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Book - Porsche Turbo USA


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 Porsche Turbo USA, The Racing Cars, A Picture History

Subtitled The Racing Cars, A Picture history, the subtitle is a great description of this book. Pages and pages of photographs, complete with in-depth captions, depicting Porsche's racing turbocharged cars from 1978 to the present are presented by self-described "one of the luckiest race car fans" author Lee Self.

Porsche's Turbos, both race and road cars burst upon the motoring scene in the early 70's. By late 1977 they were making their impact upon the racing scene in the U.S.A., taking over the winning role in IMSA that Porsche's RSR Carrera had held previously. When the GTP car era dawned in IMSA, Porsche turbo-engine Marches held sway until Porsche's own immortal 962 arrived on the scene in 1984 and dominated the series until Nissan took over in 1988. By the end of the GTP era in 1993, there were still several 962s competing in IMSA GTP racing.
 
Porsche Turbos next appeared in the GTS class of endurance racing in America, their timeless 911-based 930 Turbo S taking over for both works and customer teams. After that, GT-2s and Evos and then GT-1s and GT-1 Evos until, with the advent of the GT-3, the factory turned back to naturally aspirated cars for their customers' teams.

The photos tell the reader just how it was out there, at the major endurance races in America, such as the Daytona 24-Hours and the Sebring 12-Hours. Photographs from other circuits, such as Road Atlanta, Road America, Mid-Ohio and Columbus are also featured.

A second section of the book is made up of three appendixes of race car chassis histories compiled by noted Porsche racing historian John Starkey.

8'' x 9''
Hardbound
288 pages
300 photos
Gryfon Publishers - 2004