Carrera is Spanish and it means e.g.: race, racing, run or rush. Carrera Panamericana was the legendary road race trough Mexico in the early 1950`s. Porsche participated to this 3000 km race in 1952-1954 with the 356 and 550 models. Following the several successes in this race Porsche took the Carrera name to its top of the range models. Over the years this name has become important part of the Porsche Brand.