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[2]: Jim Marshall
by dnebdal on Sun 8th Apr 2012 17:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Jim Marshall"
dnebdal
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I think I read somewhere that Porsche is the mass-produced car brand that has the highest fraction of their cars still in use. It seems kind of plausible: They're nice and special enough that people take good care of them and pay to fix them, but they're also meant to be driven on a daily basis, unlike some of their more exotic competition.

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