Porsche Carrera And the Early Years of Porsche Motorsports

$ 90.00

Author: Rolf Sprenger and Steve Heinrichs    

Publisher/Date:  Porsche Museum Edition, Delius Klasing Verlag Gmbh; Bilingual edition (2015)  Printer in Germany

ISBN: 9783768837507  

Condition: New large heavy hardcover book in Fine condition. Ribbon bookmark. 860 pages; Dimensions: 9.6 x 2.4 x 12 inches. Illustrated in color and in black &  white.  

Description: Porsche 4-cam motor and the early years of Porsche motorsports from the 356 and the 550 Spyder to the 904 Carrera GTS, the motors, cars, the drivers and results of racing cars built from 1953-1965.

The beginnings of Porsche motorsport are described in great detail in the 840 pages with 570 photos and illustrations from races and work studies, album pictures and insights into the early days Porsche production. The Appendix including race results comprises over 300 pages.

Carrera - this term is as much part of the Porsche vocabulary as is "Turbo" or "911". lt roots in a race win of a Porsche 550 Spyder at the legendary Carrera Panamericana in Mexico in 1954. The racing engine they used was unique: termed "Carrera motor", it became part of automobile history. The remarkably powerful engine with four camshafts, constructed by Dr. Ernst Fuhrmann, was used successfully in a row of famous Porsche racing cars, from the 356 Carrera to the 550 and 718 Spyder to the 904 Carrera GTS.

The Porsche archive and two exceptional authors worked together on the history of this racing engine and its cars. Rolf Sprenger, Porsche employee for 40 years, explains the technological development of the "Fuhrmann engine", which was used from 1953 to 1965, so that laymen and experts alike comprehend its impressive technological refinement. Along with that, lots of previously unpublished documents and photos from the factory's archive are presented - unveiling exceptional backstage views of the then young brand Porsche, plus interviews with directly involved contemporary witnesses. Moreover, US-American Porsche expert Steve Heinrichs researched every single race of all Porsche racing cars with Carrera engine- there where about 14,000 - so that this book gives the first full account on the history of those races. ln doing so, he gained a full documentation of all chassis and engine numbers with condition on delivery and motorsports' history.  

Table of Contents:
Prologue - The Beginnings of Porsche Motorsports
1 - Prof Dr Ing Ernest Fuhrmann
2 - Characteristics of the 4 Cam Motor
3 - Motor Types
3.1 - Type 547 (1.5 liter 1953-1963)
3.2 - Type 692 (1.6 liter 1958-1963)
3.3 - Type 587 (2.0 liter 1962-1964)
3.4 - Type 719 (1.5/1.6/1.7 liter 1957-1960)
4 - The Components
4.1 - Crankcase
4.2 - Crankshaft
4.3 - Connecting Rods
4.4 - Vertical Shaft Drive and Intermediate Shaft
4.5 - Valve Train, Valves and Cam Followers
4.6 - Camshafts, Cams and Timing
4.7 - Pistons and Cylinders
4.8 - Cylinder head and Intake/Exhaust Ports
4.9 - Combustion Chamber
4.10 - Double-Downdraft Carburettor and Fuel Injection
4.11 - Ignition System, Ifnition and Ignition Distributor
4.12 - Motor Electrics
4.13 - Motor Lubrication: Oil Pump and Oil Circulation System with Oil Cooler
4.14 - Motor Cooling System and Fan
4.15 - Exhaust Side: Manifold and Exhaust System
4.16 - Clutch and Disk Fkkywheel
5 - Tables
5.1 - Motor Types
5.2 - Technical Data
5.3 - Types of Carburetors
5.4 - Cam Profiles and control Times
5.5 - Morot Electrics for the 4-Cam Motor
5.6 - Types, Motor Numbers and Production Periods pf the Spyder Carrera Motors
6 - Personal Reprots and Interviews With Those Who Were There
6.1 - Rolf Schrag
6.2 - Werner Enz
6.3 - Egon Alber
6.4 - Valentin Schaffer
6.5 - Hans Mezger
6.6 - Kurt Knoerzer
6.7 - Dieter Wurster
6.8 - Josef Klieber
6.9 - Helmut Pietsch
7 - Final Notes on the 4 Cam Motor and Race Posters, Race Victories of the 4-Cam Motor
8 - From the 550 Spyder to the 356
9 - Cars, Documents and Photos
9.1 - 550 Spyder Prototypes, 645 and 550A
9.2 - 718 718/2 787 and 804
9.3 - 904 Carrera GTS
9.4 - 356B Carrera GTL Abarth
9.5 - Elva-Porsche Bergspyder
9.6 - 356B Carrera GT "Dreikantschaber"
10 - Appendix
10.1 - Spare Body List
10.2 - Colour List
10.3 - Statistics
10.4 - Race Results, Planned Appearances, Shows, Testing and Training by Dates: Purpose Built Race Cars
10.5 - List of 4-Cam Motors

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