Brand History Stuttgart-based Porsche began as the dream of its founder, Ferdinand Porsche, who, in 1948, released the first car bearing his name. The 356, manufactured with just 200 men working out of a single garage, was nimble, lightweight, and an immediate hit. The 356 was followed by 1952’s race-ready 550 Spyder. A staple of the 1950s racing circuit, the mid-engine 550 was as famous for its victories on the course as it was infamous for enshrining actor James Dean into popular consciousness on California’s Route 466. A few years later, Porsche revealed the icon of iconic sports cars at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show. Based on sketches by Ferdinand’s grandson, “Butzi,” the Porsche 911 was a larger, more luxurious and more amply powered successor to the 356. Over the years, the 911 received regular updates, benefited from the latest innovations, and got turbocharged. But ever since, it’s been the hallmark of the Porsche brand and an intimidating benchmark against which all other luxury sports cars must be measured. Channelling the spirit of the 911, Porsche unveiled the Cayenne in 2002, marking the German manufacturer’s entrance into the SUV market. Apart from its sleek styling, the Cayenne outpaced most other luxury SUVs when it came to sports-like performance—unsurprising considering the engineering nous and racing heritage of this storied manufacturer. Following the Cayenne, in 2014 Porsche released the Macan, a more compact framed, nimble SUV that earned an immediate following. Today, the manufacturer is known as much for its sports utility vehicles as it is for its fastbacks and luxury sedans, like the advanced, athletic Panamera. What they all have in common: Porsche performance at Porsche speeds. Features The world over, Porsche stands for performance, speed, and engineering. The Stuttgart manufacturer’s SUV offerings never fail to live up to their marque’s reputation. Both the Porsche Macan and Cayenne benefit from the latest innovations to safety, handling, and efficiency, while getting you there in comfort and in style. Renting a Porsche in New York City Renting a Porsche in New York has never been more convenient than it is today with RealCar. And what better statement to make in Gotham than a Porsche? Let’s admit that New York isn’t known for its pristine roads, its climate isn’t Mediterranean, and US 95 isn’t quite the Autobahn. A 911 is an exceptional machine, but most of the time a Porsche Macan or Cayenne is just what you need to drive Manhattan cross streets, Montauk backroads, and upstate orchards. Uptown, oceanfront, and mountain views are never far off in a Porsche. Rent with RealCar and your Porsche Macan, Cayenne, or Panamera will be delivered to you wherever you want it in Manhattan. Rent a Porsche in New York City today.