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Hitler Wanted a Cheap Car but Someone Put a V8 on a VW Beetle and Now It Costs a Fortune
Hitler Wanted a Cheap Car but Someone Put a V8 on a VW Beetle and Now It Costs a Fortune

27 Oct 2022, 08:48 UTC · By: Marius Visan / What you see in the pictures looks like a normal Beetle, but underneath this old boy has a V8 engine. Its price isn't exactly for everyone's pocket, either

 
The V-1 Flying Bomb Was Almost Even Deadlier With a Porsche Jet Engine
The V-1 Flying Bomb Was Almost Even Deadlier With a Porsche Jet Engine

29 Jan 2022, 11:03 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / As much as he's known for building rear-engined sports cars later in life, the V-1 Flying Bomb is the kind of project Ferdinand Porsche embarked on in the 40's.

 
Porsche Design Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Throwback Timepiece and 911
Porsche Design Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Throwback Timepiece and 911

18 Jan 2022, 23:36 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / Porsche Design was founded five decades ago, and it all started with a chronograph. The model was reissued, and a special edition of the 911 is available, too

 
Elefant Tank Destroyer: Ferdinand Porsche's Epic Fail That Got Its Butt Kicked at Kursk
Elefant Tank Destroyer: Ferdinand Porsche's Epic Fail That Got Its Butt Kicked at Kursk

2 Jan 2022, 20:20 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / It's believed as many as 20 Elefants were put out of commission at Kursk. Some by being doused in a hail of Molotov cocktails until its treads melted

 
How “World’s First Porsche” Type 64 Almost Became World’s Most Expensive
How “World’s First Porsche” Type 64 Almost Became World’s Most Expensive

29 Sep 2020, 17:08 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / The Type 64 is the only remaining item of three build by Ferdinand Porsche for the Nazi in 1939, long before Porsche started making cars

 
Porsche Celebrating 70 Years in the U.S., Should We Expect Something?
Porsche Celebrating 70 Years in the U.S., Should We Expect Something?

28 Sep 2020, 14:25 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / German carmaker Porsche celebrates in 2020 70 years on the American market, still no word on a potential special model for the occasion.

 
Alfred Neubauer: the First “Don” of Motor Racing
Alfred Neubauer: the First “Don” of Motor Racing

2 Apr 2020, 14:35 UTC · By: Alex Oagana / Few people are as important to the history of motorsport as Alfred Neubauer, the man who single-handedly changed the face of racing

 
Ferdinand Porsche’s 1939 Type 64 Up for Sale as Amazing Piece of Auto History
Ferdinand Porsche’s 1939 Type 64 Up for Sale as Amazing Piece of Auto History

13 May 2019, 15:49 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Ferdinand Porsche’s 1939 Type 64 will be the star of the RM Sotheby's auction in Monterey, California in August, to sell with no reserve

 
Ferdinand "Butzi" Porsche's Volkswagen T3 Pick-up for Sale at Auction
Ferdinand "Butzi" Porsche's Volkswagen T3 Pick-up for Sale at Auction

20 May 2016, 15:14 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / The Porsche brand has roots tied to Volkswagen, and some of the family members occasionally drove Wolfsburg models. Butzi Porsche's old VW T3 is for sale

 
The Man Who Documented VW’s Use of Slave Labor During WWII Dies Aged 85
The Man Who Documented VW’s Use of Slave Labor During WWII Dies Aged 85

24 Nov 2015, 09:47 UTC · By: Vlad Mitrache / The past shouldn't be mopped under the rug, no matter how tough or uncomfortable it may be. It goes for individuals, and it's just as true for companies too

 
The Fate of Sports Cars
The Fate of Sports Cars

20 May 2011, 06:55 UTC · By: Alex Oagana / Up until a few days ago, when it came to the future of sports cars - and the future of cars altogether - I was probably one of the most pessimistic persons in the world. I had this idea in my head t...

 
Audi Cayenne Turbo / Audi Touareg. Porsche’s Obituary
Audi Cayenne Turbo / Audi Touareg. Porsche’s Obituary

16 Dec 2010, 09:29 UTC · By: Charles Darveight / The Porsche-VW relationship has always been rather odd and soap opera-ish. Their intertwined journeys through time offer thrills and twists reminiscent of Maurice Druon’s acclaimed novel &ldqu...

 
Mercedes-Benz T80 – The Record Car That Never Was
Mercedes-Benz T80 – The Record Car That Never Was

23 Oct 2010, 16:16 UTC · By: Alex Oagana / In the decade just before World War II broke out, two German car manufacturers were having their own private wars against each other. We're talking about Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union, which, in...

 
Ferry Porsche: The Eponym of Porsche Sports Cars
Ferry Porsche: The Eponym of Porsche Sports Cars

25 Sep 2009, 07:03 UTC · By: Alina Dumitrache / It was 100 years ago that the son of automotive engineer and constructor Ferdinand Porsche and his wife Aloisia was born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Ferdinand Anton Ernst “Ferry” Porsch...

 
Lithium-Ion Battery Developers Receive Porsche Award
Lithium-Ion Battery Developers Receive Porsche Award

28 May 2009, 10:27 UTC · By: Alina Dumitrache / The “Professor Ferdinand Porsche Award” has been awarded every two years since 1976 by the Technical University of Vienna and is worth 50,000 euros. This year, it was awarded to the deve...