911R ‘BIBLE’

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The 911R can be summed up as more per­for­mance, with less weight. At auc­tions the Porsche 911R and RS mod­els rack up pre­mium prices, but the mak­ers only ever set out to build cars for cus­tomers who take their 911s to the track and are happy to dis­pense with such lux­u­ries as a ra­dio or air-con­di­tion­ing.

The story be­gins in 1967 with the first Porsche 911R, set­ting five long-dis­tance world records in Monza, but it does­nʼt sim­ply end with the lat­est 911R from the cur­rent 991 series, with its nod to the past with its rac­ing stripes, hound­stooth bucket seats, man­ual gear change, and a free-revving nat­u­rally-as­pi­rated en­gine. In be­tween lie 50 years, nu­mer­ous mod­els and a le­gion of fans, among them Her­bert von Kara­jan and Rein­hard Mey. This amaz­ing book tells the full story from that first 911R (1967) and the dif­fer­ent RS mod­els, on to the lat­est 911R (2016), by way of in­ter­views with en­thu­si­asts, rac­ing driv­ers and cus­tomers, as well as in-depth tech­ni­cal his­to­ries that tell the whole story be­hind a leg­end.

Avail­able in ei­ther English or Ger­man lan­guage, this slip-cased vol­ume is priced at €357 plus postage from the pub­lish­ers. ISBN: 978-3-667-11113-5 (English text) More in­for­ma­tion can be found at www.tag-mo­tor­books.com

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