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Legendary: The Porsche 919 Hybrid Project

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Legendary: The Porsche 919 Hybrid Project

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The history of the Porsche 919 Hybrid. Summer 2011 – The Porsche Executive Board decides to return to the Endurance World Championship with a Class-1-prototype. The last overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans dates back to 1998 – and its radiance fades. 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. This book 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 fact that the 919 Hybrid will now be housed in the Porsche Museum allows the publication of this work, which has been researched in depth. 300 colour images

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Dimensions 150 × 225 mm
Author

Heike Hientzsch

ISBN

9783667116406

Book Type

Hardback

Legendary: The Porsche 919 Hybrid Project

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SKU: 9783667116413

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A lavishly illustrated two-volume history of the world-class Porsche 919 Hybrid proto-type racing car which made its competitive debut in 2014 and marked the return of Porsche to top-tier racing. This book explores all aspects of the creation and performance of this spectacular racing car, the first Class -1 sports prototype Porche produced after the RS Spyder, which raced until 2010.

Volume I documents the history of the car, exploring the drama, successes, and setbacks that Porsche encountered. The text is by Heike Hientzsch, who was herself part of the LMP1 team. She takes the reader into the pits and behind the scenes of the Porsche racing department in Weissach, and interviews top race car drivers like Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard.

Volume 2 features insider photographs by Jurgen Tap, who accompanied the Porsche team with his own team of photographers. It is an illustrated chronology of this exciting epoch of racing history, and transports the reader on a fascinating journey around the world in the company of the Porsche 919 Hybrid.

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Dimensions 240 × 308 mm
Author

Heike Hientzsch

Author Bio

Heike Heintzsch is a journalist and editor who works for the Porsche LMP1 communication team. She worked in Formula 1 for 13 years, until 2012, first for BMW and then for the Sauber team. Jurgen Tap is a Hamburg-based photographer who specialises in race car photography. His previous publications include 10 books about Porsche and Ferrari.

ISBN

9783667116413

Book Type

Book

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