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Aston Martin engineering VP moves to Tesla Motors

Rumors were traveling at light speed through the Internet’s series of tubes this week about the VP of Engineering for Aston Martin, Chris Porritt, jumping ship and moving to Tesla Motors.

Now Tesla – by way of Green Car Reports – has confirmed the move.

This is a big move for Tesla for it didn’t just acquire a great engineer; it got one of the most innovative in the luxury performance market.

In 2009, Porritt lead the engineering charge on the Aston Martin One-77 supercar.

Interestingly, however, this isn’t the first time an Aston man has moved over to Tesla. The infamous Henrik Fisker (co-founder of now defunct Fisker Automotive) help Tesla design what would later become the current Model S.

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