Most comprehensive and detailed Porsche 911R book
During our visit to the Strähle Swap Meet in Fellbach last October, we had the opportunity to catch up with Christophe Mäder, one of the authors of the Porsche 911R book. Christophe Mäder gave us the opportunity to go quickly through a prototype of the Porsche 911R book, good enough for the preview we published before. Those that have read the preview, know we were very enthusiast about the book. After we received our copy of the Porsche 911R book and took plenty of time to truly discover the contents of the book, our enthusiasm hasn’t disappeared.
The Porsche 911R starts with the history of the 1967 Porsche 911R. Development and motorsport history of the 1967 Porsche 911R is roughly half of the book. 186 pages are dedicated to the original Porsche 911R. Even though I heard the owner of an original owner say he had expected more detailed history, I believe the vast majority of Porsche fans is more than delighted with the detail given in the book . You won’t be surprised the 1967 world record run at Monza are worth a chapter on it’s own.
The second half of the Porsche 911R book is dedicate to the 2016 Porsche 911R. Development , design of all the major parts of the car are described in detail in separate chapters : Chassis, aerodynamics, drivetrain, suspension and equipment. Even the production line of the Porsche 911R received its own chapter with lots of pictures. There are even 2 acetate see-through pages with 3D imagery, especially designed for the Porsche 911R Book. All the chassis numbers of the 2016 Porsche 911R’s produced are listed with indication of the colors, interior and so on. Too bad there is no list of all the 1967 Porsche 911R’s in the book, that would definitely have been a major extra.
As a conclusion we can only say the authors George Konradsheim, Thomas Grüber and Christophe Mäder did a fantastic job. Exactly as the Porsche 911 Carrera RS book, the Porsche 911R book is of quality rarely seen in Porsche books. It is and will always be a reference for collectors , fans and auctioneers. Even though the book is far from cheap, it is worth the money.