No Products in the Cart
Racing improves the breed, goes the saying; no marque has been as steadfastly diligent in this pursuit than Porshe. Porsche applied turbocharging to its racing cars in 1972 and, within a year, this technology had crossed over into its production cars: the first road-going 911 Turbo was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1973. Johnny Tipler tells the story of the air-cooled turbocharged 911s, starting with the 934 and 935 race cars that fostered the Type 930 in 1974. The 930 accounted for over 21,000 vehicle sales before being replaced by the 964 Turbo in 1990, followed by the 993 Turbo in 1995. With 300 colour photographs, many taken specially by renowned photographer Antony Fraser, Porsche Air-Cooled Turbos 1974-1996 also presents exclusive interviews with Klaus Ludwig, Jochen Mass and Nick Heidfeld, and includes full specification tables for each key model type. Foreword is by Alois Ruf. Porsche applied turbocharging to its racing cars in 1972 and, within a year, this technology had crossed over into its production cars: the first road-going 911 Turbo was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1973.
Author Bio: John Tipler is a motoring writer and historian who contributes to numerous motoring magazines and has written many books on the subject. His extensive background in the motor industry includes spells in the John Player Motorsport Press Office, and at the Motor Industry Research Unit. His interest spreads across many makes and models, but he is inevitably drawn towards sporting cars, classics, and motorbikes. He is a regular contributor to 911 & Porsche World, Classic Porsche, Total 911 and Porsche Post magazines. Johnny writes on new car launches, important historic vehicles, specialist tuners, drivers and restorers, and also covers international classic events like the Spa Six Hours, Goodwood Revival, Classic Le Mans, the Nurburgring Old Timer and Monte Carlo Historic Rally. Johnny raced a Porsche 914 GT/4 in La Carrera Panamericana in 2011 and has a close affinity with the event that launched Porsche's Carrera models. His books include Alfa Romeo Berlinas, Fiat & Abarth 124 Spider & Coupé, La Carrera Panamericana, and Mini Cooper - The Real Thing!
Binding Type: Hardcover
Illustrations: 298 color photos