This trilogy on the Porsche 918 Spyder is like the car itself - passionate, focused, spectacular. The total of three motors in this super sports car - which is still the only production vehicle to have driven the Nürburgring Nordschleife in less than seven minutes - represent a whole new dimension of driving. Similarly, the three corresponding books on this high-tech vehicle deliver a whole new reading experience. There is the 'picture book' filled with opulent images from all the development phases of the 918 Spyder; the 'story book' that tells the thrilling tale of this car, which marks one of the decisive turning points in Porsche history; and, finally, there is the 'fact book' with all the relevant facts and figures on the 918 Spyder.
The iconic Porsche 911 is that rarity--a world-class performance car that can still be improved. This book shows anyone with the tools and a modicum of skill how to make this great car even better with performance-enhancing tricks and techniques ranging from subtle to extreme. Focusing solely on the air-cooled cars produced from 1963 through early 1998, this third edition of the Porsche 911 Performance Handbook provides clearly illustrated, easy to follow instructions for making modifications to every working part of the car, from engine and transmission to suspension, brakes, wheels and tires, and more. Author and noted Porsche expert Bruce Anderson goes into questions about buying a 911, custom treatments, and maintenance. Detailed appendices list tune-up specs, conversion charts and handy formulas, and resources.
No other sports car has had a run like Porsche’s, on the street or on the world’s racetracks. This richly illustrated volume tells the story of that fabled marque. Renowned automotive writer and photographer (and Porsche aficionado) Randy Leffingwell focuses his lens on each important model from the first 356 to today’s Cayman and 911. His pictures, in-depth analyses of each car and its context, and interviews with key personnel comprise a complete, compelling, and often revealing history of the world’s premier name in sports cars.
In Porsche 911: 50 Years, bestselling 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. Randy 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. 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; 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.
From the iconic Porsche 911 to the Porsche Carrera GT3 the Porsche Wall Calendar 2017 features gorgeous photos of these street legal racers. It will be a welcome gift to the car enthusiast in your life. The large monthly calendar grids offer room for recording anniversaries, birthdays, and other special events in your life. The calendar makes a statement on any wall.
Don’t buy a Porsche 911sc without buying this book first! Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Adrian Streather’s years of Porsche ownership. Learn how to spot a bad car quickly and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price!