Powered by Porsche. The Alternative Race Cars
By Roy Smith
Hardback • 25x25cm • 464 pages • 750 pictures
£ 100.00 + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)
This is a detailed account of the racing cars that were powered by Porsche engines, but where the chassis and development of the car was carried out by others.
The Porsche company in Zuffenhausen, Germany, can probably be said to be the most successful marque ever for victories in the motor racing scene. Likewise many firsts in innovation have come with the name Porsche attached.
Then there are the builders of racing cars, some major producers, such as Elva, Lotus, Lola, March, all at some time featured a Porsche engine in their chassis. In the late 1970s and into the 1980s, the demand for the services and supply of cars, chassis, and parts from Porsche, outstripped their ability to deliver. Plus with many new projects in the rapidly expanding Porsche organisation, race car projects had to be prioritised. This would lead to the creation of the replicas, as opposed to the factory built works race cars, even Porsche was building ‘replica’ 935s to supply to clients, this was to continue into the 962 era. In turn a whole new highly specialised high quality industry grew up to meet the demand for Porsche-powered racers. In this book we see the racing cars, the teams and the people who turned to Porsche to utilise the power from, perhaps, the greatest of all engine makers.
This is thought to be first book on the subject, covering the entire history of Porsche engines, detailed engine specifications, non-Porsche chassis, and race details, as well as team history with anecdotes from drivers. It is illustrated with many previously unpublished photos, and provides fascinating reading for the enthusiast and newcomer alike.
Argo – Porsche
Bobsy – Porsche
Brickyard Indy- Porsche
Cooper – Porsche
Fageol – Porsche
John Paul –Porsche
Kelly – Porsche
Models not covered:
Porsche road cars
Lancia Delta Integrale
By; Peter Colin
£ 35.00 + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)
A legend on the road, race track and rally stage, the Lancia Integrale was a machine to be reckoned with during it heyday in the 1980s. This book tells the full story of this much sought-after car.
This book records the complete history of the Lancia Delta integrale – one of the best known and most successful rally cars of all time. This brand new, updated edition includes the background and history of the model, the complete story of the road cars, and covers all the special editions of the integrale – a vital aspect of the story. The integrale’s motorsport history is featured, detailing events, along with the development of factory prepared integrales. Valuable information was provided by Sergio Limone, the chief engineer, and the late Giorgio Pianta, the chief test driver, from Turin in Italy.
These cars are now highly sought-after, and are turning ever more heads as the years pass. This book, produced in full colour with original photographs, is a fitting tribute to this iconic car.
All-wheel drive Lancia Delta – Integrales, and HF4WD
Porsche Boxster & Cayman: The 987 Series 2005 to 2012
By Brian Long
£ 40.00 + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)
• Stunning contemporary photography, virtually all in colour.
• Year-by-year coverage of all the production models.
• World markets reviewed to give a true picture of the cars available.
• Full co-operation from the factory.
• Serves as an invaluable guide as these cars become collectable.
• Written by an acknowledged motoring historian.
• Detailed appendices.
• Colour and trim guides included.
• Comes with concise buyers’ guide section.
• Written by a long-term Porsche owner and enthusiast.
The definitive history of the Porsche 987-series Boxster and Cayman lines, including an overview of all the models sold in each of the world’s major markets. Packed full of information and contemporary illustrations sourced from the factory, it provides the perfect guide for enthusiasts, historians and those looking for authenticity.
The 987-series built on the success of the original Boxster, and also spawned a new coupe version called the Cayman. In true Porsche tradition, the model was subjected to a programme of continuous development and allowed to evolve, with increasingly sportier versions following year after year. Told by a leading marque authority, this is the definitive story of Porsche’s affordable two-seater models from prototype stage to 2012, which signalled the end of the 987’s run. The work is complete with factory-sourced images and details of the cars sold in all major markets.
PORSCHE BOXSTER & CAYMAN.
All 987 Series variants, 2004-2012.