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Milestones – One Millionth Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 arguably created a new category and remains a premium sports car despite its rear engine design – that critics pointed out was like a trying to throw a dart backwards at high speeds. Continue reading

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Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, 911 Designer, Dead at 76

In 1958, Ferdinand joined the engineering office of what was then Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche KG. His first model was the design of a successor to the 356 model out of plasticine. In 1962, he took over as head of the Porsche design studio, making his name one year later with the Porsche 901, which went into production as the 911, and is still in production seven iterations later. Porsche also designed racing cars, including the type 804 Formula One racing car and the Porsche 904 Carrera GTS. Continue reading

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