Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the designer of the iconic 911, has died aged 76. The grandson of company founder Ferdinand Porsche and son of Ferry, Ferdinand Alexander — nicknamed "Butzi" — was heavily involved with the German automaker's road car and racing programs during the 1960s.

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Ferdinand went on to found the Porsche Design Studio.

In a statement, Porsche AG's chief executive officer Matthias Muller said: "As creator of the Porsche 911, he established a design culture that still molds our sports cars today. His philosophy of good design is a legacy that we will continue to honor in the future."