Powered by Porsche – The Alternative Race Cars

Powered by Porsche – the alternative race cars

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We all know that Porsche has a race history that can be called one-of-a-kind. No other brand can show you a palmares of victories and racing successes, in as many different racing series and classes.   Both the factory team and customer racing teams have won thousands and thousands of races. There’s no secret about that. But how many of us know that there are several very succesful race cars that did not really bear the name Porsche, but were powered by Porsche ? Who knew there were cars like Lotus, Elva, Lola or March that had a Porsche heart beating inside? The book “Powered by Porsche : The alternative race cars”  by Roy Smith will learn you all you need to know about this previously uncovered subject.

From previous books like the one Roy Smith wrote about the Porsche 924 Carrera GT, we know the author does not like a medium job. His books are very accurate and detailed, and tell you the complete story without hiding anything. For the book “Powered by Porsche : The alternative race cars” , Roy Smith interviewed both the team owners, the pilots, mechanics and the people at Porsche that co-operated with the teams that built their own cars using a Porsche engine. Even the Hybrid cars that the old professor Ferdinand Porsche designed are covered and it goes all the way through history to the Daytona Prototypes.

Even though dozens of alternative race cars, powered by a Porsche engine were built, all of them are covered by Roy Smith. The book contains both unique details and previously unpublished pictures about the different cars, and tells anecdotes from the people involved in racing these wonderful cars. Especially in the late 70’s and 80’s Porsche had not the ability to deliver all the cars, chassis and parts that customer race team wanted. So some of these customers started designing and developing their own chassis, but they still wanted a Porsche engine. Plus with many new projects in the rapidly expanding Porsche organisation, race car projects had to be prioritised. This would lead to the creation of the replicas, as opposed to the factory built works race cars, even Porsche was building ‘replica’ Porsche 935s to supply to clients, this was to continue into the Porsche 962 era.

Definitely a book you need to have in your Porsche or race library !!!

Details

ISBN : 978-1-845849-90-0
Author : Roy  Smith
Publisher : Veloce Publishing
Pages  : 464
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Language : English

Models covered in the book “Powered by Porsche : the alternative race cars”

Alpinche
Andial 935
Argo – Porsche
Behra- Porsche
Bobsy – Porsche
Brickyard Indy- Porsche
Brun-Porsche
Chanabé -Porsche
Condor -Porsche
Cooper – Porsche
Cougar -Porsche
Courage -Porsche
Coyote-Porsche
Crawford-Porsche
Dahmen-Porsche
Dauer-Porsche
Deutsch-Porsche
Devin-Porsche
DKW-Porsche
Dolphin-Porsche
Doran-Porsche
Dulon-Porsche
Dyson-Porsche
EBS -Porsche
Elva-Porsche
Fabcar-Porsche
Fageol – Porsche
Footwork –Porsche
Gebhardt-Porsche
GLD-Porsche
Glockler-Porsche
Gordini- Porsche
GRID- Porsche
GSL- Porsche
Gunnar- porsche
Hirondelle-Porsche
Holbert-Porsche
Jost- Porsche
John Paul –Porsche
Keck-Porsche
Kelly – Porsche
KMW-Porsche
Kremer -Porsche
Lola-Porsche
Lotus-Porsche
March-Porsche
McLaren –Porsche
Mercedes-Porsche
Mong -Porsche
PAM-Porsche
Platypus-Porsche
Porschewagon-Porsche
Pupulidy-Porsche
RLR-Porsche
Riley-Porsche
Royale-Porsche
Sauter -Porsche
Schuppan-Porsche
Sehcar-Porsche
Strandell-Porsche
Tiga-Porsche
TWR Joest-Porsche
URD-Porsche

Powered by Porsche - the alternative race cars Book Cover Powered by Porsche - the alternative race cars
Roy Smith
Motorsport
Veloce Publishing
October 15, 2017
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