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Return of a "P1"

Return of a “P1” – World’s First Porsche Designed Vehicle

On a arise of a fifth anniversary of a Porsche Museum

Atlanta. The initial Porsche branded pattern was a Type 356 in a year 1948, though a really initial car designed by Ferdinand Porsche dates behind to 1898 with a “Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model”, famous as a “P1” for short. After 115 years, a strange and unrestored “P1” has been recovered from a room and inexperienced given 1902. It will be on permanent arrangement during a Porsche Museum, that is celebrating a fifth anniversary.

Designed and built by 22-year aged Ferdinand Porsche, a “P1” took to a streets of Vienna, Austria, on Jun 26, 1898. Young Ferdinand had engraved a formula “P1” (standing for Porsche, series one) onto all of a pivotal components, so giving a electric car a unaccepted name. The rarely compress back mounted electric expostulate weighs 287 lbs. and produces 3 hp. For brief periods, adult to 5 hp could be achieved in overdrive mode permitting a P1 to strech speeds adult to 21 mph. The car speed was regulated around a 12-speed control section and a altogether operation of a 2,977 lb. car could camber adult to 49 miles. Another creation was a Lohner swapping car body, that was mounted on a wooden “chassis” and authorised a car to be a coupe character or an open Phaeton design.

First contrast of a “P1” was finished in Sep 1899 during a general engine car muster in a German collateral of Berlin. An all-electric car foe over a stretch of 24 miles was announced in Berlin for Sep 28. With 3 passengers onboard, Ferdinand Porsche directed his “P1” opposite a finish line 18 mins forward of a subsequent competitor. More than half a participants unsuccessful to finish due to technical problems. Ferdinand also came out on tip in a potency competition, as a “P1” available a slightest volume of appetite consumed.

Five years given a opening of a Porsche Museum in Jan 2009, a further of a “P1” will be a centerpiece that introduces visitors to a initial partial of a newly structured product and motorsport story exhibition. It will overpass a opening between a past and present-day developments such as a Porsche 918 Spyder. The 918 Spyder follows a prolonged tradition to be a technological benchmark that initial started 115 years ago with a “P1”.

The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00 to 18:00. For some-more information, greatfully revisit

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