Was Porsche’s best racing platform the front-engine Volkschlepper?


If you’ve never seen a Porsche tractor race, can you truly call yourself an enthusiast?

In 1934, Dr. Ferdinand Porsche was developing the Volkswagen people’s car when he devised the parallel idea of a people’s tractor—the Volkschelpper. He built three early prototypes. And in true Porsche form, their gasoline engines were mounted in the rear. Total warfare ensued. After World War II, Porsche revisited the concept of the Volkschelpper, signing licensing agreements with two companies to build his design and keep his burgeoning company afloat.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/11/01/was-porsches-best-racing-platform-the-front-engine-volkschelpper