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Porsche Celebrates 70 Years Of Excellence

Ever wondered why the Porsche car was such a unique car around the world and this includes Nigeria. The car was so unique that Nigeria's  Popstar Wizkid couldn't help but flaunt and sing about it, according to him, when he clashed his first Porsche when he got involved in an accident, he went to buy same month barely a few days later. Porshe as an auto company can be said as a firm who has had its fair share of the auto industry and they just can't keep mute when they clock 70.

In 1934, Ferdinand Porsche developed the perfect formula for a race car - a lightweight, rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive, teardrop-shaped car. First put into production as the Volkswagen Type 1 (later called the Beetle), this formula also led to the Type 356 - Porsche’s first ever street car. It took over 14 years and the efforts of Ferry Porsche to place the Porsche badge on an idea first dreamt up by Ferdinand Porsche.

From the get-go, Porsche cars proved their mettle on the track; Type 356 won the category in the first race it entered in 1948. The 911 - Porsche’s most iconic nameplate ever followed in 1963. Since its inception, the Porsche 911 has fascinated sports car enthusiasts from the world over and will continue to be a pioneer in the segment for the near future.

“Tradition is a commitment. Without our tradition and without our core values, we would not be where we are today. We plan to uphold the standard of technical excellence set by Ferry Porsche well into the future. Intelligent dynamic mobility has a great future ahead of it. And we have the solid technological expertise, creative employees and unique team spirit to be involved. We have what it takes to ensure that the Porsche brand continues to fascinate – even in another 70 years,” said Oliver Blume, chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.

The future of Porsche has been reviewed by the Mission E concept, but the technologies used in the sedan were first developed by Ferdinand Porsche as far back as the early 1900s. The Lohner-Porsche was the first series-hybrid, all-wheel-drive car to be ever made with hub-mounted electric motors - technologies which are being heavily invested into to make cars of the future.

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