Porsche, the shortened form for Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, is a German based automobile manufacturing company, with specialization in high-end sports cars, sedans and SUVs. Headquartered in the city of Stuttgart, it is owned by Volkswagen AG, and its current lineup includes models like the Panamera, Cayman, Boxster, 911, Cayenne, 918 and Macan. As far as motorsport is concerned, Porsche has been the most successful manufacturer of sports cars, totaling over 28,000 wins on the tracks. Today, it is the biggest race car manufacturing company in the world.
Ferdinand Porsche was an Austrian engineer who first founded the company in 1931 in Austria, and then shifted it to Stuttgart. At first, the company offered consulting and development work for motor vehicles, without manufacturing any. Volkswagen Beetle and Porsche 64 were two of the very early assignments that Porsche had created under its name. During the World War II, the company produced thousands of heavy military tanks, including Kübelwagen and Schwimmwagen.