Porsche‘s newest headquarters and test track are being built in Atlanta, and the city wanted to rename the street it’s located on from Henry Ford II Avenue to Ferdinand Porsche Avenue. But the city has since reconsidered.
The street will simply be called Porsche Avenue, due to Ferdinand Porsche’s affiliation with the Nazis during World War II. The famous automotive engineer was actually Adolf Hitler’s favorite engineer, and Porsche was the mastermind behind the Nazis’ tank designs.
Of course the modern Porsche automaker has been striving to making amends for Porsche’s affiliation in the past, but the association is still there. The city of Atlanta decided to stay sensitive to the subject and simplified the name to something more acceptable.
[Source: Yahoo! Autos]