1922 Austro-Daimler ADS-R Sasha.
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Though designed for Austro-Daimler, the "Sasha" in effect launches Porsche's great motorspots tradition at the Targa Florio road race in Sicily.
In 1922, this compact, high-performance car originally developed as a pre-curser of a production 4-seater, places first and second on the first try in its class.
Key factors in this success are the nimble handling and effective power transfer of this lightweight car, which tips the scale at a mere 598 kilograms.
Named after the financial sponsor of the project, industrialist Count Alexander "Sasha" Kolowrat, this car brings a total of 43 racing victories.
Ferdinand Porsche also is a racing enthusiast, as this point enables him to test the viability of his designs under extreme conditions.
In the "Sasha", he established the fundamental principle of optimizing the power-to-weight ratio, which become a key attribute of all Porche sports cars.
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