Ferdinand Porsche

Speed, Beauty in Design

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See how the Porsche 911, unveiled in 1963, was designed and the key elements that helped put Porsche on the map as the sports car.

Ferdinand Porsche, aka Herr Professor Doktor Porsche, was an Austrian engineering genius. Porsche was ahead of his time; in the early 1900s he created the first hybrid car. He dreamed of making a People's car -- small and affordable -- and with some guidance from Henry Ford, he succeeded. Hundreds of Volkswagens were produced in Germany, laying the roadwork for his son Ferry to make the family name famous.

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