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Loss Of A Legend

The automotive world is mourning the loss of a great innovator today, after news of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche’s death broke yesterday. He was 76. Best known for designing the Porsche 911, he will be a celebrated auto designer for generations to come. His road to automotive fame began when he was born in December 1935, the son of Ferry Porsche, the luxury car company’s founder. His grandfather was even responsible for the first Volkswagen Beetle.

As a youth, he pursued an education in design, but was “kicked out,” he later said, from the prestigious school.  In 1957, he began working at Porsche, and the Porsche 911 was born when he was a mere 25 years old.