Porsche: A Brief History
Frank Donatoni has built up a more-than-35-year career in exotic and luxury automobilesales, with a focus on the Porsche. ...
In 1900, Ferdinand Porsche gave the world its firstcombination gasoline-and-electric engine, thenspent his career working ...
In 1963, Ferry Porsche debuted the now-iconic 911model, a six-cylinder direct descendent of the 356that went on to beget a...
Today, the Porsche factory in Stuttgart,Germany produces a limited number of highlysought-after models: the 911 Carrera, t...
Ferry Porsche died in 1988, a half-centuryafter creating the first Porsche model for hisfather’s company. His heritage of ...
Ferry Porsche died in 1988, a half-centuryafter creating the first Porsche model for hisfather’s company. His heritage of ...
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Porsche: A Brief History

Porsche: A Brief History
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Porsche: A Brief History
  • 2. Frank Donatoni has built up a more-than-35-year career in exotic and luxury automobilesales, with a focus on the Porsche. Asgeneral manager of Maryland-based Porscheof Annapolis, he understands both the carand its colorful history.
  • 3. In 1900, Ferdinand Porsche gave the world its firstcombination gasoline-and-electric engine, thenspent his career working with Daimler, Volkswagen,Mercedes, and other well-known Europeanmanufacturers. Ferdinand’s son Ferry, who becamea test driver for his father, was also the draftsmanwho designed the first true Porsche sports car, the356, which won its first race one month after rollingout of the factory and continued by garnering a longlist of racing titles for its brand.
  • 4. In 1963, Ferry Porsche debuted the now-iconic 911model, a six-cylinder direct descendent of the 356that went on to beget a long series of iterations andto sell a quarter of a million vehicles by the late1980s. The 911 retained earlier models’ high qualitybut incorporated several new elements that includeddual-end support from a transverse mount in therear and a transaxle at the front. It additionallyomitted earlier features such as rear-swing axles.Long widely beloved, the 911 stayed so popular thatit ended up outstripping its intended successor, the928, in sales. The design remains classic, yetalways relevant.
  • 5. Today, the Porsche factory in Stuttgart,Germany produces a limited number of highlysought-after models: the 911 Carrera, theBoxster, and the recently debuted Cayman,Cayenne SUV sports vehicle, and Panamera.The Porsche company now additionally ownsa controlling share in Volkswagen.
  • 6. Ferry Porsche died in 1988, a half-centuryafter creating the first Porsche model for hisfather’s company. His heritage of fineprecision engineering and luxury designcontinues to engage the attention of FrankDonatoni and thousands of otherprofessionals and enthusiasts.
  • 7. Ferry Porsche died in 1988, a half-centuryafter creating the first Porsche model for hisfather’s company. His heritage of fineprecision engineering and luxury designcontinues to engage the attention of FrankDonatoni and thousands of otherprofessionals and enthusiasts.

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