Apple hires Former Tesla VP & Aston Martin Chief Engineer

Fred Lambert breaking an exclusive for 9to5mac.com:

Apple hired former Tesla Vice President of Vehicle Engineering and former Aston Martin Chief Engineer, Chirs Porritt, to work on “special projects”, and we know that “special projects” is where Apple’s Titan car project lives

Chris Porritt was formerly chief engineer at Aston Martin (the man behind the DB9) and a principal engineer at Land Rover. He also has extensive experience in vehicle dynamics, architecture and packaging. He sounds like a great hire for Apple. Especially when you consider the fact that Johnny Ive is a admitted Aston Martin and Land Rover fan.