BOOK RE­VIEW

Porsche Turbo Randy Leff­in­g­well RRP: £45.00

Motor Sport News - - Have Your Say - Rob Lad­brook

The 911 Turbo is per­haps the most fa­mous and great­est it­er­a­tion of Porsche’s leg­endary flag­ship model, but have you ever won­dered how it came to be in the first place?

If you have, then Porsche Turbo by Randy Leff­in­g­well [ISBN 978-0-7603-4758-4] is the book for you. It charts the Stuttgart mar­que’s en­tire process of tur­bocharg­ing both its road – and def­i­nitely more in­ter­est­ingly – its race car en­gines.

All of the great com­pe­ti­tion ma­chines are rep­re­sented, with the story of the mon­strous 917 Can-am kick­ing things off nicely be­fore the book wades through the 935, 956 and right up to the cur­rent 917 Le Mans 24 Hours win­ner with its revo­lu­tion­ary two-litre turbo hy­brid pow­er­train. Porsche’s foray into For­mula 1 is also cov­ered in de­tail.

Each sec­tion has de­tailed cut­aways and tech­ni­cal im­agery. If you’re a novice to forced in­duc­tion the book does take time to ex­plain the prin­ci­ples, but this is still def­i­nitely one for the tech­ni­cal­minded mo­tor­sport fan.

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