It is hard to find a car that is more iconic as the Porsche aircooled sports cars. For 70 years now , the rear-engine and aircooled cars built by the German manufacturer Porsche set a benchmark for production sports cars. This reflects not only in a commercial succes, but on the track too. From the early start on Porsches haven been used in races, with numerous victories as a result From the first Gmund coupe, to the 356 to the timeless 911, this richly illustrated book tells the full story of Germany’s fabled sports cars.
Writing a book about Porsche is almost impossible without spending a chapter to the old Professor Ferdinand Porsche, and his realisations. Denis Adler details the influences and events that set Ferdinand Porsche on the path of automotive engineering, including his jobs at Lohner, Mercedes-Benz, Auto-Union. The book tells the complete history, richly illustrated with dozens of pictures, some of them rarely published before.
For the research of this book, Denis Adler had full co-operation of the Porsche historic archives for both documents, pictures and illustrations.
The book is definitely worth a place in your library.