Porsche - Origin of the Species
Jerry Seinfeld's Porsche collection boasts a hidden gem, the Porsche Gmünd coupe 356/2-040. Captured through Michael Furman's evocative portraits, this remarkably preserved 040 showcases the artistry, innovation, and determination behind its creation.
This iconic car serves as the inspiration for "Porsche Origin of the Species," an exploration by automotive historian Karl Ludvigsen into the influences and circumstances that birthed the first Porsche-badged sports cars. Ludvigsen delves into the Porsche team's journey to a Gmünd sawmill and examines the impact of pre-war and wartime Porsche cars and engines on the 356's development. He uncovers the real connection between the tube-framed Type 356 roadster and the first 356/2 coupes.
The book addresses these inquiries, revealing the powerful and enduring DNA that continues to influence Porsche's design and style in the twenty-first century. It unravels a tale of mechanical innovation, human drama, and the backdrop of world war. "Porsche Origin of the Species" is an essential read for car enthusiasts eager to understand the origins that shaped all subsequent Porsches.
|Autor:||Karl Ludvigsen, Jerry Seinfeld|
|Szczegóły:||356 strony, 27.5 x 27.5 x 4 cm, twarda oprawa|
|Ilustracje:||436 zdjęć i rysunków|
|Wydawca:||Bentley Publishers (USA, 2012)|