Porsche 911: The Ultimate Sportscar as Cultural Icon

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The Ultimate Sportscar as Cultural Icon.

The Porsche 911 inspires a worldwide ripple effect. When Ferdinand Porsche could not find a sports car he liked, he decided to build one himself. And now, the rest is history: Jerry Seinfeld drives it; Boris Johnson admires it; Steve McQueen loves it; and Jeremy Clarkson hates it. The Porsche 911 moves the world.

Since its launch in 1963, the 911 has built a reputation for itself as "the thinking man's sports car." Both a car and a cultural icon, it has earned a fan base that spans from young to old, East to West, connoisseur to enthusiast. This book explains how this German car became a global phenomenon and a symbol of aspiration, freedom, and the appetite for perfection, and even more, why, around the world, the 911 continues to fascinate gentlemen, ladies, and rogue drivers.

Not everyone can, nor indeed should, drive a Porsche, but lays bare the raw driving force behind the 911 for anyone intrepid enough to discover.

Editors: Ulf Poschardt & gestalten

Release date: January 2017

Format: 21 x 26 cm

Features: Full color, hardcover, 240 pages

ISBN: 978-3-89955-687-2

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