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Porsche 70 Years : There Is No Substitute - Randy Leffingwell

Porsche 70 Years

There Is No Substitute

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2017
ISBN: 9780760347256
Number Of Pages: 256

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This richly illustrated book offers a complete history of Porsche, Germany's premium sports-car maker. The book focuses on the engineering and design stories while paying homage to key players.

Porsche is one of the most important and iconic automotive manufacturers in history. From its first 356 to todays 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 worlds leading automotive companies. Beautiful, contemporary, photos and rare historical images accompany in-depth analyses of milestone cars and events.

Created with Porsches cooperation, the book brings to light the engineering and design stories behind Stuttgarts 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.

About the Author

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 for Motorbooks and its sister publisher Voyageur Press covering subjects from sports cars to motorcycles to farm tractors. Leffingwell is considered one of the top Porsche historians working today, and he enjoys a close working relationship with Porsche AG. His Porsche titles include Porsche 911 50 Years, The Complete Book of Porsche 911, and Porsche Turbo. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.

"The informative text for each model recounted is somewhat brief and doesn't get too bogged down in the minutiae, while the cars themselves are pictured in all their splendor with rarely seen archival images and contemporary photography by Michael Furman...[A] worthy purchase for any Porsche enthusiast's bookshelf." * Porsche Club of America *
"I can conclusively say that if you want a condensed history lesson on Porsche's last 70 years that focuses on its most legendary cars, you won't do much better than getting your hands on this book. There is, dare I say it, no substitute." * TheNewswheel.com *
"Porsche 70 Years is packed with a mix of gorgeous vintage photographs, original factory renderings, and spectacular studio photography from Michael Furman. As for Leffingwell's part, he again knocks it out of the park with a mixture of eloquent fact recitation and turn of phrase that doesn't beat you over the head with elegance." * FlatSixes.com *
"It's all here: race cars, production cars, concepts and prototypes, every significant Porsche ever made gets an analysis in Randy Leffingwell's book Even the 914! Whichever Porsche is your favorite gets a thorough look here." * AutoWeek *

ISBN: 9780760347256
ISBN-10: 0760347255
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st October 2017
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 30.0 x 25.0  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.97