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The man behind the machine is Ferdinand Porsche He did not start out with Porsche though he started by making engines cars and planes for other companies He worked for Austro Damlier Mercedes Benz Styer Wanderer Znndapp NSU Auto Union Cisitalia and Volkswagen Chris Harvey 11 In these designs of cars and planes he loved the most to build cars that were fast In 1930 Mr Porsche had started his own independent company with his co- workers designing Volkswagens for the German army Chris Harvey 11 They designed an amphibious car called the Volkswagen Schwimmwagen that could reach speeds up to 95 miles per hour The Porsche company wanted to continue the design but Volkswagen did not see any sort of a future with a car of such magnitude so they discontinued them At the time Porsche didnt have enough capital to continue with the prototype that they made so they put the design on hold for a while While they were waiting to make more capital they pulled up another car the Type 114 Chris Harvey 11 Finally they got Hitler to fund the project they put on hold In this car they used a Volkswagen chassis and the type 114 body design They were scheduled to race in the Berlin to Rome race which Hitler had intended for the car but war was declared and the race never happened Since war was declared in Germany the Porsche company was asked by the German army to make a tank that they later named Maus After the war was over they moved from Austria to France The political party in power asked Porsche to make a car that could be considered a peoples car This never happened because the governments political parties changed and they were arrested for assisting the Germans in making transportation to aid them Chris Harvey 11 It took them six months to go through the system and
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