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: industrial design
by gan17 on Sat 7th Apr 2012 15:39 UTC in reply to "industrial design"
gan17
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2008-06-03

Only problem with Alfas (and Ferraris, Ducatis and everything Italian for that matter) is that they tend to break down or burst into flames at the stoplights... and their electrics and switchgear are crap and will almost inevitably fall off.

About Mr. Porsche. Yeah, great shape, great design. Getting spanked by the new GTR didn't do much good for his health, I assume. May he long continue putting engines in the wrong end in that racetrack in the sky.

Edited 2012-04-07 15:40 UTC

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