Porsche at 60: The little sports-car company that could:
Porsche's essence may have come about when company patriarch Ferdinand Porsche began tinkering with cars. In 1900, he built what may have been the first hybrid, with a combustion engine under the hood and electric motors on the front wheel hubs.
Cool story! I've always loved Porsche vehicles and it's great to see a company thriving today given the economy's current state. An interesting tidbit was the V4 in the Harley Davidson V Rod was engineered by Porsche.