Ferdinand Porsche, Designer of the Iconic Porsche 911 – Dies at Age 76

Today we say goodbye to the designer of the legendary Porsche 911 – Ferdinand Alexander Porsche.

Porsche announced today that the grandson of Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, who founded the company in the 1930’s, died today in Austria at the age of 76. The cause of death was not mentioned.

Ferdinand Porsche designed the classic 911 in the 1960’s died today in Austria at the age of 76. The sleek elements of his design have been the cornerstone for seven generations of Porsche 911, and now are also very prominent in the brand’s other models such as the Cayenne, the Panamera and the Cayman.

“The creator of the Porsche 911 has founded a culture of design in our company that distinguishes our sports cars even today,” Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller told the Associated Press today.

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