Ferdinand Alexander Porsche

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche

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Ferdinand Alexander Porsche (born December 11, 1935, in Stuttgart, Germany), nicknamed "Butzi", son of Ferry Porsche, grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, is a German designer whose best known product is the first Porsche 911.

Being born the first son of sportscar company founder Ferry Porsche F.A. Porsche was nearly destined to be involved in the development of cars. His grandfather and his father were engineers, but he got more involved into working out the looks of a product. He never thought of himself as an artist like a designer could be considered, but more as a technically talented craftsman in shaping.


After attending the Waldorf School in Stuttgart he began studying industrial design in Ulm, Germany but after a year was dismissed by the examination board, because his talent was doubted. In 1957 he started practical training at the body design department of the family owned sportscar company under design director Erwin Komenda.

Porsche 911

When it came to the designworks of the bodywork for the company's so far most successful car, the Porsche 911, Ferdinand Alexander was heavily involved as it was family tradition that every generation of the Porsche family took part in the genesis of a new car generation. It was Ferry Porsche wishing the successor of his 356 should provide more space and comfort in the cabin (though he was also cited:...
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