Join The World's Fastest Growing Porsche Community >>

Porsche Veteran Roland Kussmaul

Engineer, racing team manager, test driver, tank driver, works driver, Roland Kussmaul has perhaps the most eclectic CV of all Porsche’s backroom boys. 

Roland Kussmaul
Courtesy of Porsche Press

Except perhaps at one or two retirement parties or other formal occasions, no one ever saw Roland Kussmaul wearing a suit and tie. Racing or workshop overalls, Porsche’s pit lane uniform perhaps, even a mere pair of grubby shorts in those shots of the sweltering Dakar where he raced during the day and serviced the cars in the evening, but never a shirt and tie: Roland Kussmaul was always hands on.

Another of the wave of engineering graduates from Stuttgart University who joined Porsche at the end of the sixties, Kussmaul remembers that exciting time when Ferdinand Piëch, a man who “knew what he wanted” was driving the Porsche Motorsport to the very top with an energy that was felt throughout the company.

Access to the full article is limited to paid subscribers only. Our membership removes annoying ads, lets enjoy unlimited access to all our premium Porsche content and offers you awesome discounts on Porsche related products.

See Membership Options

 

Become A Full Fledged Member
No Pesky Ads. Full Access to Featured Content. Awesome Discounts on Products