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In 1948 Porsche introduced the aerodynamic "356," named for its design project number. Through 1949, the company hand-builded the first 52 cars in a small garage in Gmund, Austria.From 1950 Porsche leased space in the Reutter body factory in Zuffenhausen. In 1954 Speedster model introduced as low-priced, "stripped-down" version of 356. Today the 1954-1957 Speedsters were among the most sought-after Porsches by collectors. In 1964911 production began and the new model was an instant hit.Porsche expands the 911 range quickly, adding an innovative Targa with removable roof panel (1966), Sportomatic semi-automatic transmission (1967), the high-performance 911 S (1967), fuel injection (1969) and larger engines (1970). In 1976 Porsche replaced the 914 with the 924, a front-engine sports coupe. The car was powered by an Audi engine and built by Audi and features a rear transaxle for optimal weight distribution. Porsche became the first carmaker in the world to heat-galvanize steel car bodies, and Porsche cars came with a six-year guarantee against rust. In 1981 924 model joined by 924 Turbo. The 924 was Porsche’s most popular model and also a successful racecar. First 911 Cabriolet introduced in 1983. In 1990 Porsche introduced the all-wheel drive 911 Carrera 4 and the rear-wheel drive 911 Carrera 2. In 1997 Boxster introduced with mid-mounted 201-horsepower, 2.5-liter engine. In 2000Porsche unveiled the Carrera GT during the Paris Auto Show. Had a mid-engine, open-cockpit super car concept featuring a 5.5-liter, normally aspirated V-10 powerplant with speed in excess of 200 mph. Three years later Porsche introduced Cayenne Sport Utility Vehicle as the Cayenne Turbo and Cayenne S. Boxster and Boxster S got power boosts from Porsche's patented VarioCam(r) engine technology. In 2006 at the Geneva Motor Show, Porsche showed the first series-production car with spark-ignition engine to feature a turbocharger with variable blade geometry (VTG) - the 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo. At Geneva, Porsche also introduced the new Porsche 911 GT3. The new 911 GT3 was equipped with a 3.6 liter naturally aspirated engine develops 415 hp, also shown at this time. At about the same time the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S is launched. In 2009 Porsche debuted the GT3 RS, GT3Cup Car, and 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo Cabriolet and 911 Sport Classic (not available in the U.S.) at the Frankfurt Auto Show. In 2011 Porsche announced the Panamera S Hybrid and the Panamera GTS models. In 2015 the new 911 Targa 4 GTS and Cayenne Turbo S are revealed at the North American International Auto Show. Porsche takes the overall victory at Le Mans. In recent years Porche won dozen awards e.g. the 2017 Best Luxury Brand (U.S. News & World Report), Compact Premium Sporty Car in 2016 (Power Highest Ranked Appeal) and Play Car Of The Year 2015 – Quality Innovation Value (Cars.com).