Porsche: Elegant Simplicity

Porsche was founded by Ferdinand Porsche, originally the chief engineer at Mercedes-Benz. Porsche is the apex predator of European luxury and performance but despite having produced dozens of different models since its founding in 1931 only a half a dozen vehicle platforms have defined the brand. Luckily for us, most of these designs are still being used today due to their timeless and elegant simplicity. Let's take a quick tour through the history of Porsche and revisit these icons of automotive artistry.

Porsche 356 Series

Ferdinand Porsche had built a number of other cars prior to designing the 356 which was the first car to carry the Porsche nameplate. Unsurprisingly, the 356 series shared a lot of mechanical similarities with the VW Beetle (which Porsche has designed for Hitler while at Volkswagen), it was produced from 1948 until 1965, and included multiple hardtop and convertible variants. The best-known 356 is the iconic Speedster convertible which was driven by such stars as James Dean.

The Porsche 911 Series

The 911 is one of the most recognizable sports cars anywhere and is undoubtedly the marque's most enduring brand symbol. First debuting in 1963, the 911 is still being made, and is one of the most desirable and highly-developed sports cars in the world. Its distinctive teardrop shape remains the same in 2017 and it doesn't appear that Porsche will be changing that any time soon.

The Porsche 944 - The Interloper

Although driving enthusiasts have always loved the 911, Porsche management saw its rear-mounted, air-cooled motor as an engineering dead end. The 924, released in 1976, was the first in a series of Porsches that featured a water-cooled, front-mounted engine. Although the new engines helped the company meet tough new emissions and fuel-economy standards, the front-engine Porsches failed to capture the hearts of enthusiasts.

The Sparingly Successful Cayenne

Released in 2002, the Cayenne was the most controversial Porsche ever made – driving enthusiasts saw a Porsche SUV as heresy. But the market loved it, and the Cayenne quickly became Porsche’s best-selling model, reaping record profits and saving the company from a brush with bankruptcy. The Cayenne is still Porsche’s top seller, and helps fund the development of its class-leading sports cars.

Porsche Panamera Saloon

With a front engine, four seats and a full complement of luxury features, the Panamera was unveiled in 2009. Like the Cayenne SUV, the Panamera sparked a backlash from enthusiasts who decried it as an overweight, gadget-laden mockery of the great sports car brand. Also like the Cayenne, the Panamera became a best seller.

The Lean, Mean Macan

This is Porsche’s latest model, and makes it clear that the company is committed to the SUV market. Smaller, lighter and tighter than the Cayenne, the Macan is aimed at buyers who want a sporty vehicle that can still fit five adults with their luggage. The Macan is proof positive that the SUV body is here to stay as a staple of Porsche design. Whether you want to upgrade the exterior aesthetic of your 911 with headlight tints or an aftermarket spoiler, or want to personalize your interior a custom dash Kit we carry an extensive selection of products and accessories designed especially for your Porsche. Regardless of what product you choose you can get some peace of mind knowing that you'll be getting a top-quality product at a great price. We understand that when you buy an accessory, tint or protection kit you aren't simply making just another purchase — you're making a statement to the world about who you are and what is important to you.