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Old 06-22-2013, 06:14 PM   #1
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Take a guess who this was designed by

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Of course, it was the work of Ferdinand Porsche. To think, he made the world's first mid-engined Formula 1 car twenty plus years before Cooper, who are often credited with revolutionizing the breed with their mid-engined design in the late 50's. Still, can you imagine driving a car with that amount of horsepower, skinny bias-ply tires, a huge rear-weight bias and swing-axles?????!!!!!!!!! If that didn't separate the men from the boys (or ladies from the girls), nothing could!

I believe that Porsche also pioneered supercharging in the earlier Mercedes SSK, as well four-wheel drive in a vehicle he designed during World War I, the Panzer tank in WWII, the first modern synchronizers for manual transmission, etc., etc. He was truly a genius.

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check out the arm band at the 2:03 mark

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Yes, the man was a true genius. I can't imagine going that fast on those tires & brakes. But that was state of the art back in those days, it still redefines the statement "Grow a set Nancy"

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