Porsche Turbo Randy Leffingwell RRP: £45.00
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.