Car Brands That Start With the Letter P
Packard was an American luxury automobile marque, manufactured by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, United States. The company was notable for their series of luxury cars such as Packard Eight and Packard V-12. Packard was active from 1899 to 1956 and was a reputed builder of reliable and excellent engines for boats and planes.
Pagani Automobili is an Italian manufacturer of sports cars and carbon fiber components. It was established in 1992 Horacio Pagani and is currently in Modena, Italy. The company is famous for their Pagani Zonda and its successor, Pagani Huayra. Pagani Zonda was the first car manufactured by the company and has spawned multiple production variants. Pagani Huayra is the successor of the Zonda and currently two variants.
Panhard was a French motor vehicle manufacturer founded in 1887 by René Panhard and Émile Levassorthat. It was one of the first automobile manufacturers in the world. Their products include sports cars, coupes, sedans, and passenger cars. The company also built light tactical and military vehicles such as trucks, armoured cars, and combat vehicles.
Panoz is an American manufacturer of sports cars and limited edition luxury vehicles. The company was established in 1989 by Dan Panoz. The company has produced race cars and road-going cars such as Panoz Roadster and AIV Roadster, Panoz Esperante, Panoz Avezzano, Panoz Esperante GTR-1, and the Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S.
Peugeot is a French automotive manufacturer owned by Groupe PSA. The company has produced a number of cars including electric vehicles, luxury cars, sports cars, commercial vehicles, and concept cars. Peugeot is known for producing reliable cars throughout its history with many of its cars from the 1950s and 1960s still running today. The company has also earned numerous international awards for their vehicles such as the Peugeot RCZ which won Peugeot RCZ won the Diesel Car magazine 'Sports Car of the Year' five years in a row and the Top Gear 2010 Coupé of the Year.
Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company was an American motor vehicle manufacturer based in Buffalo, New York. The company was active for more than 30 years from its inception in 1901 to 1938. The company is best known for their expensive luxury cars such as 1930 Pierce-Arrow Model B and 1935 Pierce Arrow 845 V12 Silver Arrow Coupe. Pierce-Arrow also manufactured commercial trucks, fire trucks, camp trailers, motorcycles, and bicycles.
Pininfarina is an Italian car design firm and coachbuilder. The company is known for their reputation in designing vehicles and that is why they are employed by many automobile manufacturers. Automobile manufacturers that have acquired the services of Pininfarina include These firms have included long-established customers such as Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Peugeot, Fiat, GM, Lancia, Maserati, Daewoo, Hyundai, JAC, and many more. The company also manufactures their own cars such as the Pininfarina Battista an electric sports car built as a tribute to the company’s founder, Battista Farina.
Plymouth was a brand of automobiles manufactured by Chrysler. The brand was launched in 1928 to compete in the low-priced market segment that was dominated by Chevrolet and Ford at that time. It quickly became one of the high-volume sellers for Chrysler until the late 1990s. Plymouth manufactured passenger cars, concept cars, and trucks all at a lower price than other brands.
The Pontiac brand was first introduced by General Motors as a companion marque for their Oakland division which produces modestly priced automobiles in 1926. But due to the declining sales of Oakland, Pontiac completely took over it in 1933. Over the years, the brand has produced some really great cars such as the Pontiac GTO which was considered to popularized the trend of muscle cars and their Pontiac Banshee series of concept cars.
Established in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche as a motor vehicle development work and consulting, Porsche has gone on to become one of the premier manufacturers of high-performance sports cars, SUVs and sedans in the world. The company has produced a great number of cars since they first released their first model in 1939, the Porsche 64. Porsche has created high-performance automobiles throughout its history which includes supercars, hybrid cars, concept cars, racing cars, one-off prototypes, and recently, all-electric cars when they released the Porsche Taycan.
PPI Automotive Design is a German automobile tuner. The PPI stands for: Precision Performance Individuality. The company is currently based in Stuttgart and they specialize in providing customization and modification as well as aerodynamics, performance and interior tuning packages for all Audi cars
Panther Westwinds or simply Panther, was a manufacturer of niche sports cars and luxury cars, based in Surrey, United Kingdom. The company specializes in designing and developing unique cars for their nouveau riche customers such as the Panther De Ville and Panther Lazer.
Parradine Motor Company was a British automobile manufacturer that operated from 1987 to 1991. Only one model was introduced by the company during that time, the Parradine Pegasus V12 which was based on the AC Cobra. In 1998, another company, JJR Automotive used the Parradine name when they introduced the Parradine 525S.
Peerless Cars Ltd. was a British automobile manufacturer which was active from 1957 to 1960. During that time, the company was able to produce on model only, the Peerless GT, a sports saloon of which only 325 units were made.
Pegaso was a Spanish vehicle manufacturer established in 1946 by Wifredo Ricart. The company manufactures trucks, omnibuses, tractors, armored vehicles, and, for a while, sports cars. Pegaso was also considered to be one of the leading industrial European vehicle makers between 1950s and 1970s. They also produced sports cars during the 1950s with Pegaso Z-102 as their most successful car. It was considered to be the fastest production sports car in the world at the time of its production.
The Perana Performance Group is a South African car developer based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa and was established in 2007. The company has partnered with Zagato to develop the Perana Z-One. The sports car which was based on the sixth generation Corvette was introduced at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.
PERRIN Performance is a supplier of high-performance aftermarket products for Subaru cars. The company provides suspension, engine, and other performance packages for Subaru cars. They also specialize in performance modifications for all types of Subarus which is what they’ve done with the 2006 Perrin Impreza WRX H6.
Pescarolo Sport was a motorsport team and racing car constructor based in Le Mans, France. As a team, they primarily raced in the Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The team has also developed and designed the Pescarolo 01, sports prototype racing car.
Phantom Corsair project was a prototype supercar with a streamlined design designed by Rust Heinz in 1938. The Phantom Corsair was regarded as ahead of its time because of its futuristic features, and styling cues such as faired-in fenders and a low profile. Rust Heinz planned to produce the car but due to his unexpected in 1939 because of a car accident, the plans never bear fruition, leaving the prototype the only one ever built.
Picchio Racing Cars is a small Italian racing and road automobile manufacturer established by Giotto Bizzarrini in 1989. They are notable for designing and developing racing cars such as the Picchio D-USA, Picchio DP2, and Picchio DANY which is a road-going electric car
The Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company was an American motor vehicle manufacturer established in 1901. The company was based in Buffalo, New York and stayed active until 1938. The company is best known for their expensive luxury cars most notably the Silver Arrow line. The company has also manufactured other types of vehicles such as commercial trucks, fire trucks, camp trailers, motorcycles, and bicycles.
Pilbeam Racing Designs is a British company that specializes in designing and building racing cars. Founded by Mike Pilbeam in 1975, the company has gone on to design and develop some really great race cars especially for hill climb races where they are extremely successful. Pilbeam has also produced sports cars and has designed touring cars for car manufacturers such as Honda and Vauxhall.
Piontek Engineering was a race car and high performance street car design and fabrication manufacturer established by Dave Piontek. The company was most noted for designing and developing the Piontek Sportech an open top sports car first introduced in 1989.
Piper Cars was a British manufacturer of specialist sports cars. The first car produced by the company was the Piper GT in 1967. It was followed later on by Piper GTT after developing a better version of Piper GT. The company also developed a racing car, the Piper GTR, which competed in the 1969 Le Mans 24 Hours Race.
Pratt & Miller Engineering and Fabrication, also known as Corvette Racing is an automotive company founded by Gary Pratt and Jim Miller in 1989. The company is one of General Motors official and most successful racing teams since 1999. Pratt & Miller has produced a number of successful racing cars which led to multiple championships and major victories, particularly in the American Le Mans Series, 24 Hours of Le Mans, and 24 Hours of Daytona series.
Premier Motor Manufacturing Company was an automobile manufacturer established in 1903 by George A. Weidely and Harold O. Smith. The company was based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Premier was notable for manufacturing automobiles with air-cooled engines such as 1904 Four-Cylinder Premier and 1905 Premier.
The Prince Motor Company was an established Japanese automobile manufacturer from 1952 to 1966 when it merged with Nissan. The company was originally an aircraft manufacturer under the name Tachikawa Aircraft Company but they later on diversified into automobiles and produced an electric car called Tama. In 1952, the company was renamed to Prince Motor Company and has gone on to produce some great luxury automobiles such as the Skyline and Gloria, both of which has been absorbed by Nissan when the two companies merged.
Prindiville is a British-based coachbuilding company. The company specializes in designing and developing bodyworks to create a unique car. One of their masterpieces was the Murciélago by Prindiville of 2009. The car was based on the Lamborghini Murcielago and is a complete redesign from the original model which features an exquisite bodywork.
Prodrive is a British motorsport and advanced engineering group based in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England. The company specializes in designing, developing, and building race cars for different companies and racing teams. Prodrive became known for their partnership with the Subaru World Rally Team in the World Rally Championships. The company developed a number of championship winning race cars such as the Prodrive Impreza N2010.
Prost Grand Prix was a Formula One racing team owned and managed by four-time Formula One world champion Alain Prost. The team was active for five seasons from 1997 to 2001. The team designed and developed their own F1 cars. The Prost AP04 was the last car constructed by the team which was used to race in the 2001 Formula One season.
PROTON Holdings Berhad is a Malaysian automotive company which designs, manufactures, distributes, and markets automobiles.. The company was originally a manufacturer of rebadged Mitsubishi cars from the 1980s to early 1990s. Since the 2000s, the company has produced a mix of locally engineered and badge engineered vehicles in over 70 countries worldwide, the majority of which are from Asia. The company is also involved in motorsport racing with their team, Proton Motorsports, which are currently competing Super 2000 World Rally Championship using the Proton Satria Neo S2000.
PSI is a Belgian tuning company that specializes in customizing and modifying Porsche cars. Since 1998, the company has been tuning Porsches to great success as the cars they’ve modified were used to compete in French and Belgian GT championships. The PSI CS400 is part of the company’s tuning projects which aims to bring their reputation and prestige as a tuning company to North America.
Puma is a sports car manufacturer based in South Africa. The company primarily built sports cars using DKW, Volkswagen, and General Motor engines. Some of the most notable cars produced by the company were Puma GT 1967 (features a DKW engine), 1979 Puma GTS (uses a VW engine), and the 1989 Puma AM4 which was the last sports car manufactured by the company.