Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car, April 2006
“Porsche 911 lovers are in no way lacking for printed reading material. A glance at the average bookseller’s shelf may turn up more Porsche books than any other marque. It takes a great deal to set a new 911 book apart from the crowd, but a near coffee-table-sized format, stylish design and beautiful magazine-style photography do the trick. Lucky for author Randy Leffingwell, his eye-catching Porsche 911: Perfection by Design has all the above.”
Reader’s Digest holiday gift guide, December 2005
Want a Porsche? Who doesn’t? But since most of us can’t afford one, here’s the next best thing: a coffee-table book all about them. Porsche 911 chronicles the sports car’s birth and rise to the top, and has 300-plus drool-inducing photos.”
Excellence, June 2006 (No. 1 Porsche-specific magazine in the U.S.)
“Books on Porsche come and go – but standouts are rare. Porsche 911: Perfection by Design is one … What really sets this book apart is the way it endeavors to answer a basic question: ‘Why has the rear-engined 911 been so successful in a world that’s relegated its basic layout to automotive history?’ The in-depth research and telling interviews used to answer that question make this book a bargain at $50.
“The story is matched with superb photos. As is often the case with images captured by Leffingwell’s lens, many are the kind you’ll pore over before turning the page.
“Porsche 911: Perfection by Design
is worthy of a place on the shelf alongside Ludvigsen, Aichle, Frere and Sloniger. Think of it as a book that fills in the whys
behind the whats
of Porsche history – without relying on tired photos or rehashed history. It will make a fine addition to any Porsche library.”
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On the eve of Porsche’s 60th anniversary, this richly illustrated volume tells the story of that fabled marque. The book features analyses of each important model, putting the cars into their broader context. With fine photographs of each car and interviews with key personnel, Porsche 911 comprises a complete and fascinating history of the world’s premier name in sports cars.