Founded in 1931 by automotive engineer Ferdinand Porsche, the famed German company's first famous car was not a Porsche, but a Volkswagen — the Beetle, to be exact. Commissioned by the German government during World War II, the early years of Porsche's existence were spent building both civilian and military vehicles that proved highly successful. However, it wasn't until the release of the 911 in 1964 that Porsche truly earned its reputation as a top-tier manufacturer of sports cars. Today, Porsche's iconic coupes remain coveted items amongst gear heads and luxury lovers alike, while forays into four-door models and SUVs have broadened the brand's appeal without compromising its commitment to high-performance engineering. 

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2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive

Sleek and tech-Savvy. An eco-friendly 4-door sports car.

2017 Porsche Macan

A powerful city car with a comfortable interior. 

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4

A race car with major prowess. 

2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4

Retro cool and a high-tech roof bring back the classic 911 name with this 2-door semi-convertible sports car from Porsche.

2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

A chic yet affordable supercar. 

2015 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

Charged. Plug-in hybrid luxury sports sedan.

2015 Porsche Macan

High-Performance SUV. An off-road-capable high-performance small SUV.

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

A limited edition hybrid supercar.  

2014 Porsche Boxster

Swift Sports Convertible. A quick and nimble entry roadster.