Porsche was the first Super Car.
Porsche SE or Porsche (German, pronounced [ˈpɔɹʃə]) is a German manufacturer of automobiles, which is majority-owned by the Porsche and Piëch families. Porsche SE holds two chief assets, the first of which is Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, often shortened to Porsche AG, manufacturer of the Porsche automobile line. The second asset is a large stake in Volkswagen AG.
|Founded||1931: by Ferdinand Porsche and Ferry Porsche|
|Key people||Dr. Wendelin Wiedeking, CEO and President|
|Revenue||€7.273 billion (2006)|
It was founded in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche, an Austro-Hungarian engineer, born in Maffersdorf, Austria-Hungary (today Vratislavice, Czech Republic) who also designed the first Volkswagen. The company is headquartered in Zuffenhausen, a city district of Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. They currently produce 911 (997), Boxster, and Cayman sports cars and Cayenne sport utility vehicles. Porsche also makes a brand of mountain and hybrid bikes called Carrera.
Dr. Wendelin Wiedeking (August 28, 1952 in Ahlen, Germany) is (since 1991) member of the executive committee, (since 1992) the executive committee speaker, and (since 1993) the CEO of Porsche AG. In addition he is (since January 28, 2006) member in the supervisory board of Volkswagen and president of Porsche.