Porsche 70 Years

There Is No Substitute

Author: Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760359563

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 9704

Porsche is one of the most important and iconic automotive manufacturers in history. From its first 356 to today's technical tour de force, the 918, Porsche has advanced from strength to strength for nearly seven decades. In Porsche 70 Years: There is No Substitute, author Randy Leffingwell offers a richly illustrated and detailed book that captures the full story of one of the world's leading automotive companies. Beautiful, contemporary, photos and rare historical images accompany in-depth analyses of milestone cars and events. Created with Porsche's cooperation, the book brings to light the engineering and design stories behind Stuttgart's most famous cars--such as the 356, 904, 917, 911, 928, 935, 956 and others--as well as its key players. There's something for every Porsche enthusiast, whether rear-engine 911 loyalist, race fan, or follower of contemporary vehicles such as the Cayman and Boxster. Comprising the most comprehensive overview of the company's entire history, this book truly has no substitute.

Porsche 911

50 Years - Special Edition

Author: Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760345955

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 376

In Porsche 911: 50 Years, best-selling author Randy Leffingwell celebrates a half-century of one of the world's premier sports cars. Through beautiful photography sourced from Porsche's own historic archive and lucid storytelling, he relates the entire history of the rear-engined wonder: design and development, racing and competition, engineering and technology, style and culture. Covering every iconic 911 model through the ages - including the original 901 prototype, the famous Turbo, and the fabled 959 - Leffingwell also highlights the men behind the legend, from "Butzi" and "Ferry" Porsche to Peter W. Schutz and Dr. Helmuth Bott. Finally, this book taps into the 911 community, comprising the devoted clubs and enduring culture that will continue to surround the car long into the future. The stories and images alone make Porsche 911: 50 Years the essential book in any Porsche enthusiast's library. This limited-edition version has been carefully crafted with the dedicated Porsche 911 fan in mind. A specially designed presentation box ensures the pristine condition of the book for years to come. We have also included a hand-picked gallery of gorgeous 911 art prints, exclusive to the owner of this edition and perfect for framing and displaying. Lastly, by limiting the release to only 600 copies, we guarantee that the only thing rarer than your special edition of Porsche 911: 50 Years is that elusive all-wheel-drive 959.

Porsche 911

Perfection by Design

Author: Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760320926

Category: Transportation

Page: 352

View: 2124

For over 40 years, Porsche’s legendary 911 has ruled the realm of sports cars. The Porsche 911 is the benchmark. The 911 recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, making it one of the longest-running models currently in production from any manufacturer. A leader on the race track as well as the street, it posted an outright, overall victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2003, beating Corvettes, Ferraris, and even purpose-built Daytona Prototype race cars. This, despite the fact the 911’s rear-engine configuration was long ago rejected by rivals. Why does it hold such a coveted spot at the pinnacle of the sports car world? In Porsche 911: Perfection by Design, best-selling author/photographer and noted Porsche historian Randy Leffingwell adeptly answers this question, tracing the amazing story of its development and rise to international success, from the 1963 Type 901 through 2005 models. In tandem, he weaves the racing 911’s rich history, where it reigned victorious at Le Mans, Daytona and many more of the world’s most prestigious races. With more than 350 pages and 300 vivid color and black and white photographs, this amazing hard-cover book showcases why the 911 continues to impress enthusiasts and engineers alike. Leffingwell interviewed dozens of former and current Porsche engineers, designers and executives – including Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche, the father of the 911 – as well as Porsche competitors (who used the 911 as a benchmark for their own designs) to create a true, hands-on anecdotal history of the 911. Straight from the key players and decision-makers, he explains: “This book is an inside story of how the 911 came to be what it was, what it is now and how it moved through 40-plus years of evolution, growth and improvement.” A jaw-dropping and unprecedented collection of 911s between two covers (Leffingwell and David Newhardt’s stunning, full-page, color photography features more than 80 Porsche 911s) complements the text, enticing readers to an up-close-and-personal view of these exotic, wish-list cars.

The Complete Book of Porsche 911

Every Model Since 1964

Author: Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760339392

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

View: 2845

Born in the Bohemian town of Maffersdorf on September 3, 1875, Ferdinand Porsche displayed unparalleled automotive engineering genius from his earliest years. Following stellar work at Austro-Daimler, as well as with his own engineering firm, he formed his own automobile company after World War II, developing a line of sports cars which culminated in the fabled 911, the ultimate expression of Porsche’s original vision for the perfect sports car. The Complete Book of Porsche 911 provides a model-by-model overview for each year of the 911’s production, from the original 901 prototype to the current models. In addition to production cars, the book includes all of the factory's racing, prototype, and special-production cars illustrated with both current and archival photography. This book is the ultimate single-volume resource for the 911 aficionado.

Porsche

A History of Excellence

Author: Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760340165

Category: Transportation

Page: 348

View: 8992

No other sports car has had a run like Porsche’s, on the street or on the world’s racetracks. This richly illustrated volume tells the story of that fabled marque. Renowned automotive writer and photographer (and Porsche aficionado) Randy Leffingwell focuses his lens on each important model from the first 356 to today’s Cayman and 911. His pictures, in-depth analyses of each car and its context, and interviews with key personnel comprise a complete, compelling, and often revealing history of the world’s premier name in sports cars.

The Porsche 911 Book

50th Anniversary Edition

Author: René Staud,Jurgen Lewandowski

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group

ISBN: 9783832797034

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 7898

For the 50th birthday of the populous Porsche 911 family, the famous automotive photographer Rene Staud showcases the most important models - all in his typically radiant and distinctive style."

Porsche 912

50 Years

Author: Jrgen Lewandowski

Publisher: Delius Klasing Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783667106063

Category:

Page: 176

View: 1133

The Porsche 912 is one of the most famous sports cars of all time, outselling the Porsche 911 almost two to one in 1966 This book is a complete history of the development and design of the Porsche 912 When the Porsche 912 was introduced in the spring of 1965, some members of the staff were not quite happy with the new model, for it still had the four-cylinder engine of the 356 that was no longer in production, while the 911 already had the new six-cylinder, and had become a legend. However, the 911 was so expensive that many Porsche devotees in Germany could not, or did not want to, afford to buy it. For this reason, Porsche quickly needed a new, less expensive model so the 912 came into being, and from 1966 to 1969 about 32,000 vehicles were built. Apart from the Porsche 912 Coupe (1965 to 1969) this book also presents the Porsche 912 Targa (1966 to 1969). Less well-known, but all the more intriguing, is the story of the Porsche 912E, built in 1976 just for the US market, and of which only 2099 specimens exist."

Porsche 911 Red Book 3rd Edition

Specifications, Options, Production Numbers, Data Codes and More

Author: Patrick Paternie,Peter Bodensteiner

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760347603

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 1830

Take hold of the ultimate reference resource on one of the world's most loved and respected sports cars. Porsche's 911, one of the most iconic sports cars in the world, is also one of the most sought-after collectible sports cars. Potential buyers, collectors, historians, and armchair enthusiasts crave all the details that, in sum, make up the 911's DNA. Porsche 911 Red Book provides all of the critical information enthusiasts need and offers it in a convenient, portable package that can be carried to concours, auctions, club events, or anywhere that quick reference to accurate data is required. From the first 911 of 1964 to today's technologically advanced, class-leading sports car, Porsche 911 Red Book offers all the data and detail desired by 911 fans. It provides an in-depth look at all the 911 versions including the Turbos, GT cars, and the limited-production specials that have collectively forged the 911 legend over the past 50-plus years.

911 Love

50 Years of Porsche 911

Author: Edwin Baaske

Publisher: Klasing & Company

ISBN: 9783768836654

Category: Transportation

Page: 360

View: 6320

Celebrates fifty years of the iconic Porsche 911, with stories and photographs from owners around the world.

Porsche

The Classic Era

Author: Dennis Adler

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760351902

Category: Transportation

Page: 304

View: 6806

Porsche: The Classic Era offers something for all Stuttgart enthusiasts and those interested in automotive history. There are few automobiles in the world as iconic as Porsche's air-cooled sports cars. For more than 50 years Porsche's rear-engine wonders set the benchmark for production sports cars and dominated the world's race courses. From the first Gmund coupe, to the 356 to the timeless 911, this richly illustrated volume tells the full story of Germany's fabled sports cars. Automotive writer and photographer Dennis Adler begins the books with the early career of Ferdiand Porsche, detailing the influences and events that set him on the path of automotive-engineering greatness including key stints with Mercedes-Benz, Auto Union, and Volkswagen. From there he details Porsche's WWII work before moving into the postwar era and the establishment of Porsche as a unique automotive brand. Adler's engaging text is accompanied throughout by rare images from Porsche's historic archive as well as stunning contemporary photos of all the great cars including 356 Carerra, 550 Speedster, 911S, 912, 930 Turbo, 914/6 as well as key racers like the 906, 908, and 935.

911 LoveRS

Author: Jürgen Lewandowski,WAFT

Publisher: Delius Klasing Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783667111135

Category: Porsche 911 automobile

Page: 252

View: 6445

-The first comprehensive homage to the Porsche R and RS models -From the first 911 R (1967) through the varying RS models, to the latest 911 R (2016) -Includes interviews with enthusiasts, racing drivers and customers -Presents portraits of unique collectors' items and race histories -Celebrates the 50th Anniversay of the Porsche 911 R in 2017 Porsche's sporting elite - the 911 R - more performance, less weight. As the first comprehensive homage to the R and RS models, this is a must-have for all Porsche 911 lovers. At auctions they rack up premium prices, but the makers of the 911 R never intended to create objects of speculation for maximum profit. Their main concern was developing vehicles that would appeal to customers because of their uncompromising sportiness. The story begins 50 years ago, when the first Porsche 911 R achieved five new long-distance world records in Monza; and goes on to the latest 911 R - a car that is aware of its history, with racing stripes, houndstooth bucket seats, manual gear change, and a free-revving naturally aspirated engine. In between the first and the latest lie 50 years, numerous models, and a legion of fans.

Porsche Turbo

The Inside Story of Stuttgart's Turbocharged Road and Race Cars

Author: Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 162788792X

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 5551

Celebrate the rebirth of the world's most stunning high-performance automobile. Porsche made history when it brought turbocharging to the racing world in the form of the 917. When strict regulations regarding engine displacement took away the option of bigger engines, manufacturers turned to forced induction. In its wildest trim, the original 12-cylinder turbocharged Porsche racing engine yielded as much as 1,400 horsepower! Porsche's official philosophy was that racing cars must have a connection to street cars, so it was preordained that Porsche would eventually produce a turbocharged version of its air-cooled flat-six cylinder engine. The resulting 930 Turbo appeared in the spring of 1975 in Europe. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour took a scant 5.5 seconds, and its top speed was 155 miles per hour. The Turbo's distinctive rear wing let the world know that this was something very special. It was nothing less than the rebirth of the high-performance automobile. At a time when the big-block engines in America's so-called "muscle cars" were putting out 180 horsepower and the engines in exotic supercars weren't much more ambitious, the lightweight Porsche was a genuine rocket. Porsche Turbo: The Inside Story of Stuttgart's Turbocharged Road and Race Cars celebrates Porsche's five decades of turbocharged supercar performance, both on the track and on the street. It covers all of the major racing cars as well as the turbocharged street cars, including the 930, 935, 924, 944, 968, 911, and Cayenne Panamera. Don't let this one fly past you!

The Porsche book

a definitive illustrated history

Author: Lothar Boschen,Jürgen Barth

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Transportation

Page: 584

View: 5047

Corvette Fifty Years

Author: Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760311803

Category: Transportation

Page: 384

View: 7832

Officially licensed by General Motors, Corvette: Fifty Years is a colorful, nostalgic and commemorative look at the obstacles and achievements of this classic American sports car, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2003. The book provides new insight into the fascinating story of the beloved Corvette with unpublished stories and previously unseen historical and all-new color photographs. Witness Corvette's 1953 Motorama debut, the fervor generated by the Blue Flame Special, and the excitement surrounding the Indy Pace Cars and the ZR-1. Previously unpublished Corvette stories and never-before seen historical photographs complement 100 stunning, new color photos. From standard production models to such legendary racing models as the Sebring and Grand Sport, Leffingwell details their histories and delivers a full half-century of Corvette history.

Porsche 911 Story

The Entire Development History - Revised and Expanded Ninth Edition

Author: Paul Frère,Tony Dron

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781844259908

Category: Transportation

Page: 512

View: 3449

The Porsche 911, introduced in 1963, is still the world’s favorite high-performance sports car. Rather like the car it describes, the evergreen Porsche 911 Story continues to delight marque enthusiasts of all ages, having been originally published in 1976 and having remained in print ever since, through eight editions. Describing the full history of this timeless sports car, this classic book is brought right up to date in a totally redesigned ninth edition that includes details of the models produced since 2006. Respected motoring journalist and Porsche expert Tony Dron picks up the torch to update this definitive work by the late Paul Frère.

Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2

Coupe, Targa, Cabriolet & Speedster: Model Years 1984 to 1989

Author: Adrian Streather

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 184584422X

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

View: 8350

Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author's years of real ownership experience, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price!

The All-American Muscle Car

The Birth, Death and Resurrection of Detroit's Greatest Performance Cars

Author: Jim Wangers,Colin Comer,Joe Oldham,Randy Leffingwell,David Newhardt,Darwin Holmstrom

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760343829

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 3579

The All-American Muscle Car celebrates the fifty-year history of the breed through stunning modern and archival photography, head-to-head shootouts between the cars, past and present, and brilliant essays from today's top muscle-car writers.

Porsche Sixty Years

Author: Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760334836

Category: Transportation

Page: 348

View: 6280

A beautifully illustrated history of the world's premier sports car maker, with analyses of each important model and interviews with key personnel.

Porsche 911 Performance Handbook

Author: Bruce Anderson

Publisher: MotorBooks International

ISBN: 9780760300336

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

View: 2746

Buy, tune, maintain and modify your prized 911 with this ultimate guide. Learn about wheel and tire improvement, up-to-the-minute autocross or showroom stock suspension and brake mods, custom add-on bodywork and paint, and interiors -- where to buy it, how to install it and what to expect for a result. Covers engine, suspension, chassis, transmission, tune-ups, model history, body and more on all 911s up through 1996.

Porsche 911 GT2 and GT3

Author: Colin Howard,Colin Pitt

Publisher: Routledge Cavendish

ISBN: 9781910241080

Category:

Page: 82

View: 6341

A book on just Porsche 911 GT2 and GT3 cars.