In For over 40 years Porsche's legendary 911 has ruled the realm of legendary automobilessports cars, the Porsche 911 is the ultimate model name. The 911 recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, making it one One of the longest-running models currently in production from any manufacturer, and itthe 911 is still a leads the world in performance and design leader. It posted an outright, overall victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona last yearin 2003, beating Corvettes, Ferraris, and even purpose-built Daytona Prototype race cars. This, despite the fact the 911's rear-engine configuration was long ago rejected by rivals. Award-winning author Randy Leffingwell interviewed dozens of current and former engineers, designers and executives from Porsche and its competitors. The result is a rich anecdotal history as told by true, hands-on, decision-making insiders. The author described it as "An inside story of how the 911 came to be what it was, what it is now, and how it moved through 40-plus years of evolution, growth and improvement." The fascinating history is complemented by stunning photography shot by Leffingwell and David Newhardt.
Randy Leffingwell has used his fascination with all things mechanical, his gift for writing and his immense photographic skills to create several strong-selling, award-winning books. He creates fascinating and beautifully illustrated books about cars, motorcycles, and tractors. Randy honed his photographic skills during several years as a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times. This book also features photography from David Newhardt, Randy's collaborator on the Corvette: Fifty Years project and sole photographer for their collaborative Mustang: Forty Years. David was also the sole photographer of the MBI title Mopar: Fifty Years.