Archive for April 6th, 2012

April 6, 2012

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Ferdinand Alexander ‘Butzi’ Porsche (1935-2012), son of Ferry Porsche, and grandson of Ferdinand Porsche and who established the Porsche Design House passed away today in Austria. His most important creation was the perfect lines of the 911. Arguably one of the greatest cars of all time.

This was also a car that the speed-hungry Steve McQueen owned. The classic 1972 911S model. Which incidentally was sold last year for $1.25m. The sublime grey colour scheme enhances the timeless form. All aspects of it are perfection of curved lines (The Marilyn Monroe of autos?)

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The old way of forming the visually tactile lines of a car: clay modelling: the designer himself at work.