<VV> Those pesky Porsche rumors

Tony Underwood tony.underwood at cox.net
Mon Nov 8 01:43:14 EST 2010

At 04:59 PM 11/6/2010, BobHelt at aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 11/5/2010 12:27:59 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time,
>Wrsssatty at aol.com writes:
>..........new Corvair. The  great Dr. Porsche might have
>had a minor hand in that design, too.  But,  that's another  story to be
>at another time."
>I see that you have not heard Bob Benzinger say that the good Doctor  and
>his company had absolutely nothing to with the Corvair's design other than
>production of a few of their own vehicles that were used by Chevrolet for
>evaluation purposes.
>So the story ends there.

Not exactly... there's evidence that Porsche may have taken a close 
look at the boxer-6 that GM put in that 356, which fit nicely and ran 
well and made Porsche sit up and realize that they had no 6 cylinder 
engine of their own... but a few years later they did.

One could in fact suggest that the Corvair was partially responsible 
for the 911.


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