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.
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of facts, data and anecdotes concerning the Porsche 917 – and much more, including a large number of previously unpublished high-quality photographs.