Since the first 911 rolled out from Porsche's Zuffenhausen assembly plant in 1964, it has defined the term sports car," Porsche's rear-engined wonder has provided driving enthusiasts with the most exhilarating means available to unwind a twisting road. It has also dominated every form of automobile racing, achieving spectacular victories at such fabled tracks as Le Mans and Daytona, as well as winning grueling off-road events like the Paris-Dakar Rally.
The 911's prowess was no accident, though. It is as close to automotive perfection as possible for one simple reason: Porsche designed" the car to be as perfect as humanly possible. By setting such lofty goals for the car, Porsche has also set the stage for an amazing story, one of challenges and triumphs, all captured by noted Porsche expert Randy Leffingwell in Porsche 911: Perfection by Design,"
"It takes a great deal to set a new 911 book apart from the crowd, but a near coffee-table-sized format, stylish design, and beautiful magazine-style photography do the trick. "Porsche 911: Perfection by Design" has all the above."--Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car," April 2006
"This weighty tome presents the history of the 911 to date in a fact-filled, yet highly readable format. If you've ever wanted to know the full story of the 911, this is your book."--Evo" (UK), December 2005
"Books on Porsche come and go - but standouts are rare. "Porsche 911: Perfection by Design" is one. The in-depth research and telling interviews make this book a bargain."--Excellence," June 2006
"Want a Porsche? Who doesn't? But since most of us can't afford one, here's the next best thing. "Porsche 911" chronicles thesports car's birth and rise to the top, and has 300-plus drool-inducing photos."--Reader's Digest" holiday gift guide, December 2005
No other sports car has had a run like the Porsche 911, on the street or on the world's racetracks. On the eve of Porsche's 60th anniversary, this richly illustrated volume tells the story of that fabled marque.
Renowned automotive writer and photographer (and Porsche aficionado) Randy Leffingwell focuses his lens on each important model. His pictures, in-depth analyses of each car and its context, and interviews with key personnel comprise a complete, compelling, and often revealing history of the world's premier name in sports cars.