It’s hard to believe, but Porsche sells more SUVs and sedans today than sports cars. A lot more. It’s hard to believe because until this century, Porsche only produced sports cars — small, lightweight, and powerful machines considered by many to be the best in the world.
Although larger, more practical offerings like the Macan SUV and Panamera sedan are now paying the bills, the German automaker is still cranking out great sports cars. In fact, just this year it has completely redesigned the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera, creating the eighth-generation of the unique rear-engine 2+2 that was first introduced in the mid-1960s. It’s the first redesign of the 911 since 2012. Porsche, which was founded by engineer Ferdinand Porsche just after World War II, has increased not only the sports car’s performance, but also its comfort and sophistication. With a base price just under $100,000, it competes with the Chevrolet Corvette, Aston Martin Vantage, Jaguar F-TYPE, and Mercedes-AMG GT-Class.