By 1950 Porsche had designed and developed two of their most iconic vehicles; the 356 Speedster and the 550 Spyder. Both vehicles were two-seat sports cars featuring powerful engines and high performance engines. This excellence in production led Porsche to become a leader on the racetrack. Eventually by the mid-1960s the 356 was discontinued to make room for the 911.
The 1970s feature a slew of new porches for buyers to choose from, including the 911 turbo and Porsche 914 – which was designed as a more affordable Porsche. Innovation continued into the 1980s when Porsche introduced the twin-turbo 959; a powerful street car which boasted the ability to reach nearly 200 MPH.
By the end of the 1990s Porsche was faltering financially. Luckily, the introduction of the popular Porsche Boxter, which captured the essence of the 550 Spyder, helped return Porsche to the limelight. Then in 2003 Porsche introduced the Cayenne, their first foray into the SUV market. Despite reservations, the Cayenne drew rave reviews for its excellence performance and raw power.
Porsche offers a surprisingly broad assortment of vehicles to choose from. The 911 Coupe remains extremely popular, while the Cayenne offers a robust 400 HP model to accommodate the 3.6 liter diesel engine. The Boxter has become an increasingly popular vehicle for those seeking more affordable performance. Not to be left behind, Porsche offers several models in hybrid form – including the Panamera Hybrid. The Panamera has quickly become Porsche’s most popular model with annual sales surpassing that of the popular 911.