""If I build a car that gives me satisfaction, then there must be others with the same sort of dreams who would be prepared to buy such a car."" - Ferry Porsche Porsche: The Legend is filled from start to finish with striking full -- and double-page color photographs of Porsche models-from the first 356 Roadster to the latest Cayenne S UV. The book is organized chronologically by model and includes the famous 911, 964, 993, 996 and 997. All the most significant variations are here, among them the Carrera, Cabriolet, Targa, Passo, RS, Turbo, Roadster, Boxster, Speedster, Extreme Sport, GT3 and GT3 RS, 2.5 and the more recent Cayman. Rare and collectible models such as the 550 Spyder, the Carrera GT and the 959 are also featured. Introductory sections tell the history and development of each model line. There are complete performance and technical specifications. Readers will learn how various car models evolved from past successes. No other automobiles have inspired as much emotion, respect and imitation as Porsches. Aficionados, owners, collectors and racing fans will revel in this book's complete data and exhilarating visuals. Among the many featured cars: 356(No.1)1100 911 Carrera 3.2 Cabriolet 964 Speedster 996 Targa 993 Carrera RS 3.8 997 GT3 RS 930S Turbo Targa 996 GT2 2004 914/6 924 Turbo 944 Cabriolet 968 928 GTS Boxster S3.2 2003 Cayenne Turbo Cayman S Highlights: All major models and their variations Performance and technical specifications Seldom-seen one-offs and other rarities The story of each model's development More than 650 dazzling full-color photos Rear, side, front and under-the-hood perspectives Detailing and furnishings up close "In the driver's seat" views of consoles Exhilarating on-the-road pictures.
Giancarlo Reggiani is a photojournalist who specializes in classic race cars. His previous books were written on the Ferrari, the Maserati and the Lancia.