Mercedes and Porsche compete to win and have done so across the board: in Formula 1, sportscars, the Dakar Rally and endurance road races - even working together to break land speed records. Next in the crosshairs is the Formula E teams' championship crown.
Success coming decade after decade hasn't allowed delusions of grandeur to creep in. Complacency doesn't take a manufacturer to the top, nor does it keep it there. But, owing to their accomplishments, there's an expectation from spectators and the boardroom that they will deliver the goods in the electric series, despite the relative youth of both programmes.
The two German titans share a common goal ahead of the 2021 campaign, their second in FE. Both are gunning to topple incumbent king DS Techeetah to win the teams' crown. This target has been placed knowing just how hotly contested FE is, that consistency and incremental gains - rather than silver bullets - are the keys to a sustained title push.