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In 1948, Ferry Porsche (the son of Ferdinand Porsche, founder of Porsche) introduced the company’s first production model, the Porsche 356 coupe. It has been a steady ride uphill from there. Featuring sleek curves, luxurious styling, and a powerful engine, Porsches are high-performance cars built to trump other vehicles on the road. The following are six fun facts about Porsches.
6. Unexpected Beginnings
Although Ferdinand Porsche founded the company in 1931, Porsche did not begin to manufacture cars until nearly a decade later. Instead, the company offered motor development and consulting services. For instance, Ferdinand Porsche is credited with the design of the bestselling Volkswagen Beetle. The company also contributed to the design of Tanks during the Second World War.