Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Porsche!

Get some top pub ammo with our 10 things you didn’t know about Porsche.

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1. The first ever Porsche was the ‘64’, built in 1939 using mainly parts from the Model 64 VW Beetle. The flat-four engine produced just 50bhp; that’s still quite respectable for a 68-year-old car, mind.

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2. The 1950s Porsche 550 Spyder was low enough to enable driver Hans Herrmann and his co-driver to drive under closed level crossing gates during the Mille Miglia in 1954. It was the same type of car that James Dean met his demise in.

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3. The Porsche 917/30 (or TurboPanzer to its friends) packed over 1,100bhp and as much as 1,300bhp in qualifying spec. It was capable of 0-62mph in less than 2.0 secs and had a top speed of 257mph.

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4. The Porsche 928 was the only car ever to have both factory-fitted front and rear flip-down sun visors.

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Fast Car Mag