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Porsche 911: 50 Years

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  • a 50-year retrospective of one of the world's premier sports cars, the Porsche.
  • 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.

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