While the Porsche 356 of 1948 is credited with being the first Porsche production sports car, the 1963 Porsche 911 became the true icon of the brand. A more highly evolved iteration of the 356, the 911 supplanted its predecessor’s flat four-cylinder engine with a flat six.
The success of the 911 model carried Porsche well into the latter part of the 20th century. Along the way, the company also developed front engine sports cars in the form of the Porsche 924/944/928/968 models. Today’s mid-engine Porsche Boxster and Cayman vehicles succeeded the company’s first mid-engine sports car, the 1969 Porsche 914.
Toward the end of the century, the company’s management team realized if it were to survive, Porsche would have to expand beyond sports cars. The Porsche Cayenne SUV was developed in conjunction with the Volkswagen Touareg and the Audi Q7. Skeptics questioned the decision, until they saw it perform. The success of the Cayenne emboldened Porsche to also field a full-size luxury sedan. Called the Panamera, the Porsche automobile is one of the best performing full-size luxury sedans in its price range.
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