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#1 Tim Murray

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 11:20

Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Piëch, the man chiefly responsible for the Porsche 917 and Audi Quattro, and who turned Volkswagen from a struggling company into a world leader, died suddenly last Sunday:

https://www.autocar....aped-volkswagen

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#2 sabrejet

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 12:26

I hadn't seen this: hard to believe that such an important loss seems to have been missed by so many. He was a true enthusiast.



#3 Michael Ferner

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 13:46

I doubt that.

#4 john aston

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 17:17

Obit in The Times yesterday. Great achievements, yes , 917, Quattro etc  but reportedly   a vindictive and unpleasant man . 12 kids...  you'd need two Audi Q7s for that lot ...



#5 E1pix

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 17:49

RIP.



#6 Doug Nye

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 21:21

If interested, another obit here...

 

https://www.goodwood...iech-1937-2019/

 

DCN



#7 JoBo

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 22:51

I doubt that.

 

He was an enthusiast! And he was a true car guy! Yes, he also was tough but he saved VW, Lamborghini, Ducati, MAN, Bentley and made Bugatti possible again! He was a man with visions and a fantastic engineer who was able to turn his visions into reality.

The automotive industry owed him a lot!

 

May he Rest in Peace!

 

JoBo


Edited by JoBo, 29 August 2019 - 22:52.


#8 JacnGille

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 12:16

Sad news