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The Porsche 911 Book Revised edition by René Staud

$165.00
The legend is alive!
The international bestseller, indispensable for sports car enthusiasts, with over 30,000 copies sold in total, is now available in a revised and updated edition. René Staud gives lifeless bodies sex appeal in his photos! The presentation of the Porsche 901 at the IAA in 1963 marked a milestone in automobile history. Since Peugeot owned the patent for the 0 in the middle of the type designation, the name had to be changed at short notice. But even that didn't stop the 911's triumph on its way to becoming a sports car icon. The success story extends from the original model, through the Carrera 2.7 RS, the fastest production car of its time with the characteristic rear spoiler, the so-called “ducktail” – to the current 991 generation. “If two times two equals four, then driving fun times design equals exactly 911. In no other automobile have I experienced the evolution of driving in its most beautiful form more consistently than in the first 911s of the 1970s up to today's 991s. And many of them have accompanied me closely, both professionally and privately. When I wanted to erect this monument to the 911 50 years later, I initially thought I could get by with 25 icons since 1967, at least from a photographic perspective. In the end there are now over 100, but only because I didn't want to leave out any of the most important ones. If I were allowed to show everyone who deserved it, over a million penalty points would have been collected. Just as many would be worthy of being presented. Because every single 911 built so far is an icon.
Today, tomorrow and forever.”

336 pages | Format 29 x 37 cm