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Porsche 917, The Heroes, the Victories, the Myth

Jörg-Thomas Födisch, Jost Nesshöver, Rainer Rossbach and Harold Schwarz


Publisher : McKlein

Reference : LN00892
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Expected delivery date : 07/03/2024

New chapters, new pictures and new background stories. This second edition of the successful book “Porsche 917 – The Heroes, the Victories, the Myth” is an even more comprehensive documentation of the legendary sports car from Porsche’s Zuffenhausen factory. 

Updated and extended by 24 pages, it covers the complete story of the Porsche 917, the racing car with which Porsche finally claimed its long sought goal – outright victory at the Le Mans 24 Hour race. What followed that win and the 917’s victories in the World Championship was another unique success story. The 917 had a second life as the world’s fastest vehicle for turbocharger development in sports cars. Thus for half a decade, the 917 was THE car to beat in international sports car racing. Today, motor sport fans regard it as a legend and an icon for a whole generation of powerful racing cars. And even today, the 917 stars in historic motor sport events.


This comprehensive book describes the breathtaking development and the fascinating technology of this amazing sports car. Additionally, it covers the complete story of the 917 in racing backed up by comprehensive statistics. However, the outstanding highlight of this book is the personal insight it contains from many contemporary witnesses. They tell the story of how the 917 was conceived, designed and built – and made yet faster over the years. They tell how they worked with it and how they both loved and hated this legend among racing cars. The authors have talked to engineers, drivers, technicians, team managers and mechanics about their “baby”. This extended and updated edition is by far the most complete collection of facts, data and anecdotes concerning the Porsche 917 – and much more, including a large number of previously unpublished high-quality photographs.

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Jörg-Thomas Födisch, Jost Nesshöver, Rainer Rossbach and Harold Schwarz
Publishing Date
November 2008 (2nd edition)
30 x 32 cm
154 BW and 195 colour photos
Number of pages
Couverture rigide illustrée

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Dans les 3 essentiels, 917"s BooKs !!
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Sans aucun doute, nous avons à faire a un incontournables , de part la richesse des nombreuses Fotos ((très rares pour certaines ..), des data's, des info's techniques , et bien-sùr de la Ô Grande Histoire de ce Monstre Porsche, des Mythiques "Driver's" qui l'ont piloté , avec classe , tout celà rédigé par trois auteurs assez Kalé sur la 917 !! Et end plus, ja'i eu la chance , Danke Motor Mania, d'avoir eu la Première édition de cet essentiel !! ... et Happy BirzzDay Dear 917 !!!!!

By Didier M. the 2019-03-09

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