Ernst Fuhrmann – the inspiration behind the 911 Turbo
Porsche’s first CEO is frequently maligned as the man who tried to kill off the 911. There is far more to his Porsche career than this misconception as he was the inspiration behind the 911 Turbo.
Viennese Ernst Fuhrmann was one of Ferry Porsche’s first post war employees, joining the Konstructionsbüro, then based in Gmünd in 1947. The pair worked together on several major projects, including the Cisitalia 360 racing car, a dauntingly complex 1500 cc supercharged flat-12 with four-wheel drive. Then the company moved back to Stuttgart and production of what would become known as the Type 356 got underway.
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