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03/09/1875 Automotive engineer and founder of the Porsche car company Ferdinand Porsche is born

He founded the Porsche car company. His famous designs include the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle (Lohner-Porsche), the Volkswagen Beetle, the Mercedes-Benz SS/SSK, several other important developments. In addition, Porsche designed the 1923 Benz Tropfenwagen, which was the first racing car with a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout.

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  • Early career 

  • Austro-Daimler 

  • Founding of Porsche 

  • Military vehicles 

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  • Return to Stuttgart 

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  • Controversy in Porsche's birthplace