Porsche 911: The Ultimate Sportscar as Cultural Icon

Porsche 911: The Ultimate Sportscar as Cultural Icon Author Ulf Poschardt
ISBN-10 3899556879
ISBN-13 9783899556872
Year 2017-04-19
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Gestalten
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The thinking mans sports car a symbol of the relentless desire for peak power and limitless performance 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 Despised by many in Germany as a set of wheels for fat cats it is the favorite car of free spirits and intellectuals in the U S and across the globe The Porsche 911 was not just invented by one of the most fascinating and controversial families it is also a technical meisterwerk Since its launch in 1963 the 911 has built a reputation for itself as the thinking mans 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 Porsche 911 The Ultimate Sportscar as Cultural Icon 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 In this book Ulf Poschardt sends Porsche drivers to the shrink and concludes that a little narcissm can be a healthy thing he then takes them on an engaging journey through the checkered history that defines their pride and joy Not everyone can nor indeed should drive a Porsche but Porsche 911 The Ultimate Sportscar as Cultural Icon lays bare the raw driving force behind the 911 for anyone intrepid enough to discover

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