Die Ära der Turbo-Elfer
No matter the age, ask some one with an interest in cars a top 5 of his favourite sports cars : the odds are that the Porsche 911 Turbo is in it. And that’s not without a reason. After all, the Zuffenhausen company has a great name when it comes to sports cars. And the Porsche 911 Turbo is the flagship of the ‘normal’ production cars since decades. No wonder that many car enthusiasts will think about this iconic car when you ask them for their hit list.
Dirk-Michael Conradt is a German automotive journalist with a long and impressive curriculum. He worked for the renowned magazine Auto Motor und Sport and was chief-editor of the classic car magazine Motor Klassik. His lifelong experience in automotive journalism gave him acces to information sources you can only dream of. For the research of this book : Porsche Turbo – Die Ära der Turbo-Elfer, the author spent numerous hours in the Porsche Archives, who gave him full co-operation to complete this masterpiece.
The book starts with a short overview of the history of the turbo used in combustion engines to give an overall view of what a turbo actually is. After that short introduction, the book continues with the different generations of the Porsche Turbo. From the design and presentation of the 1975 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 all the way to the 540hp 2016 Porsche 991 Turbo. For each model, the particularities are clearly described, and no details are forgotten. The book is illustrated with numerous pictures -many of them never published before- and illustrations to give the text even more explanation.
The book brings a complete coverage of every single Porsche 911 Turbo or derivative model ever : even the Porsche 934 and the Porsche GT2 variants aren’t forgotten. Porsche Turbo : die Ära der Turbo-Elfer definitely belongs to the list of books you should have in your library. Probably one of the best information sources when it comes to the Turbo powered Porsche 911s.
- Author : Dirk-Michael Conradt
- Publisher: Motorbuch Verlag (May 2016)
- Language: German
- ISBN-10: 3613038684
- ISBN-13: 978-3613038684