Porsche

Overview

Born in the Bohemian town of Maffersdorf on September 3, 1875, Ferdinand Porsche displayed unparalleled automotive engineering genius from his earliest years, designing some of the world’s most iconic cars, like the Mercedes-Benz Kompressor and Typ S models. In 1938 Porsche began development of the Typ 64, the forefather of all Porsche race cars. Porsche captures the Porsche story through entries on the most iconic Porsche cars ever built, from the first 356 to the latest 911, to the mid-engine Boxster and ...

See more details below
Paperback (First)
$14.52
BN.com price
(Save 27%)$19.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (39) from $3.18   
  • New (22) from $3.79   
  • Used (17) from $3.18   
Porsche (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK Study

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$11.49
BN.com price
(Save 42%)$19.99 List Price

Overview

Born in the Bohemian town of Maffersdorf on September 3, 1875, Ferdinand Porsche displayed unparalleled automotive engineering genius from his earliest years, designing some of the world’s most iconic cars, like the Mercedes-Benz Kompressor and Typ S models. In 1938 Porsche began development of the Typ 64, the forefather of all Porsche race cars. Porsche captures the Porsche story through entries on the most iconic Porsche cars ever built, from the first 356 to the latest 911, to the mid-engine Boxster and Cayman, and all the front-engine cars including the 928, 944, 968 and Cayenne. No other sports car has achieved the success of those built by Porsche, on the street or on the world's racetracks. Part of Motorbooks' First Gear series, Porsche celebrates the German marque's history through lavishly illustrated profiles of the company's ground-breaking sports cars, each one supplemented with spec boxes and "did you know?" factoids.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760342619
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 10/17/2012
  • Series: First Gear Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 934,228
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Morgan (Wiltshire, UK) was editor of Porsche Post, Porsche Club Great Britain’s award-winning quarterly magazine. He has contributed articles on Porsche-related topics to many magazines worldwide, and also authored several books about Stuttgart’s beloved marque.

www.pmmbooks.com

John Colley (Derbyshire, UK) spent his early days working in industrial and advertising photography before moving on to specialize in automotive photography. John has shot for the UK's Classic and Sports Car magazine and numerous motoring magazines around the world.

www.johncolley.com/index.php

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1 FIRST STEPS
Porsche No. 1
Type 356
Type 356 Speedster
 
Chapter 2 EARLY RACE CARS
Type 550 Spyder
Type 718 RSK
Type 804 F1
Type 904
 
Chapter 3 911 BEGINNINGS
Type 901
Type 912
Type 911S
Type 911 Carrera RS
 
Chapter 4 DOING THE UNEXPECTED
911 Sportomatic
914
911 Turbo
Carrera 3.2
959
 
Chapter 5 THE GOLDEN ERA
906
908
917
917/30
935
936
 
Chapter 6 WATER-COOLED CRUSADERS
928
924 Turbo
944
968
 
Chapter 7 RACING EXCELLENCE
956/962
959 Paris-Dakar
2708 Indycar
964 Carrera Cup
911 GT1-98
RS Spyder
 
Chapter 8 AIR-COOLED CRESCENDO
964 RS
964 Turbo 3.6
993 Carrera
993 Turbo
 
Chapter 9 THE NEW GENERATION
Boxster
996
996 GT3
Carrera GT
Cayman S
997
997 with PDK
 
Chapter 10 THE NEW DIRECTION
Cayenne Turbo
Panamera
Cayenne diesel
Cayenne hybrid
918 Spyder
GT3R hybrid
991
Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)