This book isn’t new. But ‘911 R’ is definitely worthwhile as an interesting book for Porsche fans and people with a great love for sports cars. There are still some copies available, so it’s worth taking a closer look at this double biography. Christoph Mäder, Georg Konradsheim and Thomas Gruber first examine the original model in the first section. The 911 R was created in 1967 at Porsche as a motorsports car with road registration. This resulted in the lightest 911 of all times and a rarity that is sought after today. In addition to anecdotes from the development with relatives to other production and racing cars, the book also introduces the motorsport events the R participated in. These are presented not only in text form, but also with maps and pictures. Furthermore, all 19 copies and the prototypes with their special features can be found on the pages.
In the further course of the book, the three authors devoted themselves to the 911 (991) R presented in 2016. This limited special edition model took over the name and, if desired, the racing stripes, but not the completely uncompromising approach of the historical model. Nevertheless, it is now a valuable vehicle whose 991 units have already achieved top prices. Deep insights into production documents and the possibility to use pictures and data from the development department give the reader the best possible impressions of the new 911 R. All paint-to-sample colors, available optional extras and the chassis numbers in conjunction with the limitation numbers are listed.
The 911 R book is available under ISBN 978-3-9818419-54 (or 978-3-9818419-7 in German) at a price of 387 € from TAG Motor Books or McKlein. The book comes with a nice slipcase.
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