TopGear.com05 April 2012

Ferdinand Porsche dies aged 76

Porsche confirms that the designer of the original 911 has died

Porsche 911

The grandson of Porsche's founder and designer of the iconic 911, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, has died in Salzburg, Austria aged 76.

He was head of the Porsche design studio in the early sixties when the manufacturer developed the brand-defining 911, which is now in its seventh iteration.

We salute you, Ferdinand Porsche.

Here are just three of our recent Top Gear films in tribute to the designer of one of the most iconic cars of all time:

James in the Porsche 911 Sport Classic

Richard races a Porsche 911 Turbo against a VW Beetle

Jeremy drives the Porsche 911 GT2 against the Lamborghini Gallardo

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