Paul Hensler

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Paul Hensler (born January 16, 1929 in Freiburg im Breisgau ; † March 17, 2014 in Stuttgart ) was a German engineer and one of the most important engine designers and chief engineer at Dr. Ing.hc F. Porsche AG .

Hensler began his career in 1958 after successfully completing a mechanical engineering degree in Karlsruhe with the further development of diesel engines for Porsche tractors in Friedrichshafen . In 1963, Porsche sold the tractor division and Hensler switched to motor vehicle testing. There he was responsible for the further development of the boxer engine of the Porsche 911 and for the engine concepts of the 928 and 944 series . The engines developed in Hensler's team were very successful in motorsport. Niki Lauda thus became Formula 1 world champion.

Hensler was a pioneer in exhaust research in Germany. Starting with a test bench set up in Ferry Porsche's garage, Hensler initially set up emissions research in Germany using measuring instruments he developed himself.

Paul Hensler retired in 1994. He died on March 17, 2014 in Stuttgart.

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Porsche mourns Paul Hensler. Dr. Ing.hc F. Porsche AG , March 19, 2014, accessed on March 22, 2014 .
  2. a b Frank Wiesner: From tractor to sports car. July 23, 2009, accessed March 22, 2014 .