The former Porsche engineer Hans Mezger, the father of the legendary model 911, has died at the age of 90 years. The manufacturer announced on Thursday. For more than three decades Mezger was for the racing cars and racing engines from the Stuttgart-based company.
"The news of his death hits us. Our thoughts are with his family," said Michael Steiner, Executive Board member for research and development, Porsche AG: "We would like to thank Hans Mezger for his extraordinary engineering achievements. His innovations for our series of sports cars forever."
Mezger, born in Ottmarsheim in Ludwigsburg, has signed for Porsche TAG turbo engine in the McLaren is responsible, with the Austrian Niki Lauda in 1984 and the Frenchman Alain Prost in 1985 and 1986 formula 1 world champion have been.
the overall design of the 917 with its twelve-cylinder was Mezgers work. 1970 Porsche celebrated with the car its first victory at the 24 hours of Le Mans, and the next edition of 1971, a further Triumph was in. In two years, Porsche dominated with the 917 in the sports world Cup car.
sidDate Of Update: 04 August 2022, 07:22