Once their new factory opened in Stuttgart, Dr. Porsche knew his brand needed a dedicated race car to accompany the 356 Speedster. Inspired by his father’s designs of the 1933 Auto Union, the 550 Spyder was a topless, mid-engine endurance machine. Only 90 were assembled, and they set the stage for seven decades of roadsters. The 914 was introduced in 1969, and they remain affordable & fun machines. The 911 Targa was born in 1966, and the 2021 example is a testament to longevity. Along with the 911 Speedster, it allows their flagship to offer four distinct body styles between coupe and cabriolet. But the mid-engine design was not forgotten, as the Boxster and 718 Spyder are perfect for Summer cruising. Tell us your favorite open-top Porsche in the comments below and stay with us for more Porsche history.
Porsche steps off the track and into the bike lane with the Porsche Design eBikes. Since its release to the...Read more