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