Ferdinand Porsche (3 September 1875 – 30 January 1951) was an automotive engineer and founder of the Porsche car company. He is best known for creating the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle (Lohner-Porsche), the Volkswagen Beetle, the Mercedes-Benz SS/SSK, several other important developments and Porsche automobiles. In addition, Porsche designed the 1923 Benz Tropfenwagen, which was the first race car with a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout.
And now Porsche are preparing to start all over again. As they were running out of 99X numbers, the latest 911 is the 991. Once again, changes were more mechanical than aesthetic. The engine was moved forward slightly and there is a new steering system. Look for another 20+ versions to make their way to market over the next few years.