Porsche fans do know René Staud, the renowned Stuttgart-based automotive photographer, with a need for speed. In his career that spans over 3 decades, René Staud has an impressive list of books on his account. In the uncertain times that traveling was not allowed, or at least very difficult, René Staud took the opportunity to open his photo studios for Porsches that he always wanted to shoot, some of them from private collections, some of them from the Porsche Museum. The result is ‘Porsche Legends – the racing icons from Zuffenhausen’.
The large format book features 200 photos. It contains background information and technical data on each of the Porsche models. It all starts with the first production model Porsche, the type 356, produced in Zuffenhausen in 1950. From there, Staud speeds through a history full of highlights. While the book is a stunning document of the history of the Porsche brand, it is also a monument to motorsport and all those who have the need for speed.
‘Porsche Legends – the racing icons from Zuffenhausen’ is a great coffee-table book. One that you can grab on cold winter nights to flip through the pages and enjoy the stunning photography René Staud is renowned for. This is not the book to learn a lot about the fantastic cars pictured. But it will definitely bring you several hours of joy and fun.