Sports cars are often associated exclusively with men. And Porsche is no exception. However, this would quickly forget that the manufacturer from Zuffenhausen also has a long history with women. It's quite simple: the manufacturer wouldn't be what it is today without them, and their implication is evident at all levels of the brand.
The success of women in motorsport
As you can imagine, the interest of women in Porsche is not new. This connection between Porsche and women first manifested itself in Motorsport. The future star of French rallies, Michèle Mouton, who will be vice-world champion of the discipline in 1982, will make his weapons with vehicles from Zuffenhausen. She finished second with her Porsche 911 Carrera Group 3 respectively at the Ronde Cévenole, the Rallye d'Antibes and the Tour de France automobile in 1977. We can also note more recently the incredible German driver Sabine Schmitz, rightly nicknamed "La La queen of the Nürburgring ”. She finished third, ninth and sixth respectively in 2008, 2011 and 2012 at the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring, each time behind the wheel of a Porsche. She is also a well-known figure among car enthusiasts, since she was the presenter of the iconic Top Gear program between 2016 and 2020.
Thus, women have had success in competing with Porsche, and are responsible for an important part of Porsche's racing record.
However, the love affair between Porsche and women did not only materialize in racing. It is also in everyday life, first of all in the media. On the Zuffenhausen side, Porsche, for example, has already celebrated World Women's Day in video. The Instagram group “Women in Porsche”, meanwhile, has 26,200 subscribers, proof that the female community around the Zuffenhausen manufacturer is large and very lively.
This is an observation that we also make at the Porsche Centre Quebec. Many of our customers are, in fact, customers who are very fond of their Porsches. While some women first favor everyday practicality by first moving towards SUVs in the Porsche range, others do not hesitate to turn to a Porsche 911 Targa or Cabriolet, or a 718 Boxster, for a living. fully their passion in the open.
And this is also valid within our team at Porsche Centre Quebec, where our woman colleagues are ultra-passionate about their work and more generally the brand. You will only have to talk to Sabrina Mairot, Mélissa Mansour, Sylvie Noël, Annick Tardif or Audrey Latulippe at the service to find out.
So ladies, don't hesitate to come and share your passion with us at Porsche Centre Quebec even if you come from Trois-Rivières, Ste-Foy or elsewhere in the world. We will introduce you to the whole Porsche world, in addition to answering all your questions about the history of the brand and the current range.