It's an article of faith among Porsche enthusiasts, bolstered by the official history on the Porsche website, that Ferdinand Porsche, who learned his trade as an automobile engineer and designer at Daimler-Benz before founding his own firm in 1931, designed the VW Beetle for Adolf Hitler. In fact, Hitler probably got the idea for the car's design from an Austrian named Hans Ledwinka, who designed a Czechoslovakian vehicle called the Tatra...Continue Reading