06 May '13, 9pm

Big win for Tesla: hires Aston Martin’s VP of Vehicle Engineering Can't wait to see THAT car.

PALO ALTO, Calif.-- Tesla has hired Aston Martin’s Chief Engineer of Vehicle Engineering, Chris Porritt, to be its Vice President of Vehicle Engineering. Chris is a world-class leader and automotive engineer who established Aston Martin’s Vehicle Engineering team from the ground up and used his innovative approach as Chief Engineer for Aston Martin’s One-77 supercar. The One-77 was best known for its advanced structural design combined with cutting edge active suspension and aerodynamics. These combined to make it one of the fastest cars in the world. Chris brings more than 25 years of automotive engineering experience to Tesla. Chris joined Aston Martin in 1997 where he brought the Vehicle Engineering function in-house, establishing vehicle dynamics, NVH and durability and later whole vehicle architecture and vehicle packaging, as well as thermal management, aerodynamics ...

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