Porsche has announced that Ferdinand Alexander Porsche - grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, son of Ferry Porsche and designer of the iconic 911 - passed away today, April 5, at the age of 76. He died in Salzburg, Austria of unknown causes.
It goes without saying that the 911 is the most important product in the history of Porsche, and it's a testament to Ferdinand Alexander's skill as a designer that his original shape has evolved so little since 1963 when it debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The 911, though, isn't his only achievement. He was also reportedly very proud of another car he designed, the 904, as well as founding the industrial design company Porsche Design Studio in 1972.Permalink | Email this | Comments