Porsche Anniversaries In 2020

Posted on 16th January 2020

60 years   Spyder (1)

2020 marks a host of great occasions in Porsche’s history. In recognition of this, we have put together a list of anniversaries this prestigious brand will be celebrating this year.

120 years since…

The Lohner-Porsche electric car was presented at the World Fair in Paris in 1900.

Ferdinand Porsche was the focus of international attention as he went on to develop an all-wheel-drive race car, a hybrid petrol and an electric vehicle as well!

120 years Lohner Porsche

110 years since…

110 years Austro Daimler

The touring car designed by Ferdinand Porsche, the Austro-Daimler, triumphed three times in the Prince Henry Trials in 1910 with Ferdinand Porsche himself behind the wheel!

70 years since…

Production of the Porsche 356 began in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen in 1950.

70 years 356

60 years since…

The Spyder had a revamp which lead to great racing success.

60 years   Spyder (2)

To keep up with new racing regulations, the newly named RS 60 needed a 160-horsepower, four-camshaft, four-cylinder engine with increased displacement of 1,587 cc, a larger windscreen, a functional hood and a regulation luggage compartment located at the rear.

The modifications resulted in a win for the RS 60, with a lead of over six minutes to its closest competitor at the 1960 Targa Florio.

50 years since…

The 917 claimed the first overall victory for Porsche at the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1970. The following year, there were a total of 49 vehicles in the race and 33 of them were Porsches.

50 years 917

20 years since…

20 years Lipzieg

Construction began on the Leipzig factory. Building work started on a new plant to build the Cayenne SUV in 2000.

The world premiere of the Carrera GT sports car. At the Louvre in Paris in 2000, the concept car with the now infamous 10-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine was unveiled.

20 years Carrera GT

10 years since…

A boost for Hybrid Technology. 2010 saw the 918 Spyder hybrid concept study presented at the Geneva Motor Show, the new generation of Cayenne SUV was launched with the option for a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, and the 911 GT3 R Hybrid proved on the Nürburgring that hybrid technology has a place on the racetrack.

10 years Hybrid

2020 is going to be an exciting year for Porsche with the new all-electric Taycan arriving at our Centres this year. With so much anticipation around the first all-electric Porsche, we are getting ready to greet the newest member of the Porsche family.

If you haven’t registered your interest in the Taycan yet, please contact your nearest Dick Lovett Porsche Centre.

Register interest in the Porsche Taycan

For more information, please contact your local Porsche Centre:

Porsche Centre Bristol -
01173 216 780

Porsche Centre Cardiff - 
02920 606 512

Porsche Centre Swindon - 
01793 398 525

Porsche Centre Tewkesbury - 
01684 880 104

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