Carrera - this term belongs today to the Porsche vocabulary like "Turbo" or "911". Its roots lie in the race win of a Porsche 550 Spyder at the legendary Carrera Panamericana in Mexico in 1954. The racing engine used was unique and entered the automotive history as a "Carrera engine". From Dr. Designed by Ernst Fuhrmann, it was extremely powerful thanks to its four camshafts and was used very successfully in a whole series of famous Porsche racing cars, which starts with the 356 Carrera and reaches the 904 Carrera GTS via the 550 and 718 Spyders.
The Porsche archive has taken on the history of this racing engine and its vehicles together with two extraordinary authors: Rolf Sprenger was a Porsche employee for 40 years and describes in great detail the technical development of the "Fuhrmann engine" used from 1953 to 1965, so that both laymen and experts are impressively familiar with their technical finesse. In addition, countless documents and photos from the works archive never before shown are shown - a unique look behind the scenes of the then still young Porsche brand, which is completed by interviews with directly involved eyewitnesses. In addition, the American Porsche specialist Steve Heinrichs has researched all racing missions - there were about 14 000 - all Porsche racing cars with Carrera engine, so that for the first time with this book has its full history. This now also documents all chassis and engine numbers with delivery status and motorsport history.
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