The Porsche book

a definitive illustrated history

Author: Lothar Boschen,Jürgen Barth

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Transportation

Page: 584

View: 9117

The Porsche 911 Book

50th Anniversary Edition

Author: René Staud,Jurgen Lewandowski

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group

ISBN: 9783832797034

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 6689

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 911

Perfection by Design

Author: Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760320926

Category: Transportation

Page: 352

View: 2481

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.

Porsche 70 Years

There Is No Substitute

Author: Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760347255

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 6782

"This richly illustrated book offers a complete history of Porsche. The book focuses on the engineering and design stories while paying homage to key players. Beautiful, contemporary photos and rare historical images accompany in-depth analyses of milestone cars and events"--

The Complete Book of Porsche 911

Every Model since 1964

Author: Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1627889671

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

View: 4303

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

The Classic Era

Author: Dennis Adler

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760351902

Category: Transportation

Page: 304

View: 8790

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.

The Book of the Porsche 356

Author: Brian Long

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845847202

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 8675

Based loosely upon the VW Beetle, which Dr Porsche also designed, the 356 was the first Porsche model and, as such, represented the birth of a legend. The curvaceous little coupés and spyders were a huge success throughout the world, and continued to be so throughout the model's life because of a policy of continuous development. Here is the full and fascinating story of the Porsche 356, and the racing and rallying cars which sprang from it. Here, too, is the story of the very beginnings of what, today, is one of the greatest sports car marques and an icon of automotive excellence. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Arial}

Porsche - Origin of the Species

Foreword by Jerry Seinfeld

Author: Karl E. Ludvigsen

Publisher: Bentleypublishers.com

ISBN: 9780837613314

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 343

View: 625

Porsche - Origin of the Species is the latest Porsche heritage book by renowned automotive historian Karl Ludvigsen, author of the award-winning Porsche: Excellence Was Expected and Ferdinand Porsche Genesis of Genius. Within Jerry Seinfeld's renowned Porsche collection resides an unassuming yet extraordinary piece of Porsche history: Porsche Gm nd coupe 356/2-040. Captured exclusively for this book in a series of evocative portraits by acclaimed automotive photographer Michael Furman, 040s unsullied originality conveys with startling immediacy the combination of artistry, innovation and determination that went into its improbable creation. The saga that emerges encompasses mechanical revelations, human drama and the turmoil of world war. Porsche - Origin of the Species will appeal to all car enthusiasts who are eager to know what events really ignited the spark from which all other Porsches evolved.

The Porsche Book

Rear-engined Porsches and their racing variants

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781893618930

Category:

Page: 704

View: 6111

Porsche

All the Cars

Author: Lorenzo Ardizio

Publisher: Giorgio Nada Editore

ISBN: 9788879116541

Category: Transportation

Page: 416

View: 9562

Porsche, the great Stuttgart-based manufacturer, certainly needs no introduction. In over 60 years, it has built unforgettable road and racing cars, which have every right to be part of the fabric of motoring and motor sport history. Their designations may be numbers, but behind each one of them there is a legendary car; the 356, 911, 928 and 959, the 550, 906, 908, 917, 956 and 962 are just some of the cars that make up this first 'virtual gallery'. An assembly of all Porsche's fundamental models in chronological order, their stories told in brief passages complete with their technical and design specifications. A true vademecum that has to be part of every Porsche enthusiast's library.

A Deeper Love Inside

The Porsche Santiaga Story

Author: Sister Souljah

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439165327

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1014

Natural-born hustler Porsche Santiaga refuses to accept her new life in juvenile detention after her family is torn apart and fights to regain what she has lost.

The Porsche 924/944 Book

Author: Peter Morgan

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9781859608647

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 8028

Reissued to satisfy ongoing demand from ardent owners, this volume chronicles the entire history and development of Porsche's 924 and 944 models. Chapters provide full details of the engine, transmission systems, suspension, brakes and interior, and explain mechanical and electrical systems. Includes chapters on bodywork and customization, plus comprehensive appendices providing specs and production figures.

The Porsche Book

Author: Frank M. Orel

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: 9783832733872

Category:

Page: 304

View: 4118

This turbo-charged book, now available in a beautifully produced, small format edition, is an exciting thrill ride for all lovers of the Porsche experience. As you browse, you embark on a nostalgic, image-packed journey through the annals of high-performance motor engineering and design. The book's dynamic layout and design capture every element of these ultimate rides--power, freedom and speed. Captivated from the first glance, you will keep coming back for more! After a while, the book becomes like your own personal road movie as the sights and sounds come to life. Revel in innovative images of all the most famous Porsches--shot in glamorous locales across the globe.

Porsche 912

50 Years

Author: Jürgen Lewandowski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783667103062

Category:

Page: 175

View: 6203

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."

My Porsche Book

Die 356-Ikonen

Author: René Staud

Publisher: Klasing & Company

ISBN: 9783667101242

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 3597

With all the skills of a brilliant photographer, Rene Staud portrays all variants of this Porsche classic with 4-cylinder rear-engine and rear-wheel drive. As a dedicated collector, he presents all his photographic 356-icons - his complete studio fund. Moreover, photos taken by other owners of the 356 are shown as well. This comprehensive illustrated book about the Porsche 356 also deals with the story of photographer and visionary, Rene Staud. His special use of the flashlight, the Magicflash, gives the bodyworks an exceptional look, the cars become sculptures. This artistic sense of the star photographer and photo artist is appreciated very much by Porsche. A lovely automobile art book! Text in English and German."

Porsche Milestones

Author: teNeues,Wilfried Müller

Publisher: teNeues

ISBN: 9783961710218

Category:

Page: 221

View: 5324

Porsche's enduring influence on automobile history: from the legendary "ducktail" to the thrilling Panamera A book which is as dynamic as the brand: experts deepen knowledge, amateurs learn more

Porsche 911

Author: Ulf Poschardt

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV

ISBN: 9783899556872

Category: Porsche 911 automobile

Page: 240

View: 5408

The thinking man's sports car: a symbol of the relentless desire for peak power and limitless performance. The Porsche 911 inspires a worldwide ripple effect. When Ferdinand Porsche could not find a sports car he liked, he decided to build one himself. And now, the rest is history: Jerry Seinfeld drives it; Boris Johnson admires it; Steve McQueen loves it; and Jeremy Clarkson hates it. The Porsche 911 moves the world. Despised by many in Germany as a set of wheels for fat cats, it is the favorite car of free spirits and intellectuals in the U.S. and across the globe. The Porsche 911 was not just invented by one of the most fascinating and controversial families - it is also a technical meisterwerk. Since its launch in 1963, the 911 has built a reputation for itself as "the thinking man's sports car." Both a car and a cultural icon, it has earned a fan base that spans from young to old, East to West, connoisseur to enthusiast. Porsche 911: The Ultimate Sportscar as Cultural Icon explains how this German car became a global phenomenon and a symbol of aspiration, freedom, and the appetite for perfection, and even more, why, around the world, the 911 continues to fascinate gentlemen, ladies, and rogue drivers. In this book, Ulf Poschardt sends Porsche drivers to the shrink and concludes that a little narcissm can be a healthy thing; he then takes them on an engaging journey through the checkered history that defines their pride and joy. Not everyone can, nor indeed should, drive a Porsche, but Porsche 911: The Ultimate Sportscar as Cultural Icon lays bare the raw driving force behind the 911 for anyone intrepid enough to discover.