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Porsche, also known as Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche GmbH or Porsche AG, is a German luxury car manufacturer specializing in high-performance sports cars, SUVs, and sedans. Porsche AG is headquartered in Stuttgart, and is owned by Volkswagen AG, which is itself majority-owned by Porsche Automobil Holding SE.

Overview Edit

Ferdinand Porsche founded the company called "Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche GmbH" in 1931, with main offices at Kronenstraße 24 in the centre of Stuttgart. Initially, the company offered motor vehicle development work and consulting but did not build any cars under its own name. One of the first assignments the new company received was from the German government to design a car for the people, that is a "Volkswagen". This resulted in the Volkswagen Beetle, one of the most successful car designs of all time. The Porsche 64 was developed in 1939 using many components from the Beetle.

At the end of World War II in 1945, the Volkswagen factory at KdF-Stadt fell to the British. Ferdinand lost his position as Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen, and Ivan Hirst, a British Army Major, was put in charge of the factory. (In Wolfsburg, the Volkswagen company magazine dubbed him "The British Major who saved Volkswagen".) On 15 December of that year, Ferdinand was arrested for war crimes, but not tried. During his 20-month imprisonment, Ferdinand Porsche's son, Ferry Porsche, decided to build his own car, because he could not find an existing one that he wanted to buy. He also had to steer the company through some of its most difficult days until his father's release in August 1947. The first models of what was to become the 356 were built in a small sawmill in Gmünd, Austria. The prototype car was shown to German auto dealers, and when pre-orders reached a set threshold, production (with aluminium body) was begun by Porsche Konstruktionen GesmbH founded by Ferry and Louise. Many regard the 356 as the first Porsche simply because it was the first model sold by the fledgling company. After the production of 356 was taken over by the father's Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche GmbH in Stuttgart in 1950, Porsche commissioned a Zuffenhausen-based company, Reutter Karosserie, which had previously collaborated with the firm on Volkswagen Beetle prototypes, to produce the 356's steel body. In 1952, Porsche constructed an assembly plant (Werk 2) across the street from Reutter Karosserie; the main road in front of Werk 1, the oldest Porsche building, is now known as Porschestrasse. The 356 was road certified in 1948. (Taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche )

Cars Edit

Year Model Image Appearances
1984 911(930) SC 911SC stats (S) Asphalt Xtreme
1987 959 A8A Porsche 959 stock Asphalt 8: Airborne
2014 918 Spyder AST 918 Asphalt Street Storm Racing
2014 918 Spyder with Weissach Package A8A Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package stock+BP Asphalt 8: Airborne
2014 Cayman GTS (981) ImagePlaceholder Asphalt Xtreme
2015 Cayman GT4 (981C) A8A Porsche Cayman GT4 stock Asphalt 8: Airborne
2015 Macan Macan stats (S) Asphalt Xtreme
2016 718 Boxster S (982) A8A Porsche 718 Boxster S stock+BP Asphalt 8: Airborne
2016 718 Cayman S (982) AST 718 Cayman Asphalt Street Storm Racing
2016 911 Carrera S (991.2) AST Carrera S Asphalt Street Storm Racing
2016 911 GT3 RS (991) A8A Porsche 911 GT3 RS MAX Asphalt 8: Airborne Asphalt Street Storm Racing
2016 911 Turbo S (991.2) AST 911 Turbo Asphalt Street Storm Racing

Trivia Edit

General
  • Prior to the Porsche Update for Asphalt 8: Airborne, only Porsche-based cars like the RUFs, 9FF GT9 VMAX, and Rinspeed zaZen were allowed to be in the Asphalt games, as Electronic Arts had an exclusive licensing deal with the company that started back in 2000.
    • Electronic Arts' exclusive contract with Porsche expired in December 2016, allowing their cars to be used in games other than Need for Speed and Real Racing 3.
      • Microsoft Studios has regularly made deals with EA in the past to include Porsche cars in the Forza series.
    • W Motors uses Porsche-sourced parts, including Porsche's seven-speed PDK (dual-clutch) automatic transmission for their Lykan and Fenyr hypercars.
  • The Porsche logo used in the Asphalt games has a white background.
Asphalt 8: Airborne
  • Porsche is the second car manufacturer in the game to have at least one car in every class, after Ferrari.
  • In the game's "About" section, text saying “The trademarks Porsche, Porsche Crest, Porsche Logotype, Carrera, 911, Targa, Boxster, Cayman, Cayenne, Panamera, Macan, 918 Spyder, Spyder, Speedster, 356, 4S, RS, RSR and Tiptronic are used under license of Porsche AG.” can be found.
    • This hints at more Porsche models, including the Cayenne, Panamera, Macan, RSR, and Carrera GT, being added to the game or other Asphalt games.
Car Manufacturers in the Asphalt series
United States of America BXR Motors - Cadillac - Chevrolet - Chrysler - Confederate - DMC - Dodge (SRT) - Ecosse - Falcon - Fisker - Ford - H&H - Hennessey Performance - Hummer - Jeep - Kepler - Lincoln - Lucra - Mercury - Mosler - Plymouth - Polaris - Pontiac - Saleen - Saturn - Shelby - SSC - Tesla - TRION - Vorsteiner
Canada Felino - HTT
United Kingdom Arash - Ariel - Ascari - Aston Martin - Bentley - Caterham - Jaguar - Land Rover - Lotus - MG Motor - McLaren - Mini - Morgan - Rage Motorsport - Rolls-Royce - SIN Cars - Triumph - TVR - Vauxhall
France Alpine - Bugatti - DS Automobiles - Peugeot - Renault - SMG
Germany 9FF - Audi - BMW - Mercedes-Benz - Opel - Porsche - RUF - Volkswagen
Spain Spania GTA - SEAT - Tramontana
Italy Alfa Romeo - Aprilia - Ducati - Ferrari - Fiat (Abarth) - Icona - Lamborghini - Lancia - Maserati - Pagani - Perlini - Spada Vetture Sport
Middle East W Motors - Devel
Rest of Europe Savage Rivale - Donkervoort - Arrinera - Rimac - KTM - Marussia - Koenigsegg - Saab - Rinspeed - Weber - Sbarro - nanoFlowcell
Japan Honda (Acura) - Kawasaki - Mazda - Mitsubishi - Mitsuoka - Nissan (Infiniti) - Subaru - Suzuki - Toyota (Lexus/Scion) - Yamaha
Australia Ford (FPV) - Holden
Rest of Asia ONUK Competition Development - Hyundai - Kia - DC - Geely (Volvo)
Unknown origin Lynx

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