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Stuttgart based sports car maker Porsche is a little more than seven decades old now, ever since the first car to bear the name “Porsche” was unveiled back in spring 1948; the Porsche 356 “No. 1” Roadster. But way before that, about the time when Austrian Ferdinand Porsche unveiled the ever so significant Volkswagen Beetle to the world, the great automotive engineer was already building cars since the year 1900 when he developed an electrical hub drive which actually powered the world’s first vehicle with a hybrid gasoline-electric propulsion system.

Ferdinand’s son, Ferry Porsche also continued his father’s work as he operated Porsche AG in Stuttgart, Germany. To help highlight Porsche’s achievement as a company, and to give enthusiasts today a glimpse of Porsche’s glorious past, the auto maker made available a museum which only offered a total of 20 exhibits, which wasn’t enough to allow visitors to fully appreciate the brand.   More Info…

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