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Porsche Engineering (Porsche Engineering Group GmbH) was established in 2001 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, with headquarters in Weissach, and traces its history back to 1931 when Porsche created its first engineering office subsidiary. Porsche Engineering Group has been re-organized into Porsche Consulting (subsidiary of Porsche AG) and Porsche Engineering (subsidiary of Porsche SE).

Porsche Engineering has offered consultancy services to various other car manufacturers for many years including Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Studebaker, SEAT, and Zastava Automobiles. Since 2012 the company has managed the former Fiat owned Nardò Ring in Italy.[1]

Notable non-Porsche products[edit]

  • Torsion bar suspension developed by Porsche, was patented in 1931
  • Lada Samara was partly developed by Porsche[2] in 1984
  • SEAT Ibiza engine in 1984[3]
  • Harley-Davidson Revolution 60-degree v-twin water-cooled engine and gearbox that is used in their V-Rod motorcycle
  • Audi RS2 1993
  • C88 a prototype family car designed in 1994 by Porsche for the Chinese government
  • Opel Zafira complete vehicle development resulting in the Zafira A launched in 1998[4]
  • Second-gen Scania PRT - PE designed for Scania a completely new cab for its PRT, along with other parts.

Note: Mercedes-Benz OM602 engine was designed by Ferdinand Piëch after he left Porsche.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lingeman, Jake (10 April 2012). "Porsche Engineering buys Nardò track in Italy". Autoweek. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  2. ^ "A Classic Russian Dies". Car and Driver. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Driving Seat's historic Ibiza models". Autocar. 10 May 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Unusual exhibits in the Porsche museum". Porsche Engineering. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2015.

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