Porsche Logo – Porsche AG, also known as Porsche SE or Porsche is a car company German that makes sports cars. It is the largest shareholder with voting rights of Volkswagen Group, with which in 2009 raised possible merger, was founded in Stuttgart in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche and his son Ferry Porsche.
Born in Maffesdorf (then in Austria, now in the Czech Republic), on September 3rd of 1875 and was the third of five children of Anton Porsche, engineer and entrepreneur. From teenager became interested in experimenting with electricity. In 1893 he joined Brown Boveri, Vienna, an electrical company. It proved to be a great professional and rose rapidly. By 1898 it became part of the car division of Jacob Lohner, also in Vienna. In the Universal Exhibition of 1900 in Paris, presented the Lohner-Porsche electric car, powered by 4 electric motors integrated in the wheels of the car.
Ferdinand drove their own designs on careers in the early twentieth century getting some wins. In 1906 became technical director of Austro-Daimler. Porsche won in 1910 the Prinz-Heinrich Farht with Austro-Daimler, another of his cars occupying the 2nd place. Later he was promoted to general manager. In 1922 the famous Sascha wins the Targa Florio in its class (engine 4 cylinders and 1.1 liters).
In 1923 he was hired by Mercedes as technical director. There is in charge of developing supercharged engines of the brand, winning in 1924 the Targa Florio in the absolute ranking. Merits made him an honorary doctorate be in engineering by the Technische Hochschule in Stuttgart. Porsche left his mark on Mercedes-Benz for the whole story, since it commissioned the design of the magnificent Mercedes-Benz S, SS and SSK.