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Porsche, also known as Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche GmbH or Porsche AG, is a German luxury car manufacturer specializing in high-performance sports cars, SUVs, and sedans. Porsche AG is headquartered in Stuttgart, and is owned by Volkswagen AG, which is itself majority-owned by Porsche Automobil Holding SE.

Overview

Text originally from the Porsche Wikipedia article.

Ferdinand Porsche founded the company called "Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche GmbH" in 1931, with main offices at Kronenstraße 24 in the centre of Stuttgart. 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 the new company received was from the German government to design a car for the people, that is a "Volkswagen". This resulted in the Volkswagen Beetle, one of the most successful car designs of all time. The Porsche 64 was developed in 1939 using many components from the Beetle.

At the end of World War II in 1945, the Volkswagen factory at KdF-Stadt fell to the British. Ferdinand lost his position as Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen, and Ivan Hirst, a British Army Major, was put in charge of the factory. (In Wolfsburg, the Volkswagen company magazine dubbed him "The British Major who saved Volkswagen".) On 15 December of that year, Ferdinand was arrested for war crimes, but not tried. During his 20-month imprisonment, Ferdinand Porsche's son, Ferry Porsche, decided to build his own car, because he could not find an existing one that he wanted to buy. He also had to steer the company through some of its most difficult days until his father's release in August 1947. The first models of what was to become the 356 were built in a small sawmill in Gmünd, Austria. The prototype car was shown to German auto dealers, and when pre-orders reached a set threshold, production (with aluminium body) was begun by Porsche Konstruktionen GesmbH founded by Ferry and Louise. Many regard the 356 as the first Porsche simply because it was the first model sold by the fledgling company. After the production of 356 was taken over by the father's Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche GmbH in Stuttgart in 1950, Porsche commissioned a Zuffenhausen-based company, Reutter Karosserie, which had previously collaborated with the firm on Volkswagen Beetle prototypes, to produce the 356's steel body. In 1952, Porsche constructed an assembly plant (Werk 2) across the street from Reutter Karosserie; the main road in front of Werk 1, the oldest Porsche building, is now known as Porschestrasse.

Cars

Year Model Image Appearances
1984 911 (930) SC 911SC stats (S).png Asphalt Xtreme
1987 959 A8 959 stats (S MPH).png Asphalt 8: Airborne
1997 911 GT1 Evolution A9 911 GT1.jpeg Asphalt 8: Airborne
Asphalt 9: Legends
2003 Carrera GT (Typ 980) A8 Carrera GT stats (M KMH).png Asphalt 8: Airborne
Asphalt 9: Legends
2014 918 Spyder AST 918.png Asphalt Street Storm Racing
2014 918 Spyder with Weissach Package A9 918.jpg Asphalt 8: Airborne
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt Nitro 2
2015 Cayman GTS (981) AX Cayman (L32 MPH v1.9).png Asphalt Xtreme
2015 Macan Macan stats (S).png Asphalt Xtreme
2016 718 Boxster S (982) A8A Porsche 718 Boxster S stock+BP.png Asphalt 8: Airborne
2016 718 Cayman S (982) A9 718 Cayman.jpg Asphalt Street Storm Racing
Asphalt 9: Legends
2016 911 Carrera S (991.2) AST Carrera S.png Asphalt Street Storm Racing
2016 911 GT3 RS (991.1) A8A Porsche 911 GT3 RS MAX.png Asphalt 8: Airborne Asphalt Street Storm Racing
2016 911 Turbo S (991.2) AST 911 Turbo.png Asphalt Street Storm Racing
2016 Cayman GT4 (981C) A8A Porsche Cayman GT4 stock.png Asphalt 8: Airborne
2016 911 Targa 4S (991.2) A9 911 Targa.jpeg Asphalt 9: Legends
2017 911 Carrera 4 GTS (991.2) A9 Carrera GTS.jpg Asphalt 9: Legends
2018 911 GT2 RS (991.2) Clubsport A9 911 GT2.jpeg Asphalt 9: Legends
2018 Panamera Sport Turismo (971) A8 Panamera stats (S KMH).png Asphalt 8: Airborne
2019 911 GT3 RS (991.2) A9 9912 GT3 RS.jpeg Asphalt 9: Legends
2019 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport A9 718 GT4.jpeg Asphalt 8: Airborne
Asphalt 9: Legends
2019 Formula-E test Car Porsche FE Test A9.jpeg Asphalt 9: Legends
2020 Taycan Turbo S A9 Taycan.jpeg Asphalt 8: Airborne
Asphalt 9: Legends

Trivia

General
  • Prior to the Porsche Update for Asphalt 8: Airborne, only Porsche-based cars like the RUFs, 9FF GT9 VMAX, and Rinspeed zaZen were allowed to be in the Asphalt games, as Electronic Arts had an exclusive licensing deal with the carmaker that started back in 2000.
    • Electronic Arts' exclusive contract with Porsche expired in December 2016, allowing their cars to be used in games other than Need for Speed and Real Racing 3, thus causing the Porsche-based cars to be phased out.
      • Microsoft Studios and Turn 10 Studios regularly made deals with EA in the past to include Porsche cars in the Forza games as post-launch DLC in the form of Porsche-themed expansion packs.
    • W Motors uses Porsche-sourced parts, including Porsche's seven-speed PDK (dual-clutch) automatic transmission for their Lykan and Fenyr hypercars.
  • The Porsche logo used in the Asphalt games has a white background.
Asphalt 8: Airborne
  • Porsche is the second car manufacturer in the game to have at least one car in every class, after Ferrari.
  • In the game's "About" section, text saying “The trademarks Porsche, Porsche Crest, Porsche Logotype, Carrera, 911, Targa, Boxster, Cayman, Cayenne, Panamera, Macan, 918 Spyder, Spyder, Speedster, 356, 4S, RS, RSR and Tiptronic are used under license of Porsche AG.” can be found.
    • This hinted at more Porsche models, including the Cayenne, Panamera, Macan, RSR, and Carrera GT, being added to the game or other Asphalt games. The Macan has since appeared in Asphalt Xtreme, the Carrera GT was added in the Fifth Anniversary Update, and the Panamera was added in the Fast Lane Update.
  • Porsche and Peugeot are the only manufacturers (with at least 3 models) where their vehicles are formerly available through Blueprints only (The Carrera GT is first exception, latters which are Festival-Unlockable only).
  • Porsche is the first car manufacturer to be involved in three or more Special Event types (in this case, Research & Development, Enduro Double Down, Championship).
Vehicle manufacturers in the Asphalt series
Canada BRP - Felino - HTT
United States of America Buick - BXR Motors - Cadillac - Chevrolet - Chrysler - Confederate - DMC - Dodge (SRT, Ram Trucks) - Drako Motors - Ecosse - Equus - Exotic Rides - Falcon - Ford - GMC - H&H - Hennessey Performance - Hot Wheels - Hummer - Jeep - Kepler - Lightning Motorcycle - Lucra - Mosler - Plymouth - Polaris - Pontiac - Predator - Rezvani - Saleen - SCG -Shelby - SSC - Tesla - Trion - VLF
Latin America Inferno Automobili
France Bugatti - Citroën (DS Automobiles) - Genty Automobile - Peugeot - Renault - SMG - Spark
Germany 9FF - Apollo Automobil GmbH - Artega Automobile - Audi - Automobili Pininfarina - BMW - Gumpert - MAN Truck & Bus - Mercedes-Benz (Mercedes-AMG) - Opel - Porsche - RUF - Volkswagen
Italy Alfa Romeo - Aprilia - Automobili Turismo e Sport - De Tomaso - Ducati - ED Design - Ferrari - Fiat (Abarth) - Icona - Italdesign Giugiaro - Lamborghini - Lancia - Maserati - Mazzanti Automobili - MV Agusta - Pagani - Perlini - Pininfarina - Spada Vetture Sport - Torino Design
Netherlands Donkervoort - Savage Rivale - Spyker - Vencer
Sweden Gray Design - Husqvarna Motorcycles - Koenigsegg
Switzerland Sbarro - NanoFlowcell - Rinspeed - Weber
United Kingdom AC Cars - Apex - Arash - Ariel - Aston Martin - Bentley - Caterham - Ecosse - Ginetta Cars - Jaguar - Land Rover - Lotus - MG Motor - McLaren - Mini - Morgan - Rage Motorsport - Rolls-Royce - Triumph - TVR - Vauxhall
Rest of Europe Arrinera - KTM - Marussia - Rimac - SIN Cars - Spania GTA - Tramontana - Zenvo
Middle East Devel - Onuk Competition Development - W Motors
Japan Aspark - Honda (Acura) - Kawasaki - Mazda - Mitsubishi - Nissan (Infiniti/NISMO) - Subaru - Suzuki - Toyota (Scion) - Yamaha
Rest of Asia Geely - Hyundai - NIO - Techrules - Vanda Electrics
Australia Holden
Fictitious Concept Cars - Gharial - Lynx - Gameloft
Porsche
Porsche vehicles
911 930 (SC) • 991.1 (GT3 RS) • 991.2 (Turbo SCarrera SGT3 RSCarrera 4 GTSTarga 4S GT2 RS Clubsport)
Boxster/Cayman 981 (Cayman GTSCayman GT4) • 718 (Boxster SCayman SGT4 Clubsport)
SUV/Saloon Macan Turbo (95B)Panamera Sport Turismo (971)Taycan Turbo S (9J1)
Supercar/hypercar 959Carrera GT • 918 Spyder (Standard/Weissach Package)
Motorsport 911 GT1 Evolution
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