“In the beginning I looked around,But couldn’t find the car I dreamt of,So I decided to built it myself.”- Ferry Porsche
The reason for me visiting Germany and having it on my Bucket list all these years, was not for the football, The german food or the Berlin wall. it was for the Luxury Automobile that was Born out there and Soon made it on Everybody’s Bucket list.But, Before I can Own any of these Cars.I Wanted to know what’s their journey.The city they were born was Stuttgart the name roots in the Old High German word Stuotgarten, or “Stud Farm ”, because the city was founded in 950 AD by Duke Liudolf of SWABIA to breed warhorses.But,Before they would become the brands that we all know today what do we need to know about them ?
1.The Horse Power ?
For Porsche, it makes sense: it’s actually integral to the coat of arms for the city of Stuttgart, Porsche’s home. Ferrari only uses it because an Italian fighter ace shot down a pilot over Stuttgart in WWI, and the ace’s mother told Ferrari to use the horse as good luck.
Ferdinand Porsche -The Founder of Porsche Pronounced( Porsc-eh )Ferdinand Porsche is credited with the design of the bestselling Volkswagen Beetle. founded the company in 1931, Porsche did not begin to manufacture cars until nearly a decade later.
2.Harley Davidson uses Porsche engines in some of their bikes.The harley V-Rod features an advanced engine that was developed for Harley’s racing division…By porsche.
3.Porsche designed tractors.Porsche has a more fascinating tractor history than even Lamborghini. They even made a gasoline-powered tractor specifically for coffee farmers so diesel fumes wouldn’t impact the flavor.
4.The 1986 Porsche 944 was the first car sold in the United States with a passenger airbag as standard equipment.This was at a time when most companies even charged you extra just to have an airbag in the steering wheel.
5.Ferdinand designed the Mercedes-Benz type 80 to be the fastest car on Earth.
6.In 1972, Porsche Design developed the world’s first black chronograph watch.It was all about functionality, so the face mimicked the gauges in a car.
7.In 1939, the car’s projected top speed of 470 mph would’ve obliterated the land speed record. Certain global events meant it never got the chance to make a record run. The 470 mph mark wasn’t approached until a quarter century later. Their most expensive road car is the porsche spider a top speed of 214mph (345kph), 887bhp at its disposal and goes from 0–60 mph in just 2.5s.
8.And why did they DIAL 911 For emergency?
The car was originally named Porsche 901, and 82 cars were built as 901s. However, Peugeot protested on the grounds that in France it had exclusive rights to car names formed by three numbers with a zero in the middle. So, instead of selling the new model with another name in France, Porsche changed the name to 911.