"Randy Leffingwell's Porsche 911 : 50 years is the definitive history of one of Porsche's most storied and enduring cars. Featuring over 200 photos, extensive interviews, and inside looks of the development of the 911 for the road and race track, Porsche911 : 50 years is an in-depth look at this beautiful vehicle"--
"Originally published in 2013, Randy Leffingwell's celebration of one of the world's premiere sports cars, is still a top seller more than 3-years later."Autorentext
Randy Leffingwell wrote his first book, American Muscle, in 1989 while still on staff at the Los Angeles Times. Since then, he has authored another 47 titles, covering subjects from sports cars to motorcycles to farm tractors. Leffingwell is considered one of the top Corvette historians working today, and he enjoys a close working relationship with Chevrolet as well numerous other manufacturers. His previous Corvette titles include Art of the Corvette, Corvette: Seven Generations of High Performance, Corvette Sixty Years, and Legendary Corvettes. He lives in Southern California.
In "Porsche 911: 50 Years," bestselling author Randy Leffingwellcelebrates a half-century of one of the world's premiere sports cars, covering every iconic 911 model.ZusammenfassungBest-selling author Randy Leffingwell celebrates a half-century of one of the world's premiere sports cars, focusing on the major themes that have defined Porsche's rear-engined wonder. Porsche 911: 50 Years
tells the whole story—design and development
, racing and competition
, engineering and technology
, style and culture
. All the iconic 911 models are included:
- The original 901 prototype that set the standard
- The legendary RS models that made the little Porsche a dominant force on the world's racetracks
- The infamous Turbo, the car that kept the performance flame alight during the dark, dismal decade of the 1970s
- The fabled 959, the model that redefined the term "sports car"
- The 993, last of the original air-cooled models
- The 996, 997, and 991, the liquid-cooled cars that brought the 911 into a new millennium
Beyond telling the story of the cars
, Porsche 911: 50 yearsalso spotlights the people behind them
: Ferdinand "Butzi" Porsche, the son of legendary Porsche founder Ferdinand "Ferry" Porsche
, who co-designed the instantly recognizable 911 shape; Peter W. Schutz
, the Porsche CEO who saved the 911 from extinction; and Dr. Helmuth Bott
, the engineering genius behind many of the groundbreaking technologies that have defined the 911, including fuel injection, turbocharging, and all-wheel-drive.
Leffingwell also tells the story of the 911 community
—the clubs and culture that surround the car.
Together, all of these facets make Porsche 911: 50 Years
the most essential book in any Porsche owner or fan's library.Inhalt
Between Next and New
Evolution Version 1.0
Evolution Version 2.0
From Air to Water
Racing the 911