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Ferdinand Porsche (3 September 1875 – 30 January 1951) was an automotive engineer and founder of the Porsche car company. He is best known for creating the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle (Lohner-Porsche), the Volkswagen Beetle, the Mercedes-Benz SS/SSK, several other important developments and Porsche automobiles. In addition, Porsche designed the 1923 Benz Tropfenwagen, which was the first race car with a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout.

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Hermann Göring at Hitler’s 53rd birthday, Wolf’s Lair, April 20, 1942. Ferdinand Porsche seen just behind

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A marca alemã Porsche foi fundada em 1931 por Ferdinand Porsche e o seu filho Ferry Porsche. Ferdinand Porsche já era conhecido antes de fundar a Porsche, ele havia trabalhado para outras marcas, tais como a Volkswagen. Havia também lançado em 1900 o primeiro automóvel híbrido.

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