Ferdinand Porsche: Genesis Of Genius

Road, Racing And Aviation Innovation 1900 To 1933

By Karl Ludvigsen

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In "Ferdinand Porsche:Genesis of Genius", author Karl Ludvigsen reveals a dynamic young innovator who helped to chart the course of the automobile through the first decades of the twentieth century. As early as 1900, at the age of 25, Ferdinand Porsche pioneered hybrid technology to power his automobile designs. Once gasoline gained dominance as the power-source of choice, Porsche became relentless in his goal to design the fastest and most durable automobiles in Europe.

Porsche's engineering brilliance did not stop at the automobile. He also made significant contributions to the early development of airplane engines and military transport vehicles. And in addition to his hands-on style of engineering, Ferdinand Porsche was a tireless managing executive in the automotive industry.

"Ferdinand Porsche:Genesis of Genius" explores in depth the unique combination of ambition, determination and genius that were the genesis of an automotive dynasty which has continued to thrive and expand for over a century.

● Twentieth-Century Debut 1900
● Bohemian Beginnings 1875-1900
● Electrifying Automobiles 1900-1905
● Jellinek's Dream 1906-1908
● Viva Austro-Daimler 1906-1914
● Racing in Their Blood 1909-1911
● Creativity in Conflict 1910-1918
● Opportunity in the Air 1909-1918
● Stellar Sixes 1918-1923
● Sascha to the Rescue 1921-1923
● Stuttgart Calling 1919-1926
● Shooting Stars 1923-1928
● Interregnum in Steyr 1928-1930
● Genius for Sale 1930-1934
Robert Bentley, Inc Publishers
Hardbound, 496 pages. Photographs & illustrations.

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