9780760365038

The Complete Book of Porsche 911 Every Model Since 1964

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  • ISBN13:

    9780760365038

  • ISBN10:

    0760365032

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2019-07-30
  • Publisher: Motorbooks

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Summary

Porsche's fabled 911 represents the ultimate expression of Ferdinand Porsche's original vision of the perfect sports car. In The Complete Book of Porsche 911, author and photographer Randy Leffingwell provides a year-by-year overview of Stuttgart's most famous car, from the original 901 prototype to today's technologically advanced GT2 and GT3 derivatives and the latest 992-generation 911. Along the way, he highlights the racing, prototype, and limited-production cars—offering the most complete reference available to these top-tier sports cars.

In this book, you'll find the air-cooled cars of 1963 to 1998, then the water-cooled 911s of 1998 to present day. With behind-the-scenes info on the evolution of this iconic sports car, this book offers the detail craved by Porsche enthusiasts. Illustrated throughout with images from Porsche's own historical archive and complemented by the author’s stunning photos, along with detailed technical specification tablesThe Complete Book of Porsche 911 offers a thorough account of one of the most beloved enthusiast cars ever produced.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

6 Introduction
Predecessors and Prototypes, 1948-1965

30 Chapter 1
The First Generation, 1964-1968

64 Chapter 2
The First Generation Continues, 1970-1977

102 Chapter 3
The Second Generation, 1978-1983

126 Chapter 4
The Second Generation Continues, 1984-1989

160 Chapter 5
The Third Generation Appears, 1989-1994

194 Chapter 6
The Fourth Generation, 1994-1998

220 Chapter 7
Water Cooking Defines the Fifth Generation, 1998-2005

254 Chapter 8
The Sixth Generation, 2005-2012

292 Chapter 9
The Seventh Generation, 2012-2019

338 Chapter 10 
The Eighth Generation, 2020-On

342 Index
 

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