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Originally Posted by winders View Post
Ferdinand Porsche was the Porsche involved with the Tiger tanks. He found Porsche in 1931 as a consulting firm. Ferry Porsche reconstituted Porsche after the WWII. The first cars Porsche produced in 1948 were actually made by the Austrian company Ferry started because he was not allowed back in Germany.

Butzi, the grandson of Ferdinand, didn't really design the 911. Erwin Komenda did....

Regardless, that person's hate is misplaced. Nissan (Datsun) was far more heavily involved in war production than Porsche ever was.
There is no doubt Ferdinand the original was summoned by Hitler to come see him, and told to design a peoples car. What was he supposed to do, tell Hitler no?

And Ferdinand was not really involved with the 356 design, he was still in French jail. He died in 1951. Ferdinand Jr, AKA Ferry really made the company what it grew to be. His son Ferdinand, AKA Hans Peter Porsche is in control of the family that owns 51% of VW. And of course VW owns VW, Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini, Skoda, and others.
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