Today, Porsche is the face of luxury and powerful performance. However, many do not know about the brand’s modest early days. Learn more about the Porsche history below, including what inspired the famous Porsche logo, along with some of Porsche Fremont’s favorite Porsche models throughout the years.
Coming from humble beginnings, Porsche history dates back to 1948, where founder Ferdinand Porsche created the Porsche brand with just 200 workers. The first Porsche model was introduced later that year, named the Porsche 356, and 52 cars were then produced in 1949 in a small garage. A few years later, in 1952, the automaker released its most popular model yet, the 550 Spyder, and the brand only continued to grow from there, with the 10,000th Porsche vehicle hitting the roads by its 25th anniversary.
Today, when Bay Area drivers think of the Porsche brand, they think of luxury and high performing vehicles — and rightly so. Porsche now produces many different models that deliver strong engine performance and offer a variety of unique comfort and convenience features that distinguish the Porsche brand.
While today the Porsche logo is a badge of luxury, it was originally based on the “Coat of Arms of the Free People State.” The inspiration for the logo was due to the fact that the Porsche logo was created during a time of war.
Throughout the years, Porsche has produced numerous iconic models. Here are four of our favorites:
Continue your research by learning who owns the Porsche brand! Then become a part of Porsche history by financing or leasing a new Porsche vehicle from Porsche Fremont, located near Menlo Park and San Jose. You can also experience one of our Porsche models by contacting us to schedule a test drive today!
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