Porsche 911: 50 Years
Porsche cars are one of those that we as watch lovers enjoy them as well, given that they have a strong brand heritage.
Best-selling author Randy Leffingwell celebrates half a century of one of the world's premiere sports cars, focusing on the major themes that have defined Porsche's rear-engined wonder with his book, Porsche 911: 50 Years. It features over 200 photos, extensive interviews, and inside looks of the development of the 911 for the road and race track.
Porsche 911: 50 Years tells the whole story, focusing on 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 years 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.
- 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.
Together, all of these facets make Porsche 911: 50 Years the most essential book in any Porsche owner or fan's library.