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Porsche: Excellence Was Expected

Karl Ludvigsen

Porsche: Excellence Was Expected

The Comprehensive History of the Company, Its Cars and Its Racing Heritage

by Karl Ludvigsen

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Published by Bentley Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Motor Sports,
  • Sports & Recreation

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages3
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11516166M
    ISBN 100837610273
    ISBN 109780837610276

    What is the future of driving? This was robust, but expensive due to some internal parts, and was replaced for with a normal H-pattern Audi five-speed on all non-turbo cars. In this page book, Kelly showcases the unsung work of a generation of American creatives. The overall styling was created by Dutch designer Harm Lagaaya member of the Porsche styling team, with the folding headlights, sloping bonnet line and grille-less nose giving the car its popular wedge shape. An adjustable racing rear wing was added on top of the standard Turbo's wing.

    The first was the model year Speedster. Their creations sported shiny chrome grilles, bullet-nosed bumpers, enormous tail fins, cockpit-styled dashboards, and frames as big as aircraft carriers. From there, the car was entered in the 24 Hours of Le Mansrunning under the guise of the Porsche factory team. A must-have for any Porsche enthusiast

    Some teams, unable to buy new GT2s, developed their own twin-turbo racing versions of the Turbo to mimic the Turbo S LM-GT, but lacked the success of the factory project. Porsche made small improvements to the each model year between andbut nothing major was changed on non-turbo cars. Volume One covers the rear-engined cars and their racing derivatives; volume two is devoted to mid- and front-engined cars; volume three focuses on Porsche race only cars. In addition, Ludvigsen played a key role in the creation of the AC-Ghia and Barchetta prototype sports cars. Fifteen of the 16 prototypes were destroyed in December and the sole remaining prototype has not been seen since. An aluminum valve-gear cover cast as a single piece stabilized the four cylinders on each side of the engine.


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Porsche: Excellence Was Expected book

In this masterwork Ludvigsen presents the inner workings, masterpieces and failures of an independent automaker that has exerted a disproportionately powerful influence on the automotive industry. Its appearance has been credited as the inspiration for the second generation Mazda RX Some teams, unable to buy new GT2s, developed their own twin-turbo racing versions of the Turbo to mimic the Turbo S LM-GT, but lacked the success of the factory project.

This is a truly amazing compendium of Porsche facts including techical descriptions, original specifications, model evolution year-by-year and color schemes. Many have called them art work on wheels. Type [ edit ] The next flat-eight Porsche engine was not a further development of the Typebut rather a version of the Type quad-cam racing six-cylinder engine with two additional cylinders.

Turbo charged variants received many different, non-VW sourced parts, throughout the drive train, and when optioned with the M disc brake package and forged 16" wheels, the car was twice as expensive as a standard model.

The added a second countershaft above the crankshaft to the single one underneath the crankshaft in the On motor-industry topics Karl Ludvigsen has written books about high-performance engines, the Wankel rotary engine and the histories of American auto makers.

From Dr Porsche's preparation of high-powered prototype VW Beetles for competition purposes, to the technology incorporated in the latest Cayenne and Carrera GT models, as well as recent modelthe reader is taken on a fascinating journey through the Porsche archives, revealing many fascinating and previously unknown behind-the-scenes details of the company's engineering story.

As a public-affairs official with General Motors Overseas Operations in the s, Ludvigsen was responsible for all the company's product information outside the USA. The was sold in Japan at Mizwa Motors dealerships that specialize in North American and European vehicles, with left hand drive for its entire generation.

Type [ edit ] The first Porsche flat-eight was the Type What I really mean is that the old chapters perhaps needed more updates especially after 25 years.

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In addition, Ludvigsen played a key role in the creation of the AC-Ghia and Barchetta prototype sports cars. Ultimately, the project was scrapped.

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The relative cheapness of building the car made it both profitable and fairly easy for Porsche to finance. In Ludvigsen researched and wrote the catalogue for a special exhibition of Ferrari technological innovations on the occasion of the company's 50th anniversary and contributed a major section to the company's official year history.

More titles are in preparation. Author Leffingwell's books are well known for their lavish illustrations and this volume celebrating Porsche's 60th anniversary continues that trend. An Audi three-speed automatic was offered starting with the Learn how and when to remove this template message Karl Ludvigsen born 24 AprilKalamazoo, Michigan.

With a compression ratio of Once again, the United States was the most important market with Speedsters heading Stateside. While it featured a softer suspension set up than the RS, it offered almost none of the comforts of a normal Carrera 2 Cabriolet, though power windows were standard and it was available with air conditioning and a stereo.

Ludvigsen helped invent the practical modern Halon -gas fire extinguishing system for racing vehicles and founded the Motor Racing Safety Society to bring together professionals working in this field. Ludvigsen has collected his library of the same name throughout his career and it now Porsche: Excellence Was Expected book extensive original negatives and transparencies from the s forward with special strengths in motor sports, American cars and sports cars.

In co-operation with publisher IconografixLudvigsen has established a series of photographic books now numbering some nineteen titles, including books on Indy racing cars from the Speedway's first contest in through the s, the Indy NovisChevrolet's Corvair and Corvette, the Mercedes-Benz SLs of and —64, the Porsche Spyders and Porschethe Ferrari Factory, Can-Am racing cars, the sports-racers of Briggs Cunningham and Jim Hall 's Chaparral cars.

In Ludvigsen joined Ford of Europe as a vice president. This led him and his company to become active in racing safety at the end of the s. In this first revision sinceLudvigsen has updated the three-volume set throughincluding five augmented chapters, five completely new chapters, and new images.

Work began on it infollowing the announcement of a 1.Feb 23,  · Do you want to remove all your recent searches? All recent searches will be deleted. All new Porsche model timelines featuring exclusive color illustrations of key Porsche models from Porsche: Excellence Was Expected Edition, 4-volume set.

Great holiday gift idea - Pre-Order now! List price: $ book-news; Permalink. For emails: All New Porsche: Excellence Was Expected by Karl Ludvigsen Available for. Nov 12,  · Karl Ludvigsen probably needs no introduction. Professionally, over five-decades as an automotive journalist and historian, Ludvigsen has written countless articles and authored dozens of books, including Excellence was Expected, surely the definitive history of the Porsche marque.

Apr 05,  · Porsche: Excellence was Expected, Karl Ludvigsen's masterwork, is the unrivaled history of the Porsche company, its cars, and its motor racing heritage from the first Gmund coupe in through its sixty years as an independent car company to its continued success with the Taycan under the auspices of the Volkswagen Group/5(31).

For many years, Excellence Was Expected, the book on Porsche’s roadgoing models, motorsport, company history and much more, has been regarded as the final word on the subject - and for good reason!This publication is the pièce de résistance on all things Porsche and is an absolute essential addition to your library.

Yes, it is not cheap, but when they are gone then the price will just rise. For many years, Excellence Was Expected, the book on Porsche’s models, motorsport, company history The Ford that beat Ferrari – A Racing History of the GT In Enzo Ferrari made a decision that had far-reaching consequences, when he snubbed an attempt .