The Porsche 912 is a sports car produced by Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany, for the 1965 through 1969 model years. In the early 1960s, Porsche was planning to discontinue the Type 356, which would leave them with the newly introduced Type 911 as their only product. In 1963 Porsche executives decided to introduce a new four-cylinder entry-level model. Like the 911 (original internal factory designation “901”), the four-cylinder 912 was originally known at Zuffenhausen by a number with a zero in the middle, but the “902” designation was never used publicly. The 912 was also made in a special version for the German autobahn police and for the Dutch police.