The Porsche 911 Turbo has always been a car that has been spoken of. When the first Porsche 911 Turbo appeared in the showrooms of the Porsche dealerships in the spring of 1975, the car was immediately an eyecatcher and wanted by the folks that wanted to drive a race car on daily basis. One can say without any exageration that the Porsche 911 Turbo has become a true legend.
With the 40th anniversary of the Porsche 911 Turbo in mind, Andreas Gabriel and Norbert Franz published a book about the first period in the existence of the Porsche 911 Turbo. “40” Porsche 911 Turbo – Aircooled Years belongs to the few books that can serve both as a coffee table book, and as an object to research cars. The book starts with the first prototype that was unveiled at the 1973 Frankfurt IAA and continues with all the generations of the Porsche 911 Turbo until the very last air-cooled Porsche 993 Turbo that was released in model year 1998.
Not only was the introduction of the turbo technology in series production race cars a sign of courage and technical and innovative skills, the huge commercial success of the Porsche 911 Turbo contributed to the great reputation of Porsche. As we all know, the Porsche factory brings several special series to the market. This books tells us in detail the story of the several special series that left the factory. The Porsche 930 Turbo S vehicles produced for Sonauto, the 964 Turbo Cabriolet, the 993 Turbo Cabriolet and the 911 Turbo “package cars” from 1994, whose existence is known only to a few even today, will have no more secrets for you after reading this book.
The book was written in close collaboration with the historical archive of Porsche AG and shows previously unpublished photographs of Porsche 911 Turbo Nr.1, which was driven by the daughter of Ferdinand Porsche, Louise Piech. The book includes several statistics with all the chassis numbers of the aircooled Porsche 911 Turbo’s ever produced.