Porsche is a German car manufacture and brand specialized in sports and luxury cars. Through Prosche design, they manufacture watches, sunglasses and other luxury goods. Porsche AG is based in Stuttgart, Germany and is owned by Volkswagen AG
, which in turn is owned by Porsche Automobil Holding SE, which also owns Audi
Porsche was founded by Ferdinand Porsche in 1931 but initially offered auto development and consulting services. The first car he designed through his company was actually under the Volkswagen brand and was the Beetle. From the Beetle, he developed his first Porsche automobile, the Porsche 64. However, Porsche began manufacturing cars continuously through the Porsche company founded by his son and daughter, Ferry and Louise, who produced the Porsche 356 in 1948, considered by many to be the first true Porsche, given that it was the first top be sold under that brand name. Later their company would be incorporated with their father's company.
The Porsche logo represents the coat of arms of the State of Württemberg during the era of the Weimar Republic, of which Stuttgart is the capital, above which the coat of arms of Stuttgart is placed.
The correct pronunciation of Porsche in German is Pohr-shuh
. There are two important parts of pronouncing Porsche correctly. The first syllable, -pohr, is pronounce with an open "o" that produces an "oh" sound, which is followed by a "weak r", which in part resembles the "r" you would hear in a British accent. So it is not markedly pronounced. The second syllable, -shuh, contains a slight and open "uh" sound, which is barely pronounced, as you can hear in the audio pronunciation. In a way, the way you say Porsche resembles the name "Portia", but with an "r" and and an "a" that aren't as stressed as you would usually pronounce.