We know that Ferdinand A Porsche passed yesterday. I started to think about, if money was no object, what type of 911 would I want to build to honor his memory. Then I remembered that the Janssen Rally Team already built it.
The designer of the Porsche 911 has passed away. FA “Butzi” Porsche was the grandson of the founder of the Porsche company and led the Porsche design studio in the early 1960s. His iconic 911 will celebrate its 50th year on sale in 2013. FA Porsche also designed the 904 GTS racing car and countless non-automotive products as an industrial designer.
The 911 is his legacy. Its shape is instantly recognizable by most everyone with even a slight familiarity of Western culture. Thank you Mr. Porsche for your contributions to automotive culture. A few pictures of my favorite 911 variants follow.
Thanks to ShirtsTuckedIn for this awesome photo.
Thanks to Speedhunters for this find. RAUH WELT creates some of the most extreme Porsche to come out of Japan. Built by Nakai-san, he adds a unique flavor to the German make that’s not seen in other places. (Examples of some of his work after the bump.)
Here is a video with owner/creator Nakai-san.
I could not NOT post this! Round 2 of the 2011 RUSH CUP Porsche racing series was held in Okayama. You should get some speakers for this as there is some sexy 911 engine noise in this video.
It’s interesting to see what road cars that Formula 1 drivers choose as daily drivers. Some choose classic roadsters, other find the most expensive thing they can afford. (*Link* Other people like Adrian Sutil, just need to be stabbed for things like this! *Link*)
However, this video just proves that Mark Webber drives a car that is worthy of his jawline. Gotta love the @AussieGrit. (Video after the jump)
Figure that it’s St. Patrick’s Day that we should post some green cars. Nice and easy. Some of us will be celebrating harder than others, but please do not drink and drive.
Cool, now pics. Happy Saint Patty’s Day.