The Truth About Cars » ferdinand porsche http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Porsche’s Forgotten Man, Adolf Rosenberger: Dr. Porsche’s Jewish Partner, Part One http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/porsches-third-forgotten-man-adolf-rosenbergerdr-porsches-jewish-partner-part-one/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/porsches-third-forgotten-man-adolf-rosenbergerdr-porsches-jewish-partner-part-one/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1279018 According to official Porsche lore, the automotive design firm, Dr. Ing. Hc F. Porsche GmbH, was founded in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen in 1931 by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche and his son-in-law Anton Piëch. The Porsche and Piëch families still control the sports car company and the larger Volkswagen Group that owns it. At that beginning though, there was […]

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According to official Porsche lore, the automotive design firm, Dr. Ing. Hc F. Porsche GmbH, was founded in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen in 1931 by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche and his son-in-law Anton Piëch. The Porsche and Piëch families still control the sports car company and the larger Volkswagen Group that owns it. At that beginning though, there was […]

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Hunt for New VW Chairman May Go into 2016 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/hunt-new-vw-boss-may-go-2016/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/hunt-new-vw-boss-may-go-2016/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1114585 The search to replace former Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech may stretch into next year, Reuters is reporting. Piech left Volkswagen in April after a showdown with Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn, who is still a candidate for the top position. Piech led VW for more than two decades and is the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche. Interim chairman Berthold Huber is expected to […]

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The search to replace former Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech may stretch into next year, Reuters is reporting. Piech left Volkswagen in April after a showdown with Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn, who is still a candidate for the top position. Piech led VW for more than two decades and is the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche. Interim chairman Berthold Huber is expected to […]

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The Taurus X Is A Really Cool Idea Now That Porsche’s Copied It http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/the-taurus-x-is-a-really-cool-idea-now-that-porsches-copied-it/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/the-taurus-x-is-a-really-cool-idea-now-that-porsches-copied-it/#comments Wed, 26 Sep 2012 18:04:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461787 When TTAC’s reliability scribe Michael Karesh bought a used Taurus X a few years ago, he was able to get it as a nearly-new car for about half of the original retail price. It’s not hard to understand why; the Taurus X, which combined the high “hip point” from the vaguely-Volvo-based Ford Five Hundred with […]

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When TTAC’s reliability scribe Michael Karesh bought a used Taurus X a few years ago, he was able to get it as a nearly-new car for about half of the original retail price. It’s not hard to understand why; the Taurus X, which combined the high “hip point” from the vaguely-Volvo-based Ford Five Hundred with […]

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Book Review: The Extraordinary Life of Josef Ganz: The Jewish Engineer Behind Hitler’s Volkswagen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/book-review-the-extraordinary-life-of-josef-ganz-the-jewish-engineer-behind-hitler%e2%80%99s-volkswagen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/book-review-the-extraordinary-life-of-josef-ganz-the-jewish-engineer-behind-hitler%e2%80%99s-volkswagen/#comments Wed, 04 Jan 2012 21:21:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=424293 Have you heard the old joke about the three Jewish engineers and Henry Ford? This is the version at Snopes.com: It was a sweltering August day in 1937 when the 3 Cohen brothers entered the posh Dearborn, Michigan, offices of Henry Ford, the car maker. “Mr. Ford”, announced Norman Cohen, the eldest of the three. […]

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Have you heard the old joke about the three Jewish engineers and Henry Ford? This is the version at Snopes.com: It was a sweltering August day in 1937 when the 3 Cohen brothers entered the posh Dearborn, Michigan, offices of Henry Ford, the car maker. “Mr. Ford”, announced Norman Cohen, the eldest of the three. […]

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An Illustrated History Of Automotive Aerodynamics – In Three Parts http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/an-illustrated-history-of-automotive-aerodynamics-in-three-parts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/an-illustrated-history-of-automotive-aerodynamics-in-three-parts/#comments Sun, 14 Feb 2010 20:29:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=345269 [Note: A significantly expanded and updated version of this article can be found here] That air presented the greatest obstacle to automotive speed and economy was understood intuitively, if not scientifically since the dawn of the automobile. Putting it into practice was quite another story. Engineers, racers and entrepreneurs were lured by the potential for […]

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[Note: A significantly expanded and updated version of this article can be found here] That air presented the greatest obstacle to automotive speed and economy was understood intuitively, if not scientifically since the dawn of the automobile. Putting it into practice was quite another story. Engineers, racers and entrepreneurs were lured by the potential for […]

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