Porsche Boxster and Cayman

Author: Johnny Tipler
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781785002120
Release Date: 2016-08-31
Genre: Transportation

Porsche Boxster and Cayman follows the design and development of this mid-engined sports car and coupe family, from their origins in the company's concerted racing activities in the 1950s and 1960s, to the drawing board, launch and systematic evolution through successive model ranges from 1996 to 2016. There are detailed profiles and evaluation of all Boxster and Cayman derivatives, including 986, 987, 981 and 718. Specifications of the various models are given including entry-level, S, GTS and GT-4. The special Limited Editions, such as the 550 Spyder 40th Anniversary models are also included. The book covers some of the author's international driving experiences at the wheel of Boxster and Cayman including the Bilster Berg race circuit and Tour Auto. There is also an intriguing interview with successful racer Rebecca Jackson, who describes the techniques of Boxster racing and demonstrates the versatility of this best-handling of all Porsche sports cars and an iInterview with Porsche design chief Harm Lagaaij. The book will be of great interest to all motoring enthusiasts and historians and is illustrated with 400 colour photographs, many specially commissioned.

Porsche Boxster Story

Author: Paul Frère
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 1844250091
Release Date: 2005-09-30
Genre: Transportation

In Porsche Boxster Story author Paul Frère traces the development history of the Boxster, from the original concept car, unveiled at the 1993 Detroit Motor Show, through the evolution of the first-generation 986-series cars, to the latest 987-series. He provides a technical description of the body structure, engine, transmission and running gear as they evolved over the years, together with a summary of press reaction at each stage of development. Finally, he covers the Cayman S coupé, itself based on the Boxster and filling the gap between the Boxster and the 911 in terms of price and performance.

Urban Outlaw

Author: Magnus Walker
Publisher:
ISBN: 3667112483
Release Date: 2018-03-19
Genre:


Porsche

Author: Brian Laban
Publisher:
ISBN: 3613306123
Release Date: 2008
Genre:


Porsche 981 Boxster Cayman

Author: Adrian Streather
Publisher: Veloce Publishing
ISBN: 1787110699
Release Date: 2017-07-18
Genre: Transportation

Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Adrian Streather’s years of Porsche Boxster and Cayman experience, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price! Packed with advice on running costs, paperwork, vital statistics, valuation, details of the Boxster and Cayman community and suppliers, and whether the car will suit you and your lifestyle, this is the complete guide to choosing, assessing, and buying the Porsche of your dreams.

Porsche Boxster Cayman

Author: Brian Long
Publisher: Veloce Publishing
ISBN: 1787110818
Release Date: 2017-11-14
Genre: Transportation

The 987-series built on the success of the original Boxster, and also spawned a new coupe version called the Cayman. In true Porsche tradition, the model was subjected to a programme of continuous development and allowed to evolve, with increasingly sportier versions following year after year. Told by a leading marque authority, this is the definitive story of Porsche's affordable two-seater models from prototype stage to 2012, which signaled the end of the 987's run. The work is complete with factory-sourced images and details of the cars sold in all major markets.

Porsche Cayman

Author: Jutta Deiss
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760325810
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Transportation

This book documents in lavish detail the unique styling, engineering, and performance of Porsche’s new mid-engine coupe - the Porsche Cayman. Produced in cooperation with Porsche AG, the book includes behind-the-scenes design blueprints, studio sketches and cutaway drawings, spec information, specially commissioned photography including testing and development, and historical comparisons with the 904 racing car. Beautiful, commissioned photography and an engaging text tells the Cayman story in all its splendor—performance, technical features, handling, lightweight construction, intelligent use of space—at once a true Porsche and a unique model in its own right in the family of legendary sports cars. Leading German automotive photographers and journalists worked with Porsche, and the book is printed using a 7-color process and varnished pages for a luxurious look and feel (most illustrated books use a 4-color process and lesser glossy pages). Porsche Cayman is the ultimate collectible for any owner of the new car, and an essential contribution to any Porsche enthusiast's library.

Der K fer

Author: Chris Barber
Publisher:
ISBN: 376881582X
Release Date: 2004
Genre:

Über zwanzig Jahre Recherche, unter anderem in den sehr frühen Archiven von Volkswagen und Porsche, eine Vielzahl von bislang unveröffentlichten Fotos und Entwicklungsplänen sowie die Kompetenz eines der renommiertesten internationalen Motor-Journalisten und ausgewiesenen Käfer-Kenners verdichten sich in "Der Käfer" zu einer faszinierenden Auto-Biografie. Zahlreiche Bücher haben bislang den Werdegang des Käfers beleuchtet, doch alle streifen nur sehr vage seine Entwicklungsgeschichte. Autor Chris Barber konzentriert sich hingegen exakt auf diese Epoche des Kultautos aus Wolfsburg. Er geht noch einmal siebzig Jahre zurück und begleitet den genialen Autoentwickler Ferdinand Porsche und seine Mannschaft auf ihrer Mission, ein Fahrzeug zu bauen, das den Automobil-Markt revolutionieren sollte. Der Volkswagen sollte einfach zu bedienen sein, er sollte einer fünfköpfigen Familie ausreichend Platz bieten, er sollte robust sowie in Großserie zu produzieren sein und: Er sollte extrem preiswert sein. Ferdinand Porsche gelang dieses Kunststück in einem politisch diffusen und gefährlichen Umfeld. Chris Barbers souveränem Blick ist es zu verdanken, dass aus der Beschreibung des technischen Bravourstückes keine blinde Laudatio auf den Führerstaat Deutschland wird. Vielmehr schafft er es, die einzigartige Entwicklungsgeschichte des Käfers ohne Pathos in die herrschenden Zeitläufte einzuordnen. Übersetzt wurde dieses künftige Standardwerk über die Geburt des Volkswagens von Deutschlands wohl kompetentesten Käfer-Experten: Dr. Bernd Wiersch, der schon seine Promotion über den Käfer verfasste, leitete über viele Jahrzehnte das Wolfsburger "Volkswagen Museum"

Land Rover Freelander

Author: James Taylor
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781785003271
Release Date: 2017-06-30
Genre: Transportation

Land Rover Freelander - The Complete Story recounts the history of the Land Rover Freelander, and its popular successor, the Freelander 2. This new book covers the original Freelander, from its design and development to its launch and reception in 1997. In 2006 , the innovative Freelander 2 was launched, with its pioneering technology in fuel efficiency. Also covered are the Freelander variants from across the world, and its use in UK law enforcement. This is an indispensable guide to the history of both generations of Freelander and is aimed at enthusiasts of Land Rover throughout the world. Lavishly illustrated with 284 colour photographs.

Mercedes Benz SL and SLC 107 Series 1971 1989

Author: Andrew Noakes
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781785003660
Release Date: 2017-11-20
Genre: Transportation

As one of the most remarkable models that Mercedes-Benz has ever created, the 107-series was a sales success for nearly two decades and has been an automotive icon for far longer. Elegant styling, effortless performance and superior build quality are central to the appeal of the Mercedes-Benz R107 SL and C107 SL models. This book details the complete history of the model from its design in the late 1960s, its launch in 1971, its development through the 1970s and 1980s to the end of production in 1989. Accompanied by over 250 archive pictures and original images, Mercedes-Benz SL and SLC 107-Series 1971-1989 - The Complete Story reveals the story behind the racing SLs and the works rally SLCs, and provides a valuable guide to buying and running these cars. Superbly illustrated with 260 archive and original colour and black & white photographs.

Range Rover First Generation

Author: James Taylor
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781785004124
Release Date: 2018-04-23
Genre: Transportation

The Range Rover's designers intended it to be a more comfortable and road-friendly passenger-carrying Land Rover, but customers quickly saw something much more in it. During the 1970s, while its immense practicality and capability were appreciated and acknowledged, a Range Rover became a sought-after and prestigious possession. It went on to change the face of Land Rover for ever. Range Rover First Generation - The Complete Story delves into the real story of the Range Rover, examining what lay behind the multiple changes in its twenty-six years of production. The book covers the full development story; custom and utility conversions; Range Rovers for the US market; full technical specifications and Range Rovers assembled overseas. If ever a car deserved the over-used epithet 'iconic', the first-generation Range Rover is it. The book provides an insight into the little-known difficulties and problems that were so well concealed by the Range Rover's makers and is a must read for all Range Rover and Land Rover enthusiasts. Superbly illustrated with 223 colour and 97 black & white photographs.

Range Rover Second Generation

Author: James Taylor
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781785004742
Release Date: 2018-09-23
Genre: Transportation

The second generation Range Rover was arguably Land Rover's first model designed as a luxury vehicle. It was a major leap for the company, but a very successful one as well. Despite controversy over its looks, and some initial teething problems, it became a worthy successor to the much-loved original. Range Rover Second Generation The Complete Story draws on the memories of designers and engineers as well as on a wide variety of factory sources to provide the most authoritative history of the mode yet. The book covers the full development history; the changes during eight years of production; Range Rovers for the North American market; full technical specifications and finally Range Rovers and the emergency services.A companion volume to the author's Range Rover First Generation - The Complete Story (Crowood 2018).

Porsche 987 Boxster Cayman

Author: Adrian Streather
Publisher: Veloce Publishing
ISBN: 1787110664
Release Date: 2017-05-15
Genre: Transportation

Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Adrian Streather’s years of Porsche Boxster and Cayman experience, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price! Packed with good advice on running costs, paperwork, vital statistics, valuation, and the Boxster and Cayman community, and whether the car will suit you and your lifestyle, this is the complete guide to choosing, assessing and buying the Porsche of your dreams.