- The Panamera is not the first four-door Porsche, but rather the first put into production.
- As of July 2011, Porsche has produced more than 30,000 Panameras.
- Porsche was first introduced to the U.S market as a race car. However, interest from contemporary movie stars broadened the appeal of the car beyond that of a racing vehicle.
- The Leipzig facility receives deliveries from 150-160 trucks, fourteen times a day.
- The Porsche logo was actually created in New York during a dinner meeting between Max Hoffmann, the U.S. importer, and Ferry Porsche.
- Porsche’s Leipzig factory opened in 2002. The Panamera has been produced at this facility since 2009.
- There is not one single fork lift truck at the Porsche Plant in Leipzig.
- Each part delivered to the Leipzig factory is used within 24 hours of arrival.
- The Panamera Hybrid model produces 380 horsepower and has a top speed of 167 miles an hour.
- Each Panamera is built from approximately 1700 parts.
- In 2009 with the launch of the Panamera, Porsche eliminated warehouses at its production facilities.
- In 1948, the first Porsche car, the 365, was road certified.
- In 1962, the 50,000th Porsche rolled off the assembly line.
December 23, 2011
Facts: Porsche Panamera