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Porsche AG is a German manufacturer of automobiles, which is majority-owned by the Porsche and Piëch families. The company was founded in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche, who is the author of many inventions and innovations. One of them is an automobile operated by solar batteries which he developed in 1897. Initially, the company offered motor vehicle development work and consulting but did not build any cars under its own name. One of the first assignments his company received was from the German government to design a car for the people, a "Volkswagen" in German. This resulted in then Volkswagen Beetle in the year 1936, one of the most successful car designs of all time. The first Porsche, the Porsche 64, was developed in 1939 using many components from the Beetle.

The company has always had a close relationship with initially the Volkswagen (VW) marque, and later, the Volkswagen Group. On August 13, 2009 Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft’s Supervisory Board signed the agreement to create an integrated automotive group with Porsche led by Volkswagen. Volkswagen will initially take a 42.0 percent stake in Porsche AG by the end of 2009, and it will also see the family shareholders selling the automobile trading business of Porsche Holding Salzburg to Volkswagen.

Porsche has been successful in many branches of motorsport, scoring a total of more than 28,000 victories. Porsche is currently the world's largest race car manufacturer.

The Porsche’s company logo was based on the coat of arms of Free People’s State of Wüttemberg of former Weimar Germany, which had Stuttgart as its capital. The company started using it in 1952 and uses it up to date with light modifications.

Porsche official site
1984 - 962
1982 - 956
1976 - 936
1969 - 908/2
1967 - 910 / 907
1966 - 906
1977 - 935
1976 - 934