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Porsche 917: books - history and technology

A book on the Porsche 917? Here are illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Porsche racing passenger cars.

Porsche High-Performance Driving Handbook (2nd Edition)

t's been more than a decade since the first Porsche High Performance Driving Handbook set the standard for getting the most out of a Porsche. If driving techniques haven't changed since then, technology definitely has.
This book, by the world's foremost expert, takes that new technology into account as it gives readers the latest information on how to drive a Porsche to its limit.

Once upon a time, the Can Am and Trans Am race series changed their rules because Vic Elford and his Porsches were winning too often. Here Quick Vic shares his insights into ride control systems, new tire compounds, and Tiptronic and Direct-Shift Gearbox transmissions, all of which have transformed the experience - and the challenge - of driving a Porsche.

As he discusses recent models, ranging from new generations of the 911 to the whole-cloth inventions of the Boxster, Cayenne, Cayman S and Carrera GT, modern images and historical photos immerse the reader in both the history and the evolving technology that Vic Elford knows like no one else.

Author:Vic Elford
Specs:176 pages, 28 x 21 x 1.6 cm / 11 x 8.25 x 0.63 in, paperback
Illustrations:55 b&w and 39 colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbooks International (USA, 2008)
EAN:9780760327548
Book: Porsche High-Performance Driving Handbook (2nd Edition)

Porsche High-Performance Driving Handbook (2nd Edition)

Language: English

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Porsche 917, 935, 956, 962 Sports Racers - Brooklands Gold Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Porsche 917, 935, 956, 962 racing cars.

  • The articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:120 pages, 27 x 20 x 1 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2006)
Series:Gold Portfolio
EAN:9781855207318
Book: Porsche 917, 935, 956, 962 Sports Racers - Brooklands Gold Portfolio

Porsche 917, 935, 956, 962 Sports Racers

Language: English

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Porsche 917: 917-023 - eine Auto-Biographie

Seit seiner Gründung im Jahr 1948 strebte Porsche nach der Spitzenposition unter den Sportwagenherstellern. Dies gelang letztendlich nur durch Siege im Rennsport, insbesondere beim 24-Stunden-Rennen von Le Mans, das in den 60er Jahren von Ferrari und Ford dominiert wurde. Als eine Regeländerung Kleinserien von Rennwagen erlaubte, nahm Porsche Entwicklungschef Ferdinand Piech mit dem Porsche 917 ein großes Risiko auf sich. Dieser Wagen brachte Porsche den ersehnten Durchbruch an die Spitze der Sportwagenhersteller.

Am 14. Juni 1970 gewann erstmals ein Porsche 917 das 24-Stunden-Rennen von Le Mans. Der Langstreckenspezialist Hans Herrmann fuhr mit dem Porsche 917 Kurzheck mit der Wagennummer 23 über 4.607,81 Kilometer zum Sieg.

Pages of the book Porsche 917: 917-023 - eine Auto-Biographie (1)

Dieser Triumph markierte einen Wendepunkt für Porsche und machte den Porsche 917 zum ruhmreichsten Porsche aller Zeiten. Der opulente Bildband von Ian Wagstaff präsentiert eine umfassende Sammlung von Daten, Fakten und Anekdoten über den Porsche 917-023 und ist zugleich das Buch über die aufregendste Epoche im Motorsport.
Wagstaff ist ein renommierter Motor-Journalist und Motorsport-Fachmann mit jahrzehntelanger Erfahrung.

Author:Ian Wagstaff
Specs:320 pages, 31 x 26 cm / 12.2 x 10.25 in, hardback, in cassette
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Heel-Verlag GmbH (D, 2018)
EAN:9783958437951
Book: Porsche 917: 917-023 - eine Auto-Biographie

Porsche 917: 917-023 - eine Auto-Biographie

Language: German

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Porsche 917 x 17

Der renommierte Fotograf Jeffrey R. Zwart setzt genau 17 Exemplare des legendären Porsche 917, des innovativsten Rennwagens seiner Zeit, perfekt in Szene. Eine außergewöhnliche Hommage an eine Motorsportlegende.

Hardcover mit Schutzumschlag im Schmuckschuber. Limitiert auf 1.000 Exemplare - einzeln nummeriert!

Author:Jeffrey R. Zwart
Specs:264 pages, 34 x 30 x 3.8 cm / 13.4 x 11.8 x 1.5 in, hardback, in cassette
Illustrations:260 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Heel-Verlag GmbH (D, 2010)
EAN:9783868523034
Book: Porsche 917 x 17

Porsche 917 x 17

Language: German

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Porsche 917: Zuffenhausen's Le Mans and Can-Am Champion

After knocking on the door for decades, Germany's Porsche finally stepped into the big time of international auto racing with its Type 917 in 1969. Its phenomenal air-cooled flat-12 engine powered the 917 to 15 wins in world sports-car championship races from 1969 to 1971, after which it was outlawed by a rules change. Included were two wins at Le Mans in 1970 and '71.

First built in a series of 25 coupes that Volkswagen chief Ferdinand Piech called the biggest risk he's ever taken in business, the 917 was raced in both short- and long-tailed forms, pumping out 630 bhp by 1971. It went on to even greater glory in turbocharged roadster form in Can-Am racing as the 917/10, series champion in 1972. In '73 the incredible 1,000-horsepower 917/30 Porsche dominated the Can-Am series in the hands of Mark Donohue, who called it "the perfect racing car."

The 917 stands proud in Porsche's history as the costly and daring machine that decisively ended the company's underdog status in international motorsport.

Author:Karl Ludvigsen
Specs:128 pages, 21.5 x 26 x 1 cm / 8.5 x 10.25 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:122 b&w photographs
Publisher:Iconografix (USA, 2006)
EAN:9781583881804
Book: Porsche 917: Zuffenhausen's Le Mans and Can-Am Champion

Porsche 917: Zuffenhausen's Le Mans and Can-Am Champion

Language: English

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