- Jan 29, 2014
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- Lansdale, PA, USA
[URL said:https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a28819992/ferdinand-piech-dead/[/URL]]Ferdinand Piëch, the man who transformed the Volkswagen Group in his long tenure as chairman, has died at 82, according to German news media. German paper Bild reports that Piëch collapsed in a restaurant on Sunday, and subsequently passed away in the hospital.
Piëch became the chairman of the VW Group in 1993, and presided over the launch of the New Beetle, which was a huge hit for the Volkswagen brand. He also masterminded the purchases of Lamborghini