Porsche Turbo

Author: Randy Leffingwell
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760347581
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Porsche Turbo: The Inside Story of Stuttgart's Turbocharged Road and Race Cars celebrates Porsche's five decades of turbocharged supercar performance, both on the track and on the street. Don't let this one fly past you!

Porsche 911

Author: Randy Leffingwell
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760320926
Format: PDF
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For over 40 years, Porsche’s legendary 911 has ruled the realm of sports cars. The Porsche 911 is the benchmark. The 911 recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, making it one of the longest-running models currently in production from any manufacturer. A leader on the race track as well as the street, it posted an outright, overall victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2003, beating Corvettes, Ferraris, and even purpose-built Daytona Prototype race cars. This, despite the fact the 911’s rear-engine configuration was long ago rejected by rivals. Why does it hold such a coveted spot at the pinnacle of the sports car world? In Porsche 911: Perfection by Design, best-selling author/photographer and noted Porsche historian Randy Leffingwell adeptly answers this question, tracing the amazing story of its development and rise to international success, from the 1963 Type 901 through 2005 models. In tandem, he weaves the racing 911’s rich history, where it reigned victorious at Le Mans, Daytona and many more of the world’s most prestigious races. With more than 350 pages and 300 vivid color and black and white photographs, this amazing hard-cover book showcases why the 911 continues to impress enthusiasts and engineers alike. Leffingwell interviewed dozens of former and current Porsche engineers, designers and executives – including Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche, the father of the 911 – as well as Porsche competitors (who used the 911 as a benchmark for their own designs) to create a true, hands-on anecdotal history of the 911. Straight from the key players and decision-makers, he explains: “This book is an inside story of how the 911 came to be what it was, what it is now and how it moved through 40-plus years of evolution, growth and improvement.” A jaw-dropping and unprecedented collection of 911s between two covers (Leffingwell and David Newhardt’s stunning, full-page, color photography features more than 80 Porsche 911s) complements the text, enticing readers to an up-close-and-personal view of these exotic, wish-list cars.

Porsche Carrera GT

Author: Elmar Brümmer
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760319949
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Porsche's fantastic new Carrera GT has taken the supercar world by storm. Churning out an incredible 605 horsepwer from its all-new V-10 engine, the Carrera GT will sprint to 60 mph in under 4 seconds and top out in excess of 200mph. Six-pot calipers clamping ceramic composite discs will haul it to a stop. It's true race-bred technology brought to the street in a stunning package. Porsche Carrera GT tells the story of how this sports car benchmark came to be, from the initial designs, through engineering, to the test track and finally to the showroom.

Porsche 930 Turbo 911 930 Turbo

Author: Adrian Streather
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845844211
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author's years of real ownership experience, 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!

Corvette Racing

Author: David Kimble
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760343438
Format: PDF
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Chevy’s Corvette is without question one of the most recognized sports cars in the world. Since its introduction at GM’s Motorama, Corvettes have been favorites for fans and drivers in a wide variety of racing venues, including endurance events, hillclimbs, Trans-Am, drag racing, and GT Racing. For six decades, Corvettes have battled and defeated some of the the biggest names in the sports car world—Ferrari, Porsche, Cobra, Jaguar—at storied road courses like Le Mans, Daytona, the Nürburgring, Sebring, and Laguna Seca. Beginning with the Real McCoy, a Zora Arkus-Duntov special raced at Sebring in 1956, this book draws on the history of factory-sponsored and private racing efforts, chronicling the history of the various Vettes that have been put to the test as racing machines. Noted automotive writer and renowned artist David Kimble delves deep into Vette’s on-track history to provide the most thorough Corvette racing history ever published. Corvette Racing is illustrated with rare images from GM’s media and design archives and complemented by Kimble’s own stunning cutaway artwork. For Corvette and racing fans, this book is the definitive word on Corvette’s nearly 60 years of competition.

Porsche Sixty Years

Author: Randy Leffingwell
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760334836
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A beautifully illustrated history of the world's premier sports car maker, with analyses of each important model and interviews with key personnel.