The automotive world lost a legendary Ferdinand Pieha

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The automotive world lost a legendary Ferdinand Pieha

Piech has initiated a lot of projects very well known and not too. In this photo he is seated in the experimental apparatus of the Volkswagen 1-litre in 2002, reschedulable 0,89 litres of diesel fuel per 100 km.

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At the age of 82 years in Germany died Ferdinand Piech, is known to the entrepreneur before April 2015, the former Chairman of the Board of Volkswagen Group. The grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, Ferdinand of Jehu, the automotive world are due to the formation of the Volkswagen group in the form in which we know it now: as the largest automaker in the world, if you count the annual production with trucks.

It was the efforts Piecha brand Audi moved to the premium segment. Piech is the de facto annexed to Empire Volkswagen’s Porsche brand in 2012 (actually, historically they have been associated all my life, and it would be a single narrative for the whole book). Piech oversaw the acquisition of Volkswagen’s Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti created the new Automobiles bringing life back to this old brand under the wing of the German auto giant.

Group Volkswagen AG Piech headed in 1993. In that time, the company is mired in losses. Piech replaced almost the entire management team, reduced costs, has initiated a review of the entire line of products. Among the projects launched at the initiative and with the ardent support Ferdinand during his career, can remember the Audi Quattro and the Bugatti Veyron, Volkswagen New Beetle and Volkswagen Phaeton, Volkswagen XL1.

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In 2014, Ferdinand Piech was included in the list of names of the Automotive hall of fame (this is a special Museum in the United States, commemorating the achievements of the great Industrialists, engineers, designers and managers). There he took his place among such legends as Giovanni Agnelli, Karl Benz, Nuccio Bertone, Robert Bosch, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Bruno Sacco, Henry Ford, Rudolf Diesel, Thomas Alva Edison, Lee Iacocca, Enzo Ferrari, Gottlieb Daimler, Ferdinand Porsche. Now it Pieha in the Volkswagen group continued by his associates. But it is impossible not to recall the other absolutely Autonomous from the VW of a young project — car company Piech, recently founded by the son Pieha — Anton Piech. And is the transformation of names in the brand may be the best memory of Ferdinand than inheritance volkswagenaudi Empire.