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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.

NOVEMBER 2013

Porsche Macan
Named after the Indonesian word for "tiger," the Porsche Macan is the German automaker's second SUV after the Cayenne. As its fierce name suggests, the Macan is swift, powerful and ready for the wilderness.
A three-quarter front view of the 2015 Porsche Macan


JULY 2013

A front view of a 2014 Porsche Boxster
Porsche Boxster
This swift two-seater has been a top choice for joyrides since the roadster came charging onto roadways nearly a decade ago. Nimble, responsive and boasting 265 horsepower, the Porsche Boxster offers plenty of top-down fun, all while earning an impressive 30 mpg highway.

MARCH 2012

Porsche Cayman R
The bare-bones R edition of the Porsche Cayman forgoes standard amenities like air conditioning and stereo to drop an impressive 121 pounds. In the process, Porsche has also managed to eke out even more horsepower, making it a quick, light and overall fun-to-drive sports coupe.
An aerial view of a red 2012 Porsche Cayman R


JUNE 2011

A three-quarter rear view of a 2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid
Porsche Cayenne Hybrid
Porsche is finally throwing its hat into the hybrid ring with the all-new Cayenne Hybrid, a fuel-saving sport ute that doesn't skimp on performance. Delivering a combined 380 horsepower from its supercharged V6 and 288-volt electric motor, this hybrid SUV is both athletic and efficient.

JUNE 2010

Porsche Boxster Spyder
Featuring more horsepower and less weight than previous Boxster models (at 2,811 pounds, the Boxster Spyder is the lightest in the Porsche fleet), this romping roadster offers a pure sports car experience.
A three-quarter rear view of a silver 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder


SEPTEMBER 2009

A rear view of a black 2010 Porsche Panamera Turbo
Porsche Panamera
An opulent four-passenger sports sedan with a striking, unusually wide, low and long body, but retaining the typical Porsche performance specs, including great handling at high speeds and a potent 500-hp V8 engine. Inside is a posh cabin that splurges on both space and special features.

JUNE 2008

Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet
Always ready to race, this sleek convertible attempts to meld man with machine by gluing you to the seat when it launches from 0-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. The sporty two-seater boasts a 3.8-liter engine capable of unleashing 355 horsepower, and uses its four ventilated disc brakes to come to a stop.
A side view of a yellow 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet


MAY 2008

A three-quarter front view of a 2008 Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche 911 GT3
Capable of launching to speeds of 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, this aerodynamic coupe comes with a rear engine and rear-wheel drive. The superfast two-seater’s other facets include internally ventilated disc brakes and a nifty spoiler to help keep this rocket ship firmly glued to the earth.

APRIL 2008

Porsche 911 Carrera
Boasting a 3.6-liter 6-cylinder rear engine, this coupe can launch from 0-60 mph in just 4.8 seconds. Graceful lines and seat-of-the-pants power make this sportscar the envy of other drivers on the road.
2008 Porsche 911 Carrera


OCTOBER 2007

Porsche 911 GT2

Porsche 911 GT2
The GT2 is the lighter version of the 911 Turbo. Yes, it goes faster, faster and it’s a whole lot more dough, but you can’t get much more reliable fun than this.

JULY 2007

Porsche Cayenne S
Porsche Cayenne S Porsche's best-selling vehicle gets a makeover as the 2008 V8 makes the move to 4.8 liters. The peppy SUV now runs from 0 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds.

Porsche Cayenne S


JANUARY 2007

Porsche Cayman

Porsche Cayman
Although not as powerful as the S model, the regular Cayman is still a lot of fun, with its razor-sharp handling and smooth, efficient "boxer" six-cylinder engine.



DECEMBER 2005

Porsche Cayman S
Porsche aficionados will love this wild new reptilian racer. Quick, muscular and road-holding, the sports coupe has got bite. And even though it would be a blast to race around the track, it is just as suited for everyday driving.



MARCH 2005

Porsche Boxster S
Here,you're getting mid-engine road handling characteristics coupled with decent accelerations and impeccable braking. Sure the car is not for everyone due to its size, but once you fit in comfortably, it's the best go-cart-like ride money can buy.


OCTOBER 2004

Porsche Carrera S
This new generation of the 911 Carrera S, dubbed 997, is a perfect example of history repeating itself. Take a good look around, and you will notice classic characteristics from previous generations, beginning with the simple round lights.



FEBRUARY 2004

Porsche Cayenne Turbo
In the city, the car handles perfectly and is not too big to be cumbersome in narrow streets or crammed parking lots. On the highway, it's a true pleasure and you just want to keep on going. We never found ourselves in lack of power.


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(Updated: 11/27/13 NW)


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