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1934 MASARYK GRAND PRIX - Auto Union Type A. Ferdinand Porsche & Hans Stuck at Masaryk Grand Prix, Czechoslovakia.


The Löhner-Porsche (1900-1901), developed by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, was the first gasoline-electric hybrid automobile. Its front wheels were driven by electric hub-mounted motors. Its design was studied by Boeing and NASA to create the Apollo program’s Lunar Rover. The series hybrid concept underpins many modern railway locomotives, and interest in series hybrid automobiles is still growing.


Ferdinand Porsche (3 September 1875 – 30 January 1951) was an Austrian-German automotive engineer and honorary Doctor of Engineering. He is best known for creating the first hybrid vehicle (gasoline-electric), the Volkswagen Beetle, and the Mercedes-Benz SS/SSK, as well as the first of many Porsche automobiles. Porsche designed the 1923 Benz Tropfenwagen, which was the first race car with mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout.


Hitler with Waffen-SS Oberführer Ferdinand Porsche. His Tiger tanks were that time's most capable and powerful tanks. Dr Porsche also created the Mercedes-Benz SS/SSK, Hitler's Volkswagen "People Car" and the first gasoline-electric hybrid (in 1898!). He was awarded the War Merit Cross. After Germany's defeat, having used slave labour, including Jews from concentration camps, he was arrested for war crimes, though no charges were filed. After some months, he was released.


Nur nehme an, Sie würde wirklich überlebt den Verlust des 2. Weltkrieges und waren in geheimer Mission mit Ihrem berühmten Auto-Designer Freund Ferdinand, in einem Ihrer zuvor eroberten Ländern. Das ist genau das Auto, das Sie würde heimlich gehen. 1955-porsche-356-silver-bullet #RePin by AT Social Media Marketing - Pinterest Marketing Specialists


Ferdinand Porsche died today in 1951. Most famous for the sports and race/rally cars that carry his family name it is somewhat ironic that the first car a young Ferdinand Porsche ever designed - the Egger-Lohner C.2 Phaeton (also known by its code name P1, P standing for Porsche and 1 being the first production vehicle) - was electric powered and front-wheel drive! Later versions were 4WD and others also used hybrid technology.