In the beginning, there was . . . Porsche No. 1 . . .

Welcome to SgDNA:  The Heritage and History of Porsche.  Here you’ll be able to explore the dawning of the marque, as well as the genetic coding, strands and mapping of the origins of the marque of excellence — Porsche.

Simply click or tap on any one of the main headings below to stroll down and explore that particular historical path:

The Concise Biography of Professor Ferdinand Porsche

Learn why Prof. Porsche left such a lasting impression on the international automotive world over more than the past hundred years, to this very day.  For instance, did you know that Prof. Porsche created the very first hybrid vehicle in 1898?   Check it out here now.

The Concise Biography of Dr. Ferry Porsche

Among many other fascinating aspects of the man who changed all of our automotive lives, see how Ferry’s pursuit of racing Porsches contributed to the success of the marque.

Porsche No. 1: Genesis of the Marque of Excellence

During World War II, Ferry Porsche had to move operations to a top-secret location — Gmϋnd, Austria — birthplace of the first car to bear the sole family name: Porsche No. 1.

History of the Porsche Targa

The history of the Porsche Targa is as rich and diverse as any of the Stuttgart sports-car manufacturer’s technological innovations — past, present and future.  Also learn more here about America’s crucial role in the genesis of the Porsche Targa.