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Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, Designer of the Porsche 911 Dies

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, designer of the incomparable Porsche 911, has passed away in Salzburg, Austria, aged 76 years. Coming from the renowned engineering Porsche family, Butzi, as he was known, deviated from his heritage to focus on design rather than engineering. His work is universally recognisable and formed the basis for one of the most enduring and admired marques in motoring. The classic 911 shape is still recognisable in the latest models, 50 years after the design was introduced to the world. In addition to the 911 series, Butzi delivered the 904 racing car which, apart from being heart-achingly beautiful, produced stunning race results and punched above its weight at the illustrious Le Mans 24-hour race. He left the car comp...

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