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TWR-Porsche WSC95 The autobiography of WSC 001

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The Untold Story of the TWR-Porsche WSC95: Le Mans Champion with a Unique History

The Untold Story of the TWR-Porsche WSC95: Le Mans Champion with a Unique History


Discover the extraordinary journey of the TWR-Porsche WSC95, a remarkable racing Porsche born from an unexpected encounter between a German expatriate and a British enthusiast in an American bar. This first-of-its-kind book unveils the fascinating and sometimes bizarre career of the TWR-Porsche WSC95, a car that defied expectations and won hearts on the racetrack.

Key Features:

Unprecedented Insights:

  • This book offers unprecedented access to Porsche's corporate archives in Stuttgart, providing an in-depth look at the TWR-Porsche WSC95's history.
  • Interviews with key figures, including Norbert Singer, Max Welti, Helmut Schmid, Alwin Springer, Tony Dowe, Ralf Jüttner, Mark Raffauf, and drivers like Mario Andretti, Stefan Johansson, and Didier Theys, offer valuable insights into the car's development and successes.

A Chance Meeting:

In the early 1990s, the racing world faced a dilemma: Jaguar had the best chassis, while Porsche had the best engine. Discover how a casual meeting in a bar led to the creation of a Porsche-powered Jaguar or a Jaguar-chassised Porsche.

The Genesis:

  • Explore the behind-the-scenes discussions between TWR Inc., Porsche Motorsport North America, and Porsche Germany that eventually gave the green light for this unique project.
  • Detailed accounts, never-before-seen documents, sketches, CAD drawings, and wind-tunnel models shed light on the car's rapid design and construction.

Political Challenges:

Learn about the unexpected challenges that arose before the TWR-Porsche WSC95's planned debut at the 1995 Daytona 24 Hours. Discover how the team overcame obstacles to participate in the Le Mans 24 Hours, where they achieved victory against all odds.

Legacy and Legend:

  • Follow the car's journey in 1997 when it entered the International Sports Racing Series and continued its winning streak at Donington Park.
  • In Porsche's 50th anniversary year in 1998, the TWR-Porsche WSC95s were transformed into Porsche LMP1/98s, leading to new adventures and achievements.

Technical Details and Art:

  • Delve into the day-to-day history of chassis WSC 001, complete with technical specifications, test data, and race performance details.
  • Exclusive commissioned artwork and a multi-page photoshoot capture the car's evolution and beauty.

Team History and Drivers:

  • Explore the rich history of Joest Racing, one of Le Mans' most successful teams.
  • Detailed biographies of the six Le Mans-winning drivers: Davy Jones, Manuel Reuter, Alex Wurz, Michele Alboreto, Stefan Johansson, and Tom Kristensen.


Serge Vanbockryck, an acclaimed motorsport historian and author, brings you this captivating narrative. Get ready to embark on an exhilarating journey through the unique history of the TWR-Porsche WSC95. This jacketed hardback book with over 350 images is a must-have for racing enthusiasts and automotive historians alike.

Author: Serge Vanbockryck

Author Bio: Serge Vanbockryck is a renowned motorsport journalist and photographer with a career spanning decades. His expertise in sportscar and endurance racing has made him a respected figure in the automotive industry. He has been involved in various high-profile projects and received international recognition for his contributions. Serge's dedication to preserving racing history shines through in his work, making him one of the world's foremost historians on iconic race cars like the Porsche 956 and 962.

ISBN: 9781907085536

Binding Type: Hardcover

Illustrations: over 350

Language: NA

Pages: 320

Printing Status: In Print

Edition: NA

Country Made: NA