LEGENDARY: THE PORSCHE 919 HYBRID PROJECT/DAS PORSCHE 919 HYBRID PROJEKT VOL.1 + VOL.2
"Legendary" is the story of courageous inventors, world-class racers and the creation of a top team. The reading book, Volume 1, not only looks back o...
Vol.1 English text, Vol.2 English/German text
In Summer 2011 The Porsche Executive Board decides to return to the Endurance World Championship with a Class-1-prototype. From 2014, the success of the brand shall be fought for on the legendary racetrack. A new technical regulation is the decisive factor: it provides for highly efficient hybrid racing cars. The general conditions promise exactly the kind of engineering challenge that Ferry Porsche believed would drive innovation. On a white sheet of paper, a racing car is created like a spaceship.
In 2017, the Porsche 919 Hybrid will have three overall victories at Le Mans and six world championship titles for manufacturers and drivers. More is not possible.
"Legendary" is the story of courageous inventors, world-class racers and the creation of a top team. The reading book, Volume 1, not only looks back on successes, it also deals with setbacks and dramas. Author Heike Hientzsch herself was part of the LMP1 team. Profound and pointed, she takes the reader into the pits and behind the scenes of the Porsche racing department in Weissach. Always in dialogue with racing drivers likes Mark Webber or Timo Bernhard, developers and racing engineers.
The powerful illustrated book leads chronologically through this exciting epoch of racing history. Photographer Jürgen Tap, who accompanied the Porsche works team with his own team up close, composed his "Best of" and supplemented it with outstanding photos made by colleagues. In the style of a coffee-table book, Volume 2 takes the viewer on a fascinating journey around the world.