History of IMSA
The First Twin
911S / RSR Carrera
Mystery RS / RSR
From R to GT3R
The Racing Porsches 911 & 930
First Published 2003,
by Gryfon Publishers
$99.99 + S&H
From its inception in 1963, until the present day, the Porsche 911 and its turbocharged twin, the 930, have dominated motor racing in the GT category. Here, for the very first time, is a book devoted totally to the last forty years of the 911 and 930 in racing.
Within these pages can be read the rise of the 911 and 930 to be all-conquering GT cars, from the modified air-cooled 911's of 1966 to the fabulous water-cooled 911 GT3 RS of today.
Porsche won their first truly major international victory on the racing scene at the Daytona 24-Hours of 1973 with a 911 RSR. In 2003, another 911, this time a GT3 RS, repeated the feat, defeating faster cars to take the win.
Along the way, Porsche 911 and 930 race cars have matured through the R, RS, RSR, (#$, 935, Group B, GT2 and GT3. The highs (and lows!) of racing these fabulous machines are covered in this book.
The book also contains twelve appendices, detailing, race by race, the many competition 911s and 930s that have been built to take part in what Porsche considers their most important marketing tool: Motorsport.
Foreword by John Fitzpatrick
Preface by Kerry Morse
21 Chapters, 902 pgs. 210 b/w photos, 109 color
Chapter 1 - The Early 911 Racers
Chapter 2 - The RS 2.7 Carrera
Chapter 3 - RSR Carrera
Chapter 4 - IROC RSR
Chapter 5 - RS 3.0
Chapter 6 - RSR 3.0
Chapter 7 - Rallying
Chapter 8 - The Turbo's Arrival
Chapter 9 - 1974 - The RSR Turbo Carrera
Chapter 10 - The 934
Chapter 11 - The 935
Chapter 12 - Factory Development - the 935/77
Chapter 13 - 1977 - Customer 935/77
Chapter 14 - A Diversion - The 935/2 "Baby"
Chapter 15 - Factory Racer - The 935/78
Chapter 16 - The 1978 & 1979 Customer 935s
Chapter 17 - The Kremer K3 & K4
Chapter 18 - Customer Developments - The 935 "Specials"
Chapter 19 - From Group "B" To GT2
Chapter 20 - From Cup Car To RSR
Chapter 21 - The GT3R & RS
Appendix I - The 1973 RS 2.7 Carrera
Appendix II - The 1967 R, S/T & 1973 RSR 2.8 Carrera
Appendix III - The 1974 IROC RSR
Appendix IV - The 1974 RS 3.0 Carrera
Appendix V - The 1974 RSR
Appendix VI - The RSR Turbo Carrera
Appendix VII - The 934
Appendix VIII - The 934 1/2
Appendix IX - The 935
Appendix X - The Group "B" Turbo
Appendix XI - 1994 To 1998 RSR & GT2
Appendix XII - The GT3 R & RS
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