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The Porsche is a German beauty with a ferociously dedicated fan base. Learn the history of the 911, 914, 944 and see photos of the Cayenne, the Cayman and the Boxster.

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Porsche 356 History

Porsche's first production car the 356 would set the automaker's pace for decades. The 356's design was based on the VW Beetle design. Learn about this landmark Porsche with profiles and photos.


1948 Porsche 356/2 Coupe

 1948 Porsche 356/2 Coupe

The 356/2 Porsche was developed by Ferdinand Porsche's son while Ferdinand was in prison. Learn how the father-and-son team designed this famous car. See more »

Porsche Cayenne History

Porsche Cayenne History

The Porsche Cayenne is an SUV of towering performance, but it was born in controversy. Check out this illustrated history of the red-hot Cayenne. See more »

Porsche Cayman

Porsche Cayman

The Porsche Cayman is not merely a coupe version of the Porsche Boxster convertible. Learn about this great sports car in an article and pictures. See more »

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

The Porsche Cayenne is what happens when a sports car maker builds an SUV. Learn about its development, design, and performance, and see pictures. See more »

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

The Porsche Boxster helped redefine Porsche excitement. Learn about the history of the Boxster and Boxster S, and see pictures of these great cars. See more »

Porsche Cayman History

The Porsche Cayman puts a hardtop on the Porsche Boxster to create a scalpel-sharp sports car. Check out this illustrated history of the Cayman. See more »

Porsche Boxster History

Porsche Boxster History

The Porsche Boxster debuted in 1997 as the new entry-level Porsche and became a sports-car classic. Check out this illustrated history of the Boxster. See more »

Porsche 928

 Porsche 928

The Porsche 928 was a prospective replacement for the rear-engine Porsche 911. Learn why the great front-engine 928 never met that potential. See more »

Porsche 959

Porsche 959

The Porsche 959 boasted an unprecedented array of Porsche technology. Check out the history, pictures, and specs of this groundbreaking 190-mph car. See more »

Porsche 911

 Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 is acclaimed the world's best all-around sports car. Find out why in this detailed history packed with pictures and specifications. See more »