Porsche, the world known Sports car manufacturing company founded in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche. In 1948, the company built the first car of its own. Porsche cars are known for their stupendous styling and excellent performance. The sleek sports cars offered by the automaker are two-seater coupes or convertibles, whereas Cayenne, the only luxury SUV offering by the company, is known for its toughness on rough terrain and smoothness on city roads. Other vehicles included in the product line of Porsche are 911 Carrera, 911 Carrera Cabriolet, 911 GT2, 911 GT3, Boxster and Cayman. In May 2006 survey, Porsche was awarded first place as the most prestigious automobile brand by Luxury Institute, New York.