Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Apr 2012 21:56 UTC
In the News "Ferdinand A. Porsche, who designed the original Porsche 911, the snazzy, powerful sports car that became the lasting signature of the German automobile company founded by his grandfather and later run by his father, died on Thursday in Salzburg, Austria. He was 76." I believe only Italians can design beautiful cars (I mean, game over, kids), but there's no denying that the 911 is a true icon. Cars technically don't have a place on OSNews, but Ferdinand Porsche's passing cannot go by unmentioned.
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RE: Really not interested
by boblowski on Sat 7th Apr 2012 13:56 UTC in reply to "Really not interested"
boblowski
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2007-07-23

I kind of disagree with you there. I generally don't care much for cars, but car technology is actually quite interesting. Take something like dynamic torque distribution and what is needed to make four wheel drive actually usable in off-road conditions. Fascinating stuff.

Car design however is just plain boring nowadays, that is true. All cars seem to be designed for 15 year old boys dreaming about what they want to buy when they're 22. Everything looks big and cartoonesque Hollywood action movie kind of tough (Audi Q7, I'm looking at you...).

Compared to most modern cars, a 911 looks actually quite elegant, well proportioned, and with a hint a female elegance to make it a sexy understatement.

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