We know that Ferdinand A Porsche passed yesterday. I started to think about, if money was no object, what type of 911 would I want to build to honor his memory. Then I remembered that the Janssen Rally Team already built it.
The designer of the Porsche 911 has passed away. FA “Butzi” Porsche was the grandson of the founder of the Porsche company and led the Porsche design studio in the early 1960s. His iconic 911 will celebrate its 50th year on sale in 2013. FA Porsche also designed the 904 GTS racing car and countless non-automotive products as an industrial designer.
The 911 is his legacy. Its shape is instantly recognizable by most everyone with even a slight familiarity of Western culture. Thank you Mr. Porsche for your contributions to automotive culture. A few pictures of my favorite 911 variants follow.
Thanks to Speedhunters for this find. RAUH WELT creates some of the most extreme Porsche to come out of Japan. Built by Nakai-san, he adds a unique flavor to the German make that’s not seen in other places. (Examples of some of his work after the bump.)