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About Porsche

Porsche is another German-based performance car automaker. It may come as a surprise to many that it is owned by Volkswagen Group, another German-based automaker. It’s surprising because the name Volkswagen means “the people’s car” in German and Porsche makes high-end performance and luxury vehicles. The two companies have actually had close connections since World War II. They have shared engineering and production efforts and their management has been intertwined for decades. For example, the Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg share a common chassis (the frame). But it wasn’t until 2012 that Volkswagen officially owned a controlling share of Porsche. Go here or the Wikipedia page for more information on Volkswagen acquiring Porsche and general information about Porsche models and the company.

Porsche is most famous for its high-performance sports cars like the Porsche 911. Throughout its years in business Porsche has made some racing-only cars and many street-legal cars, variants of which are also used in races. Porsche also makes some SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne.

Early History

Ferdinand Porsche founded Porsche in 1931. One of its first cars was the Volkswagen Beetle. It was on assignment from the German government. This attests to the close connections that Porsche and Volkswagen had early on and still have today. Later it made the Porsche 64 using many parts and design elements from the Beetle. After WWII Ferry Porsche, Ferdinand’s son, built his own car called the 356. This was the first vehicle actually designed, sold, and produced by Porsche and so many regard the 356 as Porsche’s true first vehicle. Originally this vehicle used many of the same parts as the Beetle, but later as Porsche grew it used more and more Porsche designed and made parts.

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Porsche 917

The Porsche 917 is a racecar. There are many versions. The 917/30 version was able to go from rest to 62 mph in just 2.3 seconds and an astounding 124 mph within 5.3 seconds. Its top speed was 240 mph! It’s powered by the Porsche Type 912 flat-twelve engine. A Flat-12 engine is type of V12 engine that is placed horizontally, which reduces the center of gravity of any vehicle it is used in. Many variants have done very well in sports car racing tournaments. In 1970 and 71 the Porsche 917 won the Le Mans tournament. Later in an action film called Le Mans, Steve McQueen, a famous American actor, drove a 917. As one of the greatest racing cars ever, the 917 is one of the best Porches to-date.

porsche 959The porsche 959

Porsche 959

The Porsche 959 was not only a precursor for future Porches, but for all sports cars. When it was first introduced in 1986, it was the fastest street-legal car in production in the world with a top speed of 195 MPH. At the time it was regarded by some as the most advanced road-legal car ever produced. It was one of the first performance vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive. It boasted 450 horsepower, a turbocharged flat-six engine (a 6-cylinder engine placed horizontally), and tires capable of running flat for up to 200 miles at speeds up to 50 mph. The Porsche 959’s body was incredibly aerodynamic, more so than basically any other street-legal car. Get a free quote to transport your Porsche 959.

550 Spyder

The Porsche 550 Spyder was one of the company’s earliest vehicles. It was a successor to the Porsche 356, its first official car. It was made to boost Porsches standing in the racing community. In the years since 1956 when Porsche stopped production on the car it has been of the most frequently replicated automobiles. There are several companies that make exact replicates of the 550 Spyder using Porsche’s blueprints.

Current Models

porsche 911The porsche 911
porsche 911 TurboThe porsche 911 Turbo

Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 is the current flagship model. It has two doors and is usually considered to be a Grand Tourer/Turismo (GT) , which refers to a performance/luxury vehicle with good handling and capable of high speeds. It was first introduced in 1963. Since then Porsche has made many versions of the car and each one has been given a named used internally by Porsche and an advertised name. The internal names include Porsche 964, 993, 996, 997, and 991. The Porsche 991 version was introduced in 2012 and is the current variation in production. Advertised to the public there have been these names: Porsche 911 Classic, 911 Carrera, and the 911 Turbo. The Porsche 911 has won many awards. The 997 version was nominated for 2005 World Car of the Year. The 911 was number three on Sport Car International’s list of the Top Sports Cars of the 1960s while the Carrera was number seven for both the 70s and 80s.

The 2014 Porsche 911 Carerra has 350 horsepower, 7-speed manual transmission, 179 mph maximum speed, a 0-60 acceleration of 4.2 to 4.6 seconds and starts at just over $84,000. Learn more here.

porsche BoxsterThe porsche Boxster

Boxster

The Porsche Boxster doesn’t have the lengthy and prodigious history that the 911 boasts. It was first produced quite recently in 1996. Like the 550 Spyder it was designed as a roadster, which refers to a sporty convertible with two seats. The 2014 Porsche Boxster S sports a 6 cylinder engine, 315 horsepower, a 173 mph top speed, and a 4.5 to 4.8 seconds 0 to 60 mph acceleration. Learn more here.

porsche CayenneThe porsche Cayenne

Cayenne

Porsche didn’t get into the SUV market until 2003 with the introduction of the 2004 Porsche Cayenne. It’s a mid-sized, luxury SUV that seats 5 people. It shares a common vehicle platform with the Volkswagen Touareg. Sharing a vehicle platform means the two vehicles share common design, engineering, and manufacturing elements to increase efficiency and save costs. The shared platform is made possible by the fact that Volkswagen owns Porsche and that the two companies have shared a long, intertwined history making and selling vehicles together. Porsche may not be well-known for the Cayenne. When you think of Porsche, you probably think of a vehicle that looks like the 911, a small, two door, sporty vehicle. But this doesn’t mean the Cayenne isn’t made well. Just before its release the anticipation was mixed, but its initial reviews were positive. It was lauded for its power, luxury, and excellent handling. Use our free auto transport price estimator to calculate the cost to move your Porsche 911, Boxster, or Cayenne.

Transporting Your Porsche

The recommended method for shipping a Porsche by Carnections is with an enclosed car carrier. You paid a lot for your Porsche and we know how precious it is to you. That’s why we want it to be completely protected during the transport process. Enclosed vehicle transport offers this protection. Your Porsche will be loaded into a truck that has walls on all sides. Additionally, enclosed car transport trucks usually only hold 1-3 vehicles and the typical cargo insurance per truck is about $500,000 to 1 million. So your car individually will be insured for several hundred-thousand dollars. This is opposed to the more common and affordable method of car moving using an open carrier. With open carriers your vehicle is exposed to the elements, it is usually shipped with 5-9 other cars, and the cargo insurance per truck is usually $100,000 to $250,000. For a typical load of 10 standard cars this is enough insurance as most cars are worth less than 20k. But for shipping a high-end vehicle like a Porsche 911 or Boxster, you’ll need more insurance, more protection, and more attentive care. The care you’ll get with enclosed auto transport when your vehicle is shipped alone with only 2 other cars. Get the rate to ship your Porsche enclosed by selecting your model from the list below.

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