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Porsche 911 : 50 Years - Randy Leffingwell

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In Porsche 911: 50 Years, bestselling author Randy Leffingwellcelebrates 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. He 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; and the 996, 997, and 991, the liquid-cooled cars that brought the 911 into a new millennium. But beyond telling the story of the cars, this book also 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 mad 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 fan's library.

About the Author

RANDY LEFFINGWELL (Santa Barbara, CA), bestselling Motorbooks author and photographer, has earned a reputation as one of the best automotive historians working today. He has written and photographed over two dozen books on transportation topics.

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    Great book purchased for a friend who's a Porsche enthusiast. Perfect present for him. He was totally happy with it.

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    'an exhaustive history of the 911... I wholeheartedly recommend it.' Oversteer.org.uk

    ISBN: 9780760344019
    ISBN-10: 0760344019
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 256
    Published: 20th October 2013
    Publisher: Motorbooks International
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 31.2  x 2.9
    Weight (kg): 2.0