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Historic first Porsche P1 vehicle goes on display

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In at first glance appears to be a attempt to upset McLaren’s SEO – Search Engine Optimisation – a P1 model has been announced.

But is no fearsome new 1,000hp rival to P1 hypercar (after all, already has one of those). Rather, the P1 actually dates from and produces just 3hp. three horsepower.

The P1 name also have quotation round it, as P1 is only the unofficial for this veteran four-wheeler. it’s called the Egger-Lohner vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model, and it was the vehicle ever designed and by Ferdinand Porsche. He was just 22 at the

You can immediately see why the shorter P1 name be attractive. But it’s not entirely for the of convenience. Ferdinand engraved the P1 onto all of the major components; for Porsche, number one, he was already imagining a dynasty.

is the Porsche P1?

As you can tell from the the Porsche P1 is a rather rudimentary but in some respects still ahead of its time. The part it being an electric vehicle is no

In 1898, the P1 took Porsche’s racing victory, finishing 18 ahead of the next competitor

powered by an electric drive weighing 130kg, and mounted at the of the chassis, just like the in a Porsche 911. With 12 plus overdrive, 5hp could be for short periods, giving it a velocity of 21mph. Travelling was a more sedate 15mph.

All the whole machine weighs in at and, thanks to 500kg of being batteries, offered an maximum range of 49 miles. that most modern vehicles barely achieve that today. Driving was 3-5 hours.

Cunningly, the wooden chassis the Lohner alternating vehicle which meant that it be clothed as either an open design or a coupe. We suspect the wheels and rudimentary suspension for a bumpy ride, though.

Why and where has the Porsche P1 surfaced in

Apparently, the Porsche P1 made its journey around the streets of in Austria on 26 June 1898.

On 28 September 1899, this machine took Porsche’s racing victory – Ferdinand and passengers completing a 24-mile car event in Berlin 18 minutes of the next competitor. The P1 also less energy than any entrant. Astonishing.


What’s astonishing is that this P1 is in condition, having been put storage in 1902. Approximately examples were constructed at the but we’re told that is the original.

It’s now been from the warehouse where it has hiding for the past 112 years, and become the centrepiece of an exhibition five years of the Porsche in Stuttgart.

Further fuelling our suspicions SEO shenanigans, the press release certain to mention Porsche’s P1 rival, the 918 Spyder, which is taking part in the newly exhibition.

According to Porsche:

It Porsche P1] will bridge the gap the past and present-day developments as the Porsche 918 Spyder. The 918 Spyder the long tradition to be a technological that first started 116 ago with the P1.

The Porsche Museum is open to Sunday, 9am to 6pm.

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