creating more than 1.200 additional jobs at the Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen headquarters, where Mission E will be built. Without a doubt, with this new model, Porsche maintains a tradition that has been going on for seven decades.