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Porsche Milestones

This book chronicles Porsche's 70-year history, highlighting key milestones both on the racetracks and the roads. In the realm of motorsport, Porsche has consistently pursued unconventional paths, as exemplified by the speedy lightweight hill climbers, powerful 917, pioneering turbo victory at Le Mans, ground effect racing prototype, and sports car triumph in the Paris to Dakar desert race. A significant achievement came in 2015, 2016, and 2017 when the Porsche 919 secured a Le Mans hat trick through its unique hybrid technology.

On the road, Porsche's legacy began with the 356 in the 1950s, evolving into increasingly beautiful and faster sports car generations. The 911, introduced in the mid-sixties, remains a stroke of genius whose design and technology continue to inspire reinterpretations. Porsche's history is filled with bold deviations from convention, exemplified by the 356 Speedster, 911 Carrera RS 2.7, the daring Boxster, the successful Cayenne, and the rapid follow-up, the Macan.

This book, created in collaboration with the makers of the award-winning magazine "ramp," combines international expertise to provide an entertaining, creative, and informative perspective on Porsche's cars and culture.

Author:Wilfried Müller
Specs:224 pages, 33 x 26 x 2.6 cm / 13 x 10.25 x 1.02 in, hardback
Illustrations:50 b&w and 100 colour photographs
Publisher:teNeues Publishing UK Ltd (GB, 2017)
EAN:9783961710218
Book: Porsche Milestones

Porsche Milestones

Language: English

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Electrified - seit 1893 (Deutsche Ausgabe)

Die Geschichte von Porsche beginnt elektrisch: 1893 brachte Ferdinand Porsche mit einer Lichtanlage die Zukunft in sein Elternhaus. Damit legte er sprichwörtlich den Schalter zu seiner Laufbahn als Pionier der Elektromobilität um.
1898 konstruierte er sein erstes Elektromobil mit Heckantrieb. Marktfähig war sein lenkbarer Radnabenantrieb, den er 1900 in einem Lohner-Porsche Elektromobil in Paris präsentierte. Noch im selben Jahr schuf er das erste funktionsfähige Hybridfahrzeug der Welt. Unter der Überschrift "Intelligent Performance" nahm Porsche den Gedanken ab 2010 wieder auf.

Das neue Buch aus der Edition Porsche Museum schlägt den Bogen von der frühen Elektromobilität mit Strassen- und Rennfahrzeugen über moderne Hybridkonzepte bis hin zum Taycan, dem ersten vollelektrischen Sportwagen der Marke Porsche.

Author:Porsche Museum
Specs:180 pages, 17.5 x 24.5 cm / 6.9 x 9.7 in, hardback
Illustrations:150 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2020)
Series:Edition Porsche Museum
EAN:9783613309364
Book: Electrified - seit 1893 (Deutsche Ausgabe)

Electrified - seit 1893 (Deutsche Ausgabe)

Language: German

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Electrified - since 1893 (English Edition)

The history of Porsche begins electrically: in 1893 Ferdinand Porsche brought the future to his parents' house with a lighting system. In 1898, he designed his first electric vehicle with rear-wheel drive.
His steerable wheel hub drive, which he presented in 1900 in a Lohner Porsche electric vehicle in Paris, was marketable. In the same year, he created the world's first functional hybrid vehicle. Under the heading "Intelligent Performance", Porsche took up the idea again in 2010.

The new book from the Porsche Museum Edition spans the spectrum from early electric mobility with road and racing vehicles to modern hybrid concepts and the Taycan, the Porsche brand's first all-electric sports car.

Author:Porsche Museum
Specs:180 pages, 17.5 x 24.5 cm / 6.9 x 9.7 in, hardback
Illustrations:150 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2020)
Series:Edition Porsche Museum
EAN:9783613309371
Book: Electrified - since 1893 (English Edition)

Electrified - since 1893 (English Edition)

Language: English

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Das grosse Buch der Porsche-Typen

Ce guide, composé de 3 volumes dans une cassette, fournit des informations détaillées sur tous les modèles de Porsche. Outre les photos les 1665 pages contiennent aussi des spécifications techniques, des infos sur les changements de production, etc.
Mise à jour jusqu'à 2010 c'est un vrai ouvrage de référence sur les voitures de sport Porsche.

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Author:Jürgen Barth, Lothar Büsing
Specs:1664 pages, 17 x 24 cm / 6.7 x 9 in, hardback
Illustrations:1465 b&w and 816 colour photographs, 44 drawings
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2010)
EAN:9783613032415
Book: Das grosse Buch der Porsche-Typen

Das grosse Buch der Porsche-Typen

Language: German

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Der Porsche-Katalog - Der ultimative Marktführer

Seit mehr als 70 Jahren fertigt Porsche atemberaubende Sportwagen mit Kultfaktor. Stets nach dem Credo "Perfektion ist selbstverständlich", entstanden legendäre Modelle wie der Porsche 356 oder das Erfolgsmodell 911. Aber auch die Transaxle-Modelle 924, 928 und 968 zeugen von der überragenden Ingenierskunst aus Zuffenhausen.
Von kaum einer anderen Marke sind prozentual mehr Gebrauchtwagen auf dem Markt erhältlich. Die veritablen Klassiker sind äußerst begehrt und werden zu teils schwindelerregenden Preisen gehandelt.

Penibel recherchiert und zusammengestellt von Automobil-Journalist und Erfolgsautor Thomas Wirth, bietet dieser Katalog einen perfekten Überblick, falls Kauf oder Verkauf einer solchen Sportwagen-Ikone geplant ist. Er enthält alles, was man wissen muss: die wichtigsten Porsche-Modelle mit Kurzbeschreibung und technischen Daten, wie Art der Karosserie, Baujahr, Zylinder, Hubraum, Leistung und natürlich die aktuellen Marktpreise von Classic Data.
Eine kurze Geschichte von der Geburt Ferdinand Porsches 1875 bis zum einmillionsten 911 im Jahre 2017 rundet diesen Katalog wunderbar ab.

Author:Thomas Wirth
Specs:208 pages, 29.5 x 21 cm / 11.6 x 8.25 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Heel-Verlag GmbH (D, 2021)
EAN:9783966641364
Book: Der Porsche-Katalog - Der ultimative Marktführer

Der Porsche-Katalog - Der ultimative Marktführer

Language: German

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Porsche - Cars with Soul

In Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, August 1939, the 60K10 project, under the supervision of one Professor Ferdinand Porsche, builds a car in anticipation of a race, Berlin to Rome, that will never take place.

With this model, the idea for a light and aerodynamic car, with a small engine but remarkable performance was born. Nine years later this idea bore fruit and the company released their first automobile, the 356, created by Ferdinand's son, Ferry Porsche, which would launch the company into automotive history.

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"Porsche - Cars with Soul" tells the story of Porsche, from the unique perspective of the cars themselves, through the most significant events and races of the marque's celebrated history.
It covers exhilarating accounts of races in which Porsche cars competed, from 1951 to 2015 and it tracks the development of Porsche models from the first model 356, to the defining model 911, and beyond.
Beautifully illustrtated with rarely seen full-colour and vintage photographs from the Porsche archives.

Author:Gui Bernardes
Specs:208 pages, hardback
Illustrations:80 b&w and 120 colour photographs
Publisher:The Crowood Press Ltd (GB, 2017)
EAN:9781785003202
Book: Porsche - Cars with Soul

Porsche - Cars with Soul

Language: English

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Porsche Masterpieces

Was denn, noch ein Porsche-Buch? Aber ja - und was für eins! In diesem ebenso edlen wie hochwertigen Bildband präsentieren wir Ihnen eine Sammlung exquisit fotografierter und einmalig schöner Autos aus einer der wichtigsten Porsche-Sammlungen der Welt vor.
Außergewöhnliche Porsche-Modelle, die in einmaliger Weise die Geschichte des Zuffenhausener Sportwagenherstellers nachzeichnen. Von den Anfängen bis zum Speedster, von den Porsche-Modellen mit Turbo-Triebwerk und den modernen Super- und Hyperautos. Ein phantastischer Querschnitt der mittlerweile mehr als 70 Jahre langen Porsche-Sportwagengeschichte.

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Bob Ingram, erfolgreicher Pharma-Manager und leidenschaftlicher Porsche-Sammler, hat seine berühmte Kollektion mit viel Geduld und Sachverstand zusammengestellt. Sie finden in diesem prachtvollen Bildband professionelle Fotografien des 17. Autos aus Gmünd, eines der allerersten Porsche aus der österreichischen Produktion.
Ebenso wunderbare Portraits von Fahrzeugen mit interessanter Renngeschichte und bekannten Vorbesitzern. Die Auswahl umfasst die Modelle 550 Spyder, 904, Speedster aus vier Generationen, 356 Carrera, natürlich den ikonischen 911 in allen Facetten und Rennsport-Versionen, drei herausragende Turbos und schließlich die Supersportwagen 959 und Carrera GT.

Der weltweit renommierte Automobil-Fotograf Michael Furman hat 45 Highlights der Sammlung Ingram aufs Edelste abgelichtet.

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Author:Randy Leffingwell, Cameron Ingram, Michael Furman
Specs:332 pages, 30.5 x 24.5 cm / 12 x 9.7 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Heel-Verlag GmbH (D, 2019)
EAN:9783958439573
Book: Porsche Masterpieces

Porsche Masterpieces

Language: German

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Puissance Porsche

Les soixante voitures présentées dans cet ouvrage exceptionnel de plus de 300 pages constituent les plus beaux modèles de la dynastie Porsche. Tout ici rime avec excellence, puissance et performance...
Voitures routières pour la plupart, elles ont, pour bon nombre d'entre elles, démontré de vraies qualités sportives. De la Porsche 959, sophistiquée, à la 935, victorieuse au Mans, en passant par la 911 jusqu'aux tout derniers modèles, la Boxster, la Panamera V6 diesel ou encore le SUV Macan, tous incarnent le génie Porsche.

L'année 2018 marque les 55 ans de la mythique 911. À cette occasion, un dossier spécial retrace les évolutions et les performances de ce modèle qui a tant contribué en prestige sportif de la marque fondée par Ferdinand Porsche en 1931.

Author:Brian Laban
Specs:304 pages, 34 x 26.5 x 3.2 cm / 13.4 x 10.4 x 1.26 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Glénat (F, 2017)
EAN:9782344025048
Book: Puissance Porsche

Puissance Porsche

Language: French

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Professor Porsche's Wars - The Secret Life of Ferdinand Porsche (paperback)

Regarded as one of the great automotive engineers of the twentieth century, Ferdinand Porsche is well remembered today for his remarkable automotive designs including the Volkswagen Beetle and Auto Union Grand Prix cars.
Yet there is another side to his extraordinary career, for he was an equally inventive designer of military vehicles and machinery. In this field too he excelled. Indeed the sheer versatility of his contribution is astonishing. Karl Ludvigsen's study is the definitive guide.

He tells the complete story, focusing on Porsche's relations with the German armed forces and on the stream of advanced designs he was responsible for. Included are Austro Daimler's pioneering aero engines, the Kübelwagen, Schwimmwagen, Type 100 Leopard tank, Ferdinand or Elefant tank destroyer and the astounding Type 205 Maus tank.
He also describes Porsche's creative work on aero engines, tank engines and even a turbojet for the V-1 flying bomb.

Karl Ludvigsen's account confirms the pre-eminence of Ferdinand Porsche as a brilliant and prolific engineer, one of the most remarkable of his generation.

Author:Karl Ludvigsen
Specs:296 pages, 27.5 x 21.5 cm / 10.8 x 8.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:250 b&w photographs
Publisher:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2018)
EAN:9781526726797
Book: Professor Porsche's Wars - The Secret Life of Ferdinand Porsche (paperback)

Professor Porsche's Wars - The Secret Life of Ferdinand Porsche (paperback)

Language: English

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Ferry Porsche - Mein Leben - Ein Leben für das Auto

Ferry Porsche ist der Schöpfer des Porsche 356 und der Renn-Spyder der 50er Jahre. Ausserdem entwickelte er das Lastenheft für den legendären 911 und machte Porsche zur grössten Sportwagenfabrik der Welt.

Aufgezeichnet von dem Journalisten Günther Molter, nimmt die Autobiographie eine besondere Stellung in der Porsche-Literatur ein: Was Ferry Porsche hier erzählt, wird selbst intime Kenner der Porsche-Historie noch überraschen.

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Das lange vergriffene Buch ist mehr als ein Rückblick auf sein Leben. Es ist sein Vermächtnis. Zum 50-jährigen Jubiläum des 911 im Jahr 2013 erscheint es in neuer Aufmachung.

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Author:Günther Molter
Specs:356 pages, 31 x 24 cm / 12.2 x 9 in, hardback
Illustrations:297 b&w and 156 colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2013)
EAN:9783613035010
Book: Ferry Porsche - Mein Leben - Ein Leben für das Auto

Ferry Porsche - Mein Leben - Ein Leben für das Auto

Language: German

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Ferdinand Porsche: Genesis of Genius - Road, Racing and Aviation Innovation 1900 to 1933

In "Ferdinand Porsche - Genesis of Genius", author Karl Ludvigsen reveals a dynamic young innovator who helped to chart the course of the automobile through the first decades of the twentieth century.
As early as 1900, at the age of 25, Ferdinand Porsche pioneered hybrid technology to power his automobile designs. Once gasoline gained dominance as the power-source of choice, Porsche became relentless in his goal to design the fastest and most durable automobiles in Europe.

Porsche's engineering brilliance did not stop at the automobile. He also made significant contributions to the early development of airplane engines and military transport vehicles. And in addition to his hands-on style of engineering, Ferdinand Porsche was a tireless managing executive in the automotive industry.

Many previously unpublished photos from the Porsche family archives.

Author:Karl Ludvigsen
Specs:496 pages, 34 x 25 cm / 13.4 x 9.8 in, hardback
Illustrations:570 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Bentley Publishers (USA, 2009)
EAN:9780837615578
Book: Ferdinand Porsche: Genesis of Genius - Road, Racing and Aviation Innovation 1900 to 1933

Ferdinand Porsche: Genesis of Genius - Road, Racing and Aviation Innovation 1900 to 1933

Language: English

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Porsche Engineering: Vision, Konstruktion, Innovation - Pionierleistungen seit 1931

1931 wagte Ferdinand Porsche mit einem gemieteten Büro in der Stuttgarter Kronenstraße den Sprung in die Selbstständigkeit und legte damit den Grundstein der heutigen Marke Porsche. Seither ist der Name Porsche eng mit Kundenentwicklungsprojekten verbunden.
Diese Tradition setzt Porsche Engineering mit innovativen Lösungen und hoher Digitalisierungskompetenz in einem internationalen Standortverbund fort.

Author:Porsche Museum
Specs:240 pages, 24.5 x 30 x 2.6 cm / 9.7 x 11.8 x 1.02 in, hardback
Illustrations:140 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2021)
Series:Edition Porsche Museum
EAN:9783613320109
Book: Porsche Engineering: Vision, Konstruktion, Innovation - Pionierleistungen seit 1931

Porsche Engineering: Vision, Konstruktion, Innovation - Pionierleistungen seit 1931

Language: German

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Porsche Engineering: Vision, Construction, Innovation - Pioneering solutions since 1931

In 1931 Ferdinand Porsche started his own business in a rented office in Stuttgart's Kronenstrasse thus laying the foundation for today's Porsche brand. Since then, the name Porsche has been closely associated with development projects for customers worldwide.
Porsche Engineering continues this tradition with innovative solutions and a high level of digitalization expertise in an international network of locations.

Author:Porsche Museum
Specs:240 pages, 24.5 x 30 x 2.7 cm / 9.7 x 11.8 x 1.06 in, hardback
Illustrations:140 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2021)
Series:Edition Porsche Museum
EAN:9783613320116
Book: Porsche Engineering: Vision, Construction, Innovation - Pioneering solutions since 1931

Porsche Engineering: Vision, Construction, Innovation - Pioneering solutions since 1931

Language: English

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bb - Rainer Buchmann - Innovation - Design - Emotion

Car modifier b+b Auto, founded 1973 in Frankfurt by Rainer Buchmann and his brother Dieter, caused a stir in the 1980's European and international car scene by their technical innovations as well as their spectacular design. Initially focussed on Porsche cars b+b became established through their Porsche Turbo Targa with prismatic colours varnish presented at the Polaroid stand on Fotokina 1976 Cologne.
At IAA Frankfurt 1979 they launched b+b CW 311, a contemporary modification of the legendary Mercedes 300 SL. Mercedes-Benz was so enthusiastic about the car that they allowed Buchmann to continue using the Mercedes star as a brand logo.
During the 1980s, b+b was one of the most successful modifiers of production cars into individual luxury vehicles for those who could afford it - customers from the Arab world as well as celebrities from the Jet-Set...

However Buchmann's real passion belonged to the area of electronic innovations, and the money he earned with his tuning activities was invested into research in this field. He was the first to think about centralised door locking by means of remote control as well as park distance control and he invented the first car computers. In 1983 his multi-function steering wheel was protected by patent.

This comprehensive book, produced in close cooperation with Merck Group, one of the world's leading chemical companies for whom Buchmann popularized a new and special kind of bright enamel varnish, presents the complete history of Rainer Buchmann's technical and entrepreneurial achievements.

Author:Gerold Lingnau
Specs:208 pages, 29.5 x 25 x 1.9 cm / 11.6 x 9.8 x 0.75 in, hardback
Illustrations:100 b&w and 250 colour photographs
Publisher:Heel-Verlag GmbH (D, 2017)
EAN:9783958433939
Book: bb - Rainer Buchmann - Innovation - Design - Emotion

bb - Rainer Buchmann - Innovation - Design - Emotion

Language: English

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