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Ferdinand Porsche

Ferdinand Porsche (3 September 1875 – 30 January 1951) was an automotive engineer and founder of the Porsche car company. He is best known for creating the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle (Lohner-Porsche), the Volkswagen Beetle, the Mercedes-Benz SS/SSK, several other important developments and Porsche automobiles. In addition, Porsche designed the 1923 Benz Tropfenwagen, which was the first race car with a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout.

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Porsche 911 (964) Carrera RS

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Ferdinand Porsche (3 September 1875 – 30 January 1951) was an Austrian-German automotive engineer and honorary Doctor of Engineering. He is best known for creating the first hybrid vehicle (gasoline-electric), the Volkswagen Beetle, and the Mercedes-Benz SS/SSK, as well as the first of many Porsche automobiles. Porsche designed the 1923 Benz Tropfenwagen, which was the first race car with mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout.

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3 settembre 1875: Nasce Ferdinand Porsche, noto ingegnere e imprenditore

The Löhner-Porsche (1900-1901), developed by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, was the first gasoline-electric hybrid automobile. Its front wheels were driven by electric hub-mounted motors. Its design was studied by Boeing and NASA to create the Apollo program’s Lunar Rover. The series hybrid concept underpins many modern railway locomotives, and interest in series hybrid automobiles is still growing.

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