Porsche Turbo: The Full History

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Motorbooks, Jul 11, 2004 - Transportation - 160 pages
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The long career of the Porsche Turbo started during the first oil crisis--a time when it seemed that fast, powerful cars would have no further place on the motoring scene. Yet the Turbo has remained immune from such criticism ever since its debut at the Paris Motor Show in 1974. The evidence: a quarter of a century of unbroken success. In 1975, when the Turbo went into series production, 260 horsepower were sufficient to put across its power philosophy. The peak of the output curve was reached by the fourth generation of Porsche's top model in 1996, when the special Turbo S edition was rated at 450 horsepower. The most recent, fifth-generation Porsche Turbo endeavors to bring the fast driver that much closer to sports car perfection.

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Stephan Gruhsem is head of communication at Audi AG. He has worked for major German daily newspapers and business magazines and discovered the lure of the automobile at an early age. Gruhsem has been heavily involved in the new era that began for Lamborghini after it was taken over by Audi AG. Peter Vann is acknowledged as one of the great contemporary car photographers. His discerning eye lends all his work a timeless beauty. Vann, who lives in Paris and St. Moritz, has photographed all the major automotive brands and in doing so has never failed to set new standards. Photographing the iconic Lamborghini was both a challenge and a labor of love for Vann.

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