Ferdinand Porsche Dies at 76

Chris Reiter and Alex Webb, reporting for Bloomberg:

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the designer of the original version of the iconic 911 sportscar, died today in Salzburg, Austria. He was 76.

“As creator of the Porsche 911, he established a design culture that molds our sportscars still today,” Matthias Mueller, chief executive officer of Porsche AG, said in an e-mailed statement. “His philosophy of good design is for us a legacy that we will also honor in the future.”

Arguably the most iconic design in automotive history.

Thursday, 5 April 2012