The German automotive giant has a long journey in producing sports cars, from a small scale to becoming one of the sports car icons around the world. Porsche also has a great reputation in auto racing.
Here are the 10 most popular Porsche cars:
1. Porsche 944 Turbo
Of the many Porsches that were born in this world, the Porsche 944 Turbo model deserves to be placed at the very top as the most beautifully crafted car. The 944 series was produced in 1982-1991. The 944 Turbo went into production from 1985 to 1991. This model used a 2.5L front engine with rear drive wheels. The 944 Turbo engine is capable of producing 250bhp of power and capable of accelerating from 0-100 km per hour in less than 6 seconds. Time as fast as that was printed in the mid-1980s!
2. Porsche 356
It was from this model that the history of Porsche was born. The Porsche 356 was the first car built by Ferdinand Porsche and produced from 1948 to 1965. This is a Porsche model with a timeless design.
Dr. Porsche took the bee philosophy (which he designed himself) and built a cool sports car after the second world war. Under the hood is hidden a 35bhp engine capable of carrying a Porsche 356 accelerating to speeds of 135 kilometers per hour.
3. Porsche 901
The 901 is the first Porsche 911. Then why is it called 901? Well, that’s because the first batch of 911 was actually 901 until Peugeot objected to the trademark that the French manufacturer claimed. Peugeot registers all trademarks of their product with the number “0” in the middle. Only 82 901s were ever built and all of them were extremely rare and sought after by Porsche collectors.
4. Porsche 550 Spyder
Seeing the Porsche 550 Spyder, our memory will carry over to the figure of James Dean. It was on top of this car that the most popular Hollywood actor of his day died in an accident. The Porsche 550 Spyder is a legend in the auto racing community. This car is faster than the 356 model as well as the first Porsche car with a rear engine (mid-engine range). The 550 Spyder is one of the most famous sports cars in the world today.
5. Porsche 914
The 914 was an entry level Porsche at the time. This model also opens up new markets that allow more consumers to buy the Porsche brand. The 914 uses propulsion from the Volkswagen Beetle and has a wedge-shaped body with a Targa roof. Although its existence was not much appreciated in its time, the 914 has become a fan favorite around the world especially those who like to take their cars to the race track every weekend.
6. Porsche 959
The Porsche 959 was without a doubt the most powerful and advanced car when it was launched in 1986. It was produced until 1992. The Porsche 959 was a limited edition model, with a total of only 345 units produced. This model is equipped with a 2.85 liter 6-cylinder engine with 444bhp power. This machine can go up to a top speed of 319 kilometers per hour. The might of the Porsche 959 was overshadowed by the Ferrari F40 which came afterwards.
7. Porsche Carrera GT
The Porsche Carrera GT is known as the car with the best manual gearbox ever made. The Carrera GT has a racing engine with a V10 configuration that is mounted in the middle and is wrapped in a carbon body. Carrera GT is only available in targa model. The Porsche Carrera GT is a vehicle that was ridden by Hollywood actor Paul Walker when he had an accident and died some time ago. The Carrera GT was produced between 2003 and 2007. The total production was 1,270 units. This model is produced at the Porsche factory in Leipzig, Germany.
8. Porsche RS line
The Porsche RS is arguably the car with the best driving sensation in the world. It doesn’t feel bad since Porsche released the RS series, from the 3.2 Carrera RS in the 1970s to the first GT3 RS model in the 1990s and then the GT2 RS (widow maker) model a decade ago and the last GT2 and GT3 RS models.
9. Porsche Boxster
The Porsche Boxster was produced from 1996 until now. This model is also known by the names Cayman, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. This model was produced at the Porsche factories in Stuttgart (Zuffenhausen), Germany (1996-present), Uusikaupunki, Finland (Valmet, 1997-2011), and Osnabruck, Germany (2012-present). The Boxster is an entery-level sports car produced by Porsche, which has now become one of the sports car icons in the world. Until now, Boxster has been produced in four generations.
The latest Boxster model for 2017 is equipped with a 2.5L (2,397cc) engine with 366PS (361bhp) with 430 Nm of torque. This car has a top speed of 290 kilometers per hour.
10. Porsche Cayenne
This is the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) that can be said to have saved Porsche from the brink of bankruptcy. Cayenne began production in 2002 until now in Bratislava, Slovakia (Volkswagen Bratislava Plant factory) 2002-2016, Osnabruck, Germany (Volkswagen Osnabruck Plant) 2015-2017, and Bratislava, Slovakia, 2017- until now.
The first generation of this model was produced in 2003 to 2011, the second generation (2012-2017), and the third generation (2018-present). The last generation entered the production line in 2019.