Ferdinand Porsche would become famous for the inventing the VW Beetle but, after WW2, his son Ferry joined him in the motoring hall of fame as the man behind the first Porsche sports cars. As they were based on Volkswagens, they had air-cooled rear engines. The 356 was followed by the iconic 911 in 1964, a long-lived legend among supercars.
Later vehicles, such as the 924, 928 and 944, adopted water-cooled front-mounted engines. Porsche today is one of the most successful of all sports car manufacturers, thanks to endless 911 evolution and a willingness to innovate. The firm also carries out research, development and design work for other companies.