Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Porsche!

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

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.

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.

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.

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