This Austro-Daimler was commissioned by Count Kolowrat Krakowsky. It gets the name of the Count: Sascha. Also the name of the film production for which he achieved important things. But Count Kolowrat is also a car enthusiast and very interested in technology. The prototype of the Sascha-Wagen is completed in 1921.
The product has with 1100 cm ³ a immensely small engine for those days, the together with the lightweight body the world amazes due to its driving performance. Porsche is a hard-to-manage genius. Even as a teenager he constructed an house intercom for his parental home shortly after the turn of the century as well as tanks in World War II, the three times as heavy as a Leopard 2. Who can offer his son 1921 already, a self-propelled car (Figure 4)?
If Ferdinand Porsche has something in his head, he performs it also. Apparently, since 1919, shortly after the end of World War I, he has a plan for a small car in the head. Whether the contract for the Sasha car really comes alone by Count Kolovraty, or Porsche has a little helped along, who wants to know this. And then that first and second place as a class victory at the Targa Florio. The world is always fascinated when the little ones beat the big ones. After all, the car is 19th overall.
Porsche has adduced the evidence, the realization of a 'people car' is possible. He will no longer lose sight of this possibility. But for his position at Austro-Daimler these intentions are fatal. Who has already money for a car during inflation after the First World War? Only speculators and those who have become rich through the war. One of those is Camillo Castiglioni, head of the deposit bank, which determines the Supervisory Board of Austro-Daimler. He tends to think big cars, wants to make money.
Porsche has probably never despised the money, but for his career, one can conclude that him is mainly the technique at heart. He urges his team of which the most remain still connected to him for a lifetime. He wants the best solution, even if the product is already on the market. That is sometimes the opposite of 'make money'.
So is inevitable, the discord between Castiglioni and Porsche. It is a terrible end in which Porsche, choleric as he is, scolds against the entire Jewish banking system and changes to Daimler in Stuttgart. Whether the Sascha Wagen was the beginning of the quarrel or has only brought the camel's back, can probably not be clarified. 07/13